Table of contents:
- Plaid created using two techniques
- Crochet a plaid for newborns: patterns of motives
- Continuation of knitting motive
- Motive plaid
- Crochet Floral Plaids: Diagrams and Description
- Ideas for knitting blankets
- Solid Patterns
- Some more interesting motifs
- Summary of results
Many mothers with the birth of a child begin to learn to knit and crochet, sew. From the first days the baby is surrounded by mother's socks, hats, mittens. But most of all, the crocheted plaid for newborns attracts with its brightness and intricate patterns. Schemes inspired by craftswomen often come up with themselves, combining several patterns.
Plaid created using two techniques
It is very difficult for beginner knitters to create large things. Most often, such works turn into unfinished "long-term construction". Children grow up, and the desired things remain untied. Therefore, at first, you can use a mixture of techniques.
How can you make a beautiful crochet plaid with a minimum of skills? For beginners, the following option will be indispensable:
- take a bright knitted fabric according to the size of the plaid;
- hem the edges;
- now overcast the edges with threads to match the fabric;
- next, take the hook, insert into the sheathed edge, knit with single crochets;
- from the next row you can switch to the main pattern.
What is important to know in this case? First of all,if the fabric is with a square pattern, then the strapping should be the width of this square. Secondly, if the plaid is multi-colored, then pick up similar threads, knit with simple single crochet or double crochet. Thirdly, if the fabric has a finished look, then tie the plaid immediately with flounces or arches.
The combination of sewing and knitting saves time and effort for beginners. You can cut bright unnecessary things into squares, tie them and connect them in a pattern. Get a patchwork plaid.
Crochet a plaid for newborns: patterns of motives
The second option for making a simple bedspread is a product from motives. It is better to choose a small element so that you can quickly remember the scheme. Then you can knit motifs at any free time: even on a walk, even in a traffic jam.
You can combine elements of different sizes, shapes. Just before that, carry out all the work on studying the properties of knitted samples (shrinkage, molting) and on strapping calculations, since small and large motifs can drag the product. Consider several schemes of elements.
First pattern for crochet plaid:
- cast on a ring of four air loops;
- knit eight cap stitches;
- alternate eight "shamrocks" (three double crochets with one base loop) with an air loop (eight in total);
- the next row starts on the air loop of the previous row due to the connecting posts;
- knit eight double slingshots with one base loop (twodouble crochet, three loops, two more double crochet).
Continuation of knitting motive
We continue to crochet a square pattern for a plaid:
- in place of the fan in the next row, a slingshot is knitted with one middle loop (two double crochet, loop, two columns), and between these elements there is a strapping (single crochet, two double crochet, double crochet, double crochet, single crochet, two half-columns - repeat twice).
To make the pattern bright, change the thread in each row. In the next motif, change the color order, for example, if the middle started with a brick shade, now it will be yellow. Then your crocheted plaids will have a harmonious combination of colors. We will consider diagrams and a description of the process of tying motifs below.
Spread the items by length and width to determine the size of the product. As soon as you knit the required number of elements, take a skein of a different color for tying and connect the elements together. To do this, fold the first and second element facing each other, fasten them with a connecting post.
Take the next element, attach, knit again. That is why it is important to immediately lay out the motifs as they will look in the finished plaid. The craftswoman remainsjust take them and connect them on the right side.
After all the elements have been fastened together, tie the entire product with simple crochet posts or an arch (the first row consists of five air loops and a connecting post, the second row is knitted with crochet columns in the received arches). This is how a simple crochet blanket is created. For beginner knitters - nothing complicated.
In general, you can knit a regular square with single crochets or with them, changing the color. When dealing with square and rectangular elements, you can change the size, combining large and small motifs.
If you need a plaid of floral elements, then experience will be required when tying. The fact is that the product is either connected by the petals (the thread breaks and hides on the wrong side), or tied into a square, and connected to the side. In both cases, you need to ensure that the product does not “skew”.
Crochet Floral Plaids: Diagrams and Description
Let's consider an example of a three-dimensional beautiful floral element, which is created in two stages. Cast on a chain of eight loops. Tie the ring with half columns. Crochet six petals. To do this, cast on thirteen air loops, knit double crochets along them with alternating air loops. That is, on one side of the petal there are air loops, and on the other - four columns with a crochet and a loop.
In the next row, tie the petals with half-columns twice. In the second case, starting from the height of the second cape, throughevery two half-columns you knit elements of "picot" (three air loops in one base).
The second step is to knit the convex middle. It can be tied directly to the flower: pull the thread from the inside, make six convex cones (five to eight columns with one or two crochets in one base). Or you knit a ring with cones separately, sew it to the motif. Then you collect motifs in a beautiful plaid. Crochet arches around the edges. The product is ready.
Ideas for knitting blankets
In addition to combining sewing with knitting, you can use cross stitch patterns. Monochrome embroideries, where one color is used, are knitted with a sirloin net. That is, alternate empty and filled squares. The best option is 2 x 2, that is, a square of two air loops and an element with two cap columns (excluding the extreme columns). Where the drawing begins, you knit it with caps, and where the background goes, just leave empty squares. It turns out like an openwork plaid.
You can knit a colored blanket, where the number of cells corresponds to the number of columns. When the plot is tied, tie the edges with the same colors that are in the picture. For example, after tying Mickey Mouse, you tie the edges with red, yellow and black colors. In this case, crocheting the plaid is represented by the same crochet posts.
You can also knit a bedspread using a napkin pattern. Find any scheme you like and knit to the penultimate row. Next, expand it by repeating the patterns you like, and the lasttie a row, as given on a napkin. It turns out a round plaid.
If a novice craftswoman is not afraid of the large size of the plaid, then you can knit it in one piece. To do this, determine the length of the product. Tie the sample, measure the parameters, calculate how many columns are in ten centimeters. Multiply this number by the length of the plaid divided by 10. Dial a chain with the required number of air loops, start knitting. When you reach the size you want, simply crochet the baby blanket around all sides.
Schemes of solid patterns:
Drawing with bumps. The first three rows are knitted with half-columns. Next come the slingshots (two crochet columns with a median air loop and one base). Now, in the middle loop of the previous row, you knit cones (four crochet columns with one top and one base) and two loops between them. Then the pattern is repeated. It turns out a beautiful convex plaid
Openwork pattern. You can tie the whole blanket with arches of air loops, fill them with cap columns. Such an openwork crochet plaid knits quickly, but requires a fabric lining
Some more interesting motifs
A plaid of hexagons with a floral center looks original.
- Knit six half-columns into the ring.
- In each half-column, knit a cone of three columns with two crochets and four air loops between them.
- Knit six half-columns on air loops and an air loop in the corners.
- Bnext row, alternate eight yarn columns with a loop in the corners.
- Next, you also knit ten cap stitches with loops in the corners.
- Finish with twelve half-columns with loops in the corners.
Combine all the motifs into a single plaid. The crocheted bedspread turned out with two "zigzag" sides. With this pattern, you can knit both warm and summer products.
The openwork square described below is more suitable for summer blankets.
- Knit twelve half-columns into the ring.
- From each half-column you knit a slingshot (two cap columns with one base).
- Next, a “reverse fan” is knitted over each column of the previous row (three cap columns with one top and three different bases). At the same time, at the corners of the square there are columns with two crochets, and between them there are elements with one crochet. Between each fan, knit three air loops.
- Tie the whole square with half-columns, and above the fans of the previous row make picot (three air loops with one base).
- The next row consists of air loops and half-columns, knitted in the picot of the previous row. At the same time, there are five loops between the half-columns, and only three in the middle of each side.
- Now in the middle of the loops of the previous row, knit a 5-column fan with an air loop between adjacent elements. Two fans are obtained at the corners of the square.
- Knit the next row in the same way, only in a checkerboard pattern.
Connect the squares, tie in the same way as the last row of the motif, crochet the whole blanket. For newborns, product patterns may be different. The main thing is to choose the right threads and tie the samples before work.
Summary of results
A novice craftswoman needs to evaluate her strength and choose a way to create a plaid. Next, select a solid pattern or from motifs. To roughly represent the drawing of the product, knit a sample. Then feel free to start creating a plaid. Good luck with your creative experiments!