Dare to Make It! Crochet-Along: Week 5comments (8) November 12th, 2008
By now we've made all of the pieces and it's time to finish the hoodie. I'll give you fair warning—this was by far the most difficult part of making the hoodie as the intstructions got a little blurry. Hopefully the step-by-steps will save you some of the frustration.
Step 1: Make the buttonhole and button bands.
I'm showing this in the green yarn so that it's easy to see. Note: You won't single-crochet up the entire edge; stop just before the neck decreases (the hood will be attached to that triangular part later). There's no perfect way to know where to place each single crochet, so just do your best. If something looks funny, pull out a few stitches and try again—practice makes perfect. Continue to follow the pattern for the second row and proceed to row 3, the buttonhole row. As described in the pattern, each buttonhole is made very simply—just chain 1 and skip the single crochet below.
If your button is too small, you'll need to get a larger one (since this is the smallest buttonhole you can make). If you have oversize buttons, you might want to add one more chain and skip 1 more sc to make a larger buttonhole (repeat for all of the buttonholes, and subtract 1 single crochet beween hole repeats to make up for the extra space). Aren't these the easiest buttonholes ever?
Continue to follow the directions for the rest of the buttonhole and button bands. You'll work the button band the same way; just make a sc where you would have made a chain 1 in row 3.
The vertical pink stitching is the part that was added for the button/buttonhole bands.
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