Monday, 12 October 2009

Loving Hands Body Warmer Charity Pattern



This body warmer is crocheted in one piece and then sewn together at the shoulders. Here I have used double crochet stitch but you could use either single crochet or treble crochet. The pattern works up quickly and I’m told the final garment is indeed very warm.
I have designed this body warmer to be bigger around the front as I’m told most men are bigger at the front. If you want the warmer to be equally sized I would reduce the left & right front by 1 or 2 rows. This warmer measure 44” chest.
Materials:
5.5mm, any DK yarn here I used Wendy Fusion in shades of Chilli Pepper, Turmeric and Mace.
Tension/Gauge:
5 sts & 2 rows measures 2” x 1.5”
Pattern:
Ch 45 (+2 for turning)
Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook and across all ch
Row 2: ch2, dc into 2nd st and all across to end.
Row 3: ch 2, dc into 2nd stand all sts to last st, work 2 dc into final st
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc into 1st st, dc all sts.
Row 5: As row 3
Row 6: As row 4
Continue working these 2 rows and increasing at neck edge until 11 rows are complete.
Row 12-14 Work straight dc
Row 15: work 35 dc and turn (armhole shaping)
Row 16 – 18 work straight dc
Row 19: work straight dc and ch 19ch at end of row
Row 20: turn and dc into 2nd chain from hook and dc across all sts.
Row 21 – 23 straight dc
Row 24: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 25: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 26: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 27 & 28 straight dc
You are now half way through and the pattern is now just reversed.
Row 29 & 30 straight dc
Row 31: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 32: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 33: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 34-35: straight dc
Row 36: work 35dc and turn (armhole shaping)
Row 37 - 40 work straight dc
Row 41:  work straight dc and ch 19ch at end of row
Row 42-44: Work straight dc
Row 45: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 46: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 47: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 48: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 49: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 50: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 51: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 52: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 53: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 54: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Finishing: I went around the whole warmer using black yarn and SC but that isn’t required. Sew in all loose ends.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

IT'S NICE TO SEE SOME PATTERNS SUITABLE FOR THE GUYS!!!! THANKS!

The Sunroom said...

I agree :-)

Crochet Connie and Snowball said...

I'd love to make this! How much yarn did you use (yards or ozs)?

The Sunroom said...

Hi there Crochet Connie and snowball,

200gs or 7 ounces.

Thank You :)

Anonymous said...

Looks very beautiful.I will make this for my husband birthday gift.thanks..