DIY Crochet Teddy Coat

Hello lovelies!

Below is the pattern to the Crochet Teddy Coat! (Pictures will be coming this weekend)

Don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on my YouTube if you have any questions 🙂

 

Materials for XS:

7 Skeins of Lion Brand’s Go For Faux yarn

Size N/10MM crochet hook

Needle and thread to join skeins of yarn

Scissors

 

Back:

Chain 7

Shoulder 1:

  1. SC across starting in 2nd stitch and across. Ch 1, turn
  2. SC across
  3. BO

Shoulder 2:

  1. SC across starting in 2nd stitch and across. Ch 1, turn.
  2. SC across, Ch 1, turn.
  3. SC across, Ch 10 and connect to shoulder 1
  4. SC across shoulder 1, Ch 1, turn.
  5. SC across for 6 rows chaining 1 and turning at the end of each row. For other sizes, continue crocheting until the piece reaches from your shoulder to mid-armpit.
  6. SC 1, SC 2 in next stitch, SC across until 2 stitches are left. SC 2 in second to last stitch, SC in last stitch, Ch 1, turn.
  7. SC across, Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 6 & 7 a total of 3 times. (there should be 6 rows worked)

BO

Front (make 2):

Ch 7

  1. SC across starting in 2nd stitch and across. Ch 1, turn
  2. SC across

Repeat row 2 a total of 4 times. You should have 5 rows of SC.

  1. SC 1, SC 2 in second stitch, SC across, Ch 1, turn.
  2. SC across until 2 stitches remain, SC 2 in second to last stitch, SC 1, Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 twice for a total of 4 rows.

  1. SC 1, SC 2 in next stitch, SC across until you have 2 stitches left, SC 2 in next stitch, SC 1, Ch 1, turn
  2. SC across until 2 stitches are left, SC 2 in next stitch, Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 twice for a total of 4 rows.

BO (don’t BO for second front piece)

Joining Back piece with both Front panels:

Line up pieces upside down:

With your working yarn on the right, start single crocheting adding a SC 2 in the second stitch. When you reach the end of each piece, chain 2 and then connect to the next piece. Don’t forget to SC 2 in the second to last stitch of the entire piece.

  1. Chain 1, turn. SC across.

Repeat row 1 until the piece is as long as you want it measuring from the shoulders down. I did 13 rows for an XS.

Shoulder Seams:

  1. With the wrong sides together, match up a front shoulder to its corresponding back shoulder. SC pieces together, BO.

Repeat for other shoulder.

 

REST OF PATTERN WITH SLEEVES WILL COME SOON! STILL EDITING OUT THE BUGS 🙂

 

 

Madalynne Intimates 8711 Kit

Madalynne Intimates 8711 Kit

Hello my lovely readers! Today I bring you my first ever unboxing/review! If you haven’t been able to tell from the title of this blogpost yet, I partnered with Madalynne Intimates to review her new bralette bra kit and pattern for the 8711!

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This is her first kit + pattern combo (sold separately) and her first mono-wire design! And if you’re like me and had no idea what a mono-wire was, go check out her website to read all about them 😉

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So, like everything I write a blog post for, I of course have to film a video *duh*. So, below this little paragraph is my unboxing of the 8711 and another one of her designs that comes in a kit, the Barette Bralette! If you want to give me a like/comment/subscribe, you can totally click here to visit my channel and watch all of my other videos while you’re at it 🤗

Okay, okay so now the review.. dun dun dun..

Jk, let’s get into it! So when I first measured myself to find out what mono-wire I needed, I measured at a 30D. Which I thought was totally weird and wouldn’t fit me because I wear a 32C, but I emailed Madalynne and she reassured me about the fit and the size to cut and yes, in the end it did turn out to fit me extremely well! I would also take her suggestion of cutting a band size up (which I didn’t do)! I was confused about my size vs the mono-wire size vs the size I had to cut haha but I suggest forgetting about what size you wear commercially for this project!

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I chose the blush pink kit because I wanted something that was discreet enough to wear if I wanted to wear it to work or a more formal occasion. I thought the lacey pink and black version would be too sexy for something like that but omg no!! There are a ton of pictures on Madalynne’s Instagram of beautiful ladies wearing their lace version from a workshop that she held recently! If I make this again, I’m definitely going to make a lace version haha.

DSC_3117This bralette is honestly the best of both worlds. It has a mono-wire which is super comfortable and makes it more comfortable for women with a larger bust to wear a super cute bralette. Even for people like me with a smaller chest, I think it’s great! Sometimes I hate wearing bralettes because they’re so tight (to you know, hold you in), so I sometimes prefer a regular bra. The 8711 is not only supportive, but comfortable, lightweight and stylish.

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This would also be a great project for a beginner to intermediate sewer because this project is quick and let me tell you, when you’re able to put that mono-wire through and it takes shape into a bra, it is so satisfying! I’ve never had such a satisfying project in that short of time sewing it haha. Not to mention, once I sewed the channeling, I might’ve put the mono-wire in because I thought I had to until I later read “now you can insert the mono-wire” 🤦🏻‍♀️

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One thing I do suggest is to have one of your bras handy for the strap and hook & eye portion next to you! For some reason I read the hook & eye portion backwards and had to rip stitch 😅 but it was all good.

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So, in conclusion, I love this kit, pattern and final product. I think it would be great to wear everyday, on a special occasion 😉 or even… a boudoir shoot! Honestly I’ve been thinking about how perfect this bra and panty set would be for a boudoir shoot haha.

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P.S. I definitely recommend the Odif’s 505 spray adhesive for this project! Just don’t be like me and spray the right side of your fashion fabric to the lining 😂 that was a pain to fix!

Happy crafting loves!

Xx

Stephanie Marie

 

Disclaimer: I am not being paid to post this! All opinions are my own and I was sent the 8711 kit for free to review and unbox 😊

BEGINNER’S CHUNKY KNIT RAGLAN SWEATER

Materials: for XS

Striped:

3 skeins color A

1 skein color B (even if doing large size you still might only need 1 skein. I did a version with 103 stitches around and was able to do 20 rows of stripe and still have some left over)

OR

Solid:

4 Skeins

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Several pieces of scrap yarn to test fit and size as you go and to hold arm stitches when working the body

7 regular stitch markers and 1 different stitch marker

Size 15 32” circular needles

Size 15 16” circular needles

OPTIONAL size 13 32” circular needles and size 13 16” circular needles if you want the ribbing to cinch

Skills:

Knit

Purl

Yarn Over

Abbreviations:

XS – Extra Small

S – Small

M – Medium

L – Large

K – Knit

P – Purl

YO – Yarn Over

CO – Cast On

PM – Place Marker

TOG – Together

BO – Bind Off

Pattern:

XS (S, M, L)

Neckline:

CO 47 (49, 51, 53) Stitches with 32″ circulars and use bind off method to join. Place 1 different stitch marker

Rows 1-4: K1 P1 ribbing. (Or 1.5”) *you can use size 13 needles if you want the ribbing to cinch*

Yoke (increases for armholes)

Row 1: K2, PM, YO, K 14 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 5 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 14 YO, PM, K2, PM, YO, K 5 YO.

Row 2: Purl all stitches including YO’s

Row 3: K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next Marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle, K to next Marker, YO, K2, YO after marker is moved to right needle

Rows 4-17 (21, 25, 29): Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Row 18 (22, 26, 30): Purl all stitches including YO’s

**End of Yoke/Shoulder Increases**

Divide for Sleeves and Body:

K to first marker, remove marker, K to next marker, remove marker, K1, place next stitch on scrap yarn, remove marker, place stitches from here to next marker on same holder, remove marker, place 1 stitch on same holder, tie scrap yarn in a loop so no stitches fall off, CO or YO 1 onto right needle, K to marker, remove marker, K to next marker, remove marker, K1, place next stitch on scrap yarn, remove marker, place stitches from here to next marker on same holder, remove marker, place 1 stitch on same holder (will have to remove marker that signifies start of round, place 1 stitch on holder and put marker back on left needle), CO or YO 1 onto right needle, tie scrap yarn in a loop so no stitches fall off.

Body:

Row 1 (color B): P1, P2 TOG, P to next CO or YO under other stitches on holder, P the CO/YO, P2 TOG, P to beginning.

Row 2 (color B): K

Row 3 (color B): P

Rows 4-11(color B): repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 12 (color A): K

Row 13 (color A): P

Rows 14-21 (color A): repeat rows 12 and 13

Row 22 (color B): K

Row 23 (color B): P

Rows 24-31(color B): repeat rows 22 and 23

Row 32 (color A): K

Row 33 (color A): P

Rows 34-41 (color A): repeat rows 32 and 33

Row 42 (color A): K

Row 43 (color A): P

Rows 44-51 (color A): repeat rows 42 and 43

Rows 52-56: K1 P1 Ribbing. (Or 1.5”)

BO

Sleeves (make 2) 16″ circulars

Color A

Pick up stitches so that you begin at the top of the shoulder and not the armpit. Also make sure that the right side of the sweater is facing you and not the inside (see video for better description). Also pick up 3 (3, 4, 4) stitches along the armpit (there should be a gap in stitches here).

Row 1: Knit to exact middle stitch (count and divide by 2) also don’t knit the middle stitch. PM, K1, PM, K to beginning.

BELOW WEBSITE IS HOW TO CALCULATE THE SLEEVE!

http://www.getknitting.com/ak_0603mfcalc.aspx

Row 2: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Rows 5-9: repeat rows 3 & 4

Row 10: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Rows 13-17: repeat rows 11 & 12

18: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: Purl

Rows 21-26: repeat rows 20 & 21

27: Knit to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 28: Purl

Row 29: Knit

Rows 30-35: repeat rows 28 & 29

36: Purl to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 37: Knit

Row 38: Purl

Rows 39-44: repeat rows 37 & 38

45: Knit to 2 STS before marker, P2TOG, move marker, P1, move marker, P2TOG, purl to beginning

Row 46: Purl

Row 47: Knit

Rows 48-52: repeat rows 46 & 47

Rows 53-56: *K1 P1* repeat * to * until end of each round.

BO

Weave in ends!