Shelled Beret or Slouchy

I was working on a pattern for a pair of finger-less gloves, with this shelled pattern, and then made a matching cowl.. As I was completing my projects, I thought that this set is just not complete without a beret/slouchy ..
 How to crochet a shelled Beret or slouchey
So here’s my shelled creation. 
 Shelled Beret or slouchey
This is my own original pattern and I have added charts as well as a photo tutorial for joining and finishing procedure(s). 
Come along on this creative journey and let’s work on this lovely project together.
Shelled Beret or slouchey

Skill level : Intermediate. This pattern uses post stitches.

Size made : For forehead of 21” circumference

Materials used to Crochet Shelled Beret or Slouchy

About half a skein of Bernat baby yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook

For Indians : This yarn is similar to our Indian 4-ply acrylic yarns or if using cotton, then Laura knitting cotton.  For this size, you’d need about a skein of our Indian acrylic yarn, and about 120 gms of Laura knitting cotton.

Stitches used to Crochet Shelled Beret or Slouchy

fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !
Do visit this lovely link How to Crochet fdc Foundation Double Crochet

Fpdc : Front Post Double Crochet : Post stitches are stitches worked around the post of a stitch of the row below.

How to work the fpdc : yo, hk into sp between posts of st from row below – going from back of stitch, around st and into the front of the st ; yo, pull yarn through the sps (3 lps on hk), (yo & pull through 2 lps) twice. One fpdc complete

OR you can watch a video of how to crochet fpdc Front Post Double Crochet stitch

bpdc : Back Post Double Crochet : 
yo, hk into sp between posts of st from row below – going from front of stitch, around st and into the back of the st ; yo, pull yarn through the sps (3 lps on hk), (yo & pull through 2 lps) twice.  One bpdc complete

OR you can watch a video on How to Crochet bpdc Back Post Double Crochet stitch

Free Pattern and step by step instructions for making beret or slouchy 
Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

sc : Single crochet                                 fdc : Foundation double crochet

dc : Double crochet                              sk : Skip

ch(s) : chain(s)                                       sp : Space   

st(s) : Stitch(es)                                     sl-st : Slip stitch

yo : Yarn Over                                        hk : Hook

rep : Repeat                                            lp(s) : Loop(s)

tc : Turning chain

fpdc : Front Post Double Crochet       

bpdc : Back Post Double Crochet

Click on this link to read step by step Instructions and to get free pattern for making Beret or slouchy 


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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'. We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them. We strongly believe in Refuse-Reuse-Recycle, which seeps into projects too. Why did I start blogging? Over the years, I found many patterns that specify yarns that are not available locally. There are also hundreds of free patterns on the web, which are not in English or which only have a chart and no written instructions. I am fortunate that I am able to read charts and I just thought it would be lovely to share these ideas as I make my own projects, using our available local yarns. I started my blog page in October 2013, but was a really sporadic contributor. In the past year and a half, I have been writing diligently and have had a lot of really interesting creative products made. I am happy to be part of this similar minded group of crafters. ACHIEVEMENTS : In October 2016, my blog was adjudged among the Top 100 Crochet Blogs to follow In January 2016, I won the Guinness World Record for being part of the Record for the World's largest blanket In 2014 and 2016, I played the Ravellenic Games on the Ravelry Craft group and have won great (digital) accolades

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