Finished Size 10” ( 25 cm) wide, 28” (71 cm) long
Freche Wolloase Mohair Lacegarn Extrafein (100% Mohair; 246 yards [225 meters]/25 grams, dyed on Zitron Extraklasse): Color grau (gray) (MC), 1 ball; Color lila (lilac) (CC), 1 ball
Size 7 mm, or a US K (6.5 mm) if 7 mm is not available
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
10 sts and 13 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in front loop only slip stitches (F), without blocking.
F: front loop only slip stitch
B: back loop only slip stitch
The pattern is worked in the round, using two basic slip stitches, F and B. The starting chain is worked into before closing to the rnd as it is easier to avoid twisting the chain. The piece is turned twice, changing the direction of crochet. That way, you can work the main part of the pattern in F, the easiest of the slip stitches.
Be sure to work loosely.
In MC, ch 150.
Turn and work 1 row of F, then close into a rnd (being careful not to twist) and place marker to indicate beg of rnd. Work 4 more rnds of F.
Turn again and work 1 rnd of B. At the end of the rnd, you will encounter a slight jog, due to turning. Just crochet on into the first st of the last rnd. The jog will be hidden because of the loose stitches.
Work 14 rnds of F. Cut MC and change to CC and work 5 rnds of F.
Turn, work 1 rnd of B and 4 rnds of F. Close off.
Weave in ends.
Tanja is a crochet designer from Hagen in Germany. She enjoys exploring new techniques and unusual constructions. People usually ask twice whether her designs are really crocheted. You can find her patterns on Ravelry and her website is osswald-design.com.