Saturday, February 5, 2011

Diamond Ghan

an Annie's Attic POD
With Pearls & Lace Edging



 
With Distinctive Filet Crochet Edging Border
I would like to thank you all for supporting me while I was learning to write patterns.  Please remember that these are my original free patterns that were written while I was still learning to write them - some are better than others and some have been re-written since learning my new skillset.

Annie's Attic is no longer offering the Pearls and Lace Edging pattern.
I do not have a copy of it.

Even if I did, it would violate copyright law to share it with you.
I am sorry for any inconvenience but there is nothing that I can do.
The only thing I can suggest is to contact Annie's Attic directly.
RoseRed's Diamond Ghan

multiples of 9 + 6

For Scarf - ch33
For Ghans - Follow the sizing information below. Undo extra chains.

Baby Ghan - approx 2 pounds - 3ft wide by 4 ft tall - chain 40 inches across and follow repeats until ghan measures approx 36 inches.

Child Ghan - approx 2 1/2 pounds - 3 1/2 ft wide by 4 3/4 ft tall - chain 44 inches across and follow repeats until ghan measures approx 42 inches.

Full Size Ghan - approx 3 pounds - 4ft wide by 6 ft tall - ch 52 inches across and follow repeats until ghan measure approx 48 inches.


Instructions:

Row 1 - dc in 6th chain from hook, dc next 6 st's, *ch2, skip 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts,* repeat across ch until desired length, (twice for scarf), ch 2, skip 2, dc in last st.

Row 2 - ch2, turn, (counts as 1st dc now and throughout) dc in beg of ch sp, *ch2, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dcs, ch2, dc in center of ch sp* repeat to end, ch2, dc in ch sp, dc in 4th ch of turning ch

Row 3 - ch2, turn, dc in dc, dc in ch sp, *ch2, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dcs, ch2, dc in ch sp, dc in dc, dc in ch sp closest to center dc,* repeat to end, dc in ch sp closest to end, dc in next 2 dc's,

Row 4 - ch2, turn, dc in next 2dc, dc in ch sp, *ch2, skip next dc, dc in center of 3dc group, ch2, dc in ch sp closest to next 3dc group, dc in next 3 dcs and ch sp*, repeat to end, ch2, dc in ch sp, dc in next 3 dcs.

Row 5 - ch2, turn, dc in next 3 dcs and ch sp, *ch2, skip dc, dc in ch sp closest to 5dc group, dc in next 5 dcs and ch sp, * repeat to end, ch2, dc in ch sp closest to 4dc group, dc in next 4 dcs

Row 6 - ch2, turn, dc in next 3dcs, *ch2, dc in center of next ch sp, ch2, skip next dc, dc in next 5 dcs*, repeat to end, ch2, dc in center of next ch sp, ch2, skip next dc, dc in next 4 dcs

Row 7 - ch2, turn, dc in next 2dcs, *ch2, dc in ch sp closest to next single dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch sp closest to dc, ch2, skip next dc, dc in next 3dcs*, repeat to end, ch2, sk 1st dc, dc in last 3 dc

Row 8 - ch2, turn, dc in next dc, *ch2, dc in ch sp closest to 3dc group and in next 3dcs and next ch sp, ch2, dc in center dc of next 3dc group*, repeat to end, ch2, dc in ch sp closest to 3dc group and in next 3dcs and next ch sp, ch2, dc in last 2 dcs

Row 9 - ch4, turn, *dc in ch sp closest to 5dc group, dc in next 5 dcs and next ch sp, ch2, sk next dc* repeat to end, dc in last dc.

Repeat Rows 2 - 9 in sequence until piece is desired length.

The beautiful thing about following this pattern is that once the pattern is established - you just follow what's already there. It looks hard - but I promise - it's a very simple ghan to make.

You will have beautiful corners in which to work your edging of choice.
Copyright 2009~Michele Shirley~All rights reserved.
Items made from this pattern are not to be sold online.
Please contact me for commercial use of this pattern.

21 comments:

A. Smith said...

Wow! That is beautiful!
Agnes
http://agnesteaches.weebly.com/blog.html

karen said...

This is beautiful! Where can I find the instructions for the pearls and lace edging?

9a4a0146-98f4-11e0-b331-000bcdcb5194 said...

Beautiful afghan! I really love the edging with it - where can I find the instructions?

Michele said...

The edging I used was an Annie's Attic POD (free pattern of the day). It's called Pearls & Lace edging. I think it can be found at www.freepatterns.com .

Wendy Mecca said...

Was anyone able to find the Pearls and Lace edging? I've been all over, sent from page to page, and can't find it.

Michele Shirley said...

I just looked and I can't find it either. I don't know where it could be. Maybe they removed it or changed the name.

The Pearls & Lace Edging was around a picture frame if that helps any.

If I come across it I'll post a link but, for now, I can't find it either.

Sleec said...

What type of yarn did you use for this Afghan? It beautiful.

Michele Shirley said...

Thank you. I used Caron Pounders.

Catherine said...

I have seen this twice now,must mean I need to make it. What size hook do you recommend?

Michele Shirley said...

I use an I or J with 4 ply ww like Red Heart or Caron Pounders.

As long as the hook is appropriate for the size yarn that you're using - it'll be fine.

Roberta Smith-Jones said...

After A LOT of research,lol, into the AA archives the pattern was in fact for a picture frame and published in a book called Blue Ribbon Crochet I found the book on Amazon and bought it. I don't know what to do to get it to you to post. Can you help me with that? Thank you.

Michele Shirley said...

While I appreciate the thought I cannot post a published pattern due to copyright laws.

It seems as if it's been removed from the AAPOD website. There's nothing I can do about that. It's unfortunate.

Mary Doukakis said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :-)

Sherry McQueen-Pieper said...

I do have the pattern but for the life of me I can't break it down to use on the afghan. Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks Michelle.

VicinCA said...

In the free pattern for red lace doilies, you can find the pearls and lace border. It's rows 14-18.
http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FC00229&cat_id=308

LatinaBeauty said...

I want to thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern. I have made it for 3 of my sisters and they love it. I made a different border for each. Again thanks.

Michele Shirley said...

VincinCA - wonderful news! Thanx for sharing that information.

LatinaBeauty - How sweet! Thanx so much for letting me know. I'm sure they were gorgeous!

Cheryl DeMorrow said...

Shirley - this is beautiful. I was wondering if you could tell me how much I would need to increase the beginning to have it wider (say queen size)? Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele Shirley said...

I don't actually know how big a queen size ghan would be and then it would still depend on how much overhand you want on the sides of the bed.

I would chain 50 and work a row of dcs to see what your gauge is. Then you can figure out how many chains you'll need to start the ghan.

Cheryl DeMorrow said...

Thank you Michele. One more question - what size hook do you use?

Michele Shirley said...

I use a Bamboo handled Bates hook in J. I usually work with Caron Pounders or Red Heart and the hook is perfect for them.