Designer Michelle Maks Thompson strikes again, this time with fast-finish squares worked in Softee Chunky from Bernat Yarns; the logos are cut from pennants and sewn or glued on.
Sizes: Bedspread = 50x60" (excluding borders)
Pillow = 14" square (excluding borders)
Prep: Gauge 27 sc and 34 rows = 10". TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Softee Chunky Solids from Bernat (Art. 161439) 100% acrylic; 3-1/2 oz. (100 g); 164 yds. (150 m); chunky weight
Note: Bedspread is worked in 5 strips; strips are then sewn or slip-stitched tog.
Color Sequence I: *(4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A, 2 rows C) twice, 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A; 34 rows D; rep from * twice more. With A, ch 29, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across¿28 sts; turn.
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in each sc across. Cont to rep Row 1 until Color Sequence I is complete¿204 rows; fasten off.
Color Sequence II: *34 rows D, (4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A, 2 rows C) twice, 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A; rep from * twice more. With D, ch 29. Work same as Strip I, foll Color Sequence II.
Work 6 rows of crossstitches to complete the plaid pattern on striped blocks as foll: Beg stitching in 2nd row and in 2nd st from left side of block with C. Work towards top of block and make a crossstitch in every other row -- 17 cross-stitches. Sk 4 sts to right of first row of C cross-stitches and work B cross-stitch in next st. Complete row of B crossstitches -- 17 cross-stitches. Cont to make 4 more rows of cross-stitches to complete plaid pat, alternating colors B and C. Work cross-stitches in the same manner in all colored blocks. Alternate strips, beg and ending with Strip I; join strips.
Side Edges: With RS facing and working at Side Edge, (join A and sc evenly along side of plaid section, join D and sc evenly along side of solid section) 3 times; fasten off. Rep on opposite Side Edge.
Border: Join B in any sc. Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc evenly around entire Bedspread, working 3 sc in each corner; end join with sl st to first sc; turn. Rnds 2-3 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner; join it with sl st to top of first sc; do not turn; fasten off at end of Rnd 3. Weave in loose ends. Cut appliqués into desired shapes. Sew or glue shapes onto solid D sections of Bedspread.
With D, ch 38. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 37 sts. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Rep Row 1 for a total of 46 rows; fasten off.
Side Edges and Border: With RS facing and D, sc evenly along each Side Edge of Pillow. Join B in any sc and work 3 rnds sc same as for Bedspread.
Color sequence: (4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A, 2 rows C) 3 times, 4 rows A, 2 rows B, 4 rows A. With A, ch 38. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 37 sts. Cont rep Row 1 until color sequence is complete -- 46 rows; fasten off.
Side Edges and Border: With RS facing and A, sc evenly along each Side Edge of Pillow. Join B in any sc and work 3 rnds sc same as for Bedspread.
Work 8 rows of cross-stitch embroidery in the same manner as for Bedspread. Sew desired appliqué(s) on front of Pillow. Sew 3 sides of Pillow tog, insert pillow form, sew rem side closed.