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BD Chessboard 6″ Square

BD Chessboard pattern

This was written for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap.  It’s a basic pattern and there are a million and one variations on this theme.  This is written to be 6″ with a simple sc edge.  It’s super-duper easy and, I think, makes a fun black & red square!

Red/Black swap block #2


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printable version

  • Color A – Black (worsted weight)
  • Color B – Red (worsted weight)
  • Size H Hook
  • Gauge – 4dc = 1″

Notes:
BD Chessboard pattern

BD Chessboard pattern
Throughout the pattern, you will be working across the strand of yarn that you are not using.  This means you’ll only have ends to weave in at the beginning and end.

BD Chessboard
When changing colors, pull the new color through the top of the last dc.  Do not cut the last color worked with (see above).

With Color A, ch 22

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 3 st, change to Color B, working 1 dc in each of the next 4 st, change to Color A at the top of the fourth st, rep the pattern of 4 dc, change colors at the top of the fourth st, across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 2: continuing to work Color B across Color A, dc in the next 3 st, change to Color B, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color A at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 3: continuing to work Color A across Color B dc in the next 3 st, change to Color A, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 4-9: Repeat 2-3, finish off

Finishing:  join Color A in any st.  Sc in each sc, and in the back loops of the first row, 3 sc in the sides of each dc and two in each corner,  around.  Finish off.

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Eye of the Vampire 6″ Square

Red/Black swap block #3


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printable pattern

Maybe I just have a silly imagination, but I swear there’s a red vampire eye in this block. Do you see it? I think if I do another, I will make the last two rounds solid black and then it will definitely look like an eye!

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This particular block was made for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap, hence the vampiric name!  I hope to have a few more new patterns to offer up as I go along during the swap.

You Need:

  • Size G hook
  • Small amounts of two colors of yarn (A & B), I Love This Yarn used in sample.

Makes a 6″ square

With Color A, Ch 8, join with sl st into ring.

Round 1:  Ch 3, 15 dc into ring, joining Color B in top of first ch 3.

Round 2:  Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch1) 15x, joining with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.  Finish off.

Round 3:  Join Color A with a sl st in any sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch sp around; join Color B with a sl st in top of ch-3.

Round 4: * ch 5, (sc in next sp, ch 3) 3x, sc in next sp; repeat from * 3x, sl st in 1st ch.  Finish Off

Round 5: Join Color A with a sl st in any ch 5 corner.  ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same spc. [3dc in ea of the next 3 sps (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner)] 3x.  Join Color B with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same sp, and each st across, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in corners) around.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Finish off.

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A Personal Update and Some Challenges

Wow, can it really be so long since I last posted?  I’m somewhat ashamed to realize how long it’s been since a new craft or pattern has graced the sewhooked blog.

I have been having a lot of Real Life lately, which I will be talking about here fairly soon.

In the meantime, I’d like to pimp two craft challenges, both for LiveJournal groups that I moderate or help moderate.

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Twilight Crafts Challenge #5

There are new tutorials and a new paper pieced pattern in the works.  Until then, I remain yours craftily,