Sunday, October 28, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Old English "D"

I was actually going to sell this pattern, but I have decided to just make this one for free (for now at least). It took little time to whip up, but it does take a bit of  maneuvering your hook and joining the yarn in different spots.  My original design was the Old English design with three vertical lines, however I know there is a version with two vertical lines.  It really isn't any more or less difficult to do one or the other.  Below are the instructions.  Please let me know if you find any errors or get confused at all.  Oh, and sorry about my terrible pictures.  :-)  We all know I can't take a picture to save my life!


Old English D with Three Vertical Stripes:

Yarn: Worsted Weight
Hook:  I used an H
(This piece can really be made with any hook or yarn....it will just change up the size)

Chain 33
Slst in second chain from hook, sc in next 9 chains,  3 sc in next, 1 sc in next, 3 sc in next, sc in next 6 chains,  3 sc in next, 1 sc in next, 3 sc in next,  sc in next 9 chains, slst in last chain.  Finish off. It should look something like this:

Now you begin the vertical line and two horizontal lines closes to the inside of the D:
Join with slst to 3rd stitch to left of bottom corner of D:


Chain 7 (the first 3 chains make up the start if the vertical line, the last 4 are the bottom horizontal line).
Slst into the side of the D.  It will look like this:


Now slst back across last 4 chains made.


Now, chain 5 and slst to the side of the D again, above your last horizontal stripe.  I skipped one stitch in between the two.  Slst back across 4 chains.


Chain 2 and slst to top of the D (the third stitch to the left of the top corner)
To finish the stripe, simply sc evenly back down the stripe towards the bottom.  Slst in beginning stitch.  Finish off.


Now for the next stripe.  Skip one stitch to the left of the bottom of the first stripe and join with slst in next stitch.  Now chain 9 and slst to the top of the D.  Turn and sc back down stripe.  Slst in joining stitch and finish off.


Okay, now time for the last vertical stripe.  This one starts from the top.  Skip first stitch to the left of the top of last vertical stripe and attach with a slst in next stitch. Chain 5. Slst in second chain from hook and in next stitch. Chain 3.  Slst in second chain from hook and next.  Chain 4.  Slst in next chain and now sc evenly back up stripe.  Join to beginning stitch with slst.  Finish off.


Voila!

This piece might need some blocking, as it can sort of bend and needs some pulling on to make it sit right.  Hopefully the pictures helped and it wasn't too confusing.  Please let me know if you find any errors!  Also, I would LOVE to see finished work on my Facebook page!


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9 comments:

  1. That is fantastic! When I finally figure out how to crochet I'll have to give it a try!

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  2. I am so happy! A friend has requested a brimmed crochet cap for Spring in Detroit Tigers colors and I am so excited to find this pattern for the embellishment. I will post a picture for you when I am done. Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. I just made a Tigers themed baby sweater for a friend and used this pattern. The pictures were very helpful!

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  4. Thank you so much!!! So easy to follow.. and thank you for making it FREE!!!

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  5. I couldn't get it to work out w/ch 33, kept coming up short. I added 4 more to make 37 and come out. maybe I'm reading it wrong!
    Pam

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  6. I made my hat with the D and it's awesome. Thanks so much. If you tell me where to post pics for you, I will.
    Pam

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  7. I had my first comment backwards....The pattern I printed said 37, but it just wouldn't work...I changed to 33. I see now you've corrected. Thanks again.

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