Friday, May 9, 2014

Crochet Neck and Chest Warmer



 



This was born out of necessity, I have a chest cold and my chest is feeling very cold, no matter what I do I cannot not warm myself up in the chest area. Knowing what I needed I decided to make a neck and chest warmer in one, something I could just pop over my head, easy on and easy off, as my temperature fluctuates, going from cold to hot the easy on and off was the perfect solution.
I needed a circular shape for my neck and a V shape for my chest, I just had to figure out how to make it all come together in a one piece item.
The circular part was easy, which uses small st's to keep the warmth in, the V shape construction forms by making a row of chains, turning and making st's into the chains and sl st back into the circular neck piece, continuing this process then adding extra chains and st's, the V shape is formed, the other side of the V is continued by decreasing ch's and st's. The neck and chest warmer is finished off with a simple decorative edging of ch's, dc's, and sl st's.
So here goes with my pattern instructions, writing it under the influence of the flu and medication, hope it is as clear as rain for you to use.

US crochet terms used
Hook and yarn of your choice, approx 25 to 50 gm's
Stitches used:
ch
sc
back loop
hdc
dc
Time approx 2 hours
Experience, beginner +
All sizes, follow instructions below.
To begin, you need to measure the circumference of your head, make a chain length, or a single crochet foundation row, that will fit loosely around your head.
I used 8 ply yarn with a 4mm hook and my head measured 22 inches around, my stitch count was 70, the pattern will work with any number of st's.


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Round 1, join your chain to form a ring, ch 1, work 1 sc in each ch to end sl st to join/or sl st to join your sc foundation row. Be careful not to twist when joining to form a circle
Rounds, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, ch 1, work 1 sc in the back loop of each st to end, sl st to join
Rounds, 7, 8 and 9, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st to end, sl st to join


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This is where we will be working the V shape
Take a stitch marker and place it in the center st of your collar, ie: if you have 70 st's place the marker on stitch 35.
All rows are worked into the back loop of the stitch.


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Row 1, ch 6, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch, ignore the st the ch's came out of, sl st into each of the next 2 st's, turn your work (5 sc)
Row 2, ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of the next 5 sc, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 3, work 1 sc in the back loop of the next 5 sc, sl st into the next 2 st's of the collar, turn (5 sc)
Row 4, ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of the next 5 sc, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 5,  repeat row 3


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Increases begin
Row 6, ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of the next 5 sc, ch 2, turn,
Row 7, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in the back loop of the next 5 sc, sl st into the next 2 st's of the collar, turn (6 sc)
Row 8,  ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of the next 6 sc, ch 2, turn,
Row 9, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in the back loop of the next 6 sc, sl st into the next 2 st's of the collar, turn (7 sc)
Continue working the increases in every row until you reach the center stitch where you placed the stitch marker
Decreases Begin
Row 1,  ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of each sc, leave the last sc of the row un worked (decrease made), ch 1, turn
Row 2, work 1 sc in the back loop of each sc, sl st into the next 2 st's of the collar, turn
repeat rows 1 and 2 until 5 sc's remain
Stop decreases
Row 1,  work 1 sc in the back loop of the next 5 sc, sl st into the next 2 st's of the collar, turn (5 sc)
Row  2, ignore the 2 sl st's, work 1 sc in the back loop only of the next 5 sc, ch 1, turn (5 sc), repeat the above 2 rows until you meet the beginning of the rows, sl st to join seam, do not break off yarn, continue on to decorative edge instructions


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You will be working the decorative edge into the end rows of the V shape, if you do not have your yarn when you joined the seam, attach yarn to the join and follow the instructions
Round 1, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space as ch 3, sl st into next row end, sl st into next row end, *ch 3, work 2 dc in same space as ch 3, sl st into next row end, sl st into next row end* repeat from *to* to end of round sl st to join finish off and sew in ends

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Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
2014.
You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

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