Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Globe Pillow or Ball Crochet Along




Top Chart
Bottom Chart

I'm going to try something a little different with this post.  It's going to be a Crochet Along.  If you would like to do it with me email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and I will send you the charts. Let me know which format you would like it in (Excel--editable, Adobe pdf--print it out and tape it together, or Png--picture)

The following instructions are for crochet, but you can also knit this chart.  Check out Miaou's Globe. You can find here comments about the pattern here.

I suggest you read the whole post before starting.

Materials
  • Worsted weight yarn, blue, green and white
  • H Hook
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
Abbreviations

ch(s)--chain(s)     sc(s)--single crochet(s)   st(s)--stitch(es)    YO--Yarn over

This is how to start the chart and change color.
I'm starting with the top chart.  
With an H hook and Blue yarn I chained 122 chs.  That is one more than the number of stitches for the chart which is 121.  You will be crocheting right to left if you are a right hander (left to right for lefties) so look at the bottom of the top chart on the right hand side.  You will start by inserting the hook in the second ch from the hook and doing 12 scs in Blue Yarn, start the next sc. (insert hook, YO, pull up a loop)

If you are crocheting right handed this first row will be on the wrong side of your piece so you will carry the yarn on this side, pull the Blue Yarn to this side. (If you are a lefty you will be on the right side so carry the yarn on the back of this row).

Loop the Green Yarn over the hook and pull it through the two loops.

Then do 3 scs, start the next sc and add the Blue Yarn the same way you added the Green yarn. Since there is only one Blue sc, you will just start the sc and then add the Green Yarn.





Keep following the chart in this manner.  It's a good idea to count the number of squares for each color change before you start it.  Always do one less full sc and then start the sc on the last st before the color change.

Carry the yarn on the wrong side about every 5 stitches when you aren't using it. 

You do this by catching the unused yarn under a stitch.








This is how to read the chart. (I'm only going to do this for the first 2 rows, if you need to write it out this will be your guide)

Right Handers
With Blue Yarn Ch 122. (start at the bottom right hand side of the top chart and start reading toward the left side of the chart )


Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, do 12 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 3 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, start sc, add Green Yarn, do 5 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, start sc, add Green Yarn, start sc, add Blue Yarn, do 17 scs, start next sc add Green Yarn, do 11 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 18 scs, start next sc add Green Yarn, do 12 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, sc to end of ch, ch 1. Turn (121 scs)



Now you are following the chart from left to right
Row 2: Sc in same st and in next 31 sts, start next sc add Green Yarn, do 10 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 19 scs, start next sc add Green Yarn, do 11 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 16 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 1 sc, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 1 sc, start next scs, add Green Yarn, do 2 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, sc to end of row, ch 1. Turn (121 scs)

You will read Row 3 right to left and then Row 4 left to right and so on.


Left Handers
With Blue Yarn Ch 122. (start at the bottom left hand side of the top chart and start reading toward the right side of the chart )


Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, do 31 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 12 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 18 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn,  do 11 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do  17 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, start sc, add Blue Yarn,  start sc, add Green Yarn, do 5 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, start sc, add Green Yarn, do 4 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, sc to end of ch, ch 1. Turn. (121 scs)



Now you are following the chart from right to left
Row 2: Sc in same st, sc in next 19 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 2 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 1 sc, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 1 sc, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 16 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn,  do 11 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, do 19 scs, start next sc, add Green Yarn, do 10 scs, start next sc, add Blue Yarn, sc to end of row, ch 1. Turn. (121 scs) 

You will read Row 3 left to right and then Row 4 right to left and so on.


Continue on up to row 12.  My next post will address how to do the rows after that. (I cut the picture into pieces so you can see it better.)










Happy Hooking!

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28 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information on starting the globe. I wish I had this before starting the Harley Davidson throw. Nevertheless, I am glad to have it now. pat

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    1. I decided to do this one in more detail since it isn't done in a square. I'll put a link to it on the other charted afghans to help others like yourself.

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  2. I am a fan of yours, but didn't see the start of this project. Although I missed the much needed 'Crochet-a-long' I would love to try working this wonderful creation. Here is my email & thanks for sharing your skills! P.S. My name is Cynthia Edwards Johnson, but in my crochet fantasies, I'm "Cynchet". :-) [cynchet@gmail.com] or [ajohn19119@comcast.net]

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    1. I just sent the chart. I sent it to both addresses just in case.

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  3. Hi, thank you for patterns.
    The print friendly button doesn´t work

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    1. Email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and I will send you the charts.

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  4. this is awesome. I certainly have to try this!!

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  5. I really like your pattern, and am wondering how big yours turned using the yarn and hook size in the pattern above?

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  6. I don't have the pillow, I gave it to my son, but I'd say it's about 12 to 13" in diameter.

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  7. I love this!! Would you please send me the chart so I can do it, too? cjcontests2@gmail.com

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  8. I really love the Harley Davidson Pattern, can you please send it to me? jill.wallin5@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Pam. Wow! Your globe is awesome. I missed the Crochet-a-long but would like to try it. Can you send me the charts?
    bzbutterfly@gmail.com
    Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, I try to do tutorials that I would find helpful.

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  11. Visit this site for more free Crochet Patterns: http://crochetopedia.blogspot.com/

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  12. I would love to have the pattern for the globe pillow. My e-mail is: christinebolin@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  13. Hello. I am designing à globe too. And i was wandeling of i can use your chart for getting the globe right. Of course with your credits. My blog. Cute-amigurumi.blogspot.nl. Gretigst amifan.

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    1. Sorry for the spell defaults

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    2. Email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and I will send you the chart. Just let me know which chart you want. I have several.

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  14. Will you please send me the Globe Pillow Charts in Adobe. PDF. . I love your work and have received MANY complements on my Harley Davidson Throw. Wow what a challenge, but wonderful. Thank you so much.

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    1. I'd be happy to, but I need your email address. If you don't want to leave it here you can email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com.

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  15. Can you do a U.S. Navy throw like your U.S. Marines one?

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    1. I do have a Navy throw. Email me a crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and put Navy afghan in the subject line and I'll send you the chart (ask for pdf, png or excel file.)

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  16. Can you please send me the PDF of the globe to richnangie@live.com? Thank you!

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  17. I guess I want a PDF. Not sore what the others are. My son would love this. It will probably get thrown at his dorm mates. Not that he would admit to doing that with one of my creations. Please send to bbmmcwithey@ymail.com
    Thank you.

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  18. I guess I want a PDF. Not sore what the others are. My son would love this. It will probably get thrown at his dorm mates. Not that he would admit to doing that with one of my creations. Please send to bbmmcwithey@ymail.com
    Thank you.

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  19. Can I please get the Excel chart for the Harley Davidson afghan? Beautiful work. Thank you so much! cfliess2000@yahoo.com Do you have a Harley afghan without flames? I'm not very confident in this new (for me) technique.

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