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UFO Update – Black & Red Afghan

black and red project

Remember this, when I posted about the UFOs and such I’d like to get finished in 2011? Well, the end of February saw me finishing these blocks above into this afghan below!

Black, Red & White Ghan

The black/red squares came from a Twilight Crafts swap in 2009. I made all the white ones to give it a checkered effect and to help the black/red blocks really stand out.

I crocheted all the blocks together with white yarn, then crocheted around with black. Once I changed to white yarn, I crocheted evenly around and then continued with the border, most of which is done in hdc. The finishing row is a reverse sc (aka crab stitch), which adds a really awesome ridged texture.

I really like the finished product and have decided that I will keep this one for myself. Quite a few of my friends participated in this swap and it makes me happy to have a little piece of their craftiness!

Remember the stairs? I will have something to share about those very soon!!

14 days until my bee’s annual quilt retreat!

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TTMT #98 – And um yeah

…and a little bit of rambling!

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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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