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16th-Apr-2015 01:29 am - Hooded Dragon Armor Shrug
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About the Hooded Shrug I have featured in the header of this journal, I though I would share what I originally posted about it in my WordPress. If you are interested in a similar shrug, I do have a pattern for sale. It's a standard shrug done completely in the crocodile stitch, no hood, without frontpanels, but with a tie. You can find it HERE for purchase.

Originally Posted on WordPress on December 27, 2014

It's finished! I still would like a different name for it instead of Hooded Dragon Scale Shrug though. My daughter called it Dragon Hunter, but we shall see.

I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. For awhile after I finished it, I felt that it was missing something, like some kind of edging along the bottom of the front panels, but after wearing it on Christmas, I now think it's just fine the way it is.

The majority of the make up is in the Crocodile stitch, but I also used the Fairy Shell stitch, the same stitch I used for my Faerie Blossom wristwarmers, from the book "Crochet Stitches Visual™ Encyclopedia", for the front panels and the hood.

For the closure I used a pin that I had that I thought looked cute on it. My daughter had an idea for a jewel closure, by taking a gemstone or a plastic/glass faceted jewel and attaching it to a pin backing. I really like that idea, because I can make a few pins of different colored jewels for a changing splash of color when I wear it. Before That, I was having trouble deciding what I wanted to do for a closure. I thought about buttons or snaps, but I like the pin idea better.

About writing this up in a written pattern format, I've been waffling on the idea. I realized after it was finishing that It's not something that I could easily translate into other sizes. I, myself, am a very small framed individual and this is custom made to fit me. If my daughter wanted to wear it, I doubt she'd be able to get her hands through the sleeves, because I made it so the forearms between the cuff and the first increase before my elbow is a snug fit and I even have to squeeze my hands through that part, and I have very small hands.

If I do write this, it would definitely be a pattern for the experienced stitcher. I would only give the starting stitches for the cuffs on the sleeves and the beginning of the hood, but everything else, all measurements, from the width/length of the back and front, the length of the sleeves, even when to start the increases and how many increases to make for the sleeves, would be left to the individual crocheter. This would definitely be a project made to fit the individual it's being made for. Of course, I would have the stitch patterns and finishing all written out and a stitch gauge to get started. It also definitely would not be a free pattern.

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Difficulty Level:

  • Advanced Intermediate

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Glamour in

  • Lapis, 2-3 balls

  • 4.00 mm hook

  • Stitch markers (split ring or locking type)

  • 2 - 18” lengths of 1/8” satin ribbon to match

  • Button

  • Fabric for lining

  • Sewing needle and matching thread

Pattern contains links to Photo Tutorials for special stitches

Gauge isn’t too important.

$2.50

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I have spent most today updating all of my Free Pattern posts, added a new pattern for purchase, updated the look of this Journal, updated my About Me, and reopened commenting on all posts.

I will soon be adding more free pattern to the list within the next couple of days, so keep checking back :)
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front and back shrug


Difficulty:
Advanced Intermediate

(Must have knowledge of how to work around the post of a stitch. Previous knowledge of the Crocodile Stitch is helpful, but there are many tutorials online to learn the basics of the stitch pattern.)

For SM/MED/LG:

Sizes:
Back - 15” (16”, 17”) Measured from shoulder to shoulder over the shoulder blades. Length is customized by the armhole measurement of the finished sleeve.
Sleeves - 7” (8”, 9”) Wrist Circumference, at the least 1” larger than actual wrist measurement. Length is customizable.

Materials:
Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton (size 10), or Patons Lace (2/Fine yarn)
Between approx 2,500yds to 4,000yds of thread/yarn
I used the giant ball (2,730yds) of the Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton

3.25 mm hook or size for gauge
Stitch markers

Pattern includes:

  • Customizable sleeve length

  • “Mix and Match” your sleeve size with your back size

  • Crocodile Stitch pattern

  • Stitch Pattern Guide & Reference photos

  • All crochet stitches are in US Terminology


$5.00

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For 1X/2X/3X:

Sizes:
Back - 18” (19”, 20”) Measured from shoulder to shoulder over the shoulder blades. Length is customized by the armhole measurement of the finished sleeve.
Sleeves - 8” ( 9”, 10”) Wrist Circumference, at the least 1” larger than actual wrist measurement. Length is customizable.

Materials:
Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton (size 10), or Patons Lace (2/Fine yarn)
Between approx 3,000yds to 5,000+ yds of thread/yarn
I used the giant ball (2,730yds) of the Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton

3.25 mm hook or size for gauge
Stitch markers

Pattern includes:

  • Customizable sleeve length

  • “Mix and Match” your sleeve size with your back size

  • Crocodile Stitch pattern

  • Stitch Pattern Guide & Reference photos

  • All crochet stitches are in US Terminology


$5.00

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15th-Apr-2015 12:32 am - I'm Back!
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Hi everyone! I am highly considering, well more than just considering, reopening starrs_crodream, Crochet by Midknight! I am thinking about making a new custom layout to freshen this place up a bit, and since I have written many crochet patterns over the years since I last posted, I plan on sharing here again, along with more stories from my crochet journey, periodically. I'm also going to try to clean up and update my old pattern posts and, hopefully, make a better tagging system to find things easier.

Why now, you ask? My kids are all practically grown, the youngest being almost 16, and they are all very independent, o I have more time. Plus I have a new laptop that I don't have to share, and I've been working on trying to get an online business going, so not sharing means more time with the laptop for me.

See you soon with something new!

Jennifer
4th-Mar-2013 11:36 pm - Update
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I know I haven't posted here in, well, a very long time. I am posting today because I am moving, $15 is just a bit much for a simple name change imo, but I'm sure there isn't anything simple about it for the web designers of LJ and I'm just a broke SaHM.

I'm moving because I feel I need a fresh start and I now also knit and want to have both together and with this LiveJournal being dedicated to crochet It didn't feel right to include my knitting.

I am leaving this Journal open still because some of my free patterns here have been linked to other crochet sites across the web, but I will also be moving my patters to my new Journal.

Feel free to Watch midknightfibers. I should be updating and putting up a custom layout over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you to all of my LJ watchers and all of the visitors for all of your support.

Jennifer Christensen
17th-Jul-2011 05:24 pm - Isabeau Choker ~Pattern for Purchase
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  • Gauge is not too important. Size is determined by the length of the ribbon.

  • Intermediate pattern because of some of the cluster stitches used in row 6.

  • Size 10 crochet cotton

  • 1.80mm steel crochet hook

  • Optional: glass seed beads and pendant.

With this pattern, you have many options:

  • You can string beads on and work them into the picots, or where ever you would like into the main body of the choker.

  • You can hang a charm or pendant from the center motif, or attach a charm or pendant to a small lobster clad clasp and clip to the center motif, then you can change the pendant with your moods.

  • You can also choose to make the crocheted ribbon that is included in the pattern, or use 1/8” satin ribbon instead.

  • Make the main choker piece in white or another neutral color, then make, or buy, different color ribbons to change out to match different outfits.


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4th-Jun-2011 02:46 pm - New pattern in the works!
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I'm excited about this! I am working on a summer shawl! Done all in size 10 crochet cotton with a size 1 steel hook. When it's done, I will need a couple of testers for it before I put it up for sale. If anyone's interested please leave me a comment, I would greatly appreciate the help :)
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Rating:Intermediate

Size: Newborn (waist- approx 14in. length- approx 12in.)

Materials:
Bernat Softee Baby Chiffon Print or any 3/Light weight yarn
14 inches of 1/4” elastic, ends sewn together to make a circle.
30 inches of 1/8” ribbon
G/6-4.25mm hook or size needed for gauge
H/8-5.00mm hook or size needed for gauge
2 Stitch markers (locking or split ring)
Tapestry needle


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This patterns has not been tested.
Please let me know of any mistakes by comment in this post.
Thank you

*This is my original design. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reproduce pattern to claim as your own, sell this pattern or post on other sites. A link back to this LiveJournal page is permitted*


*copyright Jennifer Christensen 2010*

28th-May-2011 08:50 pm - Long time, no update
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I haven't been purposely ignoring this journal, just so much going on right now.

I plan on doing some clean-up here very soon and I will be making ALL of my free patterns as .PDF downloads, hoping to make it easier for everyone. I also plan on cleaning out posts that are now irrelevant and some tag clean-up too. Who knows, I might even make a new layout if the mood strikes me :)
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