Monday 4 February 2008

First Design Pattern Available now !

I have created my first design pattern for the "Sofa Throw" featured earlier on the blog. This is now available for Download as a PDF document.

Finished Size: Approximately 37 x 82 inches

Dimensions: 3 stripes each containing 6 alternating rectangles of Color A and Color B. Each rectangle is 13x11 inches

2 inch wide crochet edging all around the assembled larger block made from sewing together the 3 stripes as per the assembly diagram.


Yarn: 2 skeins Red Heart Ltd. Sport Flecks – White (Color A)

2 skeins Red Heart Ltd. Sport Multi – Blue (Color B)

Needles: US 8/ 5.0mm as recommended in the Yarn Label

Gauge: As per the yarn label

Pattern Note: The entire piece is assembled by sewing together 3 long stripes and then crocheting an edging around the larger block.

Ideal yarns for this project are any worsted or Bulky weight yarn.

Stitches Used:

Knit: 1 x 1 ribbing

Row 1: Knit (k) one, Purl (p) one

Row 2: p the k stitches from previous row, k the p stitches from previous row.

Crochet: Chain (ch)

Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

Stripe Pattern:

Make 3 stripes each made up of 6 alternating rectangles of Color A and Color B as per the assembly diagram. Each rectangle measures 13x11 inches. Each stripe measures 78x11 inches.

With Color A - Cast on the required number of stitches as per the gauge for 11 inches wide piece and work in 1x1 ribbing until the desired length (13 inches) is reached

Join Color B at the beginning of the next row and work in 1x1 ribbing until desired length (13 inches) is reached.

Work in the established pattern until desired length of stripe (78 inches) is reached.

Crochet edge:

1st round: sc around the entire edging of larger block

1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc at each corner

2nd round: dc around

1dc, 1 ch, 2dc, 1ch, 1dc at each corner

Assembly Diagram:

Enjoy and have fun!

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