Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friendship Knot Bedspread Free Crochet Pattern










From the 1930s, this design is fashioned after the Friendship Knot
Quilt. A great old pattern that uses good old bedspread weight cotton
thread, also known as size 10. The finished size of spread this pattern
makes is not noted (perhaps double bed size). You can make one square
and figure how many you need for the size spread or throw you want to
make.

Materials: Size 10 cotton crochet thread - 20 skeins, 800 yds each and
size 7 steel crochet hook


1. Chain 8 and join with a slip st to form a ring; 16 sc in ring, join with slip
st in first sc.

2. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, *popcorn in next sc, 2 dc in next sc; repeat
from * 6 times, popcorn in last sc, join with a slip st in top of ch 3.

3. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, * ch 3, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in popcorn, 1 dc
in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in popcorn, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from *
around, end with 1 dc in popcorn, join as before.

4. Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, * 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc over ch 3 below (corner),
10 dc over next 10 dc; repeat from * around, join.

5. Slip st into top of each next 2 dc below, ch 5, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in next (last)
dc, * ch 2, 1 dc in corner space, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc below, ch 2,
skip 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc (space), 4 more spaces to next corner;
repeat from * around, join with slip st in 3rd st of ch 5.

6. Ch 3, 2 dc in space below, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next space, popcorn in next
dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space, popcorn in next dc, * 2 dc in
next space, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * 5 times, 2 dc in next space,
popcorn in next dc, work corner as before, continue around, join.

7. Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, * popcorn in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2
dc, 1 dc in popcorn, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all
in corner space, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 d c in popcorn, 1 dc in
each of next 2 dc, 1 popcorn in each of next 14 dc; repeat from *
around, join.

8. Slip st into next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, * popcorn in next st, 1
dc in each of next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) all in corner space. 4 dc
over next 4 sts, popcorn in next st, 5 dc over next 5 sts, popcorn in
next st, 8 dc over next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, 5 dc over next 5
sts; repeat from * around, end with a popcorn in last st.

9. Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, * popcorn in next st, 9 dc over next 9 sts, work corner
as before, 9 dc over next 9 sts, popcorn in next st, 5 dc over next 5
sts, popcorn in next st, 2 dc over next 2 sts, popcorn in
next st, 5 dc over next 5 sts; repeat from * around, and join.

10. Ch 3, 13 dc to corner, corner as before, 14 dc over next 14 sts, popcorn in next
st, 8 dc over next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, 14 dc to corner,
continue around, join.

11. Ch 5, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st (a space), ch 2, 4 more spaces to next
corner, (ch2, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2) all in corner space, 1 dc in next
dc, 4 spaces, ch 2, skip 2 sts, popcorn in next st, 4 dc over next 4
sts, 5 spaces to corner, continue around and join.

12. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc (space over space), 3 more spaces, work corner as in
round 11, 1 dc in next dc, 4 spaces over next 4 spaces, 2 dc in next
space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 sts, 6 dc over next 6 sts, ch 2,
skip 2 sts, 7 dc over next 2 spaces, continue around and join.

13. Ch 5, skip 2 sts, 4 dc over next 4 sts, 3 dc over space, 4 spaces to corner,
work corner as before, 4 spaces, a group of 7 dc, 2 spaces, a group of
6 dc, 2 psaces, a group of 7 dc, continue around, join.

14. Ch 3, 2 dc in space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2, a group of 7 dc in next dc,
(2 dc ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space, 4 dc over next space, 3 spaces, a
group of 7 dc, a space, a group of 8 dc, a space (center), 8 dcc, a space, 7 dc,
continue around, join.

15. Ch 3, 3 dc over next 3 sts, 2 dc in space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 sts, a
group of 7 dc, 2 spaces, ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts,
popcorn in last dc, corner as before, popcorn in first dc, 2 dc in next
2 sts, 3 spaces, a group of 7 dc, a space, a group of 11 dc, space over
center space below, a group of 11 dc, continue around, join.

16. Ch 3, 6 dc over next 6 dc, 5 spaces, ch 2, skip space, 4 dc and a popcorn to
corner, corner as before, popcorn and 4 dc over group below, 5 spaces,
ch 2, skip space, a group fo 8 dc, 3 spaces, a group of 8 dc, continue
around, join.

17. Slip st in top of each of next 2 dc, ch 3, 4 dc over 4 dc below, 8 spaces, work
corner as before, 8 spaces, a group of 5 dc, 5 spaces, a group of 5 dc,
contine around, join, fasten off.

Sew the blocks together carefully with the same cotton. Work a row of
loops of ch-5 loosely round edge.

Fringe: Wrap thread around an 8-inch cardboard, cut at one end. Tie a
fringe of 5 strands each in each loop around edge.

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