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Crochet Action Man Jacket

This jacket was also on the knitting pattern (pictured above) that came with the Action Man tent pattern.  This time I followed the knitting pattern but using crochet stitches instead of knit stitches.  It was also the first time I had tried intarsia colour changing.  I made up the design for the belt and hat to match the jacket.


We love Action Man that much that Kameron and Korey have a blog about the History of Action Man - http://actionmanonline.blogspot.co.uk/


I worked this in UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc], in rows.  Then I worked the neck and edges in UK Treble Crochet/tr [US Double Crochet/dc].


For yarn, crochet hook and abbreviation conversions click - “Crochet Conversion Charts”.


Yarn

Patons Diploma Gold DK (shade - Cream 6142).

1 x 50g (1.75oz/131yds/120m) balls.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light worsted, DK].

Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.


I would give the Patons Diploma Gold DK yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was extremely easy to work with;

- There is a reasonable choice of colours available but this is becoming a bit limited and availability is currently lacking somewhat;

- The feel of it is really soft;

- The amount on the ball is only 50g (1.75oz) but you get a lot out of it;

- The cost, however, is, expensive - I paid about £2 per 50g ball and this was on sale, standard price is approx. £3.15;

- Would I use this yarn again? YES.


James C. Brett Top Value DK (shade - Black 8430).

1 x 100g (3.5oz/317yds/290m) ball.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].


I would give the James C. Brett Top Value DK yarn a 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was extremely easy to work.

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it is very soft once washed.  Although, for large projects is does get very heavy.

- I think if you are looking for a quality budget yarn this is one of the best yarns on the market for price, colour choice, quality, multiple uses and quantity on a ball.

- The cost of yarn is very cost effective - I paid about £1.65 per 100g ball.

- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.



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