Monday, February 20, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1920s Diagonal Block Crochet Bedspread

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Vintage 1920s Diagonal Block Crochet Bedspread

A clever needlewoman will quickly crochet this elegant bedspread…
A perfect decorator touch!

SIZE:  
Single spread approx 66" x 99" without fringe;
double spread approx 88" x 99"

Materials:
Lily Antique Bedspread Cotton, Art # 59, 700 yd Skeins: Single Bed 13 Skeins;  Double Bed 16 Skeins
#10 Steel Crochet Hook

GAUGE: 
Each Block meas approx 11" square. 
For single spread make 6 x 9 blocks; for double spread make 8 x 9 blocks.

BLOCK: 
1ST RND:  Ch 8 (to count as dc & ch-5), dc in 1st ch, (ch 5, dc in same ch 1 twice, ch 5, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-8.

2ND RND:  Ch 3, * 5 dc in next sp; in next dc make dc, ch 5 & dc.  Rep from * around, ending 5 dc in last sp, dc in joining, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3.

3RD RND:  Ch 5, turn, * dc in each of 7 dc, ch 2: in 3rd ch of ch-5 make dc, ch 5 & dc; ch 2.  Rep from * around, ending dc in last 7 dc, ch 2, dc in joining, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of ch-5.

4TH RND:  Ch 3, turn, (2 dc in next sp. dc in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc.  Rep from * around, ending 3 dc in last corner, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3.

5TH RND:  Ch 5, turn, * dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 2; in 3rd ch of corner ch-5 make dc, ch 5 & dc; ch 2.  Rep from * around ending same as rnd 3.

6TH RND:  Ch 3, turn. (2 dc in next sp, do in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc ; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc.  Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 4.

7TH RND:  Ch 5, turn, * dc in next 7 dc; ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc (lacet made), make lacets across ch-5 sps, ending dc in 1st dc of 7-dc group; dc in next 6 dc, ch 2; in 3rd ch of corner make dc, ch 5 & dc, ch 2.  Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 3.

8TH RND:  Ch 3, turn, (2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc) twice, * ch 5, sk next 5 dc, dc in next dc; ch 5, dc in next dc (bar made over lacet), make bars across lacets, ending dc in 1st dc of 7-dc group, ch 5, sk 5 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; in corner sp make 3 dc, ch 5 & 3 dc; dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc.  Rep from * around, ending same as rnd 4.

9TH THRU 21ST RNDS:  Rep rnds 7 & 8 alternately, ending with rnd 7.
Cut thread & fasten.

JOINING Blocks: 
On last rnd, work to 1st corner of block; in corner make dc, ch 5, sl st in corner of finished block, ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 just made, ch 2, dc in corner of block being made, ch 2; dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in corresponding dc on finished block, ch 2, sl st in dc just completed (joined dc). 

Work across lacets, joining dcs, & complete next corner to correspond (22 joinings on side).  Complete block.

Join other blocks in same manner on adjacent sides.

Fringe: 
Cut 12" length by wrapping thread around 6" piece of cardboard & cutting at one edge. 

Double 4 strands tog holding ends even & pull center of strands thru ch-3 sp at edge of spread with crochet hk, draw cut ends thru lp thus formed & pull tight. 

Make fringe in each ch-3 sp around edge on both sides & across bottom of spread. 

Trim ends even.


ENJOY!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                               alternate
Approx                        approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                              between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                           back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                            back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                   ch-1 space
ch-sp                           chain space
Cl                                cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                         complete
Cont                            continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                        double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                       double treble/triple crochet
fl                                  front loop(s)
Foll                              follow/follows/following
Fp                                front post
Fpdc                            front post double crochet
Fpsc                            front post single crochet
Fptr                             front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                             half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                              inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                            loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt             pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc                 popcorn stitch
Pm                             place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                       single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch                  turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                     treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc              triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                           yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over
Yoh                             yarn over hook