Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY Marc Jacobs crocheted shawl with pin

Obsessed by the Marc Jacobs 

knit & crocheted FW2012 collection?

yeah, ... me too!


left pic: net-a-porter / collage by moi

What I used:



* 5 balls (500 gr) of dark teal 50% wool 50% alpaca 
* about 100 gr. of a contrast yarn (which I made by mixing several leftover yarns and metallic blue to achieve the sparkly effect and the same thickness of my main color yarn
{yarn previously seen and used here, here , here and here}
* crochet hook #9

How to DIY: the pattern - tutorial

To make this scarf I started by following the pattern on Elisabet Andrée blog, but I'm pretty lazy about cutting and weaving in at every row, so I figured out a way to work around it.
I got to my desired length by having in total 35 "blocks" of the main color.
(my shawl is 135 cm - 53" long)




Crochet chains until you have the length that you desire (in my case 141 ch.st.), if you have chains left after the first row you detach them and tidy weave in the yarn end.




1st row //main color//
1 dc into the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc into the next ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch, *1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row / leave the last stitch on hold / turn work



2nd row //contrast color//
change color and attach yarn onto the first dc 1 sc also into the first dc, 3 ch, 1 sc into the first 1-ch sp, *3 ch, 1 sc into the next 1-ch space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make the last sc into the last dc of the previous row /
 leave the last stitch on hold /







3rd row (and all the odd rows) //main color//
Pick the stitch with the main color that was left on hold, slip stitch inside the "bridge" created with the contrast color, 2 ch  (=first dc), 2 dc into the first 3-ch space, *1 ch, 3 dc into the next 3-ch space*, repeat until one stitch before the last at the end of the row, (scroll down in the picture to see how to work the last stitch)





the last dc will wrap around the contrast color stitch left on hold, carrying also the yarn / leave the last stitch on hold / turn work /




4th row (and all the even rows) (contrast color)
sc in the first dc, 3 ch, 1 sc into the first 1-ch sp, *3 ch, 1 sc into the next 1-ch space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make the last sc into the last dc of the previous row  / leave the last stitch on hold /

The original Marc Jacobs shawl has the stitch repeated 12 times, (work starts and end with the main color), my yarn is really thick and the final measures are 17" (45 cm) x 53" (135 cm).
To finish the shawl, once you crocheted the last row, start going around with single crochet, on the sides, depending on the thickness of your yarn, you'll have to crochet two or more sc into the side of the double cr.
Wave in the tails, and use one of these big safety pins (normally used for quilt skirts) to secure it in place!

I made mine in one [very rainy] afternoon!!!


Apparently I'm not the only one in the blogsphere who loves this ... check also these blogs:

(considering that the original shawl is 1,800$ I saved about .... 1,760$!!!) 
xox, d.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow!!! I just made my own version of this scarf, too. I love it! you can see it right here: http://drenkascrochet.blogspot.com/2012/11/crocheted-block-stitch-cowl-scarf.html

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  2. Love your version of this shawl! I really like how you figured out how to avoid weaving in the ends. One of my least favorite parts of crocheting. This pattern looks so easy I might have to make my own.

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  3. Thanks for adding my link to the blog post...I am such a fan of you ;)

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  4. Impressive! Love the look and your color choices. :)

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  5. This is absolutely amazing! You're so talented! I've tried to learn from my mum how to crotchet but always failed! good job x

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  6. I wish I could knit, but I'm not patient enough to learn :(

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  7. Lovely! Your colour choices are much better than Marc Jacobs!

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  8. This tutorial came at a perfect time! I had been looking on Pinterest for a different pattern and then I got this email the next day. I am working up my second one now and they look great! I have been making them into infinity scarves though by crocheting the ends together. Thanks for this great blog!!!

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    1. How cool, Amy! send me a link to your links or post your pictures on the Facebook page!

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