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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern: Sock Yarn Goddess

I first created this little goddess some time last year for the Phat Fiber Sampler box recipients. It worked well with our theme of the elements at the time.

I wrote this originally as a pendant or key chain. I also think it would be a nice gift for a woman you know, to thank her for sharing her inner goddess with the world. I'm thinking of making several out of my own sock yarns and using it as a garland to display my colorways!

Now I'm offering her up for free to all of you, my lovely blog readers! Here we go ...

- Approx. 15 yds fingering/sock yarn   
- Crochet hook, size US F (3.75 mm)
- Jump ring or plain stitch marker   
- Large eye blunt needle
- Liquid starch

NOTE: All stitches and abbreviations are in US terminology.

Start by making a magic circle or whatever method you use to crochet in the round.  

Round 1: Make 8 sc stitches in the circle, and join with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st stitch and every stitch around. Join with a sl st. (16 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, TURN, make 1 sc stitch in the next 2 sc stitches. (2 sc)
From here on out you will work back and forth in rows.
Row 4
: Ch 1, turn, make 2 sc in each sc across. (4 sc)
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 1 dc in 1st sc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, 2 dc in last sc. (6 dc)
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 1 dc in each stitch across. (6 dc)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 dc, sc2tog. (4 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog. (2 sc)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog. (1 hdc)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc around edge of body up toward the head. When you reach the upper portion of the body, approximately row 5, ch 15. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch after that and reconnect to the body with a sc. Continue to sc around neck and head, then make 15 ch on the other side of the body to parallel the first arm. Sl st down these sts and join to the body with a sc. Sc around to the bottom of the body. Make 1 dc stitch in the bottom of the body, then sc up this stitch and join with a sl st to a single crochet on the other side where you started the edging. Finish off and weave in your ends.

Bring the goddess’s arms up over her head as if she is clapping. Hold the jump ring between her hands and use needle and spare length of the yarn to stitch the two hands together with the jump ring in between. You will hang a ribbon or chain from this jump ring for wearing. Weave in ends, dip in liquid starch, and block. Let dry and hang her on a ribbon or chain to wear.

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