Lilly has been up all night with an ear infection, so I’m going to try to get this written and posted before the doctor’s office opens. Fortunately, she doesn’t seem as miserable now as she was from midnight to 6 am. There’s something about the middle of the night that makes all illnesses worse, am I right?
Anyway, on to the pattern!
This one is pretty simple, so I didn’t have it tested, so please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything weird about it, but I’m *pretty sure* it should be easy to follow.
I’m a fan of any pattern that is:
1. Fast to work up
2. Beautiful when finished
This pattern is definitely both of these, so I figured I had a keeper this week!
Ready to get started?
Super Bulky yarn (I used Lion Brand HomeTown USA in Los Angeles Tan) — Just under 2 skeins made the one pictured.
3 Buttons (My oldest found mine at Hobby Lobby)
*Size L hook (sorry, I forgot to put that in this morning! I blame sleep deprivation :P)
Needle for weaving ends
Terms used (US terminology):
ch – chain
st – stitch
dc – double crochet
xst – cross stitch – skip next st, dc into following st, go back and dc into skipped st (see pictures below)
(you can easily adjust the size by adding/subtracting beginning chains)
R1: dc into 3rd ch from hook and all the way down the row
R2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) *xst over next two sts* repeat to end, finishing the row with a dc into the top of the turning ch of the previous row
R3: Ch 3, dc into the top of each xst (ending in the turning ch) from the previous row
R4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately, ending with a dc row
Finish off and weave in your ends
Attach buttons evenly spaced vertically on one end — you can use any stitch space on the other end as a ‘button-hole’
The end! Super easy, right?
And here are some pictures for reference (and then some of me showing off how much I love this thing haha :P):
I’ve had a question about stitch placements in the row following the xst row — here are some pictures to help clear up any confusion!