Thursday, 26 November 2009

Rhubarb & Custard Dickey


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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.
Note:
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.
Materials:
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
Pattern.
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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2 comments:

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!!