It’s been a while since we posted a new pattern. TL is convinced that the hot weather just sucks the afghan-will right out of us. But, my gears are revving up as the temperature drops, so here’s my first little project of the season.
Sacred Heart Chaplet
*This pattern is similar to my rosary pattern, but it had a different number of beads, easier cross, and different bead sizes.
I use either a D or E hook to make these depending on my mood and the yarn. I use worsted weight cotton. Something fancy like Pima cotton is the easiest to work with.
To work the beads:
BIG BEAD–Make a puff stitch, but collect 9 loops on the hook instead of 7.
LIL BEAD– Make a puff stitch, but collect 5 loops on the hook instead of 7.
(BEAD tutorial if you need it.)
-Sc three times sc in 2nd ch from hook, (top of cross)
-Sc in next ch.
-Sc, ch 5, sc in next ch (one arm of the cross)
-Sc in next three chs
-5sc in last ch (bottom of cross)
-Without turning, sc in next three ch (creeping back up the cross on the far side now..)
-sc, ch5, sc in same ch as before
– sc in next ch
-2sc in top and join with a sl stitch.
First set of beads:
-Work LIL BEAD, ch 2, LIL BEAD, ch 2, LIL BEAD
– Work one BIG BEAD
-Ch1, turn, 2sc in sc
-Ch1, turn, 2sc in next 2 sc
-Ch1, turn, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc.
-[(LIL BEAD, ch2) 5 times, ch 4, BIG BEAD.] 4 times
-(LIL BEAD, ch2) 5 times
-Ch3, join to beginning triangle with a slip stitch.
-Weave in ends.