Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap... Free Crochet Pattern!!

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Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap is the 17th Free Amazing Grace Pattern in the series….  Easy to make, this traditional wrap skirt is perfect to toss on over your swim suit!!  Made to fit an average size large in women’s… The free pattern includes instructions to make variations to fit many sizes.  As with all the Amazing Grace Patterns,,, They are dedicated to my dearest friend Sandra K Gilb who lost the battle to breast cancer in 2007… I always ask if you love these patterns to make them and pay it forward too by donating or gifting them to someone who is suffering or recovering from any illness or life tragedy…


Materials:

Yarn ~ 600 yards size 3 thread.  I used Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 in Warm Teal… This is a Red Heart Yarn and works up lovely!blogger_badge_final-01

Hook ~ Size K Hook

Sizing:

Directions or for an average size large in women’s.  33-35″ waist and 42-44″ hips.  Instructions at the bottom of the page will give you information to adjust to your own sizing if needed.

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch     Sp ~ Space     Ch ~ Chain     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Sc2tog ~ Single Crochet 2 together(insert hook and pull up loop in st, insert hook and pull up loop in next st, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook)

Gauge:

Gauge pattern ~

  1. Ch 15, turn, sc in each st across = 14 sc
  2. Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat * * 2 more times, sk st, sc in last st. = 4 ch 2 sp, 2 sc
  3. Ch 3(counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp and each across, dc in last st. = 4 3dc shells, 2 dc
  4. Repeat 2 & 3  three more times.

This should measure 4″ wide by 3″ long, if not close please try other size crochet hooks to obtain gauge.

Tips:

Make sure to check gauge or your wrap my not fit

By blocking the project, your garment will increase in size a bit and lay much nicer

If you choose to use different yarn, your wrap may not turn out exactly as designed.


Instructions:

Ch 154

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in second ch from hook and each across = 153 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat * * across to last 2 sts, sk st, sc in last st. = 50 (sc,ch2,sc)

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp and each across, dc in last st. = 50 3dc shells and 2 dc

Row 4-29: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Beginning to decrease for waist~

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 45 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 48 ch2 sps.

Row 31: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 48 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 43 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 46 ch2 sps.

Row 33: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 46 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 41 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 44 ch2 sps.

Row 35: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 44 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 36 & 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across. = 134 sc

Row 38: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts*, repeat across, sc2tog in last 2 sts. = 122 sc

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 100 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts(this is the opening for the tie), sc in next 20 sts. = 120 sc, 1 ch2

Row 40 – 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and/or ch across. = 12 sc

Row 42: Ch 1, turn, * (sc, sl st) in next st, sk st*, repeat * * across, sc in last st. = 123 sts

Finish off

Ties ~

As same end as you finished off, you will be working down the side rows from the waist.

First tie ~

Join yarn in the same st as you finished off.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4 sts evenly down the first 1″-1 1/2″ of the side row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 4 sc

Repeat row 2 until the tie measures 40″ from the beginning of row 1. Finish off

Second tie ~

Join yarn on opposite side of waist in the same manner.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 12″. Finish off

Weave in ends.

Finishing ~ 

It is important to block this project.  You can use either the wet or steam method.

Finished size ~

Waist 43″ approx       Hips 48″ approx        Length 17″ approx

How to change the sizing

To change the sizing of this project you can decrease or increase the beginning chain by increments of 3, it is approximately 1″ per 3dc shell which is an increment of 3. Your end stitch count will change so note the amount you increase or decrease and add or subtract that to the end of each row for the totals.  The ties can remain the same… but you can also make them longer or shorter as desired.

Congratulations… You now have and Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap!!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap... Free Pattern


To wear ~

Bring skirt around your back, have even amounts of the waist(not including the ties) on each side. With the longer tail, wrap it around your front and insert the end of the tie from the inside of the skirt through to the outside. Pull tail through. Wrap the long tail around the waistband around your back and tie it to the short ended tail.  Adjust the skirt  to the desired position.

And of course my faithful helper always love to get in the picture…..

Charllie and Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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Chiffon Soiree Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chiffon Soiree Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chiffon Soiree Shawl

Chiffon Soiree Shawl... Free Crochet Pattern

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I created this beautifully designed Chiffon Soiree Shawl so I would have something to wear to this years CGOA Banquet Fashion Show…  Elegant, lace like work made this shawl perfect for a warm summer evening, yet beautifully catchy to get noticed by all of the wonderful crochet artists that attended the event!

This would be perfect for any wedding, holiday party or soiree.  Easy to make and wear, you will be the belle of the ball!  Using Red Heart Swanky Yarn, this shimmery, sequined  pattern will catch the light and give a beautiful drape over your shoulders.


Materials ~

Yarn – 700 yards soft, worsted weight yarn. I used 4 Skeins of Red Heart Swanky Yarn (202 yards each) in Chiffon.

Hook – J

Size ~

23″ wide x 72″ long laid out flat after blocking

Stitches ~

Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space     Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch    Sl St ~ Slip St     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet


Instructions ~ 

Ch 193

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat * * across. = 48 ch5 sps

Row 2:  Ch 6 (counts as trc +2 chs now and throughout), turn, sc in 1st ch 5 sp, * ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, {5 dc(shell) in next sc, sc in next ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times}, repeat { } 10 more times, ch 2, trc in last sc. = 11 5dc shells, 36 ch5 spa, 2 ch2 sps, 2 trc

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st,{*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, ch 5, sc in 3rd st of next shell}, repeat { } across to last shell, *ch5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of ch6 from previous row. = 48 ch 5 sps

Row 4:  Ch 6, sc in 1st ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, {5 dc shell in next sc, sc in next ch 5, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp}, repeat { } 21 more times, ch 5, sc in last ch 5 sp, ch 2, trc in last sc. =22 shells, 25 ch 5 sps, 2 ch 2 sps, 2 trc

Row 5:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 1 more time, {ch 5, sc in center st of 5dc shell, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp}, repeat { } 21 more times, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of ch6 from previous row. = 48 ch5 sps

Row 6:  Ch 6 (counts as trc +2 chs now and throughout), turn, sc in 1st ch 5 sp, * ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, {5 dc(shell) in next sc, sc in next ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times}, repeat { } 10 more times, ch 2, trc in last sc. = 11 5dc shells, 36 ch5 spa, 2 ch2 sps, 2 trc

Row 7:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st,{*ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, ch 5, sc in 3rd st of next shell}, repeat { } across to last shell, *ch5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 2 more times, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of ch6 from previous row. = 48 ch 5 sps

Row 8:  Ch 6, turn, sc in 1st ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 47 more times, ch 2, trc in last sc. = 47 ch 5 sps, 2 ch2, 2 trc.

Row 9:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 46 more times, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of ch6 from previous row. = 48 ch5 sps.

Row 10:  Ch 6, turn, sc in 1st ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 47 more times, ch 2, trc in last sc. = 47 ch 5 sps, 2 ch2, 2 trc.

Row 11:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat * * 46 more times, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of ch6 from previous row. = 48 ch5 sps.

Rows 12-31: Repeat rows 2-11

Rows 32-37:  Repeat rows 2-7

Row 38:  Ch 1, turn, sc 5 in each ch5 sp and 1 sc in each sc across.= 289 sc

Row 39:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 3 sts, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat  * * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. = 289 sts

Finish off

Turn and Join yarn at bottom beginning row edge,

Row 40:  Ch 1, turn, sc 5 in each ch5 sp and 1 sc in each sc across.= 289 sc

Row 41:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 3 sts, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat  * * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. = 289 sts

Finish off

Edging

Working along short ends of the shawl

Row 1:  Join yarn with sl st to right corner st, Ch 1, sc 60 evenly across the side rows to the opposite side.

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, Sc in same St. *Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St, Sk 2, Sc in next St.* Repeat Across. 10– Trc Shells & 11 Sc

Row 3:   Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St and next St, *Ch 2, Sk 1 St, Sc in next St, Ch 2, Sk 1 St, Sc in next 3 Sts* Repeat * * Across to end. Sc in last 2 Sts.  = 44 Sc & 20 Ch 2 Spaces

Row 4:   Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, * Sk St, 3 Dc in Ch 2 Space, 1 Dc in next Sc, 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space, Sk St, Sc in next St* Repeat * * Across to end = 70 Dc & 11 Sc

Row 5:   Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, *Dc in next St, 2 Dc in next St, Dc in Next St, 2 Dc in next St, Dc in next St, 2 Dc in next St, Dc in next St, Sc in next St* Repeat * * Across to end. = 100 Dc & 11 Sc

Row 6:   Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, *Trc in next 10 Sts, Sc in next St* Repeat * * Across. =100 Trc & 11 Sc

Row 7:   Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, *2 Sc each of next 10 Sts, Sc in next St* Repeat * * Across. =211 Sc

Finish off and Weave in ends…

I recommend blocking your shawl for the best result.  I used the Steam Blocking Method, but you may also dampen you shawl and pin it into place until dry.


I hope you enjoy this Free Crochet Pattern!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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Victorian Pillow Cover…. Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Victorian Pillow Cover…. Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Victorian Pillow Cover

Victorian Pillow Cover Christmas

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I have joined together with the Joy Creators from Red Heart Yarns to present a Blog Hop Christmas in July Pattern just for you!!  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Red Heart will feature a free pattern from each of their Joy Creators… For more details, head over to their blog to see what’s on the schedule!!

Last week Corina from Stitch 11 presented a super cute Joyful Star Teething Ring and Jessie from Jessie at Home made a really fun Jolly Elf Hat… Hop over and check out their Joy Creations!

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I love to decorate for Christmas, each year I struggle to make my extra couch pillows look festive… So this year I have designed a beautiful Victorian Pillow Cover using simple sticking and crystal buttons!!  I was so excited when I received one of Red Hearts latest yarns ~ Cutie Pie… A light weight chenille yarn, it’s so soft and easy to crochet with…  One of my new favorites for sure!!


Materials ~

Red Heart Cutie Pie in Koala (450 yards) and Cotton(100 yards)

I Hook

3 Crystal Buttons

Yarn Needle and Scissors

Pillow Form 17 x 17

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Gauge ~

2″ x 2″ = 3 Rows x 7 Stitches

Size before  sewing seams… 36″ x 16 1/2″

Stitches ~

Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet

Instructions ~

With Koala, Chain 57

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 56 sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, (sc,dc) in next st, *sk st, (sc,dc) in next st*, repeat * * 26 more times across.  = 56 sts

Rows 3 – 104:  Repeat row 2.

Finish off

Edging

Change to Cotton

Join at top right corner,

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in next 27 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in last 27 sts. = 55 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same as beginning, *sk 2 sts, sc , sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st*, repeat * * 7 more times, sk 2 sts, sc, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in last st.

Row 3:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, sk st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sk st*, repeat * * 7 more times, sk st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st.

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sc in next 6 sts*, repeat * * across to last st, (sc,ch2,sc) in last st.

Finish off

Finishing Pillow Cover

Block your edging lightly into nice points.

Fold 15″ of bottom portion up towards the decorative top edge leaving the last 5 1/2″of the gray pattern and decorative edging as a single layer.

With yarn needle and a long strand of Koala yarn, stitch along the side edges together on both sides forming the pillow pocket.

Turn the cover right side out.

Sew the decorative buttons in place similar to the picture.

Insert Pillow and fold the decorative top over.

Congratulations!!!! You now have a Victorian Pillow Cover!!


Don’t forget to follow along and see what the other Joy Creators make over the next couple of weeks!!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena


©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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