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Crochet Beard
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L20609 Gain instant hipster cred, dress up for Halloween, or just keep your face warm with this quirky pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) at widest point (not including elastic) and 4 in. (10 cm) long

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Elastic headband in color to match yarn, at least 13 in. (33 cm) long and about 1/2 in. (13 mm) wide Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
14 sc and 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Beard is worked back and forth in rows beg at top edge.

2.

An opening is formed near the center of Beard for mouth and to separate beard and mustache sections.

3.

The elastic headband is used to secure the Beard to your face.


INSTRUCTIONS



BEARD Moustache and Side Burns Ch 39.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 38 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sts - 36 sts.

Divide for Mouth Opening Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, ch 12, sk 12 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sts - 22 sc and 1 ch-12 space.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in each sc and ch to last 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sts - 32 sts.

Shape Beard Row 5: Rep Row 2 - 30 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st - 28 sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 6 and 7 twice - 24 sts at the end of Row 10.

Row 12: Rep Row 6 - 22 sts.

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st - 18 sts.Fasten off.



FINISHING Edging From RS, join yarn with a sl st in first st of Row 1, ch 3, sl st in beg end of Row 1, sc evenly around curved edge of Beard, working last sc in end of Row 1, ch 3, sl st in last st of Row 1.

Fasten off.

Cut elastic headband into a 13 in.

(33 cm) length.

Thread one end of elastic through one ch-3 loop.

Fold end of elastic over ch-3 loop by about 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) and sew end to headband.

Being careful not to twist elastic, rep for other side.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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