Priestess Coat by Regina Weiss

Priestess Coat

October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch
6.5 mm (K)
11.5 mm (P)
5.5 mm (I)
2000 - 2900 yards (1829 - 2652 m)
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Create a prismatic rainbow robe or a shimmering mantle dark as a raven’s feather with the imaginative Priestess Coat, a full-length Tunisian Crochet pattern written for six sizes (XS-2XL). Expanding on the ideas of my simpler Shaman Coat design, this all-new pattern combines the ease of construction with flattering flair using corset lacing and graceful pointed panels.

You’ll want to find any reason to wear this glorious garment - the monkishly wide, lightly flared sleeves are great for tucking in nippy hands while the hood keeps the neck and head toasty. Easy corset lacing in the back creates structure and adds interest, leading down to the stars of the show - the diamond panels, stitched individually into openings left in the pattern of the main coat!

Though it looks complex, the Priestess Coat is crocheted with just Tunisian Simple Stitch and a few other basic techniques. The pattern includes written instructions for sizes XS-2XL, detailed tutorial photographs, schematics, and how-to’s for all the special stitches needed to create this magical mantle.

The PDF files included in this listing also have a Tunisian Primer for those that have never worked Tunisian crochet before, and links to my video resources made specifically for my Tunisian coat patterns!

Finished Measurements (approximate):
Length: 33” (all, not including pointed panels)
Bust/Waist Width: XS 30”, SM 34”, MD 38”, LG 42”, XL 46”, 2X 50”

Main Yarn: Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball (#4 weight, 150 g / 481 yds, Cotton/Acrylic): 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, 2400 – 3200 yds total
Accent Yarn: Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick & Quick (#7 weight, 120 g / 24 yd, Polyester): 2-3 skeins
Yarn needle, Tapestry needle, Scissors
Length of Ribbon / Yarn / Fabric (for back lacing)
Buttons or lacing for the front (optional)
Lots of people have asked about the specific yarn and quantities I used for the coat pictured - here’s the answer! - I used a lot of different colors of the recommended Shawl in a Ball - the main body is Feng Shui Gray, and the Medium size uses 2.5 skeins of that for the entire body. One entire skein of that same yarn makes about 2.5 of the diamond panels (which will take the same amount of yarn no matter the size), and I mixed and matched the colors a lot for those but the ones I used are Metallic Prism, Metallic Moonstone, Peaceful Earth, and Calming Desert The Hood is also mixed and matched and includes some Metallic Namaste Neutrals as well.

All instructions are in English in US terminology.