Where did September go?

Hmmm… I seem to be missing almost a whole month! Yikes. But that means we’re that much closer to October, which is my favorite (but don’t tell September). Luckily I have been holding out on some projects from earlier in the semester when I wasn’t as busy, so that I’d at least have something to post πŸ˜›

First though, how about a li’l sale? I’ve got $1 off my Boho Fringe Poncho pattern through Ravelry until the end of the month with the coupon code “CHUNKY”! This pattern uses 800-900 yards of Super Bulky yarn and you get a nice fat statement piece at the end – looks awesome paired with ripped jeans, flannel shirts, your favorite fall boots, or layered over heavier winter coats.

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Next up is a project that I worked on all summer that is based off of my Shaman CoatΒ Tunisian crochet pattern. Though it mostly turned out the way that I envisioned, I had to do some inventive wrangling to get it there – such as adding the slip stitch “boning” up the back and then threading in corset style ties.

Update 10/2020 – I did eventually publish a written pattern for this coat – see the Priestess Coat post for more details!

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I wanted to take the basic Shaman coat and create a fuller A-line silhouette by leaving spaces between the rows so that I could go back in and create diamond shaped panels using Tunisian decreases to add OOMPH. Unfortunately the paneling portion fell just a bit too far below the waist on my first try, which is why I added that slip stitch faux boning (fauxning?)

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I also lengthened the sleeves so that they were full length instead of 3/4, and added Lion Brand Pelt faux fur yarn all around the trim.

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Finally, I put in horn-shaped toggle fasteners on so the garment could be buttoned down the length of the front. I ALMOST added pockets but I decided that could wait until my next try.

I’m pretty sure I want to explore this design more, and I have several potential tweaks in mind, but it might be a while because this glorious thing took 18 skeins of Lion Brand Amazing and 6 skeins of LB Pelt and goodness knows how many hours of stitching πŸ˜› So I will let my ideas percolate away on the back burner for now – but I am pretty happy with this attempt at any rate!

-MF

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  1. It’s stunning. Beautiful design with yarn that enhances the garment lines. The faux fur is a perfect touch.

  2. Bonsoir,
    MAGNIFIQUE !!!! Je l’adore !! J’aimerai tellement le rΓ©aliser pour moi
    J’aimerai savoir si vous pourriez me donner ou vendre les explications, j’en suis folle, il est tellement beau!!!!
    Merci d’avance pour votre rΓ©ponse
    Bizouilles
    Mamour

  3. Please give us a pattern! This is stunning and would go perfect with my Renaissance Festival costume.

    1. Thanks Zoeie! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I am currently working on a pattern for a version of this piece that I think is even better than the one pictured – it’s a bit slow going, but there will definitely be one in the future!

  4. I absolutely adore the corset back on this! I really hope you eventually release a pattern with this element.

  5. Ahh Regina, Your patterns are just so intriguing! I have to echo all the rest of the comments and also BEG, I mean really BEG for THIS pattern! While I absolutely love your Elf Coat (which I will eventually be making), I simply ADORE this one! I can see wearing this in many more instances than the Elf Coat. More like an everyday type of outerwear. SO please, please, PLEASE release a pattern for it?! I can’t tell you how happy that would make me and a whole lotta other people!!!

      1. AHhaha…My Apologies! Thank goodness you have a sense of humor!
        On a different note, as I was thumbing through my “Crochet!” Summer 2018 issue trying to match up stash yarns to projects and I was looking at the “Maya Vest” (that I have on my to do list) when all of a sudden it hit me, It’s one of Yours! I can’t believe I didn’t put it together before now! (Duh!)That’s So Flippin Fantastic!! Congrats!

      2. Well thank you! Yes, that’s one of my designs – I was really really excited when the editor contacted me and asked me to contribute to that issue! It was a really fun experience πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Aww thank you so much! I still have the notes on what I did for this design, so maybe at some point I can at least outline a tutorial for it! <3 Thank you for the wonderful compliment! πŸ˜€

  6. Do you have pattern for the brown tweaked Sharon coat made with 18 skeins of lion brand amazing?
    I love IT,
    I love the elf coat too. But would like the brown one too.

    1. Hi Catherine! There’s no pattern for the fancy version pictured here, but it is based off of my Shaman Coat pattern which is available here:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/469498102/crochet-pattern-shaman-coat-detailed?ref=shop_home_active_36

      The design that I ended up making based on this is available for free on my blog here, although I only have one size written for it so far:
      https://moralefiber.blog/2019/02/02/elf-coat-pattern/

      Thanks for visiting! Let me know if you have any questions about either pattern!

  7. I really love the styling of this one, even better than the Elf Coat (which is also gorgeous!) Please, please, PLEASE make this pattern available! My goth daughter and I would appreciate and love you forever!

    1. Lol, wow! I have still gotten so many requests for this even after the Elf Coat came out that I’ll actually put it into consideration (I really wasn’t going to but you all are convincing me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) Thank you so much for the feedback!

    1. Hi Donna – yes, unfortunately this company is stealing my images in order to scam people πŸ™ I am aware of it and figuring out what can be done about it. Thank you so much for taking the time to inform me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. I wanted to put in another beg for this pattern! This one I could wear everywhere. The Elf coat (I already made and love it) is just to much for wearing around town!

    1. I think what I will do for this piece is post my notes on how I modified the original Shaman Coat pattern πŸ™‚ I know that I’ll never do a full pattern for this one, but since a lot of people want the design I think that’s a good solution!

      1. That would be amazing I would greatly appreciate it that would be awesome!

  9. Here’s another vote for making this particular coat pattern also available. I love how the front and back pieces are made with vertical striping. It completely changes the look compared to the also gorgeous elf coat. I want this so bad! Just beautiful.

    1. I’m so happy to say that I’ve just started planning this pattern to be written out in full and begun working my first attempt at recreating it! I’m very excited about this new version of the design – thanks everybody for the encouragement πŸ˜‰ <3

      1. Oh yay!! I just saw this for the first time and love it too!! The elf coat is gorgeous, and I’m working on mine at the moment, but this one, wow. I love how it bunches up in the back and how the points are so much longer than the rest. Can’t wait for that pattern!

  10. Beautiful! As I live near the gulf of mexico, I’m going to try it in a knit pattern, you’ve so inspired me!

    Magnificent coats!

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