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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Irish Spring Shrug


I've been trying to published this pattern for some time already but I could not find an appropriate name for this sweater/cover. Then someone from an FB Group suggested that I should name it after my sister since she is the one wearing/modeling it. So I name this one Irish Spring Shrug. My sister was almost 7 mos pregnant when she modeled this shrug and now it is only 3 weeks away from her due date. And so I decided to post this pattern for all of you before she give birth.

This pattern is so easy to make and fast. I used a locally bought yarn but you can use anything as long as the thickness of the yarn is the same (light # 3).
And here is the pattern:

Materials

Gauge
9dc x 3 rows = 3 inch

Size
Adult Size

Stitches used:
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • FPDC - front post double crochet
  • BPDC - back post double crochet



Instructions:

 We will going to make 2 squares of granny stitches.

Square 1
 Chain 87 or multiples of 3 plus 6 chains.

Row 1.  Skip 9 chains from the hook, dc in the 10th ch and in the next 2 ch. *Chain 3, skip 3 ch then 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch*. Repeat till end, ending with a chain 3 then dc in the last ch. Chain 3 and turn,

Row 2. DC 2 in the chain 3 space.  *Chain 3, skip the 3 dc , then dc 3 in chain 3 space * Repeat till end, ending with 3 dc in chain 3 space. Chain 6 and turn.

Row 3.  Skip the last 3 dc, * dc 3 in the chain 3 space, chain 3, skip the 3 dc* Repeat till end, ending with a chain 3 then dc at the last dc of previous round. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 4-26. Repeat Row 2 and 3.  Fasten off and weave all ends

Square 2

Chain 84 or multiples of 3 plus 3 chains.
Row 1.  Skip 3 chains from the hook, dc in the 4th ch and in the next ch. *Chain 3, skip 3 ch then 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch*. Repeat till end, ending with 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains. Chain6  6 and turn.

Row 2. Skip the last 3 dc, * dc 3 in the chain 3 space, chain 3, skip the 3 dc* Repeat till end, ending with a chain 3 then dc at the last dc of previous round. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3.  DC 2 in the chain 3 space.  *Chain 3, skip the 3 dc , then dc 3 in chain 3 space * Repeat till end, ending with 3 dc in chain 3 space. Chain 6 and turn.

Row 4-26. Repeat Row 2 and 3.  Fasten off and weave all ends

Now that we have to squares let's join them together by single crocheting each st.  Making sure that the chain 3 of the first square is matched with the 3 dc of the 2nd square. There is no right side or wrong side of the squares so you can join them both freely.  Now that it is joined, the wrong side now is where your sc's.

Making the Armhole.

 Fold the rectangle that we just created by joining the 2 squares together. Fold it vertically, then join both end corners together to form an armhole. SC the folded corners together, just 24 sc's.  Please refer to the figure below for better understanding.

Round 1. Now that you have your armhole, sc each stitch of the armhole using your G hook. Join with a sl st in first sc. Chain 2.

Round 2.  FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next st. Repeat this pattern till end. Join with a sl st in first st of the round. Chain 2.

Round 3-4.  Repeat round 2. 

Do this also on the other armhole.

Additional Rows
And now let's make this additional 3rows in the body of the shrug. You can see it clearly in the picture below. The instructions are as follows:

At the end of your 24 sc in the armhole, the red line in Figure B, attached  your yarn and chain 3. It doesn't matter where you join, left or right armhole, the principle is you make 3 dc in 3 chain spaces that you encounter then chain 3 and skip a granny square(3 dc) then 2 dc again in 3 chain spaces. Repeat this pattern around the inside of the whole shrug until you go back to where you started. Make 3 rounds. Fasten off and weave all end. 


So I hope you all love this pattern and give it a try.

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So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

February 1, 2017

We look to self, as though we had power to save ourselves; but Jesus died for us because we are helpless to do this. - FW 36

4 comments:

  1. I'm doing this pattern with regular medium 4 yarn. I did the 87 chain and the 13 rows and it is far from a square. I added some rows, but the more rows I add the bigger it is. I'm trying to make this for someone, but the patter just isn't working. If I turn the rectangles I get from following this pattern one of them is too short because of the 84 chains opposed to the 87 in the first one. It's very confusing. I took out the shorter one and am doing it the same size as the longer one and going to put the rectangles the long way up and down. Hopefully this will work. Great idea in theory.

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    1. I am really sorry if you are having some problems with this pattern. And thank you for noticing it. It was really a mistake. I am sorry I wasn't able to respond immediately, I wasn't able to access my blog for days. I already corrected that mistake and hope it will help. It is not just 13 rows but 26 rows.. really sorry for that, I did not notice it until you mentioned it. Thank you again.

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    1. I read down further...They are just out of order. The sleeves look awful short with only three rows, even with the final three thinner rows.

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