Hello and Welcome to The Lattice Rose Crochet Along Week 7: The END!
Very soon, your beautiful new garment will be done and ready for the wearing! Waste no time, let’s get to it!!
If you missed the Info/Supply/Gauge post, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-info-supply/
If you missed Week 1 & 2: Main Shawl – Start & Middle, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-week-1-2/
If you missed Week 3: Main Shawl – Finish, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-week-3/
If you missed Week 4: Edge & Block, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-cal-week-4/
If you missed Week 5: Irish Crochet Motifs/Part 1, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-cal-week-5/
If you missed Week 6: Irish Crochet Motifs/Part 2, you can find that here: http://crochetverse.com/lattice-rose-cal-week-6-home-stretch/
And the LAST of our AMAZING TRANSLATIONS!
Our first task: The Flower Tie Closure
This little ditty can be used to tie and wear the shawls in an infinite number of ways, only limited by your imagination!
We will be creating a flower similar to the others, but some changes for function.
Mainly, we will hold our yarn DOUBLE STRANDED (still working with the same hook)
MULTI LAYER FLOWER, DOUBLE STRANDED: (Make 1)
Use any remaining gradient that you like, I used my balls 7 & 8 held double.
Make magic circle:
Rnd 1: ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st to 1st sc to close.
Rnd 2: ch 1 (does not count as st) hdc in same st, ch 1, *hdc in nxt st, ch 1, repeat from *, 6 times more, sl st to top of 1st hdc made. (8 hdc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: sl st to 1st ch-1 sp, 3 hdc in same sp, sl st in next hdc, *3 hdc in nxt ch-1 sp, sl st in nxt hdc, repeat from *. 6 times more. (24 hdc, 8 petals)
Rnd 4: ch 1 (does not count as st) bphdc around hdc directly below from round 2 from BEHIND the petals of round 3, ch 3, *bphdc around next hdc from round 2 from behind, ch 3, repeat from * 6 times more, sl st to top of 1st bphdc made. (8 bphdc, 8 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 5: sl st to the 1st ch-3 space, 7 hdc in the same space, sl st in nxt bphdc, *7 hdc in the nxt ch-3 sp, sl st in nxt bphdc, repeat from *, 6 times more. (40 hdc, 8 petals)
Rnd 6: ch 1, (does not count as st), bphdc around bphdc directly below from round 4 working behind petals, ch 3, *bphdc around nxt bphdc from round 4, ch 3, repeat from *, 6 times more, sl st to top of beg bphdc. (8 bphdc, 8 ch-3 sps)
TIP: When you are working the bpdc, the chain can tend to roll. I use my fingers and “pin” the chain to the rear of the work to anchor it to make the bphdc easier to complete
Rnd 7: sl st to the 1st ch-3 space, 9 hdc in the same sp, sl st in next bphdc, *9 hdc in the nxt ch-3 sp, sl st in nxt bphdc, repeat from *, 6 times more, sl st to 1st sl st made, tie off. (72 hdc, 8 petals)
Weave in the ends and set the flower aside for a moment.
The TIE: Using the same yarn as the flower, still held double stranded, CHAIN 75 and TIE OFF.
Knot each end just at the first and last chain made and trim the ends to about ½”.
Now, turn the flower over so the wrong side is up and using your hook, pull one end of the chain through one of the bphdc near the center.
Center the tie so it is even on both sides, and tie it in place.
NOW: You will lace that tie through the fabric ANY WAY YOU CHOOSE to secure a wearing option.
It will function as a shawl pin, but it is a shawl tie! Fancy pants, huh??!
Here is the closure from the front and back:
NOW, Let’s talk about YOU for a minute!! Do you consider yourself minimalist, a little flair, or full on bold in style and taste?? We will utilize the remaining yarn to add as many flowers are you or the yarn allows you as well as an optional opening border. As you can see, I have chosen to leave mine understated, you may choose to LOAD your shawl body with them! Some of the testers have added some and some have not!
THIS is where you will personalize and make this shawl your OWN creation!
You will find that you are left with some yarn gradient…. Here is what I have! Use it to create more flowers using the SAME instructions as you did in Week 4, and you can find that here: INSERT LINK HERE
You can make them all one gradient color or you can make each layer different!
You can make some a layer less so they are smaller!
You can increase some leaves to more hdc to make them frillier!
Get creative and show me what you have done!
Position them wherever you like and stitch them to the shawl as we did before with the others. Pin them in place first and try the garment on to be certain they fall in a place that you like!
UP NEXT, OPTIONAL SHELL BORDER:
I have not added it to my Wolltraum version of this shawl, but I have made a second one already (I know, I know…I’m obsessed!) My second one, I have added an optional border that, when completed, runs along the top of the shawl. When worn as a waterfall vest, this will wrap up around the neck and down either side of the opening at the chest !
It only consists of 2 rows. For this, choose whatever yarn you have left remaining!
First, position the garment as shown in the photo below:
Row 1: Join yarn with a sl st by pushing apart the sc that are around the post on the edge and inserting your hook from front to back, *ch 2, BACK POST SINGLE CROCHET (bpsc) around the post of the nxt dc, repeat from * across the top, at the last space, ch-2 and sl st around the last dc as you did when you joined the yarn (pushing aside the sc around it) (91 ch-2 spaces)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st into the 1st ch-2 sp, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), make 5 hdc in the same sp, *hdc in the nxt sp, 5 hdc in the nxt sp, repeat from * across, sl st into the last sl st made, tie off.
LAST TASK! ONE FINAL BLOCK: You have added all those beautiful textured motifs, and so they can show their best, I HIGHLY recommend one final block. Just do as you did before. I promise it will elevate your project from beautiful to WOWOWOW STUNNING!
Let me add in a few ideas on how to care for your new garment too! We have spent time together on it, so let’s make sure it looks good for as long as possible!
Here is what I do with all of my crochet garments, this one included:
- I always HANDWASH in my sink in COOL water with a MILD soap. Something like Dreft or Woolite is a great choice.
- I SQUEEZE the excess water from my garment, NEVER WRING or TWIST it.
- You can pin it out to dry or you can simply lay it flat to dry, but NEVER HANG it to dry. The weight of the fabric will cause it to stretch out.
- I do NOT STORE ON A HANGER. Instead, I fold it and store it in a drawer or on a shelf. The open work stitch and gravity from hanging will cause it to stretch too much.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy and wear your new garment in health and happiness!
Here is just a FEW ways you can use the flower closure to style this garment! Try one out, then make one up of your own and post it! I would love to see!
Here is a sample done in just a regular mercerized fingering weight cotton, as long as you like the fabric created and can meet gauge, most fingering weight yarns can be substituted!!
***FINAL CHALLENGE TIME!***
Post a picture of your beautiful self in your beautiful new garment and post it to the Crochetverse and CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook groups!
Thank you so much for joining along with me on this CAL, it is such a pleasure to see everyone’s work and I appreciate it so much!
Until next time! I appreciate each and every one of you working along with us so very much!
Much Love & Yarn,
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