I have loved seeing all the WIP’s (work in progress) of the Open Canyon Tunic. The thread in the ELKies FB group where everyone posted their projects is completely inspiring. I can’t wait to see all the selfies with your beautiful finished garment. Even many of you have never tried to make a garment but decided this one was for you. I’m truly honored….
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- Yarnspirations Cotton Cakes, #4 Worsted Weight, 211 yds/100 grams, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic, Colorway shown in photo: Boho Floral
- Sizing: XS(SM, MED, LG,XL, 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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Measurement Sizing Chart
|Size||Chest||Chain Count||Full Length||Sleeve Width|
Make two (Be sure to read the NOTES section before starting your garment).
At the end of the same row you are currently working, ch 32, place a st marker in your last ch. Join a new strand of yarn on the opposite side of your project, chain 30, fasten off the chain 30 only.
NOTE: My sleeves are 3/4″ sleeves. Remember that 15 dc = 4″, so my sleeve measurement is 8″. If you want shorter sleeves, you’ll have to crochet less chain stitches remembering that your left side (for right-handed and right side (for left-handed) should have 2 more chains in the count than the opposite side.
Remove stitch marker from your last ch, turn your work, dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in next ch and each rem ch, dc in next st and ch 1- sp across, ending with dc in each ch across. 113 (121, 127, 135, 143, 149, 157, 165, 173 dc)
Row 2: Ch 4 (See Pattern Notes), skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn. 57(61,64,68,72,75,79,83,87 dc) 56(60,63,67,71,74,78,82,86 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: Ch 3 (See Pattern Notes), dc in each ch-1 sp and st across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have reached the width of your sleeve measurement that is provided above in the chart. Do Not Fasten Off.
We are getting closer to finishing our Open Canyon Tunic!! Yay! Stay tuned for next week. We’ll finish up the edging with a fun technique and make sure it fits before we fasten off and weave in those ends!
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.