You know that I always love to give my visual ELKies a stitch diagram. Here’s the Open Canyon Week 1 stitch diagram. It’s super simple but can really make a difference in learning how to use diagrams if you’ve never tried. Take this simple one and compare it to the written directions. It could really make a difference for you with this project and futures ones as well.
- Yarnspirations Cotton Cakes, #4 Worsted Weight, 211 yds/100 grams, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic, Colorway shown in photo: Boho Floral
- Sizing: XS(SM, MED, XL,LG, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Skeins Required: 4(4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8) (If you are one that will want to “make your color change happen exactly the same for both pieces of the garment, you may want to purchase an extra skein). I highly suggest ensuring you get the same dye lot number for all skeins needed for your project.
- I Hook/5.5mm
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 15 dc and 8 rows = 4″
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
- Ch 4 is considered the first dc and ch-1 in the row
- Ch 3 is considered the first st in the row. You could try the alternative to the chain 3 for a cleaner look.
- Ch 1 is not considered the first st in the row/round
- There is a 4″ positive ease added into this garment as it is designed to be loose fitting. For example, the XS is 28″ but the finished measurement will be 32″. If you want a tighter fitting project, you will want to adjust your size accordingly.
- You will be making two of these pieces and sewing them together, so keep in mind that each piece is only half the size of your finished garment.
- Keep in mind when creating your sleeves that you have a single crocheting edging which will add close to 1/2″ to the width to the sleeve.
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June 16, 2018 – Supply List and Schedule
June 30, 2018 – Week 1
July 2, 2018 – Week 1 Stitch Diagram (Current Week)
July 7, 2018 – Week 2
July 14, 2018 – Week 3
Measurement Sizing Chart
|Size||Chest||Chain Count||Full Length||Sleeve Width|
Make two (Be sure to read the NOTES section before starting your garment).
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have reached the full length measurement minus the sleeve width measurement for your size according to the chart listed above ending on an even row (DO NOT FASTEN OFF) (Basically all measurements for the “body” of the tunic is 16″. This gives a longer body and ends over the hips. If you want your project to stop right at the hips, you may choose 14-15″ instead.
You can continue working Rows 2 and 3 until you have reached the desired length you want minus the sleeve width as well. It will depend on how far over the hips you decide you want your project and if you want the slit in the sides.
You’ll see from the above photo that I decided to leave a slit in the side of my project. It’s a personal choice really, but I felt like it set better on my hips and wanted to try something different.