1 skein worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook size G
Gauge: 9dc= 2inches, 7rnds = 3 inches
Crown: Chain 4. Join with slip stitch to form a ring.
Rnd. 1: Ch 3, 13 dc in ring, join with a slip stitch to top of ch-3. 14 dc counting ch-3 a s 1 dc.
Rnd 2 : Ch 3, dc in same st with ch-3, 2dc in each st around. Join each rnd with a slip stitch (sl st) to top of ch-3 , 28 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2dc in next st, * dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * around . 42dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, * dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * around. 56dc.
Rnd 5: Ch3, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, * dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st ; repeat from * around.
Continued in this way to inc 14 sts every rnd, having 1 st more between incs each rnd until there are 8 (9,10)sts between incs.
Work 3 rnds even.
1st dec Rnd: *Work 8 (9,10)sts, draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts, yo (yarn over) and through 3 loops on hook ( 1 st dec); rep from * around. Join .
2nd dec. Rnd: * Work 7 (8,9)sts, dec; rep from * around. Join.
Continue in this way to dec 14 sts every rnd, having 1 st less between decs each rnd until there are 6 sts between decs.
Headband: Work 6 rnds of one sc in each st. Join and fasten off.
Amazing work by Japanese artist Toshiki Horiuchi Macadam. The playground shown here is in Sapporo. When she orders yarn for one of her projects, Ms HM does it in tons rather than skeins!
Here’s an absolutely amazing bit of programming made to help design your own striped patterns. It’s also a lot of fun just to play with it. Many thanks going out to caitlind at kissyourshadow.com.
When a foundation chain requires many stitches, I find it easier to make the chain adding 5-10 extra stitches, then hook a holder (I use a paper clip for this) on the last chain and break off the thread. For the first pattern row, I start crocheting back at the very first stitch of the chain. If I’ve made a mistake counting stitches, it is a simple matter to add or remove stitches from the live end if needed. No more ripping out and starting anew if the foundation chain was wrong.
attach holder here and break off yarn
begin row 1 from this end, where chain was started
Simply amazing in themselves, these gorgeous creations are even more so when you realize that they’re all made from recycled plastic bags! Pure magic! Art by Helle Jorgensen.
For a profile of this extraordinarily creative artist, check out crochetinsider.