AKA: Keely’s Dragon Shrug.
Today, I’ve been doing some editing on what I have written so far for this pattern when I came up with the name. I kind of thought this was fitting as my own daughter helped me design this version from my original version, the Dragon Scale Shrug, which is a looser “older” looking shrug. This one is made to be snug, custom fitted to the wearer and can be embellished with lace at the wrist, chains, or anything that the young or “young at heart” can think of. This one I’m writing for only 3 sizes; 15″ (small), 16″ (medium), and 17″ (large) shoulder to shoulder back width. I’m sure an experienced hooker can figure out larger (or smaller) sizes using the gauge of the pattern as everything in this pattern practically needs the wearers measurements. I’m really close to finishing making the shrug, I’m working on the right sleeve in-between all of the other project I have going at the moment, some of them paying projects.
I will be needing testers for this pattern, so if you think you might have the time and are interested, please contact me either at my Facebook page, by Midknight or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the project is that knowledge of making the crocodile stitch is very helpful, but there are tons of tutorials online. I do have the stitch pattern written out before the actual shrug pattern to make a swatch and I will have reference photos, but it’s not a tutorial. I used Patons Lace but any size 2/Fine yarn that works in gauge will be fine. I have even used size 10 crochet cotton. The Patons Lace comes in 498yd balls so I think approx between somewhere around 2,oo0 and 3,500 yards depending on size should work. Then a 3.25 mm hook or size for gauge. I will probably send half of the pattern at a time, then at the end of the testing, I will give the tester the full ready for sale pattern.
At this time I only have a rough draft going and no finished project photos yet.
I did some editing on the pattern today and I decided to split the pattern; SML on one, 1X, 2X, 3X on another. I figured less numbers to wade through to figure out what size is what. I also made it a little more customizable also.
I think I might be getting closer to the release date for it :)
Also, still working on the dice bag order and the shrug for my grandmother. I might also have a jewelery order coming :D
Earlier this month I posted about my Grandma’s stash and WIPs, well yesterday I finally sorted through the bin that had some yarn and the crochet patterns in it and had a few surprises. I also found the rest of her hooks, including her steel hooks. The major find was an old steno notebook that my Grandma had hand-written a couple of patterns in and an old envelope addressed to her from her sister stamped 1971 with a hand-written slipper pattern in it. There were many issues of the Quick & Easy Crochet digest with dates ranging from the early 80’s to the late 90’s (that I’ve seen so far) and a few issues of Workbasket Magazine. There were also 2 folders filled with loose patterns and a few hardcover pattern books with mainly afghan patterns. There were also what seemed to be tons of empty yarn labels scattered about too.
I moved all of the patterns and books into a smaller bin and condensed all of the yarn into the larger bin. The hooks will be stored with all of my hooks.
The updated pattern is now up for free download. I (hopefully) fixed the stitch count/math problems and I have completely rewritten Rnd 9 of the arm/hand. I hope it’s more understandable now than it was. It seemed that the hand was the most problematic for many people as that was the subject of a lot of emails and messages I had received over the past 6yrs. I have also added a couple of photos of the hand and foot for reference. The pattern still has not been tested, so any errors still in it are mine, so please contact me if any are found. Thanks.
I also changed the name to Amigurumi Adipose from Amigurumi “Fat” Baby. I made the name change decision because of my pattern being featured on BBCAmerica.com 2yrs ago.
I am keeping open the Amigurumi “Fat” Baby FAQ & Errata page for all patterns downloaded before the update today.
It’s not like I don’t have tons of projects that I have to finish already, but it seems that after 6yrs, I really do need to rewrite my Amigurumi “Fate” Baby pattern, which means I need to sit down and actually crochet it again. The original pattern had never been tested and I know more now about pattern writing than I did then.
I also found that I even had an error in my math in my errata post, which has now been corrected.