Kitschy Apron in Cotton Chenille
by Grenadine Girl
I love cooking almost as much as I love knitting.
Cooking might be my favorite activity if I didnít make such a mess of myself in
the process. Many pairs of pants have been over-washed due to my messy style of
cooking, which adds to all the laundry I have to do. And laundry sorry-to-say is
not as pleasant as knitting.
Knit in garter stitch on circular needles to carry the weight, the apron is a
great project for those who want to try something more complicated like a
sweater, but want to start with something less scary. There is a little
increasing, simple seaming, and picking up of stitches, which are techniques
typically used in sweaters.
Now my apron gets messy when I cook. And this isnít a problem, because this
Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille is washable by hand or by washing machine on the
gentle cycle in a lingerie bag. Simply dry flat and youíre ready to get messy
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] Shown in Medium
Waist: 25 [27, 28, 31, 32.5, 35, 38.5] inches
[AC] Crystal Palace
Cotton Chenille [100% Cotton; 98 yd per 50g skein];color:7366 Rose: 1[1,
1, 1, 1, 2, 2] skeins
[BC] Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille color:1109 Bubblegum: 1[1, 1, 1, 1,
2, 2] skeins
[CC] Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille color:2054 Lipstick: 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 2,
[DC] Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille color:6752 Blush: 1[1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 3]
[EC] Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille color:5509 Clear Pink 1[1, 1, 1, 1,
2, 2] skeins
1 35" US #7/4.5 mm 26 Crystal Palace Bamboo Circular needle
1 set(s) US #7/4.5 mm straight needles
1 size G Crochet Hook
2 split ring stitch markers
16sts/36 rows = 4" in garter stitch
The adjustable nature of waist-ties makes each size variable.
With color AC and circular needle cast on 59 [64, 66, 73, 77, 82,
85, 90] stitches.
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: k1, m1, knit to last stitch, with yarn in front slip the last stitch as
if to purl.
THE LAST STITCH OF EVERY ROW WILL BE SLIPPED IN THIS FASHION TO CREATE A SMOOTH
Rows 3,4,5: k1, m1, knit to last stitch, with yarn in front, slip the last
stitch as if to purl.
Rows 6 and 7: knit even as established.
Rows 8 and 9: k1, m1, work even as established.
Alternate 2 increase rows and 2 even rows until piece measures
2.25 [2.5, 2.5, 2.75, 2.75, 3, 3.25] inches, ending with a WS row.
RS: Knit one row even with Color
Next: Knit 2 increase rows, still slipping the last stitch as before.
Then: Knit 2 rows.
Then: Knit another 2 increase rows.
Knit 2 rows even.
Knit 0 [0, 0, 0, 2, 4, 6] more increase rows, alternating 2 increase rows with 2
Knit even in color until section measures 1.5[1.5, 1.75, 1.75, 2, 2, 2.5]
inches, ending on a wrong side row.
Next: Using Color CC, knit every row, slipping the
last stitch as if to purl. Knit until section of color measures 1.5[1.5, 1.75,
1.75, 2, 2, 2.5] inches.
Continue knitting every row, switching colors every 1.5 [1.5, 1.75, 1.75, 2, 2,
2.5] inches. Make sure to start a new color on the RS. The color sequence in the
photo is as follows: (AC) Rose, (BC) Bubblegum, (CC) Lipstick, (DC) Blush, (EC)
Clear Pink, (BC) Bubblegum, (CC) Lipstick and (AC) Rose.
With Color DC, cast-on 12[15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 20] stitches; knit
every row, slipping the last stitch of every row as if to purl to create a
smooth edge. Knit until piece measures 55.5[58.5, 60, 64.5, 67.5, 72, 76.5]
inches. Wrap the tie around your waist and tie as if in use to ensure adequate
length. If the ties are too short, continue knitting until desired length is
Weave in ends.
Attach the waist-tie to the apron:
Weave in all ends then fold the apron in half. Place a split ring marker at the
mid point at the top of the apron.
Fold the waist-tie in half. Place a split ring marker at the mid point.
Align the 2 markers and pin the 2 pieces together, right sides facing each
other. Sew together with Color DC.
With color BC, single crochet around the edge of the apron.
Pocket: (photos shows apron before pocket added - pocket is
Three color bars down, 2.5 inches from the left edge; pick up 20
[21, 23, 23, 24, 26, 28] stitches. With Color EC knit every row until pocket
measures 4 inches. Seam the sides of the pocket to the apron.
Block lightly if desired.
Designed and knit for Crystal Palace Yarns by Grenadine
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