Wednesday, 13 September 2017

CAMPER COAT MANY VARIATIONS AND PATTERNS

Granny Square Coat

Wk 4 Granny square......a circle in a square




A granny Square Coat from this motif it 
Could have been a jacket too

 Coloured circle dk in lots of colours
 back ground in a marble dk that changes colour for each square
4mm hook

MOTIF PATTERN
Ch4, sl st into circle 
Round 1: ch 2 counts as first dc [tr], 15dc [15tr], into circle, sl st to complete round 
(16dc [16tr]

Round 2: ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 1dc in same st, 2dc [2tr],  in each st, sl st to complete round (32dc [32tr]) 

Round 3: sc [dc], in any st, miss a st, ch3, sc [dc], in next st,  repeat 15 more times, sl st, to complete (16 ch3 loops) 

Round 4: cont. in same yarn, 2dc [2tr], ch2, 2dc [2tr], ch1, 2sc [2dc], in next space, ch1, 2sc [2dc], in next sp, ch1, 2sc [2dc], in next space, ch1, repeat 3 more times 
(4 corners and 4 sides)

Coat construction


Neck band
BE CAREFUL TO NOT MAKE THE STITCHES TIGHT
ROW1: sc in ever st, up one side around neck and down the second side, turn
ROWS 2-10: repeat ROW 1, until the band is approx, 2" wide


UNDER CONSTRUCTION PICTURES





OTHER GRANNY SQUARE VARIATIONS

New Alpaca Granny Square Coat.....


 Ive finally decided on the next GS Coat, in 7 colours of Alpaca, I'm using a 5mm hook and using a modified version of the old GS Coat pattern
I had forgotten how nice and firm this circle in a square motif is.


 I already have a block of 9 made and 24 more circle ready to go


ORIGINAL COAT
BASIC LAYOUT OF COAT SQUARES



NEW PATTERN: 
Modified from the original GS Coat motif, Circle in a square.

 A finger wrap of 10 wraps (padded centre ring) 
 Round1: 16sc into wrap circle, sl st to complete. (16sc)

 ROUND 2:ch2 counts as first dc, 1dc into same st, 2dc in next 15 sts sl st to complete round. (32dc)

 Round 3: change colour, attach yarn in any st, ch2, miss a st, sc into next st, repeat to end







  sl st into first ch2 sp. (16 ch2 loops)

 Round 4: ch 2 counts as first dc, 1dc ch2 2dc into same ch2 sp, ch1,
 2sc, ch1, into next 3sp, 
 repeat for each side and corner.

The old coat had squares but this one is a little smaller so not sure how many i will need yet.

 JOIN AS YOU GO:
complete first square then match st to st, for the next square and all following squares. Use the ch st as a sl st to join them in the ch1 spaces.



STILL LEARNING.... 
 I've made a version of the Chunky monkey flower in alpaca to be applied to the back of the coat too but I'm still learning the tricks of the Mac book and I can't seem to get that particular picture from my camera card to the blog at the minute...hurry up from work James i need you!

Seems I didn't need him after all...i'd uploaded them and didn't realise...clever me!
 9 motif sample so far
 I've made a sample yarn necklace too to hold all the circles as they are made
A modified Chunky Monkey Flower to go some where on the coat when it's finished 

and it goes very nicely with the wrap i made a few weeks ago



 Love this square, no curling and it makes a lovely firm fabric perfect 
for a coat or jacket.

PART 1: Granny Flower Coat

Having already made a granny square coat with a wide sleeve it was basically a 'T' shape this time around I'm going to attempt to make a Granny Square coat with a shaped sleeve and set it into a shaped arm hole
these MINI CALS really are crochet along, I'm only going to be one step ahead, so you will see worts an all, we can create a coat for everyone.

SIZE
The number of square you need will of course depend on the size coat you need...so for this first post its...
Decide on the colour
Decide on the yarn
Decide on the Granny motif you want to use.
Make a sample length all joined in one long row.
Check your yarn is all washable, if you've used odd ends of balls and have no idea of the content.
I'm using dk all wool or with some wool in it. 
I used an all acrylic yarn last time and after a few washes and lots of wearing it stretched slightly the small amount of wool should help to stop the stretching and I'm using a
 4mm hook...

but if you want a bigger coat then maybe an 
Aran and a 5mm hook will help make a smaller square sightly bigger for a bigger coat so you need to make less squares 

The pattern will look something like this for the fitted sleeve

hoping this shape will work ok

so there will be some half squares to make for this coat or jacket if you prefer.

PICKING YOUR GRANNY SQUARE MOTIF?
So many to choose from....

You could use the one i used for my first coat and some I know have already started with this motif.
made in many colours above or made in just 5 below


You could make your coat in a basic granny...this is the one I'm using for my Bethany Skirt 


There are so many good options, I think this could be the hardest part making that decision?

MY COAT MOTIF PATTERN CHOICE
I have decided on a simple 8 petal Daisy flower, i've used this pattern many time before 
originally in a Circular Daisy rug, using a white daisy.
But for this coat i've adapted the pattern slightly from the original, to open it up a little ays don't need such a close daisy for a coat and to use my favourite finger wrap start.

BASIC DAISY GRANNY PATTERN
Finger wrap of 4 wraps
Round 1: after securing the finger wrap, ch3, this is the first dc and ch1 sp, 1dc, ch1 repeat until you have 8 spokes to the centre, with 8 ch1 sps, sl st to complete cut off and weave in ends



Round 2: Granny Shell petals, att new colour, ch2 counts as first dc, 2dc into first sp, ch1, 3dc, ch1, in next 7sps, sl st, to complete, cut off and weave in ends


Round 3:THIS ROUND IS THE JOIN AS YOU GO ROUND
 att, background and joining colour in any ch1 sp, ch3, 2tr,  in the first ch1 sp, ch1, 3dc in the next is sp, ch1 3tr, 3ch, 3tr, in the next corner sp repeat for all 4 sides, finished with the last 3tr, ch3, sl st into the first tr, to complete, cut and weave in ends

JOIN AS YOU GO
Replace the ch1 stitch between the side granny shell and the 2nd ch st, in the corners with a sl st and join the next square to the first in the matching sps.


FINGER WRAP: for this that don't know how, wrap around finger 
and secure with a ch st.


MY COAT COLOUR CHOICE
This is a quick to make motif and I am using shades of greens for the first round
Shades of reds, pinks, oranges, maybe a few purple lilac shades too, for the petals and
Charcoal grey for the 3rd and joining round...although i might be tempted to make a second as this is such a quick granny square to make into making an Olive green back ground one too.


MY COAT YARN CHOICE
All the yarns i'm using and I'm mixing lots of brand together, all with a small wool content to hopefully eliminate the stretch on my first coat in all acrylic and all will be washable yarns.
Important to remember when mixing lots of yarns together to be sure they are all washable at the same temperature, if you're not sure then wash at 30deg.

I'm making a sample length...
a. to decide on how many squares i need to fit me
b. to check they are all washable yarns I'm using


MAKING A START...
So as soon as you have decided on your colour, yarns and motif, make a sample length of squares that will fit you personally
That will reach around your biggest part un- stretched, no cheating now, its around your biggest bit.....so you know how many squares to make approx.

TOMORROW 
I will have my sample length made of the 3 round granny daisy i have chosen and it will be washed and I will be able to say approx. how many squares I will need for this 
new Camper Coat. 
My old coat was 13 squares wide by 9 in length with 6 wide by 4 in length sleeves

BLACK OR GREY MOTIF AS ANOTHER  VARIATION ON SQUARE FOR CAMPER COAT

 Camper Coat

Hope you have made progress and been able to decide on your yarn and colour, unlike me!


I changed my mind about using the Daisy Flower Granny below, for my coat...


its a motif i've used on and off for years and just felt it wasn't right after all for my coat, so i set about redesigning a new motif that i would be far happier with, nothing wrong with the motif from yesterday just not for me this time.

This is the new motif I decided was just right for my coat
I will be using one or two more centre colours, this is only a photographic mock up to see what it might look like

I also tried it in a pale grey shade
Love both so I might be making 2 or maybe one as jacket and one as a blanket.

several options from lots of brights the original coat to just a few colours to almost neutral shade of grey.

WHEEL MOTIF PATTERN

Finger wrap of 4 wraps
Round 1: 12sc into circle, sl st, to complete, cut off and weave in end

Round 2: ch4, counts as first dc, ch2 sp, dc, into next st ch2, repeat until you have 12 'spokes', cont.


Round 3: ch2, counts as first dc, 2dc, ch3, 3dc, into first sp, *2dc in next 2 sps, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, in next sp, repeat, from * to end, sl st to complete, cut off and weave in end.




ROUND 3: IS THE JOIN AS YOU GO ROUND
Using a sl st  between the side spa, and replace the middle ch st with a sl st into the previous square as below



dk or aran could be used for this motif
the charcoal grey is dk and looks more 'open' than the pale grey which is in aran, all the centres are in dk
BLACK AND WHITE YARN FOR SAME MOTIF.....

4 comments:

  1. I love everything you make my friend Sue, kiss from Italy

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    1. Hi Daniela, thanks from you that mean a lot, thank you so much xx

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  2. Hi Sue Pinner, please post half granny square of spoked wheel pattern for under arms of camper jacket where appropriate, as I not worked on a garment before? I appreciate all your support. LINDA X


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    1. Hi Linda, so far there isn't a half square for under arm i've not decided if a narrow sleeve will work so this is just the original square only pattern xx

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