Embellished Shawl, Shoes, & Necklace

Materials

  • Caron International Simply Soft, 1 skein each: Passion (0012), Celestial (0011), Cyprus (0010)
  • Silk fabric: 2/3 yd. (shawl); four 5”x5” squares (shoe flowers); two 4”x40” (necklace)
  • Bicone beads, eight 8mm
  • Metal shoe clips, two
  • Wooden beads, 3/4” (with large holes): 12

Tools

  • Crochet hooks: US J-10 (6mm) (for shawl); US F-5 (3.75mm) (for shoe flowers and necklace)
  • Yarn needle
  • Embellish-Knit Cording Tool
  • Studio G Clear Stamp Sets: Series 32, Series 20
  • Vivid Acid-Free Dye Ink Pad: Wild Lime
  • Crafter’s Acid-Free Pigment Inks: Orchid, Royal Blue, Violet, Green
  • Sewing needle and thread

Basic Supplies

newspaper, iron, scissors, measuring tape

Directions

Note

  • 1. Passion (A), Celestial (B), and Cyprus (C) throughout all projects.

Shawl - Gauge

  • 1. In double crochet, 13 sts = 4” and 7 rows = 5”.

Shawl

  • 1. Ch 233.
  • 2. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—231 dc.
  • 3. Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), tr in each st across, turn.
  • 4. Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each st across, turn.
  • 5. Row 4 (eyelet row): Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, turn—141 dc, and 90 ch-1 sps.
  • 6. Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, turn.
  • 7. Rows 6–17: Repeat Rows 2–5 three times.
  • 8. Rows 18 and 19: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.
  • 9. To finish, weave in ends. Block scarf to finished measurements.

Cording

  • 1. Note: You could make each length of cord separately, but it’s easiest to make one long cord once you get the machine going. The long cord is then cut into pieces. To keep extruded cord from tangling, periodically wrap into a ball and seal in a plastic bag, moving weight up as needed.
  • 2. Following package instructions, load Embellish-Knit tool with B and make 26-foot cording length. Cut cording into four 6-foot lengths. Secure each end of cording.
  • 3. Weave one length through each eyelet row of scarf. (Note: If necessary, unravel few inches from each cord to match length of scarf. To maintain flexibility and stretch in fabric, length of cord should be slightly longer than length of scarf.) Weave yarn end through cording to secure cording end as indicated in package instructions. Weave yarn end into stitches of scarf to secure cording.

Fabric Strips

  • 1. Note: Suggested fabric yardage includes extra for experimenting with stamps, heat setting, and to allow for any measuring mishaps.
  • 2. Wash and dry silken fabric (without using dryer sheets) before stamping.
  • 3. Cut 10 1-1/4”-wide fabric strips. With right sides facing, sew two short ends of two strips together to create one long strip. Repeat to make five long strips. Press sewn ends flat.
  • 4. Working with one stamp and ink color at one time, place stamps on blocks, then ink and stamp them in random patterns over fabric strips. For slight variations in color tone, make two or three impressions between inking stamp.
  • 5. Sandwich fabric strips between sheets of newspaper. Heat set stamped fabric by pressing at highest allowable temperature for several minutes, moving iron every 30 seconds. (Note: Be sure iron is set to “no steam” setting.)
  • 6. Fold fabric strips in half lengthwise, with right sides facing out, and randomly thread through treble crochet rows. Fold short ends under and around to back side, then weave between any treble crochet stitch on back. Sew folded ends to fabric strip to secure.

Shoe Flowers - Gauge

  • 1. Gauge is not critical for this project. Refer to finished measurements for size of each flower motif.

Special Technique

  • 1. Adjustable-ring method – Wrap yarn into ring, ensuring that tail falls behind working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb; insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in ring. After first round of stitches is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.

Small Flower (make 2)

  • 1. Make an adjustable ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc—6 sc.
  • 3. Round 2: Ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st) in same st as join (petal made), (sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st) in each of next 5 sts—6 petals.
  • 4. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing flower to shoe clip.

Large Flower (make 2)

  • 1. Make an adjustable ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc—6 sc.
  • 3. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc—12 sc.
  • 4. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times; join with sl st in first sc—18 sc.
  • 5. Round 4: Ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st) in same st as join (petal made), sl st in next st, *(sl st, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around—9 petals. Fasten off.

Fabric Flower (make 4)

  • 1. Wash and dry fabric (without using dryer sheets) before stamping.
  • 2. Stamp fabric squares following directions in fabric strips above.
  • 3. Print out pattern. Cut four flower shapes from stamped squares.

Finishing Flowers

  • 1. For each clip, stack flowers in following order: Large Flower, two Fabric Flowers, Small Flower. With sewing needle and thread, sew flower layers together.
  • 2. Sew four bicone beads onto center front of flower. Use tail to sew flower to shoe clip using whipstitch around clip. Weave in ends. Repeat for other clip.
  • 3. Weave in ends. Block crochet flowers by wetting them and pinning them to shape. Allow flowers to dry completely.

Necklace - Gauge

  • 1. Pointed flower measures 1-3/4” across.

Crochet Bead (make 7: 2 ea with A and C; 3 with B)

  • 1. Ch 8; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc—12 sc. Fasten off.

Rounded Flower (make 2)

  • 1. With B, ch 8; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, [sc in ring, ch 3] 10 times; join with sl st in first sc—10 sc and 10 ch-3 sps. Fasten off.

Pointed Flower (make 2)

  • 1. With A, ch 8; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): [Ch 3, dc in ring, ch 2, dc in ring, ch 2, sl st in ring (petal made)] 5 times — 5 petals. Fasten off.

Leaf Bead (make 3)

  • 1. With C, ch 8; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
  • 2. Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring, ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 4th ch from hook (leaf made), 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc—12 sc and one leaf. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • 1. Weave in ends. Block the pieces by wetting them and pinning them to shape. Allow pieces to dry completely.

Fabric Tube

  • 1. Follow above instructions to stamp silk fabric.
  • 2. With right sides together, stack fabric strips, lining up short ends. Sew across short end, forming one long strip. Press sewn short ends flat. Fold the long strip in half lengthwise with right sides together; press. Using 1/2” seam allowance, sew down length of strip. Trim edges; turn strip right side out.

String Necklace - Note

  • 1. The following list indicates order in which pieces are placed on fabric tube. Abbreviations are provided in parentheses following step number in which they are first used (e.g. CB-B is abbreviation for threading B-colored crochet bead). Abbreviations are used in later steps to help remind you of action associated with steps being repeated. As you add each piece (bead or flower), slide it along tube, close to previous piece.
  • 2. Measure 20” from one end of fabric tube; tie knot. Thread beads onto longest end of tube, in following order:

String Necklace

  • 1. (crochet bead – CB-B). Thread B-colored crochet bead onto tube.
  • 2. (wooden bead in – WBI). Place wooden bead inside tube.
  • 3. (pointed flower – PF). Thread pointed flower onto tube; tie large knot in tube. Thread end of tube back through pointed flower. Knot holds flower in place.
  • 4. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 5. (crochet bead – CB-C). Thread a C-colored crochet bead onto tube.
  • 6. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 7. (rounded flower – RF). Thread rounded flower and leaf bead onto tube; tie knot in tube. Thread end of tube back through leaf and rounded flower.
  • 8. (wooden bead out – WBO). Thread wooden bead onto tube, so bead shows on outside of necklace.
  • 9. (crochet bead – CB-A). Thread A-colored crochet bead onto tube.
  • 10. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 11. Repeat Step #1 (CB-B).
  • 12. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 13. Repeat Step #9 (CB-A).
  • 14. Repeat Step #8 (WBO).
  • 15. Repeat Step #5 (CB-C).
  • 16. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 17. Repeat Step #3 (PF).
  • 18. Repeat Step #8 (WBO).
  • 19. (leaf bead – LB). Thread leaf bead onto tube.
  • 20. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 21. Repeat Step #7 (RF).
  • 22. Repeat Step #2 (WBI).
  • 23. Repeat Step #1 (CB-B).
  • 24. Repeat Step #8 (WBO).

Finishing Necklace

  • 1. Tie knot next to last bead. Tie ends of tube into bow, leaving 16” between bow and last knot at end. Tie center of bow in place; trim ends. Turn 1/2” on ends of tube inside; press and sew closed.
by Linda Permann for Caron International

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/150/5478bbda-06f5-4236-b974-afd21f567771.pdf



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