I am looking for experience crocheters to test my Daughter of Dragons Shrug. Knowledge of the Crocodile Stitch is helpful, but I now have a photo tutorial of how I do the Crocodile Stitch also.
This pattern is written for 3 sizes and is pretty customizable for a good fit. The basic sizes are measured by the width of the back from shoulder to shoulder over the shoulder blades. Small is 15″, Medium is 16″ and Large is 17″. Also by the wrist circumference, Small is 7″, Medium is 8″, and Large is 9″, measured approximately 1″ larger than the actual wrist measurement. The important measurement is the back though, the sleeves can be made loose if wanted. If you, or the person this is being made for, measures for a 7″, but prefer looser sleeves, then you can make an 8″ or 9″ instead. The length of the back is determined by the size of the armhole of the finished sleeve.
I used Patons Lace yarn, but any 2/fine weight yarn would work as long as you get the gauge. I have used size 10 cotton thread and gotten the same gauge using the same hook I used with the Patons Lace. I used a 3.25mm hook, but again whichever hook you can get gauge with.
The yardage for the yarn, I am guessing somewhere around between 2,000-3,500 yards, depending on the size and customizations made. I made my daughter a 15″ back, with 7″ wrists, with only 1 increase in the sleeves, so the sleeves are snug on her arms, and I used about 3-1/2 balls of the Patons Lace in Sachet at 498yrds per ball.
I would like at the least 1 tester per size, ideally 2 testers per size. Half of the pattern will be given at a time, the first half the testers will receive will be for the sleeves. When I know that at least 1 sleeve is finished, I will have the back and finishing half of the pattern sent out.
When testing is complete all testers will get a full copy of the pattern with any corrections made to it before I post it up for purchase.
If anyone is interested or if there are any questions, please email me at midknightstarr@gmailcom, message me at my Facebook Page, or leave a comment here.