St Rocco’s rook (UK)

St Rocco’s rook (UK)

 

For a few years now, along with a group of friends, I have taken part in the starlight walk  to help raise money for ST Rocco’s Hospice.

Ladies

Unfortunately, this year, I am not physically able to do the walk. Not to let this get in the way of a good fundraising effort I decided to play on my strengths and wrote a pattern fort a rook (as it’s the St Rocco’s logo)

 

Rook

This pattern is free and available in US and UK terms but it would be appreciated if you could donate as little as £1 to St Rocco’s via my Just Giving page  

 

This pattern uses SC/DC,DC/TRC, Chains, Increases, Decreases.

Special stitches

Working in to the front loop and back loop 

gauge is not important and any yarn can be used.

I used DK yarn and a 2.5mm hook and got rooks that are 3.5″ tall but any yarn and appropriate hook and be used, just make sure your gauge is quite tight to stop the stuffing from showing.

Worked in a continuous spiral, do not join with a ch, mark last st in round with a stitch marker.

 

 

 

2 Ch,

Round 1; 6 DC in second chain from hook. (6)

Round 2; 2 DC in each st around. (12)

Round 3; [DC, INC] 6 times. (18)

Round 4; [DC 2, INC] 6 times. (24)

Round 5; [DC 3, INC] 6 times. (30)

Round 6; [DC 4, INC] 6 times. (36)

Round 7; [DC 5, INC] 6 times. (42)

Round 8; in back loops only, slst 5, 3 ch, DTR 5, 3 ch, slst 5, 3 ch, DTR 5, 3 ch, slst 6, 3 ch, DTR 5, 3 ch, slst 5, 3 ch, DTR 5, 3 ch, slst, in front loops, DC in each st around. (42)

Round 9; DC in each st around. (42)

Round 10; DC in each st around. (42)

Round 11; DC in each st around. (42)

Round 12; in back loops only, DC in each st around, in front loops, [DC 5, DEC] 6 times. (36)

Round 13; [DC 4, DEC] 6 times. (30)

Round 14; [DC 3, DEC] 6 times. (24)

Round 15-21; (7 rounds) DC in each st around. (24)

Round 22; [DC 3, INC] 6 times. (30)

Round 23; [DC 4, INC] 6 times. (36)

Round 24; [DC 5, INC] 6 times. (42)

Round 25; in back loops only, DC in each st around, in front loops, DC in each st around. (42)

Round 26-30; (5 rounds) DC in each st around. (42)

Round 31; in back loops only, DC in each st, in front loops, [DC 5, DEC] 6 times. (36)

Round 32; [DC 4, DEC] 6 times (30)

Round 33; [DC 3, DEC] 6 times. (24)

Round 34; [DC 2, DEC] 6 times. (18)

Stuff

Round 35; [DC, DEC] 6 times. (12)

Round 36; [DEC] 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn leaving long tail.

Sew hole closed, pass needle up through body to top of head

Pull yarn taut to “dimple” the base and fasten off to top of head

 

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