Halloween Wench from RedHeart.com

halloween wench

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Halloween Wench Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW3271
Designed By:     Kim Guzman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 312 Black A, 254 Pumpkin B and 316 Soft White C
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 4mm [G-6], 5.5mm [US I-9], 6.5mm [US K-10½]
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Avast, ye lubbers, when the Pirate Wench comes aboard the Halloween ship! Her fetching attire will attract all eyes as she swashbuckles through the Halloween festivities.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGES: Hat: 11 sc = 4″ [10 cm]; Rounds 1-5 = 3½” [9 cm] across with medium hook. Corset: 6 sts = 3″ [8 cm]; 8 rows = 3″ [8 cm] in sc with largest hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.

Wristbands measure 5” [13 cm] long x 8” [20 cm] around. Hat circumference: 22” [56 cm]. Directions for Corset are for size small; changes for sizes medium and large are in parentheses.

Special Stitches
inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
tr-sc = [yo] twice and draw up a loop in st indicated, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, insert hook in indicated  st of working row and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.
Cross = skip 4 sts, tr-sc in front loop of sc 3 rows below, completing it in first skipped st of working row, sc in next 3 sc of working row; working in front of previous tr-sc, work tr-sc in front loop of first skipped st of sc 3 rows below, completing it in next st of working row.

Note:
The st in which the Cross is started is in color A. Skip the working row and 2 more rows.

HAT
Round 1: With medium hook and A, ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook—6 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Place stitch marker in first st of round and move up each round.
Round 2: [Inc] 6 times—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, inc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, inc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, inc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, inc] 6 times—36 sc.
Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, inc] 6 times—42 sc.
Round 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, inc] 6 times—48 sc.
Round 9: [Sc in next 7 sc, inc] 6 times—54 sc.
Round 10: [Sc in next 8 sc, inc] 6 times—60 sc.
Rounds 11-22: Sc in each sc around, do not fasten off.
Hat Band/Tie-Row 23: With largest hook, ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in front loops only of each sc across; turn—100 sc.
Row 24: Ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sc in each sc across; turn—140 sc.
Rows 25-29: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Fasten off at end of Row 29.

Cross Bones (Make 2)
With smallest hook and C, ch 2; 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook; slip st in first sc of 4-sc group, ch 11, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in next 9 ch. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Skull
Row 1: With smallest hook and C, ch 3; 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in last ch; turn—3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn—5 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] twice; turn—7 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc; turn—5 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc; turn—3 sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

FINISHING
With yarn needle and strand of C, place bones in an “X” configuration and sew to hat as shown. Layer skull over cross bones and sew to aht. With yarn needle and A, embroider skull face details as shown. Weave in ends.

CORSET
First Side
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Begin at center front with larger hook and A, ch 31; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across changing to B in last sc; turn—30 sc. Fasten off A.
Work in back loops throughout.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2, changing to A; turn.
Fasten off B.
Row 4 (Right Side): Work 6 Cross (see Special Stitches) across changing to B in last sc; turn.
Fasten off A.
Row 5: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each st to last 2 sts, skip next sc, sc in last st; turn—28 sc.
Row 6: Repeat Row 5 changing to A—26 sc.
Fasten off B.
Row 7: Repeat Row 5 changing to B—24 sc.
Fasten off A.
Row 8: Repeat Row 5—22 sc.
Row 9: Repeat Row 6—20 sc.
Row 10: Work 4 Cross across changing to B; turn. Fasten off A.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 12: Repeat Row 11 changing to A. Fasten off B.
Row 13: Repeat Row 11 changing to B. Fasten off A.
Row 14: Repeat Row 11.
Row 15: Repeat Row 12.
Row 16: Repeat Row 10.
Rows 17-35 (17-39, 17-43): Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 35 (39, 43).

Opposite Side
Row 1: With wrong side facing, join B to unused loops of beginning ch; ch 1, skip first ch, sc to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, sc in last ch;
turn—28 sc.
Repeat Rows 6-35 (6-39, 6-43) as for first side. Do not fasten off.

Trim
With right side facing, medium hook and B, [ch 4, skip 4 sc, slip st in next sc] 5 times; ch 1, sc in row ends evenly across top edge of
corset; working in sc at side edge of corset, [ch 4, skip 4 sc, slip st in next sc] 5 times; ch 1, sc in row ends evenly across lower edge of corset. Fasten off.

Lacing
With largest hook and A, ch 200. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave lacing in ch-4 spaces of trim as you would lace a shoe. Weave in ends.

WRIST BANDS (Make 2)
First Side
Row 1 (Wrong Side): With largest hook and A, ch 16; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across changing to B in last sc; turn—15 sc.
Fasten off A.
Work in back loops throughout.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 changing to A; turn.
Fasten off B.
Row 4 (Right Side): Work 3 Cross across changing to B; turn. Fasten off A.
Rows 5-13: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Fasten off at end of Row 13.

Opposite Side
Row 1: With wrong side facing, join B to unused loops of beginning ch; ch 1, sc in each ch across; turn—15 sc.
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Fasten off at end of Row 8.

FINISHING
With wrong side facing, B and yarn needle, matching st for st, sew last rows of each side together. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
A, B, C = color A, B, C;
ch = chain;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch (es);
tr = treble crochet;
yo = yarn over;
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated;
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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