Saturday, November 11, 2017

Making a Plain Round by Knitting: Cushion / Bag:


Small cushion
As per my knowledge, making "Plain Round" is easy in crochet but difficult in knitting. But this pattern will give a perfect and simple method of knitting a plain round. I wonder about the Geometry hidden in this pattern. You may cast on any multiple of 3 stitches, the round is completed when 16 times the pattern is repeated.



Two color sample pattern
Long before I have made small bag with this pattern. Then I thought, to use  two colors and make a baby cushion. I tried it first on 12 stitches and made a sample to see that how two colors work out and it looked great! (shown in white and dark pink shades). It  works very good. Seeing the sample of two colors I understood      my  mistake that knitting should not be too lose and I improve it    in cushion and see the result.

With the same technique of knitting a circle, you can knit door mat. My sister Sandhya made such doormats not by using wool or some thread but she used  the strips of old sarees. For which she had to cut the saree in strips of 2" width then twist the strips and use them as thread. (Ufff only hard working people like Sandhya can do this.) No doubt it becomes very sturdy but   obviously very tedious job. But now a days old T-shirt yarn is          available which is called Trapillo or Tarn, so you can buy them and make one such doormat for your sweet home. If you have more stamina 😇you can make a multicolored rug for your hall with additional crochet boarder with dark shade out of those colors. Choose 4 shade colors from this color chart e.g. tortilla, caramel, syrup and dark brown. It will   look marvelous.

Pattern: Pattern given in two colors. CO multiple of 3 sts. CO 12 sts
Row 1: Slip 1 (as if purl), yarn is on front side now k2tog, turn the work (only three sts worked and turned)
Small bag
Row 2: Work these 3 sts as row 1 (that is YO, Sl 1, k2tog) turn
Row 3: YO, Sl 1, k2tog, YO, Sl 1, k2tog. Turn (only 6 sts worked
and turned)
Row 4: As row 3
Row 5: (YO, Sl 1, k2tog) repeat 2 more times and turn. (only 9 sts worked and turned)
Row 6: As row 5
Row 7: (YO, Sl 1, k2tog) repeat 3 more times and turn. (All 12 sts worked)
Row 8: As row 7
Now all the 12 sts are exhausted.
If you want to make double color pattern then here join the another color thread.
Repeat these 8 rows 15 more times. Now pick up initial (CO) 12 sts and bind off them together with third needle and the plain round is ready.
Size of this sample pattern is 4" in diameter.

Bag: For bag I have started with 30 sts.

Bag: Row 1: Slip 1 (as if purl), yarn is in front side now k2tog, turn the work (only three sts worked and turned)
Row 2: Work these 3 sts as above again (that is YO, Sl 1, k2tog) turn
Row 3: YO, Sl 1, k2tog, YO, Sl 1, k2tog. Turn (only 6 sts worked
and turned)
Row 4: As row 3
Row 5: (YO, Sl 1, k2tog) repeat 2 more times, turn ( 9 sts worked)
Row 6: As row 5
Go on increasing 3 sts to every odd numbered row, when all the 30 sts are worked (after 20 rows) again start working only 3 sts and repeat all 20 rows as above for 15 more times.
Bind off.
Sew it as to become a plain round. Through all sts near the center pass on a starting color wool and stretch to close that center. Make two such pieces.


Boarder: A simple crochet boarder is added to both sides. with ch 3 and attach the thread with the knitted round, repeat this till the 3/4th round is complete or you may have lace on upper side also. Then 1 sc, a dc, 1 sc in every 3 chin gap.

Belt:  I made a crochet belt for this bag with 200 chains.
Row 1: Make 3 ch and work dc on 4th chain from the needle and then dc in every stitch.
Row 2 and 3 as row 1.

Or you can have knitted belt with 7 stitches and garter stitch over the complete length of the belt.

Finishing: Sew the belt to both pieces leaving the 1/4th open part where boarder is not attached. Sew two ends of the belt, take care that the belt should not be twisted. Sew a beautiful show button or crochet flower at the center.

Cushion: For cushion cast on 36 sts.  Work as per pattern starting with any one color. Once all sts are exhausted, for this case after 24 rows, join different color. Again after 24 more rows work with the first color and so on.

This video explains how to make these short rows ...



6 comments:

  1. Sorry I am a grammar correcting and spelling correcting nut.
    It's buy when you purchase, bye when you are saying good-bye.

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  2. Sorry for the mistake. Thanks Susan for suggesting the correction.

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  3. Thank you for this video, you explain perfectly

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