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Ellen Gormley LOVES yarn

Ellen GormleyGo Crochet is not only Ellen’s website and motto, it’s her way of life! Though Ellen is known for her marvelous motif work in her book Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook, she has found a new love, Bruges Crochet Lace! Her book, Learn Bruges Lace, uses basic stitches and tools to create mesmerizing projects. When she’s not appearing as a Crochet Expert on the tv show, Knit and Crochet Now, she is teaching the Annie’s Online classes: Learn to Crochet and Crocheting With Beads. Whether online, on tv, or in person, teaching in her local yarn shop, Ellen can always be found at GoCrochet.com and in her Ravelry group, 'Go Crochet with Ellen Gormley'.

As a busy Mom of two, Ellen has taken her love of crochet on the go and created a business to satisfy both her need to play with yarn and her need to attend to her children.  Ellen started designing in 2004 and often says that her business has grown along with her kids!  Crocheting at soccer practices, doctors' offices, at Girl Scout meetings and swim meets, Ellen always has yarn at her side.  she even keeps an emergency bag of yarn and hooks in the car the way other people keep flares and blankets.  "It's amazing what you can accomplish in small bites of time".  Ellen's 'on-the-go' philosophy shows in her design work. Portable motifs and easy to memorize stitch patterns are common among her well-published designs.  In addition to her two books, Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook and Learn Bruges Lace you can find Ellen's work in many crochet magazines and books. www.GoCrochet.com

Bruges BraceletBruges Bracelet

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“Ellen designed the Icy Day Cowl to join in with I love Yarn Day. It has many of the features Ellen loves about crochet. The cowl allows the Yarn to be the star! When meeting a new luscious yarn, the first thing I want to do is ‘hug’ it. A cowl is perfect for holding yarn near.  Yarn allows creativity while making a productive, functional item.  Nothing is more satisfying that making a beautiful item that can be used.”


I Love Bruges Crochet Bracelet

Ellen Gormley Bruges BaceletBasic stitches and tool make this easy Bruges style crochet bracelet.

By Ellen Gormley

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What You’ll Need

Nazli Gelin Garden 3, 1¾ oz (50g), 136yds (124m) (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton) 1 ball # 300-19 Light Tan
Crochet Hook Size F/5 (3.75mm)
Toggle Clasp
Yarn needle

Medium

Easy

Finished Measurements

Approx 8½" (21.5 cm) long x 1½" (4cm) wide including clasp

Gauge

30 sts = 7½ (19 cm); 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations

Ch = chain
ch-3 sp = chain-3 space
cm = centimeter
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeter
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
* =  instructions that follow * as indicated
( ) = work instructions in parentheses as indicated
[ ] = work instructions in brackets as indicated.

Notes

Bracelet is made in two parts. Part 1 is a traditional crochet row.

In Part 2, a Bruges tape is crocheted and joined onto the completed Part 1 at the same time.

Part 1

Ch 32, remove hook from last loop, place the loop through the eye of the round end of toggle clasp, return hook into loop.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, remove hook from last loop, place the loop through the eye of the bar end of toggle clasp, return hook into loop, sc in last ch. Fasten off.

Part 2

Ch 8.

Row 1 (RS): Sk 5 ch, dc in each of the last 3 ch, ch 2, sl st in first ch-3 sp of Part 1, (nearest the round end of toggle clasp), ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 5, turn.

Row 3: Dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in next ch-3 sp of Part 1, ch 2, turn.

Rows 4-15: Rep rows 2-3 6 more times.

Row 16: Dc in each of the next 3 dc.

Fasten off.

Bruges bracelet symbol chart and key

Bruges bracelet flat

Ellen Gormley ©2013 The text and photos are exclusive property of Ellen Gormley and are for personal use only. This pattern may not be photocopied, distributed or taught without written consent from the author. Additional copies of this pattern may be purchased at www.Ravelry.com or www.GoCrochet.com

Icy Day Cowl

Ellen Gormley cowlCelebrate I Love Yarn Day with this easy cowl!

By Ellen Gormley

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What You’ll Need

RED HEART® BoutiqueTM TreasureTM: 2 balls of 1919 Watercolors.
Stitch marker. Art. E788 available in 3.5 oz (100 g), 151 yd (138 m) balls

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [US K-10½].

Medium

Easy

Finished Measurements

40" (101.5 cm) circumference and 9½" (24 cm) long.

Gauge

12 sts = 4" (10 cm); 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations

Ch = chain
cm = centimeter
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeter
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
* =  instructions that follow * as indicated
( ) = work instructions in parentheses as indicated
[ ] = work instructions in brackets as indicated.

Special Stitches

Shell Stitch = [Dc, (ch 1, dc) 3 times)] in space indicated.
Foundation Spike Stitch = Skip next ch one row below, work sc in next ch.
Spike Stitch = Skip next dc one row below, work sc in next ch-1 sp.

Notes

The Cowl is worked in two halves, each half starting at the foundation chain.

COWL

First Half

Ch 120, loosely. Join with slip st to form a ring, place marker.
Round 1 (Right side): Ch 1, sc in first ch, ch 3, skip next ch, *sc in next ch, ch 3, skip next ch; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc: 60 ch-3 sps.
Round 2: Ch 1,* work Shell Stitch in next ch-3 sp, work Foundation Spike Stitch in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first dc.
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
Round 4: Ch 1,* work Spike Stitch in next ch-3 sp, work Shell Stitch in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 for First Half until piece measures approximately 4¾" (12 cm) from foundation ch, ending by working Round 4. Fasten off.

Second Half

With right side facing, join yarn with slip st in marked stitch on foundation ch.
Round 1 (Right side): Ch 1, sc in first ch, ch 3, skip next ch, *sc in next ch, ch 3, skip next ch; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc: 60 ch-3 sps.
Round 2: Ch 1,* work Foundation Spike Stitch in next ch-3 sp, work Shell Stitch in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
Round 4: Ch 1,* work Shell Stitch in next ch-3 sp, work Spike Stitch in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first dc.
Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 for Second Half until piece measures approximately 4¾" (12 cm) from foundation ch, ending by working Round 4. Fasten off.

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