Saturday, December 20, 2008

Larger Goddess Afghan

Large Goddess Afghan – row count included along with the graph
The graph will also be placed in the files section of the newsletter at yahoogroups.

Approximately 36 inches by 37 inches
Materials needed: I used Simply Soft by Caron, W= Off White, A=Autumn Red
Size K Afghan Hook
Approximately 21 oz of Off White, Approximately 15 oz of Autumn Red
Chain 132. Begin your foundation row in the back of the chain skipping the first two loops. The stitch used in this example is the afghan stitch. If you desire you can also just crochet from the graph in sc.
2-10: W130
11. W55,A20,W55
12. W46,A38,W46
13. W39,A54,W37
14. W33,A64,W33
15. W29,A73,W27
16. W25,A81,W24
17. W22,A86,W22
18. W20,A40,W10,A40,W20
19. W18,A34,W26,A36,W16
20. W17,A31,W34,A32,W16
21. W16,A27,W44,A28,W15
22. W15,A24,W52,A25,W14
23. W14,A23,W56,A24,W13
24. W13,A22,W60,A23,W12
25. W12,A21,W23,A15,W25,A21,W12
26. W11,A21,W23,A19,W23,A21,W11
27. W10,A21,W22,A24,W22,A20,W11
28. W10,A21,W22,A25,W22,A20,W10
29. W10,A20,W21,A29,W21,A19,W10
30. W10,A20,W20,A30,W21,A19,W10
31. W10,A20,W19,A32,W20,A19,W10
32. W10,A20,W19,A32,W20,A19,W10
33. W10,A21,W18,A32,W20,A20,W10
34. W10,A22,W17,A32,W18,A21,W10
35. W10,A22,W18,A30,W18,A22,W10
36. W10,A23,W18,A29,W17,A22,W11
37. W11,A24,W17,A27,W17,A22,W12
38. W13,A23,W17,A25,W17,A23,W12
39. W14,A23,W17,A22,W18,A23,W13
40. W15,A24,W15,A21,W18,A23,W14
41. W16,A24,W14,A21,W16,A24,W15
42. W16,A98,W16
43. W18,A95,W17
44. W20,A91,W19
45. W22,A87,W21
46. W24,A83,W23
47. W26,A79,W25
48. W27,A76,W27
49. W30,A71,W29
50. W32,A66,W32
51. W35,A60,35
52. W35,A60,W35
53. W35,A61,W34
54. W35,A62,W33
55. W34,A63,W33
56. W34,A63,W33
57. W34,A62,W34
58. W35,A61,W34
59. W35,A60,W35
60. W36,A59,W35
61. W36,A59,W35
62. W39,A52,W39
63. W39,A52,W39
64. W42,A47,W41
65. W44,A40,W46
66. W46,A38,W46
67. W46,A38,W46
68. W44,A42,W44
69. W43,A45,W42
70. W40,A50,W40
71. W39,A52,W39
72. W38,A55,W37
73. W36,A59,W35
74. W35,A61,W34
75. W34,A63,W33
76. W34,A63,W33
77. W33,A65,W32
78. W33,A65,W32
79. W31,A68,W31
80. W31,A68,W31
81. W31,A68,W31
82. W31,A68,W31
83. W31,A68,W31
84. W32,A66,W32
85. W33,A65,A32
86. W33,A64,W33
87. W33,A64,W33
88. W34,A62,W34
89. W35,A61,W34
90. W35,A60,W35
91. W36,A69,W35
92. W36,A58,36
93. W37,A57,W36
94. W37,A56,W37
95. W38,A54,W38
96. W39,A53,W38
97. W39,A52,W39
98. W40,A51,W39
99. W40,A50,W40
100. W41,A48,W41
101. W41,A48,W41
102. W42,A46,W42
103. W43,A44,W43
104. W44,A42,W44
105. W44,A42,W44
106. W45,A40,W45
107. W46,A38,W46
108. W47,A36,W47
109. W48,A34,W48
110. W49,A32,W49
111. W50,A30,W50
112. W51,A38,W51
113. W52,A26,W52
114. W54,A22,W54
115. W56,A18,W56
116-125. W130
Bind off. Weave in ends.

Small Goddess Afghan

Small Goddess Afghan

Measures approximately 22 inches by 27 inches, row by row count
Materials needed:
I used Simply Soft by Caron
Main Color of yarn approximately 20 oz of yarn – MC is referred to as W= off white
Second color Approximately 8 oz of yarn- referred to as A= Autumn Red
Size H afghan hook
(this is the pattern for the one that I lost in the computer muck up. I had already done the graph, row count and crocheted it. However the graph was lost so I then recreated it again that one follows this one as the next pattern with graph intact.)
Chain 102, you will be crocheting this in afghan stitch.
1: The easiest way I found is to use the back loop that runs along bottom of chain. This gives a nice finish to the piece. Skip the first two loops. You are going to draw up loops onto the hook leaving them on until the last loop is on the hook. You then will yarn over and pull through the first loop only. Yarn over again and pull through the next two loops, repeat this to the end leaving one loop on the hook. If this isn’t clear you can go to for more info or for videos on how to do it, go to . This completes the first row. It is done in W only.
9-10: W100
11: W30,A36,W34
12: W30,A36,W34
13: W26,A46,W28
14: W23,A54,W23
15: W19,A61,W20
16: W17,A66,W 17
17: W15, A27, W16, A27, W15
18: W14, A23, W26, A23, W14
19: W13, A20, W34, A20, W13
20: W13, A18, W16, A8, W16, A17, W12
21: W12,A16,W16,A13,W15,A17,W11
22: W11,A16,W15,A17,W15,A15,W11
23: W10,A15,W16,A18,W16,A15,W10
24: W10,A14,W16,A20,W15,A15,W10
25: W10,A14,W15,A22,W15,A14,W10
26: W10,A15,W14,A23,W14,A14,W10
27: W10,A15,W14,A23,W14,A14,W10
28: W10,A15,W14,A23,W13,A15,W10
29: W10,A16,W13,A23,W12,A15,W10
30: W11,A16,W13,A21,W12,A16,W11
31: W12,A17,W11,A20,W12,A17,W11
32: W13,A17,W12,A17,W12,A17,W12
33: W14,A17,W12,A14,W12,A18,W13
34: W15,A18,W11,A13,W11,A18,W14
35: W16,A69,W15
36: W17,A65,W18
37: W20,A60,W20
38: W23,A55,W22
39: W25,A53,W22
40: W25,A51,W24
41: W27,A47,W26
42: W29,A42,W29
43: W28,A45,W27
44: W28,A45,W27
45: W28,A45,W27
46: W28,A45,W27
47: W28,A45,W27
48: W29,A43,W28
49: W30,A41,W29
50: W30,A40,W30
51: W33,A35,W32
52: W34,A32,W34
53: W36,A28,W36
54: W35,A31,W34
55: W33,A34,W33
56: W32,A37,W31
57: W30,A40,A30
58: W29,A42,W29
59: W28,A44,W28
60: W27,A46,W27
61: W26,A48,W26
62: W26,A48,W26
63: W26,A48,W26
64: W26,A49,W25
65: W26,A49,W25
66: W26,A49,W25
67: W26,A48,W26
68: W27,A46,W27
69: W27,A46,W27
70: W28,A44,W28
71: W28,A44,W28
72: W29,A42,W29
73: W29,A42,W29
74: W30,A41,W39
75: W30,A40,W30
76: W31,A38,W31
77: W32,A36,W32
78: W32,A36,W32
79: W33,A35,W32
80: W33,A34,W33
81: W34,A32,W34
82: W35,A31,W34
83: W36,A29,W35
84: W36,A28,W36
85: W37,A26,W37
86: W38,A24,W38
87: W39,A22,W29
88: W40,A20,W40
89: W42,A16,W42
90: W44,A23,W44
91-100: W100
Bind off. To do this you will draw up a loop through the bar and continue through both loops, repeating across to the end, ending with a slip stitch to tie it off. Weave in threads.

Hint: I found that if you carry more than two stitches you wind up with a loop on the back of the piece. To avoid this you can weave it in as you crochet. When you are taking on the loops for the forward run, take the second thread and go under it (this is the one you are carrying) then the next stitch go over the top of it, (basically between the carried thread and the thread you are drawing up). It produces a weave in and out of your piece. You can then cut the threads as needed.
Since I don’t have the graph any longer and it is going to be too time consuming to reduplicate, the row count is all that is available.

12 inch Pentacle to knit

12 Inch Square Knitted Pentacle, by Jane Wynn © 2008

for personal use only
Size 8 knitting needles
About 4 oz yarn of choice

Cast on 55 stitches.
Row 1-5. K55
Row 6. K22,P13,K20
Row 7. K2,P17,K15,P19,K2
Row 8. K19,P19,K17
Row 9. K2,P14,K23,P14,K2
Row 10. K15,P26,K14
Row 11. K2,P10,K6,P16,K7,P12,K2
Row 12. K13,P6,K19,P4,K13
Row 13. K2,P9,K6,P20,K6,P10,K2
Row 14. K11,P6,K22,P6,K10
Row 15. K2,P8,K6,P22,K7,P8,K2
Row 16. K10,P9,K19,P8,K9
Row 17. K2,P6,K11,P16,K11,P7,K2
Row 18. K8,P4,K2,P7,K14,P6,K2,P4,K8
Row 19. K2, P4,K4,P3,K8,P12,K8,P3,K4,P5,K2
Row 20. K7,P4,K3,P9,K10,P9,K4,P3,K6
Row 21. K2,P3,K4,P4,K4,P1,K5,P8,K5,P2,K3,P4,K4,P4,K2
Row 22. K6,P3,K5,P4,K2,P5,K6,P5,K2,P4,K5,P3,K5
Row 23. K2, P2,K4,P5,K4,P3,K5,P3,K6,P3,K3,P6,K4,P3,K2
Row 24. K5,P3,K7,P3,K4,P5,K3,P4,K4,P3,K7,P3,K4
Row 25. K2,P2,K3,P7,K4,P4,K10,P4,K4,P7,K3,P3,K2
Row 26. K4,P3,K8,P4,K6,P7,K5,P4,K8,P3,K3
Row 27. K2,P1,K3,P9,K3,P6,K6,P6,K3,P9,K3,P2,K2
Row 28. K4,P3,K9,P3,K6,P6,K6,P3,K9,P3,K3
Row 29. K6,P9,K3,P4,K9,P4,K4,P9,K4,P1,K2
Row 30. K3,P3,K11,P3,K3,P11,K2,P4,K10,P3,K2
Row 31. K5,P11,K3,P2,K5,P2,K6,P1,K3,P11,K3,P1,K2
Row 32. K3,P3,K11,P9,K5,P8,K11,P3,K2
Row 33. K5,P11,K8,P6,K8,P11,K6
Row 34. K2,P3,K13,P6,K9,P6,K11,P3,K2
Row 35. K5,P11,K5,P11,K5,P13,K5
Row 36.K2,P3,K10,P6,K12,P6,K11,P3,K2
Row 37. K5,P9,K6,P13,K7,P10,K5
Row 38. K2,P3,K9,P8,K12,P8,K8,P3,K2
Row 39. K5,P7,K9,P12,K9,P8,K5
Row 40. K2,P3,K7,P5,K2,P4,K11,P3,K2,P6,K5,P3,K2
Row 41. K5,P4,K6,P3,K4,P10,K4,P3,K5,P6,K5
Row 42. K2,P3,K5,P5,K5,P3,K10,P3,K5,P5,K4,P3, K2
Row 43. K5,P2,K6,P6,K3,P10,K3,P6,K5,P4,K5
Row 44. K2,P3,K3,P5,K7,P4,K8,P4,K7,P6,K1,P3,K2
Row 45. K11,P8,K4,P8,K4,P8,K5,P1,K3,P1,K2
Row 46. K3,P8,K9,P4,K8,P4,K9,P8,K2
Row 47. K55
Row 48. K2,P51,K2
Row 49. K55
Row 50. K4,P49,K2
Row 51. K2,P1,K3,P15,K3,P6,K3,P14,K4,P2,K2
Row 52. K5,P3,K14,P3,K6,P3,K15,P3,K3
Row 53. K2,P2,K3,P14,K3,P6,K3,P14,K3,P3,K2
Row 54. K5,P4,K13,P4,K4,P4,K14,P3,K4
Row 55. K2,P2,K4,P13,K4,P4,K3,P14,K3,P4,K2
Row 56. K6,P4,K13,P3,K4,P3,K13,P4,K5
Row 57. K2,P4,K3,P13,K3,P4,K3,P13,K3,P5,K2
Row 58. K7,P4,K13,P3,K2,P4,K13,P3,K6
Row 59. K2,P4,K4,P13,K3,P2,K3,P13,K4,P5
Row 60. K8,P4,K12,P3,K2,P3,K12,P4,K7
Row 61. K2,P6,K4,P11,K8,P11,K5,P6,K2
Row 62. K9,P5,K10,P8,K11,P4,K8
Row 63. K2,P7,K4,P11,K6,P10,K5,P8,K2
Row 64. K10,P6,K9,P6,K9,P6,K9
Row 65. K2,P9,K5,P8,K6,P8,K6,P9,K2
Row 66. K13,P6,K6,P5,K7,P6,K12
Row 67. K2,P11,K7,P5,K5,P4,K8,P11,K2
Row 68. K15,P15,K2,P9,K14
Row 69. K2, P13,K24,P14,K2
Row 70. K16,P23,K16
Row 71. K2,P16,K19,P16,K2
Row 72. K21,P14,K20
Row 73. K2,P21,K8,P22,K2
Row 74 – 77. K55
Bind off.

Pentacle facecloth

A great new pentacle to knit. Easy

Pentacle Facecloth to knit © 2008 Jane Wynn, Chilerose Designs, this is for your personal use only.

Items needed:
Size 6 knitting needles
2 oz of cotton yarn, I used Hot Blue by Sugar and Cream
Finished size 7 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches
Cast on 39 stitches
Row 1-3: P1, K1, P1 across
Row 4: P1, K37, P1
Row 5: P1, K1, P35, K1, P1
Row 6: P1, K37, P1
Row 7: P1, K1, P35, K1, P1
Row 8: P1, K16, P4, K17, P1
Row 9: P1, K1, P13, K9, P13, K1, P1
Row 10: P1, K12, P3, K7,P2, K12,P1
Row 11: P1, K1, P12, K1,P10, K1, P11, K1, P1
Row 12: P1, K11,P1, K12, P2, K10, K1,P1
Row 13: P1, K1, P9,K1,P1,K2, P10,K2, P1,K1,P8,K1,P1
Row 14: P1, K8, P2, K1,P3, K8, P3, K1, P2, K9, P1
Row 15: P1, K1,P7,K2, P2,K1,P1,K2,P6,K4,P2,K1,P7,K1,P1
Row 16: P1, K7, P2, K2, P2,K1,P2,K4,P2, K1,P2,K3, P1, K8, P1
Row 17: P1, K1, P7, K1,P4,K1,P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K1, P4, K1, P6, K1, P1
Row 18: P1, K6, P2,K4, P1, K3, P1, K1, P3, K2, P1, K4, P2, K7, P1
Row 19: P1, K1, P6, K1, P5, K1, P3, K3, P3, K2, P4, K2, P5, K1, P1
Row 20: P1, K6, P1, K5, P2, K3, P2, K3, P2, K5, P1, K7, P1
Row 21: P1, K1, P4, K3, P5, K2, P1, K2, P1, k2, P2, K1, P6, K2, P4, K1, P1
Row 22: P1, K5, P2, K6, P1, K1, P2, K2, P3, K8, P2, K5, P1
Row 23: P1, K1, P4, K2, P7, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P6, K2, P4, K1, P1
Row 24: P1, K5, P2, K6, P2, K6, P2, K7, P2, K5, P1
Row 25: P1, K1, P4, K2, P6, K2, P7, K1, P1, K1, P5, K2, P4, K1, P1
Row 26: P1, K5, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K8, P3, K4, P2, K5, P1
Row 27: P1, K1, P4, K2, P4, K2, P1, K2, P6, K1, P2, K2, P3, K2, P4, K1, P1
Row 28: P1, K5, P2, K2, P2, K3, P2, K5, P2, K2, P2, K3, P2, K5, P1
Row 29: P1, K1, P4, K2, P2, K2, P4, K1, P5, K2, P4, K2, P1, K2, p4, K1, P1
Row 30: P1, K7, P3, K10, P2, K4, P3, K8, P1
Row 31: P1, K1, P6, K10, P1, K13, P5, K1, P1
Row 32: P1, K6, P13, K1, P1, K1, P8, K7, P1
Row 33: P1, K1, P15, K1, P19, K1, P1
Row 34: P1, K6, P2, K7, P2, K2, P2, K7, P2, K7, P1
Row 35: P1, K1, P6, K2, P7, K2, P2, K2, P7, K2, P5, K1, P1
Row 36: P1, K7, P2, K7, P1, K2, P2, K7, P1, K8, P1
Row 37: P1, K1, P7, K2, P6, K2, P1, K2, P7, K1, P7, K1, P1
Row 38: P1, K8, P2, K6, P2, K1, P1, K6, P2, K9, P1
Row 39: P1, K1, P9, K2, P5, K1, P1, K2, P6, K1, P8, K1, P1
Row 40: P1, K9, P2, K6, P3, K5, P2, K10, P1
Row 41: P1, K1, P10, K2, P5, K2, P5, K2, P9, K1, P1
Row 42: P1, K11, P3, K3, P2, K3, P3, K12, P1
Row 43: P1, K1, P13, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P12, K1, P1
Row 44: P1, K15, P7, K15, P1
Row 45: P1, K1, P35, K1, P1
Row 46: P1, K37, P1
Row 47: P1, K1, P35, K1, P1
Row 48: P1, K37, P1
Rows 49- 51: P1, K1, P1, across
Bind off. Weave in ends and block if desired.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Witch's hat

Witch's hat

Author: Jane Wynn
Company: Chilerose Designs
Copyright: 2008 Chilerose Designs
Fabric: Yarns in color of your choice, I used Aran in place of white, gold for the yellow.

All of the cross stitch X are equal to a full granny square, the half stitches are bi-color granny squares. All white areas are done in Aran in the example. I don’t personally care for white as feel it’s too stark. You can always change the colors to suit your special hat.
I used Carons about 24 oz of Black, about 24 oz of Red Heart Aran, approximately 3 oz of the gold. These granny squares work up extremely fast.
I used a size H crochet hook, this resulted in a granny square that was about 3 inches. A G hook will result in square being around 2 ¼ inches.
My finished size without adding a border is 49 inches by 53.5 inches.
Total Squares needed:
Black 119
Black/aran 13
Gold 9
Gold/aran 2
Aran 241
Solid Granny Square
With Size H hook, ch 4, join with a sl st to first chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch1, (3dc in ring, ch1 ) three times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1 (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in remaining 3 ch 1 sps, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3, finish off, weave in loose ends.

Bi-color Granny
With size H hook, Ch4, with main color, join with a sl st to first chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, drop main color but DO NOT CUT, pickup second color, YO draw through loop on hook, 3 dc in ring, ch1, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Turn, sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, drop second color, pick up main color again, YO draw through loop on hook, 3 dc in same ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3, finish off, weave in loose ends.
Using Tapestry needle and appropriate color yarn and whip stitching through the Back Loops Only. Assemble the squares using the grid below as reference.

Graph to put together can be found at this site, the entire pattern is downloaded as a pdf

Note: Sandra made me stop and realize the versatility of this. I know I’m going to embellish it a bit but she sent a little note about envisioning it as a multicolored hat with a spider hanging off the end. I like that so I’m going to give it a try sometime later this year to see how it would look. Thanks Sandra for a great idea.


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