Here are a couple of pictures
|Blocks in progress|
|Finished blocks (Thunder Up!)|
They work up pretty quickly and the project possibilities are endless. Wall hangings, blankets, bags, banners...
I am so happy with how the blocks turned out that I am going to work up patterns for the whole alphabet. :) I am going to start with the letter L. It is simple and quick. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some feedback about the pattern and how your blocks turn out.
I plan on posting about 5-6 letters at a time. I am working on the written patters for a couple more letters and should have the first batch ready this week. :)
|Letter block L|
What you will need:
Worsted weight yarn
|Letter L grid|
+Special stitch Bobble
+++Bobble stitch: *yo, insert hook, pull up loop* 4 times, yo and draw through all the loops on your hook.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn (21sc)
Row 2-3: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc in first 3 st’s, *bobble in next st, sc in next st*, repeat 7 times, sc in last 2 st’s Ch 1, turn.(8bobbles, 13sc)
Row 5 and each odd row through 17: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (21sc)
Row 6: sc in first 3 st’s, *bobble, in next st, sc in next st* repeat 7 times, sc in last 2 st’s. Ch 1, turn (8bobbles, 13sc)
Rows 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18: sc in first 3 st’s, bobble in next st, sc in next st, bobble in next st, sc in remaining st’s across. Ch 1, turn. (2bobbles, 19sc)
Rows 19-21: sc in each st across. (21sc)
If you are not using this color to border, fasten off and weave in ends.
For my L block I bordered in a different color. Here is what I did: Attach yarn to the last st worked, ch 1, and sc around being sure to work 2 sc's in the first and last stitch of each side (corners). Once I sc'd around the square I ch'd 1, and reverse sc'd around the square. Fastened off and weaved in my ends.