Kristen TenDyke - Lacy Crochet Kerchief

  Lacy Crochet Kerchief  
  I dreadlocked my hair about a year ago, and since then I’m always wearing something on my head to keep the locks back, away from my face, out of my knitting, crocheting, and everything else. I’ve become pretty reliant on a few staple hair accessories, but one Saturday, when preparing to play with some yarn, I realized I couldn’t find ANY of them. What’s a girl to do?

Well, that weekend I just happened to be obsessed with crochet, and one stitch pattern in particular. So, I pulled a ball of yarn from my stash, grabbed a hook, and whipped up a quick kerchief. Designing in crochet always allows me to be spontaneous—that’s what I love about it. If I work a couple rows in a stitch pattern, and it ends up not being what I like, I just rip it out, slip my hook back into the one stitch that remains, and continue along like nothing ever happened.…

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Sizes: One size, pattern is for any gauge.

Finished Measurements:
approx 21" circumference, or to fit.

Yarn Requirements:
Sundance by Classic Elite
50% cotton, 50% microfiber
50 gram ball = approx 83 yards
• 1 balls 6235 Celery
Soft Linen by Classic Elite
35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca
50 gram ball = approx 137 yards
• 1 balls 2281 New Fern

Crochet Hook:
• One size US I/9 (5.5 mm) for Sundance or size US G/6 (4 mm) for Soft Linen
Or size to obtain gauge.
• Two removable stitch markers or paper clips

Gauge: 13½ sts in Sundance, 18 sts in Soft Linen = 4" in sc-tbl. Take time to save time, check your gauge.


Photos courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge.



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