Holiday World or Bust!

UGH! It’s Monday again and to make it even more depressing it’s a rainy Monday here in the Midwest.  I hope all of you had a lovely weekend. Mine was spent crocheting and sewing.  I made some little bears for the children’s hospital, and some bags for my granddaughter and one of her friends.  We are taking them to Holiday World in a couple of weeks and I wanted them to have something to keep their money in on the trip.  Just simple little crossbody bags that hopefully they won’t lose! HA!  We’ll see how that works out for me. 
As for the crocheting, I bought a pattern off of Etsy a few weeks ago. It’s an afghan comprised of 16 squares and each square has got the silhouette of a cat in it. My granddaughter loves kittens and this is going to be her Christmas afghan. However, I really, really hate this pattern.  I’m already figuring ways in my head where I can get by with fewer squares. I think I’ve come up with a solution.  If I have, I’ll post a picture when it is complete. However, don’t look for that too soon.  It is going VERY slowly.  I also started a stole as a Christmas gift for a very dear friend. It is the same pattern as the one I posted a picture of in my Walking in Memphis post.  I am going to post the pattern here. It’s really quite a lovely piece—at least I think so—but I’m not always objective about my own work.  The first one I did I’m keeping for myself because I loved it so much! I know—that’s how I wind up with closets and drawers that are so full that they will barely close!!! So, without further ado, on to the free pattern! Have a lovely week my friends!

Lattice Lace Stole

Designed by Lori Baker

Materials

Interlacements Yarn Irish Jig

1 skein Las Vegas Brights (600) Yards

Size H crochet hook

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Row 1:  Ch 66, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, (counts as first dc now and throughout), Dc in next st, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across. Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 5, dc in next 2 dc in next 2 dc, rep from * across. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 3, sk next 2 scs, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 chs, dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across. Turn.

Row 5:  Rep row 3.

Rows 6&7:  Rep rows 4 & 5.

Row 8:  Ch 3, dc in next st, *work 5 dc in next ch 5 sp, dc I next 2 dc, rep from * across. Turn.

Rows 9—14:  Rep rows 4 & 5. 

Row 15:  Rep row 8.

Rows 16—91:  Rep rows 9—15 ending on row 14.

Row 92:  Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, *work 5 sc in next ch 5 sp, ,sc in next 2 dc, rep from * across. Turn.

Edging

Sc in first st, *ch 20, in 4th ch from hk, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st), ** sc in next 3 sts on row 92, rep from * across to last st, in last st work from * to **, turn to work in ends of rows, work (sc, ch 3) in end of each row to corner, rep from * around to first sc, join to first sc. Fasten off.