Level 2 – easy
Troubled waves stick to the manes
of the rough horses of the winds;
illuminated by reddish glows,
when in mountains anvil its hammer beats the thunder.
The swans walk – Ricardo Jaimes Freyre
PLEASE NOTE: This is a DIGITAL crochet pattern, NOT a finished item.
Pattern is available in English and Spanish
6 pages PDF pattern that contains written instructions and photo tutorial, offering a high level of detail and specification at every step.
Level 2 – easy
If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.
Stitches and Techniques used (U.S. terminology)
CHAIN (ABBREVIATION ch)
YO and pull through loop on hook.
DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: dc)
YO, insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook in one go (2 loops remain on the hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.
CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch. Insert your hook under this back bump.
Crochet hook 2.75 mm (C US), 3.25 mm (D US)
Cotton yarn: worsted.
Lion Brand 24/7 (100% Mercerized Cotton), 100g (3.5oz), 170m (186 yds)
122 taupe x 4
153 black x 2
171 bayleaf x 1
133 tangerine x 1
All measurements given are unblocked:
Coaster 11 cm x 11 cm approx.
Placemat 45 cm x 30 cm approx.
To adjust your foundation chain length to any other measure, determinate the desired number of squares and multiply it by two, then add 4 more chains, three for first stitch and one for first chain space.
This pattern is written in US terminology.
This design is crocheted in back and forth rows.
Turning chains at the beginning of row count as a first stitch.
Making the design is a three-step process: first step is to make a grid base, second step is to crochet the chains and third step is to woven the chains in two directions: right to left and bottom-up through the grid to create the geometric effect.
The whole design is worked using double crochet and chain stitches.