Thursday, 26 November 2009

Rhubarb & Custard Dickey

This is my pattern for a crochet ‘dickey’ and is in response to a competition I held in October this year. Details can be found on this blog
The dickey is worked in the round and is a fairly quick project. I have used double stranded worsted wool which means it’s exceptionally warm and very practical.
This pattern is written in US terminology please refer to my Crochet Conversion Chart to change to UK
Use two balls of yarn and crochet simultaneously with both colours/strands at the same time. Join all rounds with a slip stitch.
Caledon Hills Worsted Wool 881 Goldenrod 1 skein
Caledon Hills Worsted Wool 865 Sweet Pea 1 skein
7mm Hook or US K 10.5 hook
Darning/tapestry needle
Ch 56 join with a sl st
Rnd 1-3 Ch 2 dc all around, join with sl st
Rnd 4 (Inc Rnd) ch 2, *work 2 dc into 1st st, work 1 dc into next st*,** repeat al the way around (84 sts)
Next round begins the wavy ripple pattern.
Rnd 5-6 Ch 2, work 1 dc into next three sts, *work x2 dc into next two sts, work 1 dc into next four sts, decrease two sts by working 2dctog twice, work 1 dc into next four sts*, ** rep to end, join with sl st 
Rnd 7-8 Change to double stranded Goldenrod and work same pattern as rows 5-6
Fasten yarn off after sl st.
Rejoin Goldenrod yarn at neck edge.
Rnd 9 – ch 1 work a complete rnd in sc
Rnd 10 – ch 1 work a complete round in hdc, fasten off.
To finish sew all ends in.

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Beyond All Measure said...

This is a wonderful idea!

Munchkinsmama said...

This is so cute! As weird as it may sound I think I'm going to modify this for my toddler to be a knight for Halloween. I had been looking for a good "dickey" pattern and I'm so glad I stumbled onto this! Hope it works! Plus I might need a cute rhubarb and custard one for myself! Thanks so much for the pattern!!