Swirling Leaves Shrug
Perfect for cool mornings or covering a tank, the Swirling Leaves Shrug is a great accessory to work up.
- Deborah Norville Everyday
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
- 15 rows x 11 stitches = 4 inches in sc
- 4 rows x 5 clusters = 4 inches
st(s) – stitch(es); ch(s) – chain(s); sp – space; hk – hook; lp(s) – loop(s); sk – skip; yo – yarn over; fsc – foundation single crochet; sc – single crochet; dc – double crochet; sp cl – split cluster; sl st – slip stitch; beg – beginning
- Foundation single crochet (fsc): Ch 2, insert hk in first ch and pull up a lp, yo and pull through first lp on hk (ch made), yo and pull through both lps, first fsc made. *Insert hk into ch from first st, pull up a lp, yo and pull through first lp on hk (ch made), yo and pull through both lps,* next fsc made. Repeat from * for desired number of sts.
- Foundation split cluster – 3 dc over stem of dc just worked leaving last lp of each dc on hk, sk one st, then work 4th dc of sp cl into next st leaving last lp as before (5 lps on hk), yo and pull through all 5 lps.
- Split cluster: 3 dc over stem of dc just worked but leaving last lp of each dc on hook, then work 4th dc into next ch sp leaving last lp as before (5 lps on hk), yo and pull through all 5 lps
- Last split cluster: 3 dc over stem of dc just worked leaving last lp of each dc on hk, then work 4th dc into top of beginning ch 2 of previous row leaving last lp as before (5 lps on hk), yo and pull through all 5 lps.
- You are free to sell items from this pattern. However, if you do choose to sell items made from this pattern, I recommend a retail pricing of $15-25. This recommendation is made in an effort to protect other sellers and the integrity of this pattern.
- I recommend this method of joining to work in the round for fsc: https://crocheteverafter.com/tutorials/single-crochet-tutorials/foundation-single-crochet-join-in-the-round/
- A photo tutorial for the split cluster in rows can be found here: http://www.creativethreadsbyleah.com/swirling-leaves-rows-tutorial/
Be sure to count clusters on rows as it is easy to accidentally decrease by skipping making the last split cluster of the row.
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Leah is the owner of Creative Threads by Leah. She has been crocheting for more than 20 years. Her favorite things to design are girls’ and women’s accessories and clothes. You can find Leah on Facebook, Ravelry, and on her blog.