December 2020
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
5.5 mm (I)
1700 - 1900 yards (1554 - 1737 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available from for $5.00.

SIZE: 52” W x 74” L (132 x 188 cm)


Expression Fiber Arts Pearlescent Fingering yarn

Shown in colors: Garden Hues Pearlescent Fingering Kit

550 yds each skein (3,300 yds kit total)
4 oz each skein (24 oz kit total)
Shown in Garden Hues kit in Royal Blue (A), Turquoise (B), Red speckled (C), Light aqua green (D), Lime green (E) and Pale blue (F)

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

The sample shown used approximately 1,724 yards total.


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: Advanced Beginner- For those crocheters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Skills/concepts include: spike or long double crochet stitches.

Notes From the Designer:

Though the exact origin of kites is not known, it is known that they were flown in China and the Malay Archipelago two to three thousand years ago. The diamond-shaped Malay tailless kite was first introduced to the West in a New York City newspaper article in 1894.

This cozy wrap is kite-shaped with simple increases in the center of each right side row. Two stitches make up this simple but effective fade from all the colors of the sky as the sun traverses the horizon. Spike stitches are simply long double crochet stitches worked into single crochet stitches three rows below the working row. The V stitches form when two spike stitches are worked into the same stitch with a single crochet between them.

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Designed by Janica York Carter

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“Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with, the wind.” - Hamilton Wright Mabie