This is an elegant (and warm) version of one of the latest trends. Wear it low on your shoulders with something strappy, or drawn slightly higher and paired with a sleek turtleneck. If you’re daring, try it as a drawstring miniskirt matched with bold tights and boots.
2 skeins (140g each) of Bernat Soft Bouclé Yarn (I used the “Tropical Spray” colour)
- G/6 hook (4.25mm)
3 yards of a satin ribbon in a coordinating colour (1/2 inch wide)
Pattern is for size M (S, L)
12dc and 8 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm)
US pattern notations used
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post treble crochet
bpdc = back post treble crochet
In this pattern, the cross stitch (which appears as a row of Xs) is made using this technique: fptc around second st from hook, fptc in the skipped st.
Ch 3 at the beginning of a round will count as the first dc.
Starting: Ch 142 (122, 162). Sl st to join.
Row 1: Ch 3. 1dc in each st around. Sl st to join.
Rows 2-3: Ch 3. Alternate fpdc & bpdc around. Sl st to join.
Rows 4-11: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.
Row 12: Ch 3. Cross stitch around (see note, above). Sl st to join.
Rows 13-19: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.
Row 20: Ch 3. Cross stitch around. Sl st to join.
Rows 21-23: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join.
Row 24: Ch 3. Cross stitch around. Sl st to join.
Rows 25-26: Ch 3. 1 dc in each row around. Sl st to join. Finish off, weave in end.
Finishing: Weave your ribbon of choice through the third row, between fpdcs and bpdcs. Leave the ribbon long or cut to the desired length.
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