We have seen her here before, let us welcome back a reoccurring Yarn Punk guest back onto the blog. Today, Sarah will be taking us through a tutorial on how you can make do some simple yarn punking to your shirts. Best part yet? She will be showing how to Yarn Punk our very own Yarn Punk shirts to show how you can make it your own. Please, let’s give a grand welcome back to Sarah!
What do you have for us today, Sarah?
“What is Yarn Punk merch without some yarn punking? When I saw that Vincent, aka @knot.bad was creating merch for @YarnPunk, I got excited to see what was in store for us. When the merch went live in the store, the first thing I did was head over to grab the Spinal Long Sleeve. Before the shipping notification was even sent, I had plans to Yarn Punk the shirt to make it my own. I think the best part about wearing my Yarn Punk merch outside, is when I get to meet other fellow Yarn Punkers out there. It makes me feel more a part of the community knowing that we are not as far apart from each other than we think.
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Killer Elbow Patches
Cotton weight 4/worsted yarn (I used I Love This Cotton in White)
3.75 mm crochet hook
Stitch Markers (optional)
Sewing Thread (matches your yarn color)
Safety Pins/Sewing Pins
Skill Level- Confident Beginner
SC- Single Crochet
SC2TOG- Single Crochet 2 Together– insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through(should have 2 loops on your hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook
Also, Don’t Forget to Pin This For Later
Elbow Patches–Make 2 (ch 1 at the beginning do NOT count as a stitch)
Row1- sc 2nd hook, sc 2, turn (3 sts)
Row2- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, turn (5 sts)
Row3- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc 3, 2 sc, turn (7 sts)
Row4- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc 5, 2 sc, turn (9 sts)
Row5- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc 7, 2 sc, turn (11 sts)
Row6- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc 9, 2 sc, turn (13 sts)
Row7- Ch 1, 2 sc, sc 11, 2 sc, turn (15 sts)
Row 8 to 14- Ch 1, sc 15, turn (15 sts)
Row15- Ch 1, SC2TOG, sc 11, SC2TOG, turn (13 sts)
Row16- Ch 1, SC2TOG, sc 9, SC2TOG, turn (11 sts)
Row17- Ch 1, SC2TOG, sc 7, SC2TOG, turn (9 sts)
Row18- Ch 1, SC2TOG, sc 5, SC2TOG, turn (7 sts)
Row19- Ch 1, SC2TOG, sc 3, SC2TOG, turn (5 sts)
Row20- Ch1, SC2TOG, sc, SC2TOG, turn (3 sts)
*if you want to make your elbow patch longer, add more rows at rows 8-14*
Begin working down the side of the elbow patch, Ch 1, sc along the edges of the patch. Remember to place stitch marker on the first sc to mark your beginning. At the top and bottom “corners” of the elbow patch add 2 sc. I put 1 sc per row. Cut and weave in ends
Make the 2nd elbow patch.
Placing on the Elbow Patches to your Yarn Punk shirt
Put on your Yarn Punk Spinal Long Sleeve. Wear it how you normally would.
If you have help, have them mark where you elbow is using the safety pin/sewing pins. If you do not have help, try bending your elbow and placing the pin in the area your elbow is in.
Carefully remove your shirt and lay flat with the pin on top. Measure from the sleeve seam to the pin and repeat to the other sleeve
Center your elbow patch to the pin marking. You may try on your shirt carefully if you pin the patches to check that your patches are in the correct spot. Sew on using your favorite sewing method. I used a back stitch running along the edge of the patch. Remember to not sew through the entire sleeve.
You are now ready to wear your Killer Elbow… Patches x Yarn Punk shirt!
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