Lotus Duster 2.0

Finally! I have been working on rewriting, restyling, tweaking, and expanding this design for ages, and I am so excited it’s time to premier the new version for free here on the blog! (or for purchase in PDF – read on for more info).

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Special thanks to my lovely friend Danielle for modeling for me ๐Ÿ˜€

You can get this pattern in downloadable, printable format from my Ravelry Pattern Store or my Etsy shop for 5.50 USD. The PDF version also includes a TON (100+) of bonus tutorial photos in the regular version as well as a printer-friendly file with just text!

The old version is still available on the blog for those that were in the middle of working one and want to continue with the same version. The NEW version is right here!

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Some of the tweaks I have made to the design include reworking the neckline to make the collar more manageable (read- less ruffled), adding detailed instructions as to how to work the half rounds, rewriting the sleeve tutorial to be more precise, adding stitch counts for all the rounds on the main body, writing instructions on attaching ties, and generally cleaning up the writing style. OH, and I almost forgot – in response to many requests, there is now A LARGE SIZE! YAY! Check out the FREE pattern below!

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Lotus Mandala Duster

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Sizes Small (Left) and Large (Right)

Notes:
Reading the pattern: Pattern is written for Small with the changes for Large listed afterward – when there are no changes, directions apply to all sizes. Rows marked “Extra” with a decimal number are for Larges only (Example: “Extra Round 13.1”)

Joining the Rounds: This pattern frequently uses hdc and dc to join the rounds in the openwork portions. If you are having trouble with the round-end joins, please see my Chain & Stitch Join Tutorial at
https://moralefiber.blog/2017/07/24/chain-stitch-join-tutorial/

Color Changes: This pattern leaves you free to plan your own color changes. To change colors, cut old color and tie off, then join new color in the last stitch of the round (for solid rounds) or last chain space of the round (for openwork/lace rounds).

Yarns Used: The Small size Duster (pictured above on the left) is made with yarns recycled from sweaters. You can find a tutorial for how to reclaim yarn on my blog at:
http://wp.me/p5Dj8T-3d
The Large duster (pictured on the right) is made with the yarn listed in the Materials section.

Materials
5.5 mm hook (I always use an in-line hook for these)
Premier Cotton Fair (#2, 3.5 oz, 317 yds) โ€“ 6 skeins
Scissors & Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 3โ€ณ measured across the diameter after Rnd 3.

Final Dimensions:
SMALL: 22.5โ€ณ radius (measured from center of motif to bottom edge)
50โ€ณ diameter (measured from collar to bottom edge)
Up to 36โ€ bust
LARGE: 26.5โ€ radius
53โ€ diameter
Up to 42โ€ bust

Some terms:

Dc with last loop on the hook: YO once, insert hk into next st/sp, draw up a loop. YO and pull through 2 lps on the hook. 2 lps remain on the hook (1 original and 1 left unworked from the dc stitch).

4-DC Cluster โ€“ Work 4 dc stitches, keeping the last loop on the hook for each. YO and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.

3-dc cluster โ€“ Work 3 dc stitches leaving the last loop on the hook for each. YO and draw through all 4 loops on the hook.

Shell โ€“ 2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 2 hdc

Main Body

  1. Make magic ring. 8 sc into the ring, tighten. Join with a slip stitch in first sc of the round. โ€“ 8 sc

 

  1. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the next sc, ch 1) 7 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rdch of beg ch-4. โ€“ 8 dc + 8 spaces

 

  1. Sl st into the next ch-1 space, ch 2 โ€“ counts as first dc with last loop on the hook. Dc into the same space 3 more times, keeping last loops on the hook. YO, draw through all four loops on the hook. Ch 3. (Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 6 times. Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Hdc in the top of the first cluster to join. This positions your hook in the middle of a ch-3 sized space to begin your next round. โ€“ 8 clusters + 8 spaces

 

  1. Ch 2 โ€“ counts as first dc with last lp on hk, dc into the same space 3 more times, keeping last loops on the hook. YO, draw through all four loops on the hook โ€“ first 4-dc cluster made. Ch 2. (Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 4-dc cluster in the same sp, ch 2) 7 times. Ch 2, work 1 4-dc cluster in next ch-3 space, work 1 hdc in the top of the first cluster to join. 16 clusters + 16 spaces

 

  1. Ch 2 โ€“ counts as first dc with last lp on the hk. Dc into the same space 3 more times keeping last lps on hk. YO, draw through all four lps. Ch 3. (Work 1 4-dc cluster into the next ch-2 space, ch 3) 14 times. Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-2 sp, dc in the top of the first cluster to join. โ€“ 16 clusters + 16 spaces

 

  1. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc, 2 more dc in same space, Ch 3. (3 dc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 15 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rdch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 16 sets of 3 dc + 16 spaces

 

  1. Sl st in the top of the next dc. (Sk next dc. In the next ch-3 space work 2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 2 hdc โ€“ shell made. Sk next dc, sl st in the next dc) 16 times. Join with a sl st in first sl st. โ€“ 16 shells

 

  1. Ch 6 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 3, sc in the top of next tr stitch in the middle of the shell, ch 3. (Dc in the next sl st between shells, ch 3, sc in next treble, ch 3) 15 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rdch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 32 spaces

 

  1. Ch 3. Yarn over twice, insert hook into next sc and draw up a lp, (YO and draw through 2 lps on the hk) twice โ€“ one treble stitch leaving last lp on the hk made. Treble in next dc, leaving last lp on the hk โ€“ 3 lps remain on the hk. YO, draw through all 3 lps, ch 7. (In the last st worked the previous tr3tog, work 1 treble crochet leaving last lp on hk. Work 1 treble in next sc leaving last lp on hk. Work 1 treble in next dc leaving last lp on hk โ€“ 4 lps on the hk. YO, draw through all four lps on hk โ€“ tr3tog made, ch 7.) 15 times. Join with a sl st in top of first tr3tog. โ€“ 16 tr3tog + 16 spaces

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  1. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch 7 space, ch 2, 4-dc cluster in the same space, ch 2. 4 dc cluster in the same sp, ch 1. Work 1dc in the top of the next tr3tog st, ch 1) 15 times. Work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch 7 space, ch 2, 4-dc cluster in the same space, ch 2. 4 dc cluster in the same sp, ch 1. Sl st into 3rdch of beg ch-4. ย – 48 clusters + 16 dc

 

  1. (Ch 3. Sk next space and next cluster, work 1 4-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2. Skip next cluster, work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-2 space, ch 3. Sk next cluster and space, sl st in next dc.) 15 times. Ch 3. Sk next space and next cluster, work 1 4-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 2. Sk next cluster, work 1 4-dc cluster in the next ch-2 space. Sk next cluster and space, dc in same st as the sl st join of the previous round. โ€“ 32 clusters
  2. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first tr with last loop on the hk. Work 1 tr with the last lp on the hk in the next cluster. YO and draw through both lps on the hook โ€“ first tr2tog made. Ch 4, work 1 4-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 4. (Work 1 tr with the last lp on the hk in the top of the next cluster. Sk next 2 chain-3 spaces, work 1 tr with the last lp on the hk in the next cluster. YO and pull through all 3 lps. Ch 4, work 1 4-dc cluster in next ch-2 space, ch 4) 15 times. Join with a sl st in the first tr2tog. โ€“ 16 clusters + 16 tr2tog + 32 chain spaces
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  3. Sl st in the next ch-4 space, ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. Work 4 dc in the same space. (1 dc in top of the next cluster, 5 dc in next ch-4 space, 1 dc in top of the next tr2tog, 5 dc in next ch-4 space) 15 times. Work 1 dc in top of next cluster, 5 dc in next ch-5 space, 1 dc in top of tr2tog. Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 192 dc sts

Extra Rnd 13.1 (Extra rounds are only worked for size Large – see pattern Notes) : Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. Dc in ea of the next 22 sts. 2 dc in the next st. (Dc in ea of the next 23 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 7 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 200 dc sts

 

Extra Rnd 13.2: Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. Dc in ea of the next 23 sts. 2 dc in the next st. (Dc in ea of the next 24 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 7 times. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 208 dc sts

 

  1. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch-1. Sk next dc. (Dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc) 95, 103 Join with a sl stitch to the 3rdch of beg ch-4. โ€“ 96 dc + 96 ch-1 spaces, 104 dc + 104 ch-1 spaces.

 

  1. (Sk next ch-1 space. Work 1 hdc in the next dc. In the same st work 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc โ€“ scallop made. Skip next ch-1 space, sl stitch in next dc) 48, 52 Join with a sl st in the same st as join from the previous rnd. โ€“ 48 scallops, 52 scallops

 

When working with multiple colors, I always change colors after Rnd 15 โ€“ otherwise, the pretty scallops become hard to see after the next rnd.

  1. Ch 3 โ€“counts as first dc. Sk next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st (1 hdc in the next st, sk next st, 1 dc in the next st, sk next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 47, 51 Hdc in next stitch, sk next st, join with a sl st to the 3rdch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 192, 208 sts

 

  1. Ch 5 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 2. (Sk next st, dc in next stitch, ch 2) 94, 102 Sk next st,dc in the next stitch. Hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-5. โ€“ 96, 104 ch spaces

 

Extra Rnd 17.1 โ€“ Ch 5 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 2. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 2) 102 times. Dc in the next space, hdc in the 3rd ch of the beg ch-5 to join. โ€“ 104 ch spaces

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  1. Sc in the space formed by the hdc join of the previous rnd. Ch 3. (Sc in the next ch space, ch 3) 94, 102 Sc in the next ch space, ch 1, hdc in the first sc of the round. โ€“ 96, 104 ch spaces

Rnds 19-20. Rpt rnd 18.

Extra Round 20.1: Rpt Rnd 18 once more

Sleeve Yoke round:

21. Ch 3. (1 dc in the next ch-3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 10 times. Ch 30, 33, sk the next 6, 7 ch-3 spaces, (1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 10,14 times. Ch 30, 33, sk the next 6, 7 ch-3 spaces, (1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 63, 65 times. 1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, sl st in the 3rdย ch of beg ch-3.- 84, 90 ch-1 spaces and 2 long chain loops that form the upper halves of the sleeve yokes

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22. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. 1 dc in the next dc (3 dc in the next ch-1 space, 1 dc in ea of the next 2 dc) 9 times. 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in the next dc. 1 dc in ea of the next 30, 33 ch sts. 1 dc in the next dc (1 dc in the next ch sp, 1 dc in ea of the next 2 dc) 9, 13 times**. 1 dc in the next ch sp, 1 dc in the next dc. 1 dc in ea of the next 30, 33 ch sts. 1 dc in the next dc (3 dc in the next ch-1 space, 1 dc in ea of the next 2 dc) 63, 65 times. 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, join with a sl st to the 3rdย ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 460, 488 sts

** Moving the armholes further apart or closer together to adjust the garment to your measurements will change this count. Just remember that any V-stitch in between the shoulder yokes should have 1 dc per space, not 3 as with the rest of the round.

23. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. (Sk next three sts, 1 dc in the next st. Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st) 114, 121 times. Sk next three sts, dc in the next st, ch 1. Hdc in the 3rdย ch of beg ch-3 to join. โ€“ 115, 122 V-stitches

24. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. (1 dc in the next ch sp, ch 3, dc in the same space) 114, 121 times. 1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, hdc in the 3rdย ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 115, 122 V-stitches

25. Sc in space formed by the hdc join of the previous round, ch 4. (Sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4) 113, 120 times. ย Sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in the first sc of the round. โ€“ 115, 122 ch spaces

26. Sc in the space formed by the dc join of the previous rnd, ch 4. (Sc in the next ch sp, ch 4) 113, 120 times. Sc in the next ch sp, ch 1, dc in the first sc of the round. โ€“ 115, 122 ch spaces

27.Sc in the same sp, ch 5. (Sc in the next ch sp, ch 5) 113, 120 times. Sc in the next space, ch 2, dc in the first sc of the round. โ€“ 115, 122 ch spaces

28-30. Rpt rnd 27.

Extra Rnd 30.1-30.2: Rpt rnd 27 two more times

31. Sc in the same sp, ch 6. (Sc in the next ch sp, ch 6) 113, 120times. Sc in the next space, ch 3, dc in the first sc of the round. โ€“ 115, 122 ch spaces

Extra Rnd 31.1: Rpt Rnd 31

32. Sc in the same sp, 6 dc in next sc โ€“ one fan made. (1 sc in next ch-6 sp, 6 dc in next sc) 114, 121 times, join with a sl st in first sc of the round. โ€“ 115, 122 fans

33. Ch 5 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 2. Sk next 2 sts, sc in the next st (the third dc of the fan), ch 1, sc in the next dc, ch 2. (sk 2 sts, dc in next sc, ch 2. Sk next 2 sts, sc in the 3rdย dc of next fan, ch 1, sc in the next dc, ch 2) 113,120 times. Sk next 2 sts, dc in the next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in the 3rdย dc of next fan. Ch 1, sc in the next dc, work 1 hdc in the 3rdย ch of beg ch-5 to join. โ€“ 345, 366 chain spaces

34. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first hdc + ch 2. (Hdc in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, hdc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 114, 121 times. Hdc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2, hdc in the next ch-1 sp, hdc in the 2ndย ch of beg ch-2 to join. โ€“ 345, 366 ch spaces made

Working the following rounds on the top half only:

35. Ch 3. (Dc in the next ch-2 space, ch 1, dc in the same sp) 171, 191 times. Ch 3, Sl st in the next ch-2 space. Ch 3, turn. โ€“ 171, 191 dc V-stitches

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36. Sk first ch-3 space. Work 1 dc, leaving last lp on the hook in the next ch-1 space. Work 2 more dc with the last lp on the hook in the same space. YO and draw through all 4 lps on the hook – 1 3-dc cluster made. Ch 2. (3 dc cluster in the next ch-1 sp, ch 2) 169, 189 times. 3 dc cluster in the next ch-1 space, ch 3. Sk next ch space, sl st in the next hdc. Ch 3, turn. โ€“ 171, 191 dc clusters

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Work next round over entire circle.

37. 3 dc in the first ch-3 space. (3 dc in the next ch-2 space) 171, 191 times. 3 dc in the next ch-3 space. (3 dc in the next ch-2 space) 172, 173 times. 3 dc in the next chain space. Join with a sl st to the 3rdย ch of beg ch-3. โ€“ 1036, 1095 dc

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Cut yarn and tie off.

Sleeves:

Step 1. Attach yarn on the inside of the armhole, in the side of the last dc before the armhole on Rnd 21. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. 1, 2 dc more in the side of the dc. 2, 3 dc in each of the 8, 9 chain spaces โ€“ including the spaces that the v-stitches from Rnd 21 are worked into. 2, 3 dc into the side of the other Rnd 21 dc on the opposite end of the armhole. 1 dc into the base of all 30, 33 ch sts. Join with a sl st to the first dc of the round. โ€“ 50, 66 ย dc

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Step 2. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. Sk next st. (Dc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st) 23, 31 times. Dc in the next st, hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join. โ€“ 25, 33 ch-1 spaces

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Step 3. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the next sp, ch 1) 23, 31 times. Dc in the next st, hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join. โ€“ 25, 33 ch-1 spaces

After a couple rows of this, size down to a smaller hook if desired. I sized down to 4.5 to make the sleeve snug on my upper arm.

Rpt Step 3 until your total reaches 23 rows, or until the length reaches just below your elbow.

Locate the ch space that is centered at the back of the elbow and mark it. (14thย space from the join for me, 17th on the large) This will now be the increase center.

Step 4. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) until you reach the increase center. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the increase center. The middle chain space made in this repeat is now the increase center. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) the rest of the way around, ending with a hdc join in the 3rd ch of the beg ch-4.

Repeat Step 4 until short side of sleeve is about mid-forearm (11 rounds for me)

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Step 5. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) until you reach the space before the increase center. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the next space โ€“ increase made. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the increase center โ€“ increase made. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the space after the increase center- increase made. The middle chain space made in the middle increase is now the increase center. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) the rest of the way around, ending on a hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join.

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Shown above is the three adjacent increases made after Step 5, each with the center space of the increase marked.

Step 6. Ch 4โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) until you reach the middle of one increase before the increase center. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the middle space of the next increase, work dc + ch 1 in between middle spaces. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the middle space of the next increase, work dc + ch 1 in between middle spaces. (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in the middle space of the third increase. The middle chain space in the middle increase made in this repeat is now the increase center. (Dc in the next ch space, ch 1) the rest of the way around, ending with a hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join.

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(Basically, put a 3-space increase in the center of each increase, dc + ch 1 in every other space.)

Step 7. Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch 1. (Dc in the sp, ch 1) rpt the rest of the way around, ending with a hdc in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join.

Rpt Step 7 until the length reaches your wrist, or as many times as desired.

Step 8. Ch 3, 1 dc in the same space. 1 dc in the next dc. (2 dc in next ch-1 space, 1 dc in next dc) rpt around. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

-To add even more ruffle, increase the amount of dc sts per chain space.
– For extra length or added detailing, Rpt Step 8 then follow Steps 9 – 11

Step 9. ย Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. 1 dc in ea st around. Join with a sl st in top of beg chain

Step 10: Ch 4 โ€“ counts as first dc + ch-1. Sk next st. (Dc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st) rpt around. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Step 11: Ch 1 โ€“ counts as first sc. Sc in the next space. (Sc in the next dc, sc in the next space) rpt around. Join with a sl st to the beg ch.

Cut yarn and tie off. Repeat sleeve on the other side. Remember that if you start your second sleeve in the same place as the first, you will need to re-measure to find the space at the elbow before Step 4 – it may not be the same as you will be working in the opposite direction.

Weave in all ends.

Ties:

Beginning with the shell below the last cluster on the end of Rnd 36, place marker. Repeat on the other side. WS facing (or on the โ€œinsideโ€ of the duster), attach yarn to the edge of the marked shell. Sl st in each stitch of the shells around, ending at the shell with the other marker. Be sure to keep your gauge fairly loose. Cut yarn and tie off, weave in ends.

Note: For larger sizes, you may want to move the row of slip stitching for the ties out to the very last round of the garment so that it can tie across the full front of the torso. Test your tie placement with the jacket on before deciding!

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Shown above is the slip stitching that reinforces the shells in preparation for attaching ties, worked in a contrasting color so you can see โ€“ I actually did the ties in the same white color as the rest of the garment.

Locate the shell in the middle of the two previously marked shells and mark it. This shell should fall in the center of your back when you try the coat on โ€“ if not, adjust placement so that it does.

With the coat on, decide where you want your ties to be and mark those shells with stitch markers. Take the coat off and make sure that your placement is even, using the middle marked shell as a guide. I like to do 3-4 ties on each side, 2-3 shells apart, beginning just above the apex of the bust.

Cut 5-6 yard long strands of yarn. Fold into a loop and pull through the middle slip stitch of the first shell on either side. Draw tail ends through the loop and tighten โ€“ separate into 3 bundles of four strands and braid to the end. Tie off. Cut 6 more strands, repeat the process of attaching to your next marked shell and braid. Repeat on one side, then switch to the other side and repeat process for as many ties as you like.

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Weave in all ends and block if desired. Congratulations on your new Lotus Mandala Duster!

(Individual artisans may feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern – just please link back to me!)

Time for more pictures!

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And I FINALLY made one just for me, as an early birthday present to myself:

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If you liked this pattern please consider sharing on Ravelry! I love seeing everyone’s awesome projects!

-MF

 

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201 thoughts on “Lotus Duster 2.0

  1. I’ve gotten lost on round 4. I’ve already started over, but I’m here again. Round 4 doesn’t say anything about making 2 4dc clusters on each chain space, but suddenly, it says you should have 16 clusters. I did notice in the photo that there are 2 clusters in each chain space. Should this be the case? Is it still chain 2 between each?
    Thank you.

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    • Hi Charlotte! Yes, Round 4 has 2 4-dc clusters in each chain space with a ch-2 in between each. It’s written that way in the pattern, except that the very FIRST chain space works one cluster in that space at the beginning of the round, and the second cluster in the same space at the end of the round. That part does tend to throw people off ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I want to make this for my mil for Christmas. Do think it would work with lion brands mandala yarn. She really loves that yarn and it is quite thin and light.

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  4. Hi!
    Love your mandala duster pattern, and thank you. I am having trouble understanding which shells to reinforce for the ties. Do you mean for us to go completely around the duster with our reinforcement? Sorry. I’m just really confused.
    Thank you in advance, Carol

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    • I really wish! I have searched and searched for good diagram making software, but everything I have found is clunky and difficult to use and doesn’t have the stitches I need :/ If you have any suggestions let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Hi, on the 15 I have ended up with 52 scallops instead of 48, I had the correct number of dc on the 14, I am doing the small size, please help, I have done that row twice now ending up with the same number.

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      • Thanks for your reply, I have tried messaging on Facebook and your email, neither seem to work. I think I can see where I went wrong, so am gonna go back to that row and do it again and see what happens ๐Ÿ˜ต

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  6. Hi, it’s still not working, if you have 208 st at the end of round 13.2 you always end up with 104 after round 14, which then makes 52 scallops, am I right? ๐Ÿ˜จ

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    • Hi Rachel! I have seen other people make this for children’s sizes, but I have not personally done it. When asked about smaller sizes I usually refer people to the Ring around the Rosie pattern by the Lavender Chair, a similar style free crochet pattern that is written specifically for kid’s sizes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I LOVE this pattern! I’m on the second arm, just about done. It’s coming out beautifully, but the flare on the arms looks different than the pictures. The flare on mine is abrupt, and lumps out, it’s not a smooth curve like I see in some pics. The increases flared out in such a short time that it balloons at the base of the flare, it’s not gradual. Has anyone else experience this?

    Nonetheless, it’s beautiful! Can anyone tell me how to get the flare smooth?

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    • Hi Karen! This may or may not have something to do with the weight and fiber content of your yarn – I’ve seen the flare behave differently depending on my yarn. In general, the way I smooth the flare out on my pieces is to wait until the increase rows are done, then grab the sleeve by the increase point and give it a nice, slow, FIRM tug so that all of the stitches settle toward this point of stress. This helps smooth the increases to make it appear less bubbly ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. 21. Ch 3. (1 dc in the next ch-3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 10 times. Ch 30, 33, sk the next 6, 7 ch-3 spaces, (1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 10,14 times. Ch 30, 33, sk the next 6, 7 ch-3 spaces, (1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space) 63, 65 times. 1 dc in the next ch space, ch 1, sl st in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3.- 84, 90 ch-1 spaces and 2 long chain loops that form the upper halves of the sleeve yokes

    I’m working this round now on the large size and want to confirm before I move on. For the first set of dc v stitches, should it be done 10 times or 14 times?

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    • Hi Stephanie! Sorry for the delay in my reply – I have been away from my computer vending at an event this week. For the size Large, you’ll always do the second number of repeats listed whenever there are two options – so in round 21 you’d repeat the v-stitch 14 times. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Im struggling with the first round of the sleeve

    Step 1. Attach yarn on the inside of the armhole, in the side of the last dc before the armhole on Rnd 21. Ch 3 โ€“ counts as first dc. 1, 2 dc more in the side of the dc. 2, 3 dc in each of the 8, 9 chain spaces โ€“ including the spaces that the v-stitches from Rnd 21 are worked into. 2, 3 dc into the side of the other Rnd 21 dc on the opposite end of the armhole. 1 dc into the base of all 30, 33 ch sts. Join with a sl st to the first dc of the round. โ€“ 50, 66 dc

    If I put 3dc in each of the 8 ch spaces that is 24dc, plus the beginning chain 2 and 2 dc, and the 3 dc in the side of the dc on the other rnd 21, is 6dc more then dc in EACH of the 30 on the other side of the arm hole …

    That is 24dc+6dc+30dc =60 dc

    How are you getting 50?

    Thanks Shanon

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    • HI Shannon – when there are two sets of numbered instructions listed, the first number refers to the counts for size small, the second number refers to the counts for size large. So the count depends on which size you are making. For large, you will make 3 dc in each chain space and one dc in each ch stitch on the sleeve:
      6 dc (for the sides of the round 21 stitches at either edge) + 3 dc in each of the 9 chain spaces (27) + 1 dc in ea of the 33 chain stitches (33):
      So 6 + 27 + 33 = 66.
      For the small, you would make 2 dc in each chain space and one dc in each ch st on the sleeve:
      4 dc (for the sides of the round 21 sts at either edge) + 2 dc in ea of the next 8 chain spaces (16) + 1 dc in ea of the next 30 chain sts (30):
      So 4 + 16 + 30 = 50

      If you are making a large (i.e – putting 3 dc in each chain space) then your final stitch count should be 66, not 50.

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  10. Hello, I messaged you before about making this longer, I started working on this pattern as suggested. I am doing the EXTRA Rnds. but it still isn’t long enough, I would like to make it longer at least to my ankles. So which netting rnd should I keep on doing until my desired length? Or do I do both netting rnds to make it longer? Thanks for your time in helping me out… It is a GREAT pattern…

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    • Hi Beth! I would definitely repeat the Ch-6 netting round to make it longer, that one will afford you the most repeats and get you the most length ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be the final diamond mesh round before the last couple rows ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I have been obsessed with this pattern for months and I think itโ€™s time I did it. But I do have a question first. Is there a way to move the arm holes lower on the circle? My goal would be to shorten the length in the back but still keep all the fringe.

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    • Lol, thank you! That’s quite a compliment! You could move the armholes further down by working them an earlier Rnd in the pattern. I would work to Rnd 13, then work an extra round there with the armholes place as far apart as the measurement between your shoulderblades. Of course, your counts for later rounds won’t be the same, but if you’re decent at fudging it than it won’t matter too much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Hello,

    I’m at the beginning of row 35. I increased in more of the rows for the fit and the mesh look I wanted, so I’m not at the half way point. What stitch can I use to get to the point where I can work the v stitches along the top half of this piece?

    Thank you.

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    • Hi there! I would recommend just cutting the yarn and reattaching to get to the place where you would start the round normally – this can be determined by placing a stitch marker in the middle of the shoulderblades and then counting backward by half the amount of stitches worked in that round – then you’ll be starting in the right place to work the round as written ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Any chance you might consider doing a plus-sized pattern? I am a BIG girl (US size 28W), and can never seem to find patterns i actually like available in my size. *sigh*

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    • Hi Susan! I doubt I will be creating any more sizes for the written pattern for this design, but there are lots of tips and ideas for creating a version bigger than the Large size in the comments if you are inclined to try to experiment with the sizing yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I would like to make this as a vest I saw the vest pattern but it is not as long as this so I would like to make this as a vest any suggestions?

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    • Hi there! If you are wanting a vest similar to the Lotus Vest, but longer like the Lotus Duster is, you can definitley just make follow the pattern for the Lotus Duster and then leave off the sleeves to make it a vest instead of a coat. Make sure you use the recommended yarn weight, #2, for the duster, instead of the yarn weight for the vest (#4) if you want it to be long and drapey ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Hi! First, I love this pattern. If I can get it right, I plan to make several in different colors. Question…how do I get it to look as open like in the pictures? I am petite and making the small version but like the open look of the stitches.
    Thanks in advance.

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      • Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. Looking at the picture (small and large) the stitches look stretched out and open. I’m going to try a larger crochet book sin e i do crochet kind of tight.

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      • Could be the difference between gauges, or possibly just the way it looks once it’s been worn and stretched out a little? ๐Ÿ™‚ Changing hook size might work but be sure to check your gauge against the gauge given in the pattern!

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  16. Hi there! Still trying to get this right. On round 10, I only counted 45 clusters. I do have 16 chain spaces and the correct numbers for all the previous rows. Any thoughts?

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    • Hi Shannon! Round ten should have 16 spaces, with three clusters worked into each space, making 48 clusters total. If you have 45, it seems like the likely explanation is that you have missed a space at some point on the round – is this possible? Let me know and if not we’ll keep trying to figure it out!

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      • Hi. Me again. I figured out my trouble with round 10 and have made it to round 35. Does the “top half” mean from the join?

        Thanks

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      • Yay! Glad to hear you are making it through! Yes, the top half means from the join. You should be able to follow the stitch counts from the beginning of the round and end the row half way around on the circumference of the circle ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Shanon! If you are wanting a straight sleeve, skip all of the increases made toward the end of the sleeve. If you just want a slight flair, only do some of the first part of the increases (not the tripled increases, just the first few rows where you increase by one)

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  17. Hello! For months I’ve been a bit OCD in contemplating making this pattern, but I needed to make various Christmas gifts first โ€ฆ and now that I’m finished with that, I now have time to make this! ๐Ÿ™‚ But my problem is that I’m short and curvy. I fear the small will not fit the bust, but the large might swallow me! Also my upper arms are on the plump side and often that is a problem with some clothing. I’m under 5 feet tall! Usually I opt for a medium size for this reason, but you don’t have a medium, and the sizes in the bust measurements that you give for the small and the large have a 6 inch gap! What do you recommend?
    Thank you!

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    • Hi Charlotte! I have been contemplating adding a medium size for some time, but have not yet gotten around to it unfortunately – it is definitely possible to work this pattern for a medium size by only working some of the extra rounds given for the large size and by reducing the number of stitches working to start the sleeve. If you are a confident crocheter this strategy will make sense as you move through the directions, if not I can offer more specific advice for which rows to work of the Large size ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Thank you so much! Wow, that was a very prompt reply — any quicker and you would have had to type in your sleep! ;-D
    I’m glad to hear that you are wanting to make a medium size in this gorgeous pattern! While I’m pretty good at crocheting lace, I don’t have as much experience with crocheting in the round, except for a few simple hats and some amigurumi. So I probably can do this, but am just second guessing myself!

    I think I will do a test in the vest version of this pattern since it is not as important for that to close in front. Then I can see how tight the front is and then make the adjustments you suggested for when I do the duster. Hopefully your suggestions will be helpful to others as well until you are able to post a medium version. I know that writing patterns is hard work!
    Both the vest and the duster are gorgeous, but those sleeves on the duster are so wonderful, that I know I will want to make it sooner or later! โค
    Thank you so much for responding to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yes I think tackling the Vest before trying out the Duster is a great idea, especially if you aren’t too familiar with in-the-round work. If you have any questions at all just let me know here or on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MoraleFiber). The Vest is a lot looser in fit like you said. There is also a pattern for sleeves to add on to the vest (the link is on the blog page) but they are not as flared as the duster sleeves. Thank you so much for your kind words and definitely let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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