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« on: October 16, 2010 01:31:17 PM »

I just discovered the wonders of linked crochet and had been wanting to make myself a hooded neckwarmer for a while now. I figured this would be the perfect technique for this project as it's so easy to shape the piece without there being any holes between longer stitches...

Here's how it turned out:

And it's reversible:

I can also fold the edge over if I don't want it to be as deep:

This picture shows the difference in the look of the stitches on each side:

A few other pictures:



I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's really comfy and warm!
Thanks for looking Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010 02:58:47 PM »

Very nice and how is it done. I like the close weave. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010 11:15:28 PM »

I like the close weave also. Where did you get the pattern? It reminds me of the old fashion prarie bonnets.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010 02:08:31 PM »

So cool! I'll have to add it to my wists until I learn to crochet in a more predictable fashion.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010 06:22:49 PM »

I learnt how to make the linked stitches using this video.

The whole thing was just improvised as I went along, I didn't use a pattern... I basically started with ch 2 and 8 or 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook; ch 1, turn and work increases as you normally would to form the back of the hood. I then went around the semi circle making (1, 1, 1, 2, .... 4, 5, 5, 5, 4... 2, 1, 1, 1)  and adjusting the height of the stitches with each row. (1 = sc / 2 = dc / 3 = tr / etc.) and just sc across on "wrong side" rows. The neck part I did afterwards.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010 06:53:54 PM »

I really like the ridges/ribs along it. What is linked crochet? is it like tunisian crochet?
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010 09:16:32 PM »

It's sort of a mix of Tunisian and regular... you don't do the Tunisian-style crocheting across the whole row, but rather across each stitch (dc hdc or longer).  Instead of yarn overs before starting a stitch, you insert the crochet in the loop on the side of the previous stitch (i.e. 1 st pull through of dc), y/o and pull through - then you finish the stitch as usual, using the loop you pulled through as your y/o.

You can check out the video link I provided a couple of posts above, to learn how its done - you'll see it's actually a really easy method... Here are a few tricks I came up with as I went along that make the shaping really easy to do:

To increase from a dc to a tr: after completing dc, ch 1; insert hook in top loop of dc, pull through (2 loops); insert hook in bottom loop of dc, pull through (3 loops); insert hook in space where you want your stitch to be, pull through (4 loops); y/o, pull through 2 loops - rep two more times.

To decrease from a tr to a dc: insert hook in 2nd loop of tr (skip 1st loop), pull through (2 loops); insert hook in space where you want your stitch to be, pull through (3 loops); y/o, pull through 2 loops; y/o, pull through 2 loops.

Use the same basic techniques to increase/decrease between however high stitches you like - I went  up to one over dtr (5 - not sure of the abbreviation). You can go as high as like but you can only increase/decrease one height at a time (i.e. dc to tr but not dc to dtr).

Hope this helps!!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010 11:45:55 PM »

Im so loving it! Beautiful designing and it  fits U so well!
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010 07:46:59 PM »

Thanks! After wearing it a few times, I wish I had made the collar part longer because it still lets air in when tucked under a coat. What I think I'll do is make a scarflette with buttonholes and add buttons to the already made one so I can choose to add it on or not depending on what jacket I'm wearing it with.
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