Friday, May 9, 2014

Lilly Gurls Easy Peasy Shrug ~FREE PATTERN~



I had been really preoccupied this week with a project and hadn’t taken the time to make Lilly a
Friday dress…. 

Whats a Friday dress you might ask? Well as the mom of seven kidlets I kinda feel like I don’t get to spend the alone time I should with each one. Or as often as Id like. One of the ways I try to combat the problem is by making weekly or every day chores or outings that are necessary seem like special events. Fridays are Miss Lilly Gurls day. 
Being the littlest she seems to always get the short end of the stick when it comes to special time. Oh sure she has all of us wrapped around her cute lil finger and she is never alone, but sometimes that’s the problem. All kinds of attention but little of it really concentrates on her.
So since I go out on Fridays to do the shopping and she and I are together I decided to make it our special thing. Sure were only going to regular old stores and eggs and milk might not be all that exciting but…….. we get dressed allllll up to do it. I make her a new dress every Friday and at the store that day we pick out fabric she likes for her next weeks adventure. She gets to feel extra special all dressed up and I love to see her smile. :)
So heres todays bit of yummmm……. The basic Lilly Gurl Easy Peasy Shrug……. hope you like it <3
Fits 4 to 5T
MATERIALS:
I hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vannas Choice 1 ball of the main and a lil bit for the contrast of another)
Scissors
Large eyed needle for weaving in ends
A lil cutie pie to put it on :)
Special Stitch:
HDC Cross Stitch…… skip one stitch and hdc in the next. hdc in the skipped stitch *repeat* across
chain 45
Row 1: hdc 3rd c hook….. HDC Cross Stitch 2x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) all in next stitch. HDC Cross Stitch 2x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) all in next stitch. HDC Cross Stitch 10x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) all in next stitch. HDC Cross Stitch 2x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) all in next stitch. HDC Cross Stitch 2x, hdc in each of the last 2 stitches.
Row 2: chain 2, turn. HDC Cross Stitch 3x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the ch 1 space from previous row. HDC Cross Stitch 3x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the ch 1 space from previous row. HDC Cross Stitch 11x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the ch 1 space from previous row. HDC Cross Stitch 3x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in the ch1 space from the previous row. HDC Cross Stitch 3x, hdc in last stitch.
Row 3: ch 2 turn. Hdc in first st, HDC Cross Stitch 3x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stich 4x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 12x, then (hdc,ch1,hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 3x, hdc in last 2 stitches.
Row 4: ch 2 turn. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, then (hdc ch1 hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 5x, then (hdc ch1 hdc) in ch1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 13x,  then (hdc ch 1 hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 5x, then  (hdc ch1 hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, hdc in last stitch.
Row 5: ch 2 turn, hdc in first st. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 6x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 14x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitchcross 6x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, then hdc in last 2 stitches.
Row 6: ch 2 turn, HDC Cross Stitch 5x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 7x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 15x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 7x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 5x, then hdc in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
In the next row we keep it even across the back only growing the arm holes.
Row 7: hdc in first st, HDC Cross Stitch 4x, hdc in next st, then (hdc ch1 hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 8x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. Hdc in next st, HDC Cross Stitch 14x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 8x, then (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 4x, then hdc in last 2 stitches.
Joining sleeves
Row 8: ch 2 turn. HDC Cross Stitch 5x, then fold piece so that the next 2 ch 1 spaces match up. hdc in first ch 1 space, ch 1 THRU BOTH ch 1 spaces (joining sleeve) and turn the work to the back and hdc in the 2nd ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 16x, cross in next 32, then fold piece so that the next 2 ch 1 spaces match up. hdc in first ch 1 space, ch 1 THRU BOTH ch 1 spaces (joining sleeve) and turn the work to the back and hdc in the 2nd ch 1 space. HDC Cross Stitch 5x, hdc in last st.
Row 9 – 11: Ch 2, turn. HDC Cross Stitch 29x, hdc in last stitch.
Edging:
At the end of the last row, 3 hdc in last st and turn work on its side going up front edge…… 2 hdc , 1 hdc, 2 hdc and so on until you reach top neck edge……3 hdc in last. Sc in each st across neck edge, and continue rounding the corners with 3 hdc and and following the 2 hdc, 1 hdc pattern down front edge putting 2 hdc in last. slip stitch into final stitch.
Trim colors:
Join new color some where near center back with right-side (outside) of shrug facing you. Sc all the way around in each stitch placing 3 sc in the middle hdc at each corner.
Begining the Picot.
Slip st into first st and chain 3. slip stitch into 2nd ch of the ch 3…. skip 1 stitch along main bottom edge of shrug and slip st into the next. chain 3. slip st into 2nd ch. skip 1 st along bottom edge and slip st into the next. Repeat all the way around. Fasten off in beginning stitch.
Weave in all ends.
Sleeve Edges:
With the right side facing you join contrast color on the bottom edge of sleeve and sc all the way around. Repeat picot edging as you did around the body of the shrug. Fasten off weave in ends. Repeat on second sleeve.
Find a lil cutie pie to put on your Lilly Gurl Easy Peasy Shrug and watch them smile :)
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****Please remember I am NOT a professional pattern writer …. just a momma that likes to play with yarn. If you think something isnt quite right, feel free to let me know:) *******

11 comments:

  1. Hanna you are such a doll....u are so sweet and kind...you have such a wonderful heart. God created a special person....and I just gotta say...YOU ROCK! Thankyou for all you do.....Can you message me on your fb I would really really like to send you something....Please and Thankyou! :0)

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  2. Adorable :-) Thanks for the pattern.

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  3. super cute! as soon as my wedding is over on Friday, and things are calm, I'm totally making this for a lovely little princess my friends have. Wonderful patterns all across the site.

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  4. Could you please make a video tutorial for this? I love this, thank you!

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  5. Could you please make a video tutorial for this? I love it, thank you very much!

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to see if I can grow it a bit for my 7 year old. I love this idea!

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  7. I take it the facebook page is no more?

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  8. Is there a link to your YouTube channel?

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