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9″ x 50″
- Red Heart Boutique Changes, 187 yds per 100g, aran/bulky weight, 87% acrylic blend, two skeins, shown in color Turquoise
- Suggested hook size: L-11 [8mm]
This is a long rectangle, worked in rows then joined at the short ends to form a ring. The project is shown double-wrapped around the neck. It can also be worn hanging down in the front.
I first discovered this yarn on Yarn Supply HERE. After I purchased it, I realized that it was discontinued by the manufacturer. It’s really too bad, actually. The concept is very clever. You get six coordinating, differently-textured yarns, all randomly joined throughout the skein. I’ve met many freeformers and this is pretty much exactly what they do when they plan a project. Instead of a project, though, it’s freeform yarn!
This yarn is classified as a size 4 medium by the manufacturer, but yarn weight is difficult to determine on something like this. The smallest seems like about aran weight, but the thickest seems like bulky. Ravelry classifies the yarn as bulky. Use whatever yarn you like and adjust the hook size and/or beginning chain to achieve the look you want. This would be really pretty in Red Heart Unforgettable as well or really, any of the Red Heart Boutique yarns.
In stitch pattern, 13 sts for 5 rows measures 4″ square; one stitch repeat measures about 3″
Cluster (CL): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull a loop through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull a loop through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook.
Any multiple of 9, then add 12.
Row 1: Ch 30, sk 2 ch, [CL across next 2 ch] 2 times, *5 dc in next ch, [CL across next 2 ch] 4 times, rep from * to last 6 ch, 5 dc in next ch, [CL across next 2 ch] 2 times, dc in last ch, turn.
Note If you tend to make your turning chains very tight, you may need to make chain-3 turning chains throughout, instead of chain-2 turning chains.
Row 2: Working in back loops here and throughout, ch 2, sk first dc, [CL across next 2 sts] 2 times, *5 dc in next st, [CL across next 2 sts] 4 times, rep from * to last 6 sts, 5 dc in next st, [CL across next 2 sts] 2 times, dc in top of beg ch-2, turn.
Rows 3-58: Rep row 2 or until approximately 50″ or until desired length, do not cut off.
Join short end to short end to form a ring, without twisting. These instructions will seam together the two short ends without having to use a needle. This yarn doesn’t work very well with needles. Matching stitch for stitch, slip stitch into the the opposite side of short end, slip stitch back over into the other short end. Repeat back and forth with slip stitch until the short ends are entirely joined, fasten off, weave in ends carefully.