Friday, September 15, 2017

Around the House - Part 2: In Knitting

Somehow through all of the moving around my kitchen has acquired a multitude of dish towels, but not many dish cloths.  A few bar rags have strangely survived the years, but most of the dishcloths that I have made have been ruthlessly destroyed.  Not in the way that you might think.  One of our two cats is a bit more neurotic that your average feline.  When he is stressed out, he eats holes in knit goods.  This includes yarn, sweaters, t-shirts, towels, underwear, basically anything that is less dense than denim.  It's annoying, but does create a great deal of problem solving.


The basic problem with dish cloths that I have made is that while they are drying out between uses, they sit by the sink or off of the faucet.  This means that any bored and enterprising young cat looking to explore could easily find them.  This dish towels are fairly safe.  When they are waiting for their next use, they are hung by the stove or off of a handle.  There seems to be something to that method in the long run.  Over time the towels survive while the cloths do not.

For the last couple of years our household has been using those small sponges with scrubbers attached.  They have the advantage of having no appeal to the cats, but I find them mildly annoying to use on a regular basis.  So I decided to make some dish cloths that could do the washing and scrubbing that I want them to, and that could be hung to keep them away from pets.

What came about is one pattern that can make two different types of dish cloth.  The difference is what choice is made when knitting the off side.  The one that is knit on the wrong side comes out being rougher and a good scrubber.  The cloth that is pearled on the wrong side is smoother, looks prettier, and is good for wiping.

If you would like a PDF of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

If you would prefer a PDF from Etsy, it can be found here.

Feel free to change the thread, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Add an edging, or leave it as is.  Use the charts as reference for other patterns.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com .

Happy washing.

Scrubber & Wiper Dish Cloths


Materials:
·         Size 7, 4.5 mm Knitting Needles
·         Lion Cotton, 236 yds/215 m, Color: 147 Purple, 100% Pure Cotton, Worsted Weight
·         7/8” Button
·         Darning Needle
·         Sewing Needle and Thread (Optional)

Gauge:
·         18 stitches x 24 rows = 4” x 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Finished Size:
·         11” wide x 16.5” long

Notes:
·         Both dish cloths use the same basic pattern. 
-          For the Scrubber Dish Cloth, knit all odd rows. 
-          For the Wiper Dish Cloth, pearl all odd rows.
·         Stitch counts are written in (blue italics).
·         If you would prefer to knit a dish cloth without a hanging strap, simply cast off the nine stitches after row 92.

Key:


Instructions:

Bottom

Cast on 9 stitches
Row 1 (ws): -    (Scrubber) Knit all odd rows.
-          (Wiper) Pearl all odd rows.
Row 2 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (11 sts)
Row 4 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (13 sts)
Row 6 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (15 sts)
Row 8 (rs): k1, yo, k2, lli, ssk, k5, k2tog, rli, k2, yo, k1 (17 sts)
Row 10 (rs): k1, yo, k4, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k4, yo, k1 (19 sts)
Row 12 (rs): k1, yo, k6, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k6, yo, k1 (21 sts)
Row 14 (rs): k1, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k1 (23 sts)
Row 16 (rs): k1, yo, k2, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k2, yo, k1 (25 sts)
Row 18 (rs): k1, yo, k4, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k4, yo, k1 (27 sts)
Row 20 (rs): k1, yo, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, yo, k1 (29 sts)
Row 22 (rs): k1, yo, k5, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k5, yo, k1 (31 sts)
Row 24 (rs): k1, yo, k2, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2, yo, k1 (33 sts)
Row 26 (rs): k1, yo, k3, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k3, yo, k1 (35 sts)
Row 28 (rs): k1, yo, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, yo, k1 (37 sts)
Row 30 (rs): k1, yo, k3, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k3, yo, k1 (39 sts)
Row 32 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (41 sts)
Row 34 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (43 sts)
Row 36 (rs): k1, yo, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, yo, k1 (45 sts)
Row 38 (rs): k1, yo, k2, lli, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, rli, k2, yo, k1 (47 sts)
Row 40 (rs): k1, yo, k4, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k4, yo, k1 (49 sts)
Row 42 (rs): k1, yo, k6, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k6, yo, k1 (51 sts)
Row 44 (rs): k1, yo, k7, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k7, yo, k1 (53 sts)
Row 46 (rs): k1, yo, k2, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k2, yo, k1 (55 sts)


Top

Row 48 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k1 (53 sts)
Row 50 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (51 sts)
Row 52 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (49 sts)
Row 54 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (47 sts)
Row 56 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k1, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k1, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (45 sts)
Row 58 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k6, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, k6, k2tog, yo, k1 (43 sts)
Row 60 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k6, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, yo, k1 (41 sts)
Row 62 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k3, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k3, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (39 sts)
Row 64 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1 (37 sts)
Row 66 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k8, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog, yo, k1 (35 sts)
Row 68 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k5, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (33 sts)
Row 70 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (31 sts)
Row 72 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (29 sts)
Row 74 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, inc3, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (27 sts)
Row 76 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k2, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k1 (25 sts)
Row 78 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k1 (23 sts)
Row 80 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, k5, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (21 sts)
Row 82 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (19 sts)
Row 84 (rs): k1, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1 (17 sts)
Row 86 (rs): k1, yo, ssk x 2, k1, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k1, k2tog x 2, yo, k1 (15 sts)
Row 88 (rs): k2, ssk, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k2tog, k2 (13 sts)
Row 90 (rs): ssk, k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk, k2tog (11 sts)
Row 92 (rs): k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)

·      If you are making the Scrubber Dish Cloth, continue right on to the next page.
·      
         If you are making the Wiper Dish Cloth, pearl one more row. So, you will pearl Row 93 as normal, and pearl Row 93b.
                        Row 93: p9
                        Row 93b: p9
-          This will mean that the remainder of the rows on the Wiper Cloth will have the right side on the opposite side of the dish cloth.  This is so the right side will be facing out when you turn the arm over and button it.
·         
             If you do not want your dish cloth to have a hanging arm, bind off the nine stitches on Row 93



Arm
  
Scrubber Arm Chart
   
    
 Wiper Arm Chart
Row 94 (rs): k1, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k1
Row 96 (rs): k2, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2
Row 98 (rs): k2, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k2
Row 100 (rs): k1, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k1
Row 102 (rs): k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk
Row 104 (rs): rli, ssk, k5, k2tog, lli
Row 106 (rs): k1, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k1
Row 108 (rs): k2, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2
Row 110 (rs): k2, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k2
Row 112 (rs): k1, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k1
Row 114 (rs): k2tog, lli, k5, rli, ssk
Row 116 (rs): rli, ssk, k5, k2tog, lli
Row 118 (rs): k1, rli, ssk, k3, k2tog, lli, k1
Row 120 (rs): k2, rli, ssk, k1, k2tog, lli, k2
Row 122 (rs): k2, k2tog, inc3, ssk, k2
Row 124 (rs): k1, k2tog, lli, k3, rli, ssk, k1
Row 126 (rs): k2tog, lli, k1, bind3, rli, ssk (6 sts)
Row 127 (ws): (k3 or p3), bw loop co3, (k3 or p3) (9 sts)
Row 128 (rs): ssk, k5, k2tog       (7 sts)
Row 130 (rs): ssk, k3, k2tog       (5 sts)
Row 132 (rs): ssk, k1, k2tog       (3 sts)
Row 133 (ws): Bind off stitches

Finishing:
Break yarn and weave in ends.
Sew button onto the right side of the dish cloth.

Stay Tuned

Next month will have some Halloween decor.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Around the House - Part 1: In Crochet

I have to admit.  This month's topic came about because I needed a rug.  Our current apartment has floors that are either hardwood or tile.  The occupants also include two cats and a toddler.  I finally got to the point where I wanted something beside the bed so that I didn't track fur in with me, or directly step on any small toy left behind when getting out.


So I searched.  One of my main problems is that I like to be able to feel textiles before I buy them.  Unless there is a very convincing tactile review on an online product, I generally won't even consider it. This pretty much took the internet out of my search parameters except for finding store locations.  I found plenty of rugs.  Some of them I even liked.  All of those fell into the categories of too expensive, or a cat could easily destroy it in a could of weeks.  The rest were either I just couldn't stand to put next to my bed, or felt terrible.

After despairing a bit I turned to my stash to see what was in there.  Lo and behold, in there I found a bundle of sash cord that I had bought years ago to experiment with, but never got around to it.  The cording was a bit unwieldy, and with only 100 feet, it wasn't going to go very far if I started to work with it on it's own.  In comes a bunch of dishcloth cotton that I thing I got for a bag somewhere along the line.  The two seemed to work together well.  Together they have a bit of forgiveness when pressed on and felt like lightly plied cotton when rubbed against.

Now, my first instinct on rugs is to weave them.  My apartment is way to small for a project like that though.  Knitting was out too just because it seemed more difficult that I wanted to deal with.  So that left me with crochet.  I could do that.

Now I had to come up with a basic shape.  Rectangles are always a favorite to sit next to a flat object, but somehow it that shape didn't really appeal after looking at all of the other rugs.  Circles are pretty simple, and to make them with crochet one usually makes a spiral.  I like spirals, but I didn't what just a circle.  That seemed dull.  But if I went crazy with the design, it would be done probable at about the same time Bug-A-Boo was in high school.  So I went with a shape that was basically circular, but with a bit of an interest.

In the end our household has a rug my stash pile is unnoticeable smaller.

Currently our Sam Cat has taken over my rug, so I'm interested to find out when I get it back.  She also enjoys the small holes that I added in to change the shape a bit.  Sam Cat has attacked them a few times just to make sure that there's nothing hiding in there, and so far the rug is not showing any damage.

If you would like a PDF of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

If you would prefer a PDF from Etsy, it can be found here.

Feel free to change the thread, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Add an edging, or leave it as is.  Use the charts as reference for other patterns.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.  I'll warn you though.  The math worked out a bit differently than I expected when I started crocheting over the cording.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com .

I hope that you enjoy this rug as much as Sam Cat.

Lazy Eye Rug

Materials:
·         1 Hank Wellington, Medium Load, Braided Cotton Multi-Purpose Sash Cord, 7/32 in x 100 ft.
·         5 Skeins Lily, Sugar’n Cream, 95 yds./86 m: Color – Countryside Ombre
·         Size G, 4 mm Crochet Hook
·         Stitch Marker
·         Darning Needle

Gauge:
·         13 Stitches x 5 Rows = 3” x 3” in Single Crochet over Cording

Finished Size:
·         Approx. 27.5” wide x 24.5” tall

Notes:
·         Do not place this rug next to open flame or extreme heat. 
·         All stitches use the yarn crocheted around the sash cord
·         Be careful not to crochet too much twist into the cording as you go around.
·         Check work regularly to make sure that the rug remains fairly flat.
·         Keep an easy tension.  If the tension is too tight, the work will start to turn into a basket.
·         Mind rounds 7, 15, 19, and 24.  These are the rounds where the rhythm of the pattern changes.

Key:

Instructions:
Remove the end of the cord from the bundle and make a mark ~ 3” from the end.
Starting at the tip of the cord, single crochet 15 stitches around the cord between the beginning and the mark
Rotate the crocheted portion into a circle with the stitches on the outside.
All stitches will be crocheted around the cord as you go.
Round 1: Single crochet two stitches into the second stitch from the tip of the cord.  Mark the first stitch as the beginning of the round.  Crochet two stitches into each of the next thirteen stitches. (28 stitches)
Round 2: (Sc 2 into the first stitch, sc into the next stitch) x 14 (42 stitches)
Round 3: (Sc in the first two stitches, sc2 into the next stitch) x 14 (56 stitches)
Round 4: (Sc in the first stitch, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next two stitches) x 14 (70 stitches)
Round 5: (Sc in the first four stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 14 (84 stitches)
Round 6: (Sc in the first three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next two stitches) x 14 (98 stitches)
Round 7: [(Sc in the next seven stitches) x 6, sc crochet around the cord 13 times, skip 7 stitches] x 2 (110 stitches)
Round 8: [Sc in the first seven stitches, (sc in the next six stitches, sc2 in the next stitche) x 4, sc in the next seven stitches, sc in the next six stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches] x 2 (122 stitches)
Round 9: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next six stitches, (sc in the first four stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches) x 4, sc in the next six stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next seven stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next seven stitches] x 2 (130 stitches)
Round 10: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next five stitches, (sc in the next two stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches) x 4, sc in the next five stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next eight stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next eight stitches] x 2 (138 stitches)
Round 11: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next four stitches, (sc in the next nine stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 4, sc in the next four stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next nine stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next nine stitches] x 2 (146 stitches)
Round 12: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next three stitches, (sc in the next seven stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches) x 4, sc in the next three stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next ten stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next ten stitches] x 2 (154 stitches)
Round 13: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next two stitches, (sc in the next five stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches) x 4, sc in the next two stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next eleven stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next eleven stitches] x 2 (162 stitches)
Round 14: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next stitch, (sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next nine stitches) x 4, sc in the next stitch, skip one stitch, sc in the next twelve stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next twelve stitches] x 2 (170 stitches)
Round 15: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next fourteen stitches, (sc in the next thirteen stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 2, sc in the next fourteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next thirteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next thirteen stitches] x 2 (174 stitches)
Round 16: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next thirteen stitches, (sc in the next eleven stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches) x 2, sc in the next thirteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next fourteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next fourteen stitches] x 2 (178 stitches)
Round 17: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next twelve stitches, (sc in the next nine stitches, sc 2 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches) x 2, sc in the next twelve stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches, sc 3 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches] x 2 (182 stitches)
Round 18: [Skip one stitch, sc in the next eleven stitches, (sc in the next seven stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next nine stitches) x 2, sc in the next eleven stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches, sc 3 in the next stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches] x 2 (186 stitches)
Round 19: [Sc in the next eleven stitches, (sc in the next five stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next twelve stitches) x 2, sc in the next eleven stitches, sc in the next seventeen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next seventeen stitches] x 2 (194 stitches)
Round 20: Sc in the next eleven stitches, (sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 2, sc in the next ten stitches, sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches, sc in the next ten stitches, (sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 2, sc in the next ten stitches, sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next fifteen stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next two stitches, (Remove stitch marker.) sc in the next stitch (This is the new end of the round.  Replace the stitch marker as needed.)   (202 stitches)
Round 21: [(Sc in the next nine stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 8, sc in the next stitch, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch, (sc in the next nine stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 2] x 2 (230 stitches)
Round 22: [(Sc in the next seven stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches) x 8, sc in the next two stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next two stitches, (sc in the next seven stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches) x 2] x 2 (254 stitches)
Round 23: [(Sc in the next five stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches) x 8, sc in the next three stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches, (sc in the next five stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next six stitches) x 2] x 2 (278 stitches)
Round 24: [(Sc in the next three stitches, sc2 in the next stitch, sc in the next nine stitches) x 6, sc in the next thirty stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next thirty stitches] x 2 (294 stitches)
Round 25: [(Sc in the next thirteen stitches, sc2 in the next stitch) x 6, sc in the next thirty-one stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next thirty-one stitches] x 2 (310 stitches)
Round 26: [(Sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 6, sc in the next thirty-two stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next thirty-two stitches] x 2 (314 stitches)
Round 27: [(Sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 6, sc in the next sixteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches] x 2 (314 stitches)
Round 28: [(Sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 6, skip one stitch, sc in the next thirty-two stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next thirty-two stitches, skip one stitch] x 2 (314 stitches)
(Somewhere in the next row the cord will run out.  Stop working the pattern when you have about ½” of the cord left.  Cut the yarn about 1’ from the last stitch.  Pull the yarn through the last stitch and use the tail to tie the end of the cord down.)
Round 29: [(Sc in the next fifteen stitches) x 6, sc in the next sixteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches, sc3 in the next stitch, sc in the next three stitches, sc in the next sixteen stitches, skip one stitch, sc in the next sixteen stitches] x 2 (314 stitches)
Weave in ends and sew down the starting cord end.
Dampen rug and block it out on a water resistant surface.




Stay Tuned: Later in the month we head to the kitchen.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Markets: Part 2 - In Crochet

Hair is a funny thing.  If someone is being nice about mine, they would say, "It's got nice body."  In reality it tends to shift between frizzy and limp depending on the weather and it's own whim.  In the summer, when heat and wind are factors I generally do what I can to hold it down.   This involves clips, ties, hats, scarves.  Really, what ever I think will work on the day.


For much of my life I wore a lot of bandannas.  There where bright ones to match the weather, or make sure that I was noticeable.  There were dark ones that wouldn't show stains or sweat as easily.  Somehow, in the last move, all but one was lost.  Since many of them had a bit of sentimental value to me, I never got around to replacing them.

For this months project I decided to make a piece that I could wear in their stead.  Something light and bright for the farmer's market, but also with some ventilation for the festivals.  Maybe also a bit versatile, just in case I wanted to lace it around my hair or wear it in a different way.

How ever you would like to wear it, here is my pattern for a Summer Half-Kerchief.  

If you would like a PDF of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

Feel free to change the thread, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Add an edging, or leave it as is.  Use the charts as reference for other patterns.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com .

On a Side Note:

There will not be a posting in August.  I have some family projects that need to be finished, so I'll be back again in September.

And now, onto the pattern.


Summer Half-Kerchief

Materials:
·         1 Spool Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread: Classic 10, Color – Ocean, 995
·         Size 8, 1.50 mm Crochet Hook
·         Small Darning Needle

Gauge:
·         45.5 Stitches x 48 Rows = 4” x 4” in Single Crochet

Finished Size:
·         Tie: 29” Wide x 1/2” Deep
·         Kerchief: 21.25” narrowing to 13.25” Wide x 12” Deep

Notes:
·         Instructions are in American crochet terms
·         Stitch counts are written in (blue italics).
·         The tie and kerchief take one entire spool of thread.  A second spool will be needed for anything added.
·         Charts are given for all of the motifs.
·         Only rows 1 through 18 are written out in long-form.  A complete copy of the instructions in long form is available upon request.

Key:

Instructions:
Tie
Row 1: Chain 330 + ch 1
Row 2: (Through the back loop of the previous row.)  Skip the first ch next to the hook, sc2tog through the next two chains, sc in the next 326 chains, sc2tog the last two chains, ch 1, turn work   (328 stitches)
Row 3: (Through the both loops of the previous row.)  Sc2tog through the first two sc of the previous row, sc in the next 324 sc from the previous row, sc2tog through the last two sc of the row, ch 1, turn work   (326 stitches)
Row 4: (Through the both loops of the previous row.)  Sc2tog through the first two sc of the previous row, sc through all but the last two sc from the previous row, sc2tog through the last two sc of the row, ch 1, turn work   (324 stitches)
Repeat row 4 three more times. (318 stitches)
Tie Left Side Chart: showing the chains and decreases on the left side of the tie for rows 1 through 7


Tie Right Side Chart: showing the chains and decreases on the right side of the tie for rows 1 through 7

Kerchief
·         The kerchief portion is done across seven segments:
-          Left Decrease Mesh
-          Daddy Longlegs
-          Mini Pineapple
-          Small Hex
-          Mini Pineapple
-          Daddy Longlegs
-          Right Decrease Mesh


Daddy Longlegs Chart
First Row: (dc, ch 2, skip two stitches) x 2, dc x 4, (ch 2, skip two stitches, dc) x 2
Second Row: dc, ch 2, skip two stitches, dc x 4, ch 7, skip two stitches, dc x 4, ch 2, skip two stitches, dc
Third Row: dc x 4, ch 5, sc in fourth ch of ch 7, ch 5, skip next three dc, dc x 4
Fourth Row: dc, ch 6, sc in fifth ch of ch 5, sc in sc, sc in first chain of next ch 5, skip next three dc, dc
Fifth Row: dc x 4, ch 6, sc in the center sc, ch 6, skip three ch of next ch 6, dc x 4
Sixth Row: dc, ch 2, skip two stitches, dc x 4, ch 2, skip three ch of next ch 6, dc x 4, ch 2, skip two stitches, dc


Small Hex Chart
First Row: dc, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
Second Row: dc, ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of 2-dc-wide, dc in next dc

Mini Pineapple Chart
First Row: dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in the next sc, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc
Second Row: dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the center dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc
Third Row: dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 2, 5-dc-shell in the center ch 3 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, skip one ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, dc in the next dc
Fourth Row: dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 2, dc each of the center five dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, skip one ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc
Fifth Row: dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 2, skip the next ch 2 space, [(dc, ch 1) in the next dc] x 4, dc in the next dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, skip one ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, dc in the next dc
Sixth Row: dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 1 space, ch 3) x 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc
Seventh Row: dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, skip one ch 3 space, (sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 4) x 2, sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, dc in the next dc
Eighth Row: dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc
Ninth Row: dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the center of the next ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc
Tenth Row: dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in the next ch 1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc

Left Decrease Mesh Chart
Left Decrease Mesh Chart: This section decreases over sixty rows. To complete the half-kerchief, this section will be completed once.  


Right Decrease Mesh Chart
Right Decrease Mesh Chart: This section decreases over sixty rows. To complete the half-kerchief, this section will be completed once.  


The kerchief portion is done over sixty rows (Row 8 through Row 67).  So when the mesh charts are completed, the piece is complete.  Next are the first eleven rows written out in long form.  If you would like a complete set of instructions in long form, please email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com

At the end of this pattern is a chart showing the layout of the interior segments over the first thirty rows.  This is the repeat section for the interior segments.
Row 8: (Set-up row) Slip stitch through the first 41 sc from the previous row,
-          ch 3, (dc in next stitch, ch 4, skip 3 sc from the previous row) x 12
-          (dc in next stitch, ch 2, skip next 2 sc from the previous row) x 2, dc in the next 4 sc, (ch 2, skip next 2 sc from the previous row, dc in the next sc) x 2,
-          dc in next stitch, (ch 4, skip the next three stitches, sc in the next stitch) x 4, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (dc, ch, dc) in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, dc in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (dc, ch, dc) in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (sc in the next stitch, ch 4, skip the next three stitches) x 4, dc in the next stitch,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, skip one stitch, 2-dc-wide in the next stitch and the third stitch, ch 2, skip one stitch, dc in the next stitch,
-          dc in next stitch, (ch 4, skip the next three stitches, sc in the next stitch) x 4, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (dc, ch, dc) in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, dc in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (dc, ch, dc) in the next stitch, ch 3, skip the next three stitches, (sc in the next stitch, ch 4, skip the next three stitches) x 4, dc in the next stitch,
-          (dc in next stitch, ch 2, skip next 2 sc from the previous row) x 2, dc in the next 4 sc, (ch 2, skip next 2 sc from the previous row, dc in the next sc) x 2,
-          (ch 4, skip 3 sc from the previous row, dc in next stitch) x 12, dc in next stitch

Row 9: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the second dc from the previous row, ch 2, dc in the first ch 4 space, (ch 4, dc in the next ch4 space) x 11, ch 2,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 7, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, sc in the first ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the dc, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch, (dc, ch, dc) in the top of the 2-dc-wide, ch, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, sc in the first ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in the dc, ch 2, dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 7, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          ch 2, dc in the first ch4 space, (ch 4, dc in the next ch4 space) x 11, dc2tog the last dc and ch3
Row 10: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the ch2 space, ch 3, (dc in the ch 4 space, ch 4) x 11,
-          skip 1 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 5, sc in the fourth ch of the ch 7, skip 3 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, 5-dc-shell in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch4, skip the first ch 4 space, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, dc 5 in the ch 3 space, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch4, skip the first ch 4 space, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 5, sc in the fourth ch of the ch 7, skip 3 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc,
-          (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 11, ch 3 dc2tog in ch 2 space and last dc
Row 11: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the first and second ch from the hook, (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 11, ch 2
-          dc in next dc, ch 6, sc in the fifth ch of the previous row, sc in the sc, sc in the next ch, ch 6, skip three dc, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, skip the ch 2 space, dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, skip the next ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch, (dc, ch, dc) in the top of the 2-dc-wide, ch, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, skip the ch 2 space, dc in each of the next 5 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, skip the next ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in next dc, ch 6, sc in the fifth ch of the previous row, sc in the sc, sc in the next ch, ch 6, skip three dc, dc in the next dc,
-          ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 11, dc in the second ch of the ch 3 space, dc2tog through the third ch and the final dc
Row 12: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the second dc, ch 1, (dc in the ch 4 space, ch 4) x 11
-          skip one dc, dc in the next dc and next three chains,  ch 6, sc in the middle sc, ch 6, dc in the last three chains and the last dc,
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, skip the next ch 2, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) x 4, dc in the next dc, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, skip the next ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 2, skip the next ch 2, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) x 4, dc in the next dc, ch 2, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, skip the next ch 4 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 2, ch 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc and next three chains,  ch 6, sc in the middle sc, ch 6, dc in the last three chains and the last dc,
-          (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 11, ch 1, dc2tog the last two dc
Row 13: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the ch 1, ch 3, ( dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 10, dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 2,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc and the next three chains, ch 2, skip the next sc, dc in the last ch 3 and the next dc, ch 2, skip two dc, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 3, sc in the next ch 1 space) x 4, ch 3 , (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space,(ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch, (dc, ch, dc) in the top of the 2-dc-wide, ch, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 3, sc in the next ch 1 space) x 4, ch 3 , (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space,(ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc and the next three chains, ch 2, skip the next sc, dc in the last ch 3 and the next dc, ch 2, skip two dc, dc in the next dc,
-          ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 10, dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 3, dc2tog the ch 1 and last dc
Row 14: ch 2,  (turn work)
-          dc in the ch closest to the hook, (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 10, ch 4,
-          skip one dc, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in each of the ch 2, dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, skip one ch 3 space, (sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 4) x 2, sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, skip one ch 3 space, (sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 4) x 2, sc in the next ch 3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 3, ch 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in each of the ch 2, dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 10, ch 4, dc2tog to last ch and dc
Row 15: ch 2, (turn work)
-          Dc in the first ch from the hook, ch 1, dc in the same ch 4 space, (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 9, ch 2,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 7, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3,sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch, (dc, ch, dc) in the top of the 2-dc-wide, ch, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3,sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 7, skip 2 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space) x 10, dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 1, dc2tog the last ch and dc
Row 16: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the ch 1, ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 10,
-          skip 1 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 5, sc in the fourth ch of the ch 7, skip 3 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc, ch 5, sc in the fourth ch of the ch 7, skip 3 dc, dc in the next dc, dc in the next 2 ch,  dc in the next dc,
-          (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 10, ch 2, dc2tog the ch 1 and last dc

Row 17: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the first ch, (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 10, ch 2,
-          dc in next dc, ch 6, sc in the fifth ch of the previous row, sc in the sc, sc in the next ch, ch 6, skip three dc, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in next stitch, ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 4, sc in the center ch 1 space, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc, ch, (dc, ch, dc) in the top of the 2-dc-wide, ch, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in next stitch, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 4, sc in the center ch 1 space, ch 4, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 2, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in next dc, ch 6, sc in the fifth ch of the previous row, sc in the sc, sc in the next ch, ch 6, skip three dc, dc in the next dc,
-          ch 2, (dc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 10, dc2tog the last ch and dc
Row 18: ch 2, (turn work)
-          dc in the first two ch, (ch 4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 9, ch 4,
-          skip one dc, dc in the next dc and next three chains,  ch 6, sc in the middle sc, ch 6, dc in the last three chains and the last dc,
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in the sc, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next stitch, ch 2, 2-dc-wide in the two dc of the previous (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 2, skip one stitch, dc
-          dc in the next dc, (ch 4, sc in the next ch 4 space) x 4, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in the sc, ch 3, (dc, ch, dc) in the ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 4) x 4, dc in the next dc,
-          dc in the next dc and next three chains,  ch 6, sc in the middle sc, ch 6, dc in the last three chains and the last dc,
-          (ch4, dc in the next ch 4 space) x 9, ch 4, dc in the second to the last ch, dc2tog the last ch and dc,


Center Motifs Layout
Center Motif Layout: This section shows thirty rows with the first row on the left and the thirtieth row on the right.  To complete the half-kerchief, this section will be completed twice. 


Stay Tuned: There will be no new postings next month, but September will bring projects for the house!