Wednesday, October 21, 2015

the Swing Coat (Tunisian Crochet)

Remember this one? ;)

Well, after much too long the pattern for the crochet version of the Swing Coat is ready! 

I would rate this as an intermediate pattern because of the techniques used, though I've added many technical photos to help so maybe I should say for at least an ambitious advanced beginner!

Some of the techniques used are: short rows to shape the shoulders, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and a simple backwards loop cast on. The main body is worked in Tunisian Crochet, with the collar and front bands worked in Single Crochet through the back loop.

The sizes included are standard S, M, L (size shown M) but with a generous fit it would easily fit an XL as well. 

Materials needed: 6 (7, 7) skeins of Magnum by Cascade (250 grams/123 yards) per skein, a Tunisian hook size S (19mm), 2 regular hooks in sizes Q (15.75mm) for the collar and an N (9mm) for the button (optional).

Pattern available as a PDF download.

So happy to be finished with this one! Next up in the crochet department is the crochet version of this knit kimono, looking forward to working on this one!