Thursday, July 2, 2015

Heart Graph Written Pattern

This blanket was made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and an "H" hook.
It is 25 blocks x 25 blocks.
For videos and directions for making a Corner 2 Corner blanket please go to the previous post.
This is just the written out directions for the blanket. I will show the actual graph at the end.
How to read the pattern:
 "W" is the background color.
  "P" is the heart color.                                   
The number will be how many of that color to use for each block.
 EX: 1W, 2P Means work 1 white block and 2 pink blocks.
  1. 1W
  2. 2W
  3. 3W
  4. 4W
  5. 5W
  6. 6W
  7. 7W
  8. 8W
  9. 9W
  10. 10W
  11. 11W
  12. 12W
  13. 13W
  14. 14W
  15. 15W
  16. 3W,10P,3W
  17. 4W,10P,3W
  18. 3W,11P,4W
  19. 5W,11P,3W
  20. 3W,12P,5W
  21. 6W,12P,3W
  22. 4W,12P,6W
  23. 7W,12P,4W
  24. 5W,12P,7W
  25. 8W,12P,5W  Start Decreasing next row
  26. 5W,12P,7W
  27. 7W,12P,4W
  28. 4W,12P,6W
  29. 6W,12P,3W
  30. 3W,12P,5W
  31. 5W,11P,3W
  32. 6W,8P,4W
  33. 4W,8P,5W
  34. 5W,8P,3W
  35. 3W,8P,4W
  36. 4W,7P,3W
  37. 3W,7P,3W
  38. 3W,6P,3W
  39. 3W,5P,3W
  40. 10W
  41. 9W
  42. 8W
  43. 7W
  44. 6W
  45. 5W
  46. 4W
  47. 3W
  48. 2W
  49. 1W
Here is the graph:
And the blanket half done:


Hello! So I have found something that seems to be the "in" thing in crocheting. They are called graphgans. Basically you crochet a picture into your blankets. I learned newly popular technique from the Repreat Crafter Me facebook page. If you search "Graphgans" on Pinterest you will find
a lot. There are also different ways to obtain this. I have tried the Corner 2 Corner version. First I made 2 Corner to Corners with solid colors to get the hang of it. Then I designed a heart pattern which I will be sharing here. It seemed an intro was necessary before the pattern. As usual youtube 
is a great place to find a video to show you how to do the "C2C" blankets. Here are the ones I used
to learn:
How to start your Corner to Corner: Corner 2 Corner
How to decrease: Decreasing Corner 2 Corner
Here is the link to doing a C2C graphhan: C2C Graphgans
And if you want to try a c2c graphgans here is how to use bobbins: Bobbin use in C2C

So these are the videos I used if they don't work for you I'm sure there are plenty more to try.

*the blanket in the picture is approximately 18"x18". It is a preemie blanket. I will be putting the written pattern up for it next*


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