January-February 2011

Boutique Cloche

cloche

 

Check out this free pattern, perfect to keep your ears warm on those cold winter days.
By Katherine Eng

YARN
RED HEART Boutique Big & Lite, 2.5oz/70g skeins, each approx 58yd/53m (acrylic/wool/polyester)
• 2 skeins #9402 Pewter

CROCHET HOOK
• Size N/13 (9.00mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS
• Yarn needle

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS PATTERN
ch(s) chain(s)
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp(s) spaces(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
*Repeat directions following * as many times as indicated.
() Work directions inside parentheses into st or sp indicated

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
small shell Work 3 dc in indicated st or sp.
medium shell Work 4 dc in indicated st or sp.
large shell Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.

SIZE
Approx 22" circumference, to fit an adult

GAUGE
Rounds 1-2=2"/5cm diameter
Remember to check gauge for best results!

CLOCHE
Ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1 Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc—8 sc.
Round 2 Ch 1, work 2 sc in same sc as joining and in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc—16 sc.
Round 3 Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining; *small shell in next sc**; sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first sc—8 small shells and 8 sc.
Round 4 Ch 3, 2 dc in same sc as joining (first small shell made); *sc in center dc of next small shell**; small shell in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Round 5 (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in next dc; *medium shell in next sc**; sc in center dc of next small shell; repeat from *around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first sc—8 medium shells and 8 sc.
Round 6 Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sc as joining (first large shell made); *sc between 2 center dc of next medium shell**; large shell in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3—8 large shells and 8 sc.
Round 7 Sl st in next dc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp; *large shell in next sc**; sc in ch-2 sp of next large shell; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first sc.
Round 8 Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sc as joining (first large shell made); *sc in ch-2 sp of next large shell**; large shell in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Rounds 9-11 Repeat Rounds 7 and 8 once, then repeat Round 7 once more.
Round 12 Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sc as joining; *ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp of next large shell, ch 2**; (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first sc—32 sc, 8 ch-3 sps and 24 ch-2 sps. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends

TIP
To make a striped cloche, change colors in joining sl st at end of desired rounds.

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