Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tie Me Up Spats

While designing a Steam punk outfit for a special event, I came up with this pattern for some Victorian inspired spats to accommodate my vision. I feel that if a pattern is this easy, it should be free!

Simply add your own personal touches to make it yours!

Finished Size:
12 inches around top, 15 inches around bottom edge, and 7 inches tall

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, 150yards
Size I crochet hook
Needle for sewing in ends

Pattern notes:
Half Double Crochet (hdc)- Yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook, pull a loop through the stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all three loops on the hook.

Ch 36, turn.
Ch 2, hdc across, turn.

*Ch 2, hdc 1, Ch 1, skip 1, hdc across to last three sts, Ch 1, skip 1, hdc last two sts, turn.
Ch 2, hdc across. *
Repeat from * 4 more times.

*Ch 2, hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1, 2 hdc in next st, hdc across to the last four sts, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, hdc last two sts, turn.
Ch 2, hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st, hdc across to last three sts, 2 hdc next st, hdc in last two sts.*
Repeat last town rows from * 2 more times. BO and weave in ends.

Lace ribbon through ch1 spaces like a shoe.

Note: To make taller, repeat between the first two *'s until it reaches desired length.

Copyright 2008. Dawn L.E. Riden. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Not for commercial sale.


Anonymous said...

I love this patterns and i am making them for a friend to wear to an animae convention. i have a question about one of the lines in the pattern. The last line in the second lot of *'s, "Ch2, hdc 1, 2 hdc in third st, hdc accross..." it seams to me that you are missing soemthing to do in the 2nd stitch or am i reading it wrong? i would chain 2, put a hdc in the first stitch, then ther is nothing for the 2nd stitch and then 2hdc in the third. what happens to the 2nd stitch?

please let me know.

Clem said...

Thanks a lot! Quick, easy and lovely :-)

Unknown said...

do you think it would bea easy to do this striped?, i'm making a halloween costume with this and red/black corset dress and a home made burlesque skirt

Dawning Dreams said...

I would think so. Crochet is so much easier to change colors with than knitting, you can change colors every row or every other row for broader stripes. Simply pull the tails through the loops, reattach the next color, and then continue with the pattern and crochet over the tail as you go. I hope that wasn't too confusing for you. :)