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"Transformation" - A Crochet Pattern



Hello, fellow Fiber Artisan!

I named this pattern “Transformation” because I designed and made this for an Artist Challenge in the FB Group CraftShare: A Virtual Craft Fair Co-Op . Given the theme of Transformation, I reflected on what I’ve done during the pandemic and how I’ve transformed in my own motivations and how I was going to move forward with creating fiber arts pieces. This pattern (and finished piece) reflects a more simplified, “bare bones” style of wearable art that can be used in multiple ways. I also wanted to create something that was easy to wear, easy to make, and easy to maintain. And so, I came up with a mobius style infinity shawl/wrap that can be worn in more ways than I can even list.


This pattern is not a difficult pattern to complete, but it looks complicated and time consuming. I can assure you that repetitive stitch makes it a mindlessly mindful crochet piece to make. Even in creating this, once I did the math and figured out how many stitches, hook size, and material, I honestly finished this while binge watching a show on a streaming network.


Because of the yarn I used, I decided that this pattern in its formal downloadable format will be free for the crochet community to use as you see fit. While this post contains affiliate links for my preferred tools, I am in no way sponsored or given any kickbacks from the maker of the yarn.


I’m part of several crochet and fiber arts based social media groups, and the questions seem to pop up almost weekly about this brand and style of 4-strand yarn from Denmark. ‘Is the yarn good? Can you make things with it? What have you made with it? How does it look when the thread color changes? Are the colors really as vibrant as the photos on the website? Why is it so thin? Is it hard to work with?’ And on… and on… I’ve been purchasing yarn from the manufacturer for at least two years, and I have never been disappointed in what I received. I’ve even ordered the Mystery Bags, and I’m always pleasantly surprised!


If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m talking about Hobbii. (If you click that link and sign up for an account at their page, my invite link is built in to give me Hobbii Points for sending you there. Their points system is pretty rockin' for getting some extra little gifts in your packages from Hobbii!) I used “Twirls” yarn in the colorway “Turquoise Gem (05).” The color choice was also part of the Transformation theme because turquoise stone is transformed to have a purple color when dyed and Bronze fused by Kingman mine, the only mine to use this method. Transformation!! I did use Red Heart Fashion 3 thread for the border, which added a slight sheen to the otherwise matte piece.


I hope you find this pattern enjoyable! Feel free to sell finished products you make from this pattern, and when appropriate, credit “Accidentally Perfect” as the pattern designer. Please do not use my photos or the pattern to claim as your own work. That’s not cool, and Karma is watching. 😊 And you can tag me in any WIPs or finished items on social media!


Love and Light!

Mimi

P.S. Head over to my Shop link and score a free digital download PDF of this pattern!



Materials List

Yarn: One Twirls Cake 800m/875y, Cotton Kings brand by Hobbii One ball of contrast/ matching color of Red Heart/Aunt Lydia Fashion 3 crochet thread Buy It Here Hook: Crochet hook 4.0mm US6 My Go-To Crochet Hook Other: Yarn/tapestry needle for weaving ends Good deal on Yarn Needles Disclaimer: As an Amazon Affiliate, if you choose to purchase the items through the links provided, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.


Abbreviations (US terms):

CH: Chain DC: Double Crochet HDC: Half-Double Crochet SC: Single Crochet SlSt: Slip Stitch


The Pattern:

Written and tested by Melanie (Mimi) Leaseburg


To begin, make a loose-tension chain of 219. (You may want to go up to an H/8/5.00m for the beginning chain.) SlSt to first chain to make a circle, being very careful not to twist the chain.


Round 1: Ch 1. 2DC in first chain, the same as your SlSt where you joined. *Skip 1 Ch, 2DC in next Ch*, repeat between *-* around. Do not join. When you reach the 219th stitch, you are going to create the mobius infinity twist. Take the very first DC you made and pull it forward until you expose the opposite side of the beginning chain. Now make 219 more DC on the underside of the beginning chain. Sl St to beginning Ch 1. (438 DC)

Rounds 2 – 24: Ch 1. Ch 1. 2DC in between the posts of first 2DC group from the previous round. *Skip 2 DC, make 2DC in between the posts of next 2DC group from previous row*, repeat between *-* around join with SlSt beginning Ch 1.

At the end of your last round, fasten off and weave in your beginning and ending tails. You can leave it just as it is, or you can add the edging. I used the Reverse Shell HDC edging. And it’s done as follows:

Attach your edge yarn color with SlSt in any stitch.

Step 1: SC in 3 stitches.

Step 2: CH 3, turn your edge counter-clockwise to expose the backside of your SC stitches. SlSt in the stitch where you joined (the one before your 3 SC). Ch 1. (That’s the ch-3 loop where you will make the shell stitches.)

Step 3: Turn your work clockwise again. Make 5 HDC on that Ch-3 loop.

That’s your first shell. To keep going all the way around, the only step that will be different is where you SlSt to attach your Ch-3 loop. Instead of attaching it to the edge as you did in the first shell, you will attach your new Ch-3 loop to the previous Ch-3 Loop from the shell you just finished.

This allows for the shells to sort of sit on each other, overlapping, creating a unique finishing edge.


And that’s it! Now you can wear this in any number of the infinite ways!!


BONUS:


Fun Fact About This Pattern:


My brain and my mind don’t always get along. When I initially started this project, my beginning chain was 220 with the intention of there being 440 stitches in each round… so I thought. Somehow, I only had 219/438. I didn’t realize this until I was on Round 6 and decided to double check my count. Since I was already over 1300 stitches into the piece, I didn’t want to take it apart, so I just rolled with it. Well, as luck would have it, the reverse shell edging is worked in multiples of 3. 438 divided by 3 is … 146. An even divide. My “mind” said one thing, but apparently my brain figured it out when transferring the details to my hands because that worked out perfectly!


And yet another example of why my business is called… Accidentally Perfect! 😉 Also, I call it “mindlessly mindful”: Mindless because no complicated patterns are used & Mindful because the fractal (repeating pattern) just flows and is soothing.

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