Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Picket Fences



Picket Fences Lapghan

Melissa R. Green © 2007

Finished size: 36 X 40

Materials: 20 oz WW yarn

Size J hook or size needed for gauge



Ch 145
1-Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2 ch's 3 dc in next ch, (Ch 3, sk 3 chs, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch's, 3 dc in next ch) rep across, ch 1 turn
2-Sc in 1st dc, 3 dc in next sc, (Ch 3,sc in next ch 3 sp, 3 dc in next sc) rep across, ch 1, turn.
Rep row 2 until lapghan reaches 40 inches
Gauge: 3 rows equals 1 inch

21 comments:

bettydwv said...

Love the pattern. How many more chains would it take to make it an afghan? How many chains per pattern?

Betty in WV

HumorMe said...

Beautiful lapghan! I'd like to try it on a baby afghan.

Cheryl said...

I really love this pattern I started it right away the instructions are really easy to follow thankyou for the graet pattern

Marcia said...

Love the pattern but my attempt at following the instructions came up with a slightly different effect. Have I missed something?

nanceann said...

How many rows did you make before changing colors? It is beautiful.

Esther said...

The picket fence afghan is a great pattern and produces a lovely look. I would, however, like to make a full size (say 45 inches wide). Has anyone figured out how many chains it takes to produce a full size afghan?
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Gloria said...

Hi, If you want to make it bigger say 54 inches wide just add half as many chain again as the pattern says. Then you can make it as long as you like.

Gloria said...

So 45 inches you would add an extra quarter of the stitches at the beginning. The measurement said it was 36 inches, so half of 36 ins is 18 ins so you add that to the 36 ins and get 54 ins. If you want 45 ins you add an extra quarter of the stitches, so 36 ins plus 9 ins equals 45 ins etc. Hope this helps you and you can understand this method. Then you just make it the length you want.Cheers Gloria

Mary said...

It is beautiful! what colors did you
use?

ladyfan3 said...

HELLO i AM CONFUSED ON THE BEGINNING OF THIS PATTERN (1)BECAUSE IT SAID TO REP ACCROSS BUT IT DON'T SAY FROM WHERE ? THE VERY BEGINNINGS OR FROM THE * WHICH IT DOESN'T HAVE ONE PLEASE HELP AND THANKS FOR THIS PATTERN ITS VERY PRETTY. THANKS

Pixieish Blonde said...

For those asking about increasing and decreasing the size of this, it looks like the pattern is designed as 7x+5 for the initial chain.

The posted pattern uses 20 7-pattern repetitions plus 5 chains for the intro.

To change the size, simply choose any multiple of 7 and add five to it for your beginning chain - for example, if you wanted to make it half size, you would use 7*10 + 5, or 75 for your starting chain. Double size would be 285 for the starting chain.

I would estimate that 180 for a starting chain would be about right for 45" and 215 would be about right for 54".

prplelf said...

I'm new at this, how do you know when to swap colors and how many oz's of each color do I need?

prplelf said...

I'm new at this. When do you know to swap colors and how many rows of each color?

prplelf said...

I'm new at this, how do I know when to swap colors and how many rows of each? How many oz's of each color?

Ahzure369 said...

It depends on how long you want it. Repeat the pattern u til you get to the desired length.

StormyCat said...

Looks like you used a solid color that went with the variegated color of your choice. Simple enough.

Teresa Martin said...

Can't wait to try this! Have to check my stash. Thank you for pattern and comments.

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Rica
www.imarksweb.org

Mowill said...

Having trouble when I come to end of row, to end row and turn. Can't remember how to end row and how many I chain an then start next row....

Mary E said...

It would be nice if you stated how many rows of the main color you did and how many of the alternate color to do? Also how much yarn do we need for the 2 different colors? And what wight yarn was used in the item pictured? Questions I think that need to be answered so people can understand what we need in order for us to make this Afghan! Thank you and will be looking for the answers to my questions.

Maureen D. Cole said...

I believe that I am going to use stash colors. Will try and get two rows if each color. Thank you for your time and pattern. Maureen