Pattern Help

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459 thoughts on “Pattern Help

  1. Hello there, I have just started another Elf Coat (I’ve made 2 already), I love this pattern. I am having trouble getting the right guage though. Width-wise it’s all ok, but length-wise I’m way out. ie the length of the simple wedge is coming out nearer 25 inches instead of 17.5 inches. And this does seem to affect only the wedges – the bodice, sleeves etc are fine. I would like to shorten the “skirt” part however, so would it be ok to reduce a few rows per wedge without spoiling the general shape of the flare? I was ok with the previous 2 coats being longer, but I would like this one to be shorter/closer to the pattern measurements. (I’m assuming this is my tension at fault, the yarn is King Cole Pricewise acrylic double knitting, 320 yards per 100 gr.). Thank you.

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    • Hi Eileen! That’s a great question – short answer is yes, you should be able to reduce the wedge length by 2-4″ by taking out 8 – 16 of the non-increase rows that are worked in the first parts of the wedges. I advise taking the length from the top, as if you reduce the length lower down you may alter the flare shape a little too much – but I’m not positive as I haven’t tried it yet! πŸ™‚ The gauge can be especially tricky on the wedges because they have shorter widths at the top, and TKS tends to “shrink” widthwise and lengthen sometimes due to the structure of the stitches, the thinner the piece the more dramatic the shrink will be – so that’s my guess as to why your wedges are too long but the bodice is fine! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you like the pattern and please do let me know if you have any other questions!

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      • Hello,

        Thanks so much for that – it is a relief to know that the fault is only 85% mine 😁. I can now see how to reduce the length a bit. I do love all your patterns – they are so well written, and knowing that you are on hand for queries such as this is a huge plus. They also fill a gap in the market. Shops (in the UK) only seem to sell patterns for the “old” standards, ergo, if you have an ancient pattern book (of which I have several) you already have everything you need in that line!

        So. thank you again and do – please – keep up the fabulous work πŸ€—

        Eileen

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  2. Hello! I am wondering if you have other yarn suggestions for mega tail since it seems like some of the yarn used is no longer available. Also, would you ever make the mega tail for crochet? ❀
    Thank you for creating these amazing treasures and I look forward to trying my hand at some.

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    • Hi Brianna and thanks so much for visiting! I do have another yarn suggestion for that project, which I ordered a while back (intending to make more tails) and it looks like it will be a good substitute: Ice Yarns Techno, which can be found here:
      https://www.iceyarns.com/techno
      They are a company out of Turkey, however, so depending on where you live the shipping can be a little pricey, but I do buy from them frequently and recommend the company’s quality and service. I’m not aware of any hobby store brands like this that are currently available unfortunately.
      I have done a tail in fur yarn before using crochet stitches, and it works pretty well! I did not write a pattern for it though because I found knitting was a better medium, since crochet stitches use more yarn and they tend to trap the faux fur inside of the stitches more than knit stitches do – but it’s still definitely doable in crochet if you wanted to try! πŸ™‚ I hope that helps ❀ ❀

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  3. Hello!

    So I bought a TON of your patterns and I absolutely love them. My question is, how do I adjust for length on the halter tops. Like, for example, I want to gift someone a valkyrie top but they aren’t as slender as the model in the picture. How would you adjust the pattern for that?

    Initially, I thought to just make it the desired length with the original change and just go from there. The issue I ran into was…where there is since there are shifts in switching up stitches in some places. Please advise, oh guru of crochet wisdom

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    • Hi there and thank you so much for visiting and for supporting my shop!! The Valkyrie top comes in sizes Small – Large, with the largest size having a band length of 26″. The general format of the top works by separating the total band length into 3rds, so that the cup increases are made at two points equidistant from each other and from the sides. To lengthen the band, you’ll need to first test your gauge. The gauge for this pattern is 4 sts = 1″, so however many inches you need to add, you’ll have to multiply that times 4 and then add that many stitches to the initial foundation chain. Then, divide the total number by three and use stitch markers to mark off the two points that lie in the middle of the three sections. These two points will be where you place all the increases for the cup.

      There are more complications than that for this design, since the cups also change stitch height around those central increases and also skip stitches toward the end of the rows, but that should get you started πŸ™‚ Hopefully the pictures make it much easier to see where your stitch height changes should be!

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  4. Good day.
    I’m marjolein and live in the netherlands.
    I love crochet and you patterns, specially the elven coat and that is what my message is about

    I was shopping online and came a cross one of you pictures on an clothing site. The sell the end product of your design. I took a screenshot i cant sent with this message. You can email me if you want to know more. I just wanted to let you know

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  5. HI,
    I am a german girl, is it possible, to get the pattern in german language ? ( paid of course )
    Because my english ist not very good…..:)
    greetings from Connyfee

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  6. hi. I am making the lotus vest in both sizes but noticed that the alternative round 17 has a smaller space between the armholes than the small size? why is this?

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    • Hi Erika! I took a look at the spot you’re referring to and it appears to just be a mistake. It looks like it should be (dc, ch-1) in ea of the next 23 spaces between armholes, not 12 – not sure how that happened but I”m grateful you caught it! I’ll get the PDF updated right away. Thank you!

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  8. I just finished the elf coat for my 14 year old daughter! She LOVES it and it looks absolutely adorable on her. She has gotten so many compliments from friends and family. Thank you so much for sharing that pattern. It was just exactly the type of sweater my daughter was looking for.

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  9. Hi there πŸ™‚
    I am new to Tunisian crochet but I just started the beautiful elf coat in the same Autumn shade of DK riot as in the pattern (it’s an amazing patter, I bought the pdf). It took me quite a while to master an even tension but I finally have my 1st 2 straight panels complete so feel I am on the way now.
    My question is the length is only coming up at about 16″. I can easily stretch it out to 17.5″, and am hoping when it’s all sewn together and has the LDC edge that the weight will help stretch it slightly. Is that normal or would you suggest re-evaluating my tension for the sake of the project as a whole?
    I have soooo much to learn lol
    Thanks, Amanda

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    • Hi Amanda! Actually 16″ for the bottom wedges is about right. The image displayed on the pattern PDF is approximate, and I suspect I took that measurement after the original pieces had been stretched out a bit too much – if you can stretch it to 17.5 but the “neutral” measurement is 16″, you are right on the money and for sure the LDC border will help lengthen it by an inch or two πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you’re enjoying the pattern, if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask! ❀

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