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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pointedly Warm Ponchette

I was in search of a ponchette pattern that accounted for having boobs. Not gigantor boobs like they have on the mannequins in Miami (see Crazy Aunt Purl's post for November 13th - lol),



but definitely ample boobs. So many of the cute patterns I found were modeled by boyish flat-as-an-ironing-board-chested waif-like women. So I set out to make my own pattern in order to cross a Christmas gift off my list.



I made this with 3 balls of Lion Suede which worked out perfectly. I thought it would be nice to throw over the shoulders and knock off the chill. Here be my madness:

Skill Level


Materials

Approximately 250 yds Chunky weight yarn
Boye Crochet Hook size P *
Yarn needle to weave in ends
* Susan Bates size P is substantially larger than Boye. If using Bates, go down at least 1 hook size. Or buy more yarn, your choice ;)

Size
One Size Fits Most

Special Stitches Used
Beg V-St: Ch 4, dc in same st.

V-St: Dc, ch 1, dc in st or space indicated.
Beg SmSh: Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same st.
SmSh: 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in st or space indicated.
Beg LgSh: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same st.
LgSh: 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in st or space indicated.

Instructions
Ch 40, join with sl st to beginning ch being careful not to twist ch.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, * sk 2 ch, hdc in next ch, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-2.

Rnd 2: Beg V-St in join, * ch 1, V-St in each hdc around; end with ch 1 and join to 3rd ch of Beg V-St.

Rnd 3: Beg SmSh in join, * ch 1, SmSh in ch-1 sp of each V-St around; end with ch 1 and join to 3rd ch of Beg SmSh.

Rnd 4: Beg LgSh in join, * dc over ch-1, LgSh in ch-1 sp of each SmSh around; end with dc over ch-1 and join to 3rd ch of Beg LgSh.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, * sc in next 3 sts (includes ch-1 sp), hdc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around ending with hdc in last 2 sts and join to 2nd ch of beg ch-2.

Rnds 6-15: Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around; join to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in join, * ch 5, sk 1 dc, sc in next 7 sc; repeat from * around to last 5 dc, sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in last dc; join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first sc and ch-5 loop, ch 4, (dc, ch 1) 5 times in same loop, dc once more in loop, * sk 3 sc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next sc, sk 3 sc, (dc, ch 1) 6 times in loop, dc once more in same loop; repeat from * around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in join and in each dc and ch-1 sp to center dc, * in center dc make (sc, ch 2, sc), sc in each dc and sp to ch-1 sp in center sp of next shell, (sc, ch 2, sc) in center sp, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp to center dc; repeat from * around; finish off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!

The fine print: Copyright 2007. Feel free to make these for yourself, as gifts, for charity bazaars or craft shows to supplement your income. You may not use this pattern for large-scale commerical profit. Do not distribute this pattern outside of providing a link to this site.

7 comments:

.:Cris:. said...

Faaaaaabulous!!! :)

Sandytoo said...

That is one PRETTY ponchette, Mini....just lovely! The color is gorgeous and the texture looks sumptuious! Way to go!

Sandy

Mini said...

Thanks ladies!

naida said...

Wonderful Mini!

Fruitloopgirl said...

Very pretty mini!

signed,
your secret santa!

Mini said...

Thanks again ladies :) How is everyone else's holiday crocheting going?

ladylinoleum said...

That's just bee-you-ti-ful my dear!