Crochet Patchwork Quilting

Crochet Patchwork Quilting
Crochet Patchwork Quilting

 

 

Crochet Patchwork Quilting - Basic Instructions for Patchwork Crochet

 

Crocheted patchwork quilting has recently become very popular again. With the basic technique and instructions given here, you can begin to make crocheted quilted afghans and pillows very easily. Once you know how to make the quilt blocks you can create your own designs and use a multiple of colors. You can even make a quilt out of all of your old scraps which will look like a granny quilt.

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Patchwork Pattern:

Size of square: 6"

Materials: Knitting worsted weight yarn (one 4-oz. skein will make at least 5 complete squares of one color or 10 halves). Aluminum or plastic crochet hook size 5 or G. Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 4 sc = 1"; 4 rows = 1"

Square: Fist Half; With first color, leaving 12" end for sewing, ch 35 to measure 9".

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 34 sc. Check gauge; piece should measure 8 1/2" wide. Ch 1 loosely, turn.

Row 2: Sk first st, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in last sc - 32 sc. Ch 1 loosely, turn.

Rows 3-17: Repeat row 2-2 sc remain. Ch 1, turn.

Last row: Sk first sc, sc in last sc. End off; leave end for sewing.

Second Half:

Row 1: (right side); With second color, leaving end for sewing, make lp on hook. Working on opposite side of starting chain and beg at same end as hanging end, sc in each of 34 ch. work as for first half.

Finishing: Steam squares lightly to same 6" square size. Arrange squares in any desired pattern, sew squares together on wrong side with hanging ends. After sewing, weave in ends on wrong side for 1" or 2"; cut ends close to work. Enjoy!

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