Sunday, February 20, 2011

Swirl Patterned Tablecloth

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This is also one of my oldest projects, done during my college days. It still adorns my coffee table though it has a few stains that won't go away. I had to be very careful while photographing to avoid making those stains very obvious.



The pattern is from the book "Stitch by Stitch." The original pattern was for a shawl with a floral border. I felt that the floral border was a bit too complicated for me. So I skipped it.

Here is the instruction for you.

Ch 4 and sl st into first ch to form a ring.

1st Rnd:  (5ch, 1 sc into circle) 8 times, sl st into center of first loop. You have 8 loops.

2nd Rnd:  1 sc into first loop, (4 ch, 1 sc into next loop) 7 times, 4 ch, 1 dc into first sc.

3rd Rnd:  2 dc into first loop, (3ch, 1 dc into next sc, 2 dc into next loop) 7 times.

4th Rnd:  (3ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 2 st, 2 dc into next loop) 8 times.

5th Rnd:  (3 ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 3 st, 2 dc into next loop) 8 times.

6th Rnd:  (3ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 4 st, 2 dc into next loop) 8 times.

7th Rnd to 11th Rnd:  Cont. working in this manner by increasing a dc between the 2 dc worked into each loop.  Finally there should be 11 dc in each panel.

12th Rnd: (3ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 5 st, 3 ch, skip next 2 st, 1 dc into each of next 3 st, 2 dc into next loop) 8 times.

13th Rnd:  (3 ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 4 st, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

14th Rnd:  (3 ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 5 st, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

15th Rnd: (3 ch, skip next dc, 1 dc into each of next 5 st, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

16th Rnd to 20th Rnd:  Cont. working in this manner. You will have 13 dc in each panel.

21st Rnd:  (3 ch, skip next dc, leaving last loop of each on hook work 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, -year-old and draw a loop through all 3 loops on hook – 1 dc decreased, 1 dc into each of next 10 dc, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

22nd Rnd:  (3 ch, 1 dc into each of next 12 dc, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

23rd Rnd:  (3ch, 1 dc into each of next 13 dc, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

24th Rnd:  (3 ch, 1 dc into each of next 14 dc, 2 dc into next loop) 16 times.

Decrease in this way on the next and following 4th round and then work 3 rounds without shaping.  32 rounds worked, 22 dc in each panel.

Continue the pattern, decreasing 1 dc at beginning of every panel on next and every 3rd round until 55 round from beginning have been worked, ending with 3 ch, sl st into first st of next panel.  37 dc in each panel.

You can increase or decrease the number or rounds according to the size you desire. You can add your own edging to it.

   

12 comments:

  1. found you via Fibers on Friday-

    This is really great. I remember my mom having made tablecloths, but I'm still not brave enough to attempt one! Great job, I think the loopy pattern looks much better than flowers would have.

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for linking it up to Fibers on Friday!

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  3. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
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  4. Hi Pradeepa,
    Thanks for visiting and for your comments,
    Your mail address please?

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  5. Hi Pradeepa..thanks for popping by
    Beautiful work
    Hugs Suz x

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  6. wow, u not only weave (or whatever its called...lol) amazing stuff, but photograph well too. great job, sis )

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