Doradus by Janica York Carter

Doradus

Crochet
December 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
5.5 mm (I)
1000 - 1100 yards (914 - 1006 m)
One Size
US
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This pattern is available from expressionfiberarts.com for $5.00.

SIZE: 20” W x 80” L (51 x 204 cm)

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Sparkle Dk yarn

Shown in colors: Charming Hues Sparkle Dk Kit

251 m/275 yds each skein (1,004/1,100 yds kit total)
100 g/3.5 oz each skein (400 g/14 oz kit total)
Shown in Charming Hues kit in Colors A (purple), B (plum), C (teal), and D (black)

If not available, any yarn from this category will work.

The sample shown used approximately 1,021 yards total.

Hook:

Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.

The sample shown was worked with a US size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook.

SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner: This pattern is for those crocheters who are ready to combine basic stitches to create a simple filet crochet pattern. Skills/concepts include the option of learning foundational single crochet and beginning double crochet stitches.

Notes From the Designer:

The deep colors and bright shine of our Sparkle DK yarn inspired this stellar wrap. Simple double crochet and chain stitches create a filet crochet starburst motif. The star-forming region of 30 Doradus is one of the largest located close to the Milky Way. About 2,400 massive stars exist in the center of 30 Doradus, which is also known as the Tarantula Nebula.

To refine the edges, try replacing a foundation chain and single crochet base with foundation single crochet stitches. A video tutorial is available. Instead of starting double crochet rows with three chain stitches, which can leave a gap, use a no-turning-chain beginning double crochet stitch instead.

Click here to watch a tutorial of this pattern!

Designed by Janica York Carter

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Enjoy your knitting!

Chandi

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