This gay crocheted patchwork quilt will be particularly attractive in a New England or Colonial type bedroom. The present vogue for period furniture and the popularity of handmade quilts bring added charm to this bedspread developed from the Hourglass pattern of our great-grandmothers.
Two colors are suggested—Blossom Pink and Nile Green, but this combination may be changed to fit the decorative scheme of your bedroom. If you have a good and trustworthy eye for color, a combination of five or six bright colors might be used in imitation of one of the old patchwork quilts of a hundred years ago.
68 Skipper Blue and White
9 Yellow and White
30 Lavender and 26 Nile Green
Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton, for double size spread, 12 x 14 blocks (finished size about 92 x 107 inches), 14 balls or hanks of White, 30 balls of color 26 Nile Green, and 23 balls of color 116 Blossom Pink; for single spread, 9 x 14 blocks (finished size about 69½ x 107 inches), 11 balls or hanks of White, 23 balls of Green, and 17 balls of Pink. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 2.
Gauge: Blocks are 7½ inches square. (Each block requires 27 yards of White, 54 yards of Green, and 41 yards of Pink. Each 12 inches of border takes 30 yards of White.)
With Pink, ch 20. Join Green and ch 20. Join Pink and ch 21, turn. 1st row of 3-blocks: Make 19 s c on the 21 ch sts, join White and make 1 s c into 20th ch st. Drop the Pink and White threads and pick up Green. Make 19 s c across the 20 ch sts, drop Green and pick up the Pink and make 19 s c into the 20 ch sts. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row of 3-blocks: Make 19 s c, drop Pink and pick up the Green and make 19 s c (always crochet over any short ends, so as to make a neat finish). To start the diagonal corner square make 2 s c in White. Make 17 s c in Pink. Ch 1, turn. (When dropping the threads from one color to another, have them on the back of work.)
3rd row: Make 16 s c in Pink, 3 s c in White, and go across even to end of 3rd block, ch 1, turn. 4th row: Go across even to within last block and make 4 White s c and 15 Pink s c. Ch 1, turn. Continue back and forth in this manner always moving the White thread over 1 s c in every row on the diagonal square, until all the 19 s c are White. This completes the 1st group of squares and there should be 20 rows in all. Break off all colors.
2nd Group of Blocks: Attach Green and work over White. Attach White and work over Green. Attach Green and work over Pink which will be the 3rd block. Work even on these 3 blocks, each block in its color, for 20 rows (no diagonal corners). At end of last row on the Green block, ch 1, turn, thus bringing work to the corner diagonally opposite to diagonal corner first made. Make 1 s c in Pink, into next s c join White, and make 18 s c. Join Green and make 19 s c over White and drop Green. Join Pink and make 19 s c over Green, ch 1, turn. Work back and forth for 20 rows, each block in its color, making the block started in White and Pink a diagonal corner, only increasing with Pink instead of White. This completes one square.
Make as many as required for the size desired. Join squares having the 4 diagonal corners come together to form a Pink diamond on one square and 4 Pink blocks on the next.
Border: With White make 1 s c into every row on the sides, and 1 s c into every st at top and bottom. At corners make 3 s c into the corner st. Make 10 rows of s. c.
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