first meander – CRO-LORIMETRY

well, i’ve resisted thus far, but it’s over. now i have a blog…

so far though, it only exists so that i can post the pattern i modified from this one: link. i tried knitting calorimetry a few months ago and failed miserably. i’m still far more skilled at crochet than knitting, so i wanted to try crocheting it, but i love the way the knit version looks and didn’t want to lose that. hers is a crochet version of the calorimetry pattern on knitty, but when i made it it was WAY too big for me, and i thought i could make it fit better/ look more like calorimetry when it’s on your head.  i ended up modifying the one at ‘reclaiming the home’ pretty heavily, i think, so i’m posting my modifications here at the demand of a few people over at ADHD on ravelry. 😉

and now, without further meander, here is my CRO-LORIMETRY:

General Notes:

This modification is crocheted in the back loops only to give it a more ‘ribbed’ look and to make it more stretchy. I’ve got a pretty small head, apparently, so if you don’t you may want to add a few more rows to 15-26. This pattern barely used a third of the skein of ‘I love this yarn’-stripes I used.

Abbreviations:

Ch– chain

dc– double crochet

st/sts– stitch/ stitches

dc2tog– double crochet 2 stitches together

Using U.S. size H hook and worsted-weight yarn, CH 4.

1- Working in back loops only, dc in each st across. Ch 2, turn.(2 sts)

2- Work 2 dc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (4 sts)

3- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (4 sts)

4- Dc in first st, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (6 sts)

5- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (6 sts)

6- Dc once in first 2 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc once in each of last 2 sts. Ch 2, turn. (8 sts)

7- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (8 sts)

8- Dc once in first 3 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc once in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (10 sts)

9- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (10 sts)

10- Dc once in first 4 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc once in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (12 sts)

11- Dc in each st. ch 2, turn. (12 sts)

12- Dc once in first 5 sts, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, dc once in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (14 sts)

13- Dc in each st. ch 2, turn. (14 sts)

14- Dc once in first 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc once in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (15 sts)

15-26- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (15 sts)

27- Dc once in first 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (15 sts)

28- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (14 sts)

29- Dc once in first 5 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (12 sts)

30- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (12 sts)

31- Dc in first 4 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (10 sts)

32- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (10 sts)

33- Dc in first 3 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (8 sts)

34- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (8 sts)

35- Dc in first 2 sts, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in remaining sts. Ch 2, turn. (6 sts)

36- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (6 sts)

37- Dc in first st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc. Ch 2, turn. (4 sts)

38- Dc in each st. Ch 2, turn. (4 sts)

39- dc2tog, dc2tog. Ch 2, turn. (2 sts)

40- Dc in each st. (2 sts)

Make knot and weave in ends.

Attach button to one end, and make a buttonhole at the other. I just wrapped yarn around the stitches at the end to move them out of the way of the button. Depending on your button, you may not even have to do that.”

that’s it… hope you like it! there’ll be pictures when i get this blog-thingy figured out better/have more patience for that. PLEASE let me know what you think if you make this! either here or on ravelry!

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4 responses to “first meander – CRO-LORIMETRY

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