Marnie MacLean Designs: Patterns: My Fuzzy Valentine
My Fuzzy Valentine
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When I think of Valentine's Day, I almost always think of chocolate and pink, in that order. Fuzzy Valentine is all that and love to boot. Tryst is made with silk and Marino wool which is warm, soft and decadent. Starry Night is thick, plush and soft with glints of shimmer. Combined, the yarns work up into a piece that nearly hugs you. This pattern is offered in chart form. While this may seem intimidating if you've never worked from a chart, I think you'll find it easier in the long run, as you get a visual idea of what the piece will look like. Further, it allows you the option to work up the jacket in separate piece or as on whole, in the round.
Tryste: 23 Stitches x 30 rows =4" in STst
- #6 & #7 Circular needles at least 30" long
- 450 grams (9 skeins) of Tryst in Chocolate Brown or color of choice
- 250 grams (5 skeins) of Starry Night in pink or color of choice
- G crochet hook
- 2 large covered hook and eye
- Pom Pom tool (optional)
Tryste is a wool/silk blend boucle yarn, in a light worsted/heavy sport weight. Almost any light worsted weight yarn will make a fine substitution, though I highly recommend one with at least some elastic or wool content.
Starry night is a thick eyelash yarn with some sparkle. Any substitute eyelash yarn should be quite dense or be doubled to achieve a similar effect.
- Stockinette Stitch (STst)
- Garter Stitch
- Single Crochet (SC)
This pattern is offered in 4 sizes. Please download the chart in the size that suits you best.
All Tryst areas are worked on #7 needles in STst
All Starry Night areas are worked on #6 needles in GARTER Stitch
Sew all pieces together, attaching front panels to the back at sides and shoulders, then sewing in sleeves. Make sure you reinforce the sleeve and should seams so they do not sag.
With size 6 circular needles and Starry Night yarn, pickup 3 stitches for every 4 rows along entire front and neckline, including hem. Place a stitch marker at the point where you began the neckline decreases on each side of the front.
Rows 1-18: Work garter stitch inc on stitch on neckline side of both markers.
Attach hook and eye right below neckline, fluffing up yarn to hide any bits that show. If you prefer more modesty in your coat, you can attach additional hook and eye down the front of the jacket.
Sew tie onto jacket so it falls right below your chest. Make 2 pom poms from Starry Night (optional) and attached to ends of ties.