Crucero Banda (Scarf)
There are a limited number of kits available for Crucero that include the yarn, beads and beading tools!
SPECIAL: If you have previously purchased Crucero Shawl from Nelkin Designs you will automatically receive a $3 discount at checkout, no need for a special code! If you previously purchased a kit from Nelkin Designs (pre April 2016) you will need to use a code that was sent to you. If you haven’t and purchase both patterns then you will be automatically discounted $3 at checkout.
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Crucero Banda is a rectungular version of the Crucero Shawl. It starts at the center with a vertical strip. Stitches are then picked up and each side of this strip out worked outwards with beads integrated into the pattern at the end of each side. Then a crochet beaded border is worked along the bottom edge tying it all together. The stitches are a combination of a simple fir cone lace stitch and an insanely fun migrating drop stitch pattern.
There is lots to learn in this shawl… it was my first time doing a crochet beaded border, so I have a feeling that will be something new for many of you as well! The stitches are a combination of a simple fir cone lace stitch and an insanely fun migrating drop stitch pattern I learned from a Japanese Stitch dictionary.
As always the pattern includes exclusive video tutorials to teach the tricksy bits, especially the beaded crochet edging
Approx. 25 grams Size 8/0 glass seed beads (prestrung, for wings and border) (A- smaller)
Approx. 25 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads (placed for wings and prestrung for border) (B- bigger)
.75-1 mm steel crochet hook, Super Floss, or Beadle Needle (for placing beads)
Dental floss threader (for stringing beads)
Set Up for First Side of Scarf:
This is 2 sts in all but 3 of the slipped edge sts.