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Nothing Really New, Yet

Well, I have 3 testers so far for my Daughter of Dragons Shrug, so I am now focusing on working on the shrug for my Grandmother, until I’m needed to do editing and stuff.

I have 10″ out of 15″ for the first sleeve done, 5 more to go, so there is a chance I may finish that tonight. Then I’ll work of the back and then the second sleeve after that. This shrug is actually working up faster than the 3 I previously made lol

This shrug I’ve modified a bit though, because I have it written for long sleeves (up to 20″ long) and she wants 3/4 length sleeves, so that could explain why it’s taking less time.

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Last night, my husband went to a MTG booster draft at one of the local game stores and used his new pouch for the first time. When he came home afterward, it was filled with cards! He said he got a lot of comments on it from some of the other players last night too. I couldn’t get over how many cards he fit into it! LOL

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I was also thinking that I should make up a bunch of necklaces for “ready to ship” for hopefully holiday sales too. I think I want to make at least a couple of the necklaces and a bracelet or two in the gold metallic thread I have.


I’ve been busy!

Post #100! WOO HOO! 😀

I have finally finished my daughters shrug and it has been delivered to her! She loves it! I can not wait to get photos of her wearing it 🙂

The pattern for it, Daughter of Dragons Shrug, is also finished being written and I have the 1st half ready to go out to be tested. More info for testing can be found on THIS POST.

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I have also written a pattern for wristwarmers that are based on the Daughter of Dragons Shrug. I think they are cute and fun, too. Something to dress up a plain pullover or something. I have it posted and ready for purchase! Check out my Honeycomb Dragon Wristwarmers!



Not only have I completed those in the last couple of weeks, I have also finished my husbands Dragon Skin Pouch, I even have a pattern written up for it. The pouch still needs a fabric lining yet, and I still need to get photos of it, so no pics to share for this project yet.

I’ve also done a bit of “nitpicking” editing on my Dragon Shrug patterns over the last few days. Still waiting on more input from my testers, especially for the Plus sizes.

Now that I have those projects out of the way, I can concentrate on working on my Grandmother shrug. Still no photos for that yet, either.

Daughter of Dragons Shrug Pattern

AKA: Keely’s Dragon Shrug.

*Please see THIS POST concerning testing for this pattern. Thank you.

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 midknightstarr@gmail.com

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.

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Update: Dragon Scale Shrug Pattern

The rough draft V.1 is ready and I have testers for the 1X and 2X/3X, 1 tester each so far, but I could use more. I’m still looking for testers for the small, medium, and large, but I could still have additional testers for the plus sizes. The back measurements are 15”x8” (16″x9”, 17”x10”, 18”x11”, 19”x12”, 20”x13”), but the important measurement is for the width (shoulder to shoulder), and I made the sleeve length customizable.

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that all of the terminology in the pattern are in US crochet terms: US single crochet = UK double crochet, US double crochet = UK treble, etc…

If interested, please message me on …by Midknight on Facebook or email me at midknightstarr@gmail.com

Also, you can see my original post for more details.

Thanks 🙂

front and back shrug

Update: Dragon Scale Shrug Pattern

The actual writing has begun. I started writing out the rough draft today and I realize that some of the photos that I took for the pattern aren’t going to work, so I need to make new swatches and stitch examples to photograph for the pattern.

I’m thinking soon I will need testers for it and I’m hoping to get at least 1, maybe 2, people per size. Right now I’m planning on doing sizes ranging from small to x-large and so far I have 1 tester for the x-large size. If there is anyone interested please send me an email: midknightstarr@gmail.com for the details. Thanks 🙂