Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Off Center Lines Square Free Crochet Pattern

A Sandi Marshall Crochet Pattern Design Original


The photo on the left shows an example of one possibility for the way that you might join squares crocheted in various colors, to make an afghan from squares made using this free pattern.

There are many ways that you could arrange the squares, with different color combinations and also, the way that you turn the finished squares when arranging them (before you join the squares together) for the finished afghan.

I have written complete instructions for all rows for this filet crochet design so that you can make this square even if you are not yet familiar with doing filet crochet directly from a chart. I have also included the chart so you can bypass the written directions and use just the chart to crochet from, if you prefer that method.

If you haven't crocheted directly from a chart yet, you can learn how by comparing my written directions to the same row on the chart.

Materials: For an afghan square, use yarn of your choice with hook size to correspond to weight of yarn used.

The thinner the yarn or thread, the smaller your square will turn out to be. This square does not have to be any exact size. If you produce smaller squares, you will simply need more squares to result in the finished afghan size that you want. An advantage to smaller squares is that you have more squares to work with, resulting in more possibilities in the unique ways that you might arrange the squares in varying directions for different looks.

Yarn Materials Choices: For example -
sport weight yarn with a US size F or G hook,
worsted weight yarn with a US size H or I hook,
bulky weight yarn with a US size J or K hook.

A square made with sport weight yarn and a US size G hook has a finished size of about 8 inches square and a square made with worsted weight yarn and a US size H hook has a finished size of about 11 inches square, just to give you a general idea about finished size. If made with bulky weight yarn, it will be larger.

For squares joined to form a bedspread, table cloth, table runner or any other item that will be crocheted with crochet thread, examples of materials that might be used would be:

size 20 thread with a US size 9 steel hook (for a finished piece that's about 2 1/2 inches wide).

size 10 thread with a US size 7 or 8 steel hook (for a finished piece that's about 3 inches wide).

Or size 5 thread with a US size 4 steel hook (for a finished piece that's about 4 inches wide).

The finished sizes estimated above may vary some according to your own individual crochet tension (gauge) and the exact materials that you use to make the square.

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch = chain, ch-1 = chain-1, ch-3 = chain-3, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sp = space

These directions are written in American English crochet pattern terms.

These directions are for a square made in 3-dc mesh.

Help photos and extra explanation for this pattern can be seen at: click here. That url is:
http://filet-crochet.blogspot.com/2010/01/beginner-help-photos-for-crocheting.html

Starting Chain:
Leaving a length beyond the first ch (to use later to weave in the end to secure it), ch 36.

Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in ea ch across.

Row 2: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea dc across, ending with a dc in the top of the ch-3 at the end of the row. (You should have 33 dc in this row.)

Row 3: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice then dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) 9 times then dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in
top ch of ch-3 at end of the row.

Row 4: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 9 times then dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice then dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top ch of ch-3 at end of the row.

Rows 5 - 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: Repeat Row 3.

Row 12: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 9 times then dc in ea of next 2 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice then dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top ch of ch-3 at end of the row.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3.

Row 14: Repeat Row 4.

Row 15: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice then dc in ea of next 2 dc, (dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 9 times then dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top ch of ch-3 at end of the row.

Row 16: ch 3 to turn (counts as first dc), dc in ea dc across, ending with a dc in the top of the ch-3 at the end of the row. (33 dc)

End off, leaving a length to weave in to secure the end. Weave in ends.

Copyright, Terms of Use: This pattern created by Sandi Marshall, January 2010. Pattern instructions, pattern images and pattern chart are copyright 2010 by Sandi Marshall. You can help me to be able to continue designing new patterns by honoring copyright law regarding my patterns. In other words, do not republish my chart, pattern directions or images on another web page, blog or elsewhere (even if it would be distributed for free; which, when done without my permission would still be a violation of copyright law). Do not distribute reproduced copies of this pattern, in any form, even for free. Instead, you may give others the URL for this page so that they may come to this site for themselves. Thank you. ~ Sandi Marshall

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3 comments:

Kathleen said...

I've been trying to find out if there was a way to contact you about one (or really 3) of your earlier patterns posted on About.com. I really like the 3 filet triangle scarf patterns I found there, but all 3 seem to have some minor errors in the written directions that go with the charts. I also wondered what would be a suitable substitution for the Aunt Lydia's "Denim" Quick Crochet, since it has been discontinued. Is it really supposed to use a size 3 steel hook or is it a size 3(D) hook?

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