Monday, April 9, 2012

~ open mesh rectangle ~

~ medium size ~
Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable)
- J hook

Size:  small - 4" x 6"
          medium - 4 7/8" x 7"

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 12, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in 4th ch from hook.  Skip next ch, dc in next 5 chs, skip next ch, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last ch.  Now working on opposite side of ch, skip next ch, dc in next 5 chs, skip next ch, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2:  Ch 4, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc.  Ch 1, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 11 dc's and ch-1 spaces, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc's and ch-1 spaces.  Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

For the smaller rectangle, skip Rnd 4 and go on to Rnd 5.

Rnd 4:  Ch 4, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc) 8 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 space, (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 1.  Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around with (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 space.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

~ small size ~

***Debi Y's version***
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24 comments:

  1. Wow looks easy to do. I am going to try this later on today:) Thanks for the tutorial Deb:)Did you have a good Easter?

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I had a nice Easter - just home with the family. I hope you had a nice Easter too. :)

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    2. I sure did:)We went out to dinner with friends and had a blast:)

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  2. Dear Debi, Thank you very much for the pattern. So now I can try to make as I understood well. I can make a baby blanket with your rectangles.. Good idea.. Thank you very much..

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    1. You're welcome Beck - if you have any problems, just let me know and I'll try to help you. :)

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  3. Very pretty Debi. I'll be using this one.

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  4. Very nice things you crochet, Debi! Enlarged this could also become a type of rectangular doily or tablerunner.
    Thinks you often... even when not always looking at your blog, Debi!
    Dear crochet-thoughts to you!

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    1. Thank you Lia - that's very sweet. :)

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  5. Thanks Debi! I actually had printed out another one similar to this and it's in my stack at home. A large one of these will make a nice hot pad.

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  6. I like it, will make a pretty blanket. Are you doing another baby one?
    Whatever you do with them it will be lovely. Have a good hooky week!
    Susanne :)

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    1. Thanks Susanne - I'm working on a baby blankie now with the medium rectangle. :)

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  7. A very nice rectangle Debi, and what a cute Bunny!
    I hope you have had a pleasant Easter! Pouring of rain here in the UK!
    Love and best wishes Suex

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  8. Thanks for this post, I want to do my o wn version of the Babette Blanket, but I know it will not come out even so I will need rectanguular fillers and this will be perfect.

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  9. Hi Debi,
    Thank you for the rectangle patterns. I wondered if you were working on them. And thank you for the cute bunny one yesterday. I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.
    Have a great week.
    Kate

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  10. Hello Debi thought I'll let you know the square I sent you came back today so I have to resend it this week sorry.

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    1. No worries Rob - I'll keep an eye out for it. :)

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  11. another gorgeous one! thanks Debi!

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  12. I would LOVE to try this, but I am having trouble reading your font :(
    Too bad too, because I love this pattern.

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    1. Hi Stace. I'm sorry you're having trouble with the font. It's one of the plainest fonts they have, so I'm not sure what I can do about that. :)

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  13. Could you comment on the possibility of just keeping adding rounds to make a rectangular baby afghan or even a full sized. Would need to know the increases for each round. Thank you.

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    1. Hello there. All you need to do is continue to crochet a solid dc round and then a dc, ch 1 round. I'm not sure exactly about the increase amounts. I'll crochet a larger rectangle and see how they work out. I'll let you know. :)

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