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Saturday, October 27, 2012


Da Dam Tam and Scarf
 
By Berta Gilholm

Intro: I made this Tam and Scarf for a young girl who always helps us at the club where we play Tennis. She has the most beautiful very long black curly hair I've ever seen, and told me she has trouble making it behave. So, here you go Anna! I had my husband model it and it fits tighter on him, but it has plenty of room for piling the hair up inside. I hope some of you will make it for a special person in your life or yourself...
Materials:
Lion Brand Jiffy/Bulky, 100% Acrylic, 3 oz./85 gm, 135 yd.,
3 - (A) Grass Green and 1 – (B) Gold
Crochet Hooks: Tam – US I 9/5.5mm, Scarf – US J 10/6mm
Beads: Large hole wooden (asst. colors) White, Brown, Tan, Black
(104 beads for Tam and 60 beads for Scarf)
Yarn Needle to fit stringing beads on yarn
Abbreviations: Blo = back loops, Ch = chain, FO = fasten off, Hdc = half double crochet,  Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first st of that round, Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, Sk = skip,

Da DamTam: Use Hook US I 9/5.5mm and Yarn (A),
String 34 beads on yarn in this order (White, Brown, Tan, Black)
Band: Working in rows, Ch 9,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn (8 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in blo of same sc,  sc in blo of each sc across, turn (8 sc)
Row 3 through Row 64: Repeat row 2, Do not drop (A)
Hold row 1 and row 64 together and sc in both row stitches across, (you will work around this circle for the rest of the tam).
Main Tam Body: Working in rounds on the ends of the band rows,
Rnd 1: Right side, Ch 3, sk first row, pull up a bead and hdc in next row; make sure your bead is  facing you on right side, * ch 1, sk next row, pull up a bead and hdc in next row, Repeat from * 7 times, (ch 1, hdc, in next row) Repeat from first * through ( ) 3 more times, **ch 1, sk next row, pull up a bead and hdc in next row, repeat ** to end of round, jwslst , (34 hdc beads + 34 ch 1 sp/Total 68 st)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st, ch 1, sk next hdc, *(hdc, ch 1, hdc all in next sp), (ch 1, sk next hdc, 1 hdc in next sp - 3 times); Repeat all from * to end of round, ch 1, hdc in last sp, ch 1, jwslst, “Should have 9 hdc/sp increases for a total of 86 stitches”.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (43 hdc + 43 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 4: Ch 3,  *(hdc, ch 1, hdc all in next sp), (ch 1, sk next hdc, 1 hdc in next sp,/ Repeat  5 times); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 9 hdc/sp increases for a total of 104 stitches”.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (52 hdc + 52 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, hdc in same st, ch 1, sk next sp, *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next 6 sp),  ((hdc, ch 1, hdc all in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 9 hdc/sp increases for a total of 122 stitches”.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc,  Repeat from * around, jwslst (61 hdc + 61 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next 6 sp),  (sk next hdc, sk ch sp, sk next hdc, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 8 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 106 stitches”.   FO (A) JN (B) in any ch 1 sp,
Rnd 9: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc,  Repeat from * around, jwslst (53 hdc + 53 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 10: Ch 3, *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next 12 sp), (sk next hdc, sk ch sp, sk next hdc,  hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 8 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 90 stitches”. FO (B)
String 45 beads on yarn (A) in this order (White, Brown, Tan, Black)   JN (A) in any ch 1 sp,
Rnd 11: Ch 1, pull up a bead and hdc in same ch sp; make sure your bead is  facing you on right side, ch 1, *pull up a bead and hdc in next ch sp; ch 1, Repeat from * around, jwslst, (45 hdc with beads + 45 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 12: Ch 3, *(hdc, ch 1, in each of  next 5 sp), (sk next hdc, sk ch sp, sk next hdc, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 7 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 76 stitches”. FO (A) JN (B) in any ch 1 sp,
Rnd 13: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (38 hdc + 38 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 14: Ch 3, (1 hdc, ch 1 in each of next  2 sp,) *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next 3 sp),  ((sk next hdc and ch sp, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, doing a hdc, ch 1, in last 3 sp,  jwslst, “Should have 8 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 56 stitches”. (28 hdc + 28 ch 1 sp) FO (B)
String 28 beads on yarn (A) in this order (White, Brown, Tan, Black)   JN (A) in any ch 1 sp,
Rnd 15: Ch 1, pull up a bead and hdc in same ch sp; make sure your bead is  facing you on right side, ch 1, sk next hdc,  *pull up a bead and hdc in next ch sp; ch 1, Repeat from * around, jwslst, (28 hdc with beads + 28 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 16: Ch 3,  *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next  2 sp),  ((sk next hdc and ch sp, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 9 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 38 stitches”. (19 hdc + 19 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 17: Ch 3, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc,  Repeat from * around, jwslst (19 hdc + 19 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 18: Ch 3, hdc, ch 1 in each of next  2 sp, *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next  2 sp),  ((sk next hdc and ch sp, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, hdc, ch1 in last spaces,  jwslst, “Should have 5 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 28 stitches”. (14 hdc + 14 ch 1 sp)
Rnd 16: Ch 3,  *(hdc, ch 1, in each of next  2 sp),  ((sk next hdc and ch sp, hdc, ch 1, in next sp); Repeat all from * to end of round, jwslst, “Should have 4 hdc/sp decreases for a total of 20 stitches”. (10 hdc + 10 ch 1 sp) FO (A) and leave a 1 foot tail, weave this tail in and out of the 10 sp of the last row, pull tight, tie off and weave in on the inside of the tam, trim loose ends.

 
Da Dam Scarf
By Berta Gilholm
 
Same Materials as Tam
Use Hook size US J 10/6mm
Note: String 30 beads in same pattern as Tam onto (A)
Ch 22,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each sc across, turn (21 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, *pull up a bead and hdc in same sc; make sure your bead is facing you on right side, hdc in next sc,  *pull up a bead and hdc in next sc; hdc in next sc,  Repeat 8 times from * across, turn (20 hdc with beads + 1 hdc)
Row 3 and 4: Ch 1, *pull up a bead and hdc in same hdc; make sure your bead is facing you on right side, hdc in next hdc,  *pull up a bead and hdc in next hdc; hdc in next hdc, Repeat 8 times from * across, turn (20 hdc with beads + 1 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc, hdc in next hdc, * ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * across, turn, FO (A) JN (B)
Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and each ch sp across, turn (21 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc, hdc in next hdc, * ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * across, hdc in last hdc, turn,  FO (B) JN (A)
Row 8: Ch 3, sk next hdc, *hdc in next sp, ch 1, sk next hdc,  Repeat from * across, hdc in last hdc, turn,
Row 9 through Row 116: Repeat Row 8, at end of last row turn, FO (A) JN (B)
Row 117: Repeat Row 8, turn,
Row 118: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and each ch sp across, turn, FO (B)
String 30 beads as you did at beginning of scarf,  JN (A) in last st,
Row 119: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc, hdc in next hdc, * ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, Repeat from * across, hdc in last hdc, turn,  
Row 120: Ch 1, *pull up a bead and hdc in same hdc; make sure your bead is facing you on right side, hdc in next sp,  *pull up a bead and hdc in next hdc; hdc in next sp, Repeat 8 times from * across, hdc in last hdc, turn (20 hdc with beads + 1 hdc)
Row 121 and 122: Ch 1, *pull up a bead and hdc in same hdc; make sure your bead is facing you on right side, hdc in next hdc,  *pull up a bead and hdc in next hdc; hdc in next hdc,  Repeat 8 times from * across, turn (20 hdc with beads + 1 hdc)
Row 123: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn (21 hdc)  FO (A) weave in ends.

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