This Photo Tutorial uses the “Lost Souls” Skull Shawl Designed by Maryetta Roy
It is a FREE pattern on Ravelry you can download here:
I am not a pattern writer, and this has not been tested by anyone but me, however I am available to answer any questions or for help with this pattern by Facebook messenger, Instagram or my Contact page.
I used 2 skeins Patons Hempster Yarn it's 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton in weight 3 and a 4MM G hook
I love this yarn!!! However you can use any lightweight DK Cotton.
I love this pattern and it is so fun to make!!
I highly recommend watching the YouTube videos linked in the Ravelry pattern before beginning.
Stitches used for Skull: SS, CH, SC, DC, HDC SH ST (Shell Stitch) do not INC
Stitches used for tank top: SS, CH, SC, SH ST
IMPORTANT NOTE: When following the Lost Skulls pattern only work rows 1 -12 Omitting the increases so you only make 1 skull!
Tie off yarn and turn the skull to the FS (The DC of chin frontside)
TURN before starting each row
.Row 5 Will have 9 CH 5 on each side & 4 CH 5 on each side of the SH ST at bottom. Work next rows Repeating Row 4 & Row 5.
For size small Work 10 Rows, Size Medium 11 Rows and size Large 12 Rows XL 14 rows.
This is super stretchy so don't be fooled by it looking too small, it needs to be fitted and worn over a cami. Check to make sure your corner loops are right and the chains on each side of the shell stitch are every other row ch 3, SH ST and CH 5 skip CH3 SH ST! Other than that it's all repetitive and easy!
Make another one for the back and meet back here for Part 2
No Sew Stitching the front to back and shoulders
Front and back sides Part 1 completed.
Looks too short right? Right!
Don't worry adding length comes in Part 3, unless you want to make it a crop top.
Place both sides with the right sides facing out For the No Sew stitch to begin
Armhole placement start in the corresponding size. Size Large will start with 9th CH 5 SP from the top not counting the Corner Loop
Repeat for other side right side facing out!
Part 2 "NO SEW SEAMS" Complete!
Part 3 Adding rows to the bottom for length
It is worked much the same as the rest but now we will be adding a SH ST to the sides and working in the round will not increase the width, only the length.
Work until your desired length.
To begin I used only 1 skein of the Hempster yarn to complete the front, back and no sew seams. I am still waiting for the rest of my yarn to be delivered so I am doing this part of the tutorial in a contrasting color for now. It will help to show the work better, however it looks garish so I will be ripping it out when my yarn arrives. But for now it helps explain the process well.
The first side shells in the first row do not look good but once you complete the second, third and more rows it looks like it is supposed to look. You will have a nice V shaped hem at the sides and middles of the top.
I will post more pictures when my yarn arrives and I can finish this!! It only took me 2 days to complete, But now that I have the tutorial finished it should work up faster and it is not a yarn hog at all probably less than 300 yards.