Sunday, May 18, 2008

May Blanket Along

We are into the 5th month of our 2008 free blanket craftalong.

Here are May's Patterns.

Suggested Materials
Knit Swatch
200 yards of a worsted weight yarn
US 8
Darning Needle
Cable Needle if you want it

Crochet Swatch
200 yards of a worsted weight yarn
G, H, I Hook
Darning Needle


KNIT STITCH: HONEYCOMB
(Multiples of 8 stitches plus 6 [3 at each end])

C4F: Cable 4 Front : Slip 2 stitches on cable needle. Hold in front of work. Knit 2 from left hand needle and then 2 from cable needle.
C4B: Cable 4 Back: Slip 2 stitches on cable needle. Hold in back of work. K2 from left hand needle and then 2 from cable needle

Row1 (WS): p1, k1, p1, purl 16, p1, k1, p1
Row 2: (RS): p1, k1, p1 *C4B, C4F, repeat from * to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 3: p1, k1, p1, purl to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 4: p1, k1, p1, kni to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 5: p1, k1, p1, purl to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 6: (RS): p1, k1, p1 *C4F, C4B, repeat from * to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 7: p1, k1, p1, purl to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 8: p1, k1, p1, kni to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Row 9: p1, k1, p1, purl to last three stitches, p1, k1, p1
Work 1-9 then repeat from rows 2 - 9


For the class, cast on 22 stitches and work 9 rows. Then measure to determine how many stitches to repeat the 8 stitches to make a 6” or 12” swatch.


Crochet Stitch: Double Treble pattern
(Multiple of 6 stitches plus 1)
DTR: yo3 times, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), [yo, and draw thru 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw thru remaining 2 loops.
DTR Cluster (dtr cl): yo 3 times, insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw thru first 2 loops on hook]3 times, *yo 3 times , insert hook in same stitch, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw thru first 2 loops on hook] 3 times; repeat from * 2 times; yo and draw thru all 4 loops on hook.
Double DTR cluster (ddtr, cl): 3 dtr in same sc as last dtr clu until 1 loop on each st. remaining (4 loops on hook), sk5 sc, 3 dtr in next sc until 1 loop of each remaining on hook (7 loops on hook), yo and draw thru all 7 loops.



Pattern: (multiple of 6 stitches, plus 1)
Row1: (WS): ch1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dtr), sk first 3 sc, dtr cl in next sc, ch5 *Ddtr cl, ch5; rep from * to last 3sc; 3 dtr in same sc as last cl until 1 loop of each rem on hook (4 loops on hook), dtr, in last sc until 5 loops remain on hook, yo, and draw thru all 5 loops, turn.
Row 3: ch1, sc in top of dtr cl, 5sc in 5 ch space, *sc in top of ddtr cl, 5 sc in ch 5 space; repeat from * to last group, sc in 5ch of turning chain; turn.
Row 4: ch1, sc in each sc across, turn
Repeat rows 1-4.

Chain 13 and work 2 repeats of the 4 rows. Measure and chain for your swatch.

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