08 May Hilda Crochet Neck
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INSPIRATION + DESIGN
This ribbed neck is made with non-mercerized cotton skeins, soft to the touch and perfect for sensitive skins.
These projects are perfect to customize your garments and transform its original look, giving a completely different appearance to your sweatshirts or dresses. It is a relaxing project that works up quickly so you can make one for yourself and one for your best bunch buddy.
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STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.
CHAIN (abbrev. ch)
YO and pull through loop on hook.
SLIP STITCH (abbrev. sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through stitch and loop on hook.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. dc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.
CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch. Insert your hook under this back bump.
FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. fpdc)
YO, insert hook from front to the back and to the front again around the post (vertical bar), YO, pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on hook) and finish a dc as usual.
BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. bpdc)
YO, insert hook from the back to the front and to the back side again around the post (vertical bar) YO, pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on hook) and finish a dc as usual.
THROUGH THIRD LOOP (abbrev. ttl) ⇒VIDEO
The third loop, or back bar, lies right behind the back loop of a stitch.
STACKED SINGLE CROCHET
When starting the row in double crochet you can chain 2 (counts as the first stitch) or work a stacked single crochet that mimics the look of the double crochet and creates a nice clean edge throughout your work.
The steps to work the stacked single crochet are:
Turn the work, DO NOT chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first back bump,
and make a single crochet.
Insert your hook into the vertical bar below, YO and pull up a loop,
YO and pull through both loops on the hook, stacked single crochet is finished.
- bpdc — back post double crochet
- ch — chain
- dc — double crochet
- hdc — half double crochet
- st (s) — stitch (es)
- fpdc — front post double crochet
- slst — slip stitch
- ttl — through third loop
- YO — yarn over
- Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “row”.
- […] x … = When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “row”, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
- (…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
- Example: Row 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)
LEVEL 2 – EASY
If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Crochet hook 3.00 mm
- Yarn needle
- 10 mm button and sewing matching thread
- Anchor Baby Pure Cotton (100% Cotton), 50g, 165m: nº 402 ; 1 skein
This cotton is perfect, but you could use any other fiber with an approximate weight of 50g / 165m.
Height : 7 cm
Neck width: 36 cm
TENSION | DOUBLE CROCHET
5 cm = 13 stitches, 5 cm = 5 rows
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- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- This pattern is worked in rows, going and forth.
- We will use double crochet back post and front post.
- It’s important to block the neck. It will help us achieve the perfect shape.
START CROCHETING | HILDA NECK
With 3.00 mm crochet hook.
To begin: slip knot, 6 ch, slst in the 6th back bump of the chain, 91 ch.
Row 01. Crochet through back bumps of the chain, stacked sc, 90 dc. (91)
Row 02. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 2 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (113)
Row 03. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 4 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (113)
Row 04. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 3 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (135)
Row 05. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 5 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (135)
Row 06. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 4 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (157)
Row 07. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 6 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (157)
Row 08. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 5 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (179)
Row 09. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 7 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (179)
Row 10. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 6 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (201)
Row 11. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 8 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (201)
Row 12. turn, stacked sc, [bpdc, (2 fpdc), 7 fpdc] x 22, bpdc, hdc. (223)
Row 13. turn, stacked sc, [fpdc, 9 bpdc] x 22, fpdc, hdc. (223)
Row 14. ch, turn, slst-ttl to end. (223)
Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.
Sew the button to neck.
WET BLOCKING METHOD
The blocking technique is a finish step for some crochet items or pieces. After washing or wetting the piece, you achieve the final item’s proper shape by gently stretching or pinning it. Once the piece is dry it will remain in that shape. I never use stiffer, raw material looses touch and natural texture, this is an essential part of the final product beauty to me.
Step 01. Hand wash using cold water and a bit of soap.
Step 02. Drain without wringing, use a towel to remove water out.
Step 03. Place the garment with the right side up over a foam surface or use a table covered with a towel.
Step 04. Adjust the piece to desired shape and let it dry naturally. No need to pin.
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