Today I've completed this jacket!
More details how I made it
in this blogpost
but first some other words...
This year is coming to an end
& I guess I won't have the time
to write another blogpost in 2015...
Tomorrow I'm travelling
to Bavaria to visit my parents
& a couple of days later
I'm already sitting on a plane to London!
I will spend Christmas & New Year's Eve
with my prince Alex
& his lovely family!
And I will meet a real special friend again:
Lin of Crochet in Colour!
It's been another productive year
and I had great fun with a lot of
Finished Objects -
& also with my works in progress
I've been playing around!
On the other hand there were
loads of less bright happenings
in world politics.
Times are changing
& this planet has become more insecure.
Europe can't close it's eyes anymore
because of the wars going on.
Millions of people had to leave their countries
to look for shelter
& to save their lives.
Terrorism has caused
lots of tears & sadness
in Europe & the USA.
I'm living in Germany at the moment
& it's becoming more radical.
The refugee crisis
has split this nation into
2 different positions
& it's causing more & more violence.
Refugee shelters were
set on fire hundreds of times this year,
protests are ending in riots.
I've spent the weekend in Berlin
& someone said to me:
"You are from Leipzig, aren't you?
Do you know what's going on
there at the moment?"
I watched what has happened in my city
straight next to the place I'm working:
It was the worst idea ever
to organize an anti-refugee-protest
walking through a left-wing district of Leipzig...
69 police officers & probably
a much higher number of people got hurt,
destruction all over.
There's nothing I'd wish more for 2016
that there could be a change to a more peaceful world.
Noa, a friend from Berlin, showed me this
beautiful video last weekend,
so much truth & so much hope.
It's in french with english subtitles
& is presented
by the wonderful strong Lady Keny Arkana.
In the end we are all
brothers & sisters
on a weird planet,
let's stand together
& let's keep our humanity & our hearts
in all this chaos.
If everyone on this planet would
be a crocheter this world could be so much better!
People would have problems like:
"No!!! I'm running out of the yarn
I need to finish this blanket!"
"Damn! I made a mistake 3 rows ago!"
Just a dream...
Sooo... But now something about my new jacket!
I always wanted to crochet
"Rings Of Change" blanket
but actually I have enough blankets!
is a free pattern
& you can make a glorious baby blanket
- or a circle jacket!
I followed the pattern until round 27.
Round 27 was perfect for making the armholes:
Instead of just scs around
I started this way:
ch 25, skipped 25 stitches,
ch 25, skipped 25 stitches
scs all around
ended with a slipstitch in first chain
(This worked perfectly for my size
if your arms need more space
try it with 30 chains
& skipping 30 stitches...
Try it on!
Increase the chains & skipped stitches
& also the number of stitches
between the arms!)
Then I just worked the pattern till the end!
a round of 50 stitches all around
*2 dc, 1 ch, skip 2 scs* around
complete first round with slipstitch
in top of first dc
slipstitch in next dc & the following chain
3 chain (= first dc)
dc & ch
work in all 1ch bridges:
2 dc, 1ch
after dcs/chs round number 9
I increased the stitches in round 10 -
in ONE of the 1ch bridges
I worked: 2 dc, 1ch, 2 dc, 1 ch
round 11-15 as usual
round 16: increase like in round 10
round 17-25 as usual
I ended with a row of shell stitches,
*7dc in a stitch
skip 2 stitches
skip 2 stitches*
You don't need button holes -
they are already there!
I've put on 5 buttons
but do as you please!
Yay, that's it!
(If it's not big enough for you at this point
get yourself the actual Rings Of Change pattern
for some more rows
just improvise & play around with stitches
for some more rounds!)
Some more pics
(Thank you to my flatmate Fabi
for taking the photos!)
I will pack my stuff for the next weeks now
(& all the christmas presents!)
& I wish you wonderful
with your family!
So much love:
Your friend Dada