Loken

Skill Level: 
Experienced
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Designer: 
Shelby Allaho

Worn as a shoulderwarmer or a cowl, this floral crochet neckpiece is simultaneously warm and delicate.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 26” around top edge x 39” around lower edge x 17” high


Materials

3 Hanks Berroco Flicker (50 grs), #3305 Siegfried

Crochet hooks, sizes 3.75 mm (F-5) and 4.00 mm (G-6) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Tapestry needle


Gauge

Square Motif (top row) = 3½” across after steaming

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

We suggest that you steam each motif as you work it.  This makes it easier to see all the loops when you are joining motifs together.  When working Medallion Frames (these join medallions to square motifs), it is easier to work with pieces on a flat surface.  Be careful not to twist motifs and medallions as you are joining them.


Stitch Glossary

Picot

(After working ch 3), sl st in front loop of last sc


Square Motif (top row)?>

Wrap yarn twice around your little finger to form a ring, leaving a 2” tail to tighten the ring after first rnd has been completed.  Use smaller crochet hook.

Rnd 1:  Sc into ring, * ch 10, sc into ring, ch 8, sc into ring, rep from * 3 times more.  DO NOT turn.  Fasten off and pull 2” tail to tighten ring.

Rnd 2:  * Work (sc, ch 6, sc, ch 8, sc, ch 6, sc) all in a ch-10 loop, ch 4, sc in next ch-8 loop, ch 4, rep from * 3 times more, beginning each rep in the next ch-10 loop, join with a sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 3:  * Ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 3, picot, ch 8, sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same st, ch 6, sc in next sc, rep from * 3 times more, end last rep sl st in beg sc of Rnd 2 instead of sc in next sc.  Fasten off.


Adjoining Square Motif (top row)

Work same as Square Motif until Rnd 2 has been completed.

Rnd 3:  * Ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 3, picot, ch 8, sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same sc, ch 6, sc in next sc, rep from * twice more; ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 2, pick up first square motif and insert hook into the middle of a picot from the underside of the work, yo, pull through picot and loop on hook; sl st in front loop of of last sc, ch 8, sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same sc, ch 6, join with a sl st in first sc of Rnd 2.  Fasten off.  Make 6 more Adjoining Square Motifs in this manner, connecting each to the opposite picot from the last joining.  You will have a straight line of 8 square motifs joined to each other at one corner.


Square Motif (bottom row)

Using larger crochet hook, work same as Adjoining Square Motif (top row), joining to bottom picot of first square in top row.


Adjoining Square (bottom row)

Using larger crochet hook, work same as Square Motif (top row) until Rnd 2 has been completed.

Rnd 3: * Ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 3, picot, ch 8, sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same sc, ch 6, * sc in next sc; ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 2, then insert hook from the underside into the middle of the picot on the left side of last square made (on bottom row), yo, pull through picot and loop on hook, sl st in front loop of last sc, ch 8; sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same sc, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc into middle ch-8 loop, ch 2, insert hook from the underside into the middle of the picot on the bottom of next square in top row, yo, pull through picot and loop on hook, sl st in front loop of last sc, ch 8, sc in sc on the left side of the next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in next sc, ch 8, sc in same sc, ch 6, sc in next sc, rep between *’s once more, join with a sl st in beg sc of Rnd 2.  Fasten off.  Make 6 more Adjoining Square Motifs in this manner, joining each one to the left picot of the preceding motif and to the bottom picot of the next motif on the top row.  You will have a flat piece consisting of 16 motifs (2 rows of 8) joined at the picots.  Using a tapestry needle and yarn, sew the free picots of the first and last motifs on each row together forming capelet.  Mark top and bottom edges of capelet.


Medallions (Make 8)

Using smaller crochet hook, ch 14, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Work 15 sc’s into ring.  Join with a sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 15, sl st in 8th sc of Rnd 2, ch 5, sl st in same sc, ch 15, join with a sl st in last sl st of Rnd 1.

Rnd 3:  Ch 32, join with a sl st in last sl st of Rnd 2.

Rnd 4:  Sc into ch-32 loop, ch 9, 4 sc into ch-32 loop, * ch 3, 4 sc into ch-32 loop, ch 10, sc into ch-32 loop, ch 18, sc into ch-32 loop, ch 10, 4 sc into ch-32 loop; ch 3, * 5 sc into ch-32 loop, ch 9, insert hook into ch-5 loop from Rnd 3 and ch-32 loop held together and sc, ch 14, sc into both loops again, ch 9, 5 sc into ch-32 loop; rep between *’s once more; 4 sc into ch-32 loop, ch 9, sc in last sl st of Rnd 3, ch 14, sc back in same st, join with a sl st in beg sc.  Fasten off.  Mark the last ch-14 worked as the bottom point of the medallion, marked A on diagram.


Medallion Frames

Note:  These will be worked into the spaces between the 2 rows of square motifs, joining the medallions to the square motifs.

Hold capelet with top edge at the top.  Using smaller crochet hook, beg in the first ch of the ch-8 space on the left hand side of A.  * Sl st in the front loop of the next 8 ch’s, sl st in both loops of the next sc, sl st in the front loops of the next 6 ch’s, sl st in both loops of sc at base of ch-8 loop; 3 sc, sl st into ch-8 loop, remove st from hook, pick up a medallion and insert hook into the first ch-3 loop to the left of marker and back in st just removed from hook, pull st through ch-3 loop, ch 1, sl st back into ch-8 loop. 3 sc into remainder of ch-8 loop, sl st in both loops of sc at base of ch-8 loop; Sl st in the front loops of next 6 ch’s, sl st in both loops of next sc, sl st in front loops of next 8 ch’s, insert hook in a loop on the side edge of this picot and the one joined to it, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Remove st from hook and insert hook in the back loop of 9th ch in the next ch-18 loop on left side of the medallion and back in st just removed from hook, pull st through 9th ch, ch 1. Rep from * 3 more times, working into center ch of ch 14 and ch 18 loops.  Fasten off.  Repeat in the remaining 7 spaces of capelet, joining all medallions.


Half Medallions (Make 8)

With smaller crochet hook, ch 10, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Row 1:  Work 11 sc’s into ring, leaving 2 ch’s exposed.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 9, skip 5 sc’s, sl st in next sc, ch 5, sl st back in same sc, ch 9, sl st in first sc of Rnd 1.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 18, sl st in back loop of 1st ch of Rnd 2.  Turn.

Row 4:  Sc into ch-1 loop, ch 16, sc into ch-18 loop, ch 9, 4 sc into ch-18 loop, ch 3, 5 sc into ch-18 loop, ch 9, insert hook into ch-5 loop from Rnd 2 and ch-18 loop held together and sc, ch 14, sc into both loops again, ch 9, 5 sc into ch-18 loop, ch 3, 4 sc into ch-18 loop, ch 9, sc into ch-18 loop, ch 16, sc into ch-18 loop.  Fasten off.


Half Medallion Frames

Note:  These will be worked around the top edge of the top row of Square Motifs on capelet joining half medallions to square motifs.

Insert smaller crochet hook in right side of a picot at the top of a square motif.  Yo and pull up a loop. Remove loop from hook and insert hook into the back loop of the 8th ch in the ch-16 loop on left side of a half medallion and back in loop just removed from hook, pull st through 8th ch, ch 1. Cont to sl st around the two edges of two squares attaching the half medallion the same way you attached the full size medallion. Sl st, remove loop from hook and insert in back loop of the 8th ch of the remaining ch-16 loop of half medallion and back in loop just removed from hook, pull st through 8th ch, ch 1. Insert hook in loop on the other side of picot, sl st.  Rep from around top edge of capelet until all half medallions have been joined.  DO NOT fasten off.


Cowl

Rnd 1:  Sl st in middle of last picot you worked into, ch 1, sc in same st.  * Ch 12, sc into exposed 2 ch’s from Rnd 1 of the next half medallion, ch 12, sc into middle of next picot. Rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg sc.

Rnds 2 and 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 12,  * sc in next sc, ch 12, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 4 – 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 11, * sc in next sc, ch 11, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 7 – 9:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 10, * sc in next sc, ch 10, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnds 10 – 12:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 9, * sc in next sc, ch 9, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 13 – 15:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 8, * sc in next sc, ch 8, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 16 – 18:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 9, * sc in next sc, ch 9, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 19 – 21:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 10, * sc in next sc, ch 10, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnds 22 – 36:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 11, * sc in next sc, ch 11, rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. Turn.

Cowl Edging:  With WS facing, using smaller crochet hook, sl st in same st, * work 10 sc’s over ch’s from Rnds 36 and 35 held tog, sl st in next sc, rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg sl st.  Fasten off.


Bottom Edging

Note:  This will be worked on the edges of the bottom row of square motifs.

With smaller crochet hook, beg just below the left hand side of a free picot in the first ch of the ch-8.  ** Sl st in this ch and in the next 7 ch’s, * sl st in both loops of next sc, sl st in front loop of next 6 ch’s, sl st in both loops of sc at base of ch-8 loop, 7 sc into ch-8 loop; sl st in both loops of sc at base of ch-8 loop, sl st in front loop of next 6 ch’s, sl st in both loops of next sc, sl st in front loop of next 8 ch’s. * Insert hook in middle of joined picot, sl st, ch 17, sl st back in middle of picots, ch 24, sl st in middle of picots, ch 17, sl st in middle of picots, sl st in front loop of next 8 ch’s. Rep between *’s once, sl st in loop of this side of the picot, ch 5, sl st in a loop on opposite side of picot.  Rep from ** around, join with a sl st.  Fasten off.