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Patchwork style bedspreads


Patchwork - a technique for compiling a patchwork canvas. Knitting using the patchwork technique fascinating and accessible even for beginner needlewomen occupation. Knitting the fabric in separate squares from different yarn colors will allow you to use all the accumulated yarn residues. Using different colors of yarn, play in contrast, create color patterns and a picture on the canvas, then the thing will gain a bright personality. In this beautiful technique, you can knit a great plaid, an original jacket or coat and much more.

Technics knitting patchwork very simple, for its execution the needlewoman should only be able to make a set of loops, knit facial loops and make reductions. Knitted squares are not stitched, but connected in the process of knitting.

Squares can be knitted in any size. As an example, the width of the square is 15 loops, so for knitting the first square you should dial 31 loops - 15 + 15 + 1 - the center loop at the corner of the square.

The squares are knitted with facial loops on the front and back side, a garter stitch is obtained. In each second row, make reductions by knitting the three central loops together (remove the first loop, knit the next two together with the front, pull the removed loop through the knitted one).

Form the edge of the squares with knots, for this, always remove the 1st loop of the row without knitting (thread at work), and knit the last loop of the row like all of the front ones.

After the last three loops decrease in the last row of knitting a square, cut and fasten the thread by stretching the tip through the last loop. The first square is connected.

To start knitting the second square, dial 15 loops on the knitting needle in the classical way, and along the edge edge of the first square 16 loops - insert the needle by the edge and pull the loop onto the knitting needle. Next, knit the second square as the first, making in each second row decreases on the central three loops.

Continue to knit the first row of squares, to the desired width of the product, gaining loops and repeating all the steps as when knitting the second square.

Having connected the first row of squares, proceed to knitting the second row of squares. To do this, on the upper side of the first square, dial 15 loops and an additional 16 loops - throwing on the knitting needle the air loops of the working thread.

Next, knit a square, like everyone else: the first row without reduction by facial loops, then in the second row and further through the row, make reductions by knitting the three central loops together.

To knit the second square of the second row along the edge of the second square of the first row, dial 15 loops, one loop from the corner and 15 loops along the edge of the first square of the second row. Knit a square.

Repeat knitting the squares of the second row, gaining loops on the principle of knitting the second square of this row.

Next, knit a patchwork cloth of squares to the height of the product, tying the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. rows of squares, repeating all the actions on the principle of knitting the second row of squares.

Please note that the direction of knitting squares goes in one direction - from left to right.

What yarn to use?

To create a cozy multi-colored plaid, you will need several skeins of yarn of different colors

Such work begins with the selection of the source material - yarn. Traditionally, for this kind of needlework, threads left over from knitting other things are used. But you can pick up and buy something specifically for the patchwork style bedspreads.

Important! The product must be fully knitted from yarn of the same thickness. The pattern, sizes of the constituent pieces, color, composition of the threads may vary. But not density knitting.

Knitted patchwork tools

Preparing tools is another important part that precedes the foundation of the work. You will need the following.

Even if you plan to use knitting needles, this tool can come in handy to pre-dial a series of air loops. Its appearance depends on the parameters of the yarn.

For different techniques, 2 to 5 double-edged knitting needles can be used simultaneously. A larger number for such products is rarely needed.

English or regular tailor pins may come in handy.

To cut the thread if necessary.

It will be needed with some knitting methods, when separate fragments are first created. And only then they are combined into a single canvas.

After making sure that you have everything you need, you can begin to work.

Knitted patchwork with needles: schemes

Before knitting mittens, jackets and sweaters, it is necessary to master the technique of knitting a square. For example, you can take a width of 15 loops. It is convenient to use a pattern and circuit calculations.

All squares in the patchwork technique are performed as follows: front loops on both sides. In the second row, make reductions, knitting 3 loops in the center together with the front.

After reducing the last 3 loops, the thread is cut and fixed, pulling it through the last loop.

The second square is knitted similarly, with decreases in each second row in the center. A number of squares are tied to the planned width of the canvas by analogy with the second square.

After the end of the first row of squares, they go to the second row, for which 15 loops are typed along the upper edge and another 16 in another way: throw air loops on the needles.

To get loops for the second square, add 15 loops along the edge of the first row, another 15 loops from the corner and along the edge of the adjacent square of the second row. We knit a square. Continue knitting in the same way until the fabric reaches the height of the intended thing. Using the prepared schemes, knit rows of squares according to the same method.

Knitting patchwork: socks and slippers

In patchwork technique you can knit anything: a plaid, hat, cardigan, pullover, mittens and even socks. A master class in making patchwork style slippers will help to master knitting socks. First you need to prepare yarn of the same texture and thickness, but different shades and knitting needles of the corresponding number.

Master Class:

  • We start with a control sample.. This will be a square with a diagonal, 2 times shorter than the foot. On the knitting need to dial 35 loops.

  • Continue knitting, reducing the loops in the centeruntil 9 stitches remain. Now you can measure the foot and compare with the diagonal of the sample. If the results are the same, you can continue knitting, if not, bandage the square, increasing (or decreasing) the density of knitting.
  • Go to the second square. On a free knitting needle, dial 13 loops from the edge located on the left and knit them with facial loops.
  • We must do the same and with 13 loops on the right side.
  • Now there should be 35 loops on the knitting needles. We knit them face.
  • We continue knitting according to the scheme, which was used in claim 3, until 1 loop remains.
  • Now you can cut the thread and knit 34 stitches with a yarn of a different color.

  • In the same way the other side is tied out.
  • Return threadknitted sock. Dial 34 edge loops and knit the heel with a decrease of up to 9 loops.
  • Dial 13 Edge and knit a number of facial.
  • Similarly, on the right side.
  • Tie up the last squareusing the same scheme for decreasing.

  • Knit in this way 8 rows and close the loop. You can do the fitting - the slippers are ready. If you increase the number of rows for tying to the required height, you can also knit a sock. By this principle, mittens also fit.

Knitting Patchwork Sweaters

For those who have mastered the general principles of knitting - socks, mittens in the style of patchwork from photos, videos and master classes, you can swipe at a cute sweater or pullover, especially since a detailed master class is available even for beginners.

The scheme is designed for the 36th size, if necessary, increase the pullover, you need to calculate the loops for your size as with ordinary knitting.

Mesh pattern

The main part of the product is connected by a mesh pattern, for which you need to dial loops that are multiple in number of 4-m + 1-a + 2 edge.

Front side: hem + rappoport: 2 loops together crossed front + 2 nakida + 2 together front. The latter - one front and edge.

Wrong: edging +1 out. + Rappoport: 1 out. + Yarn (out) + yarn (out) + 1 out., Edging.

Dial 20 loops + 2 edging. Use the scheme, the photo shows only the front side, since the wrong side is knitted according to the picture, where the crochets are knitted on the wrong side. A fragment of the pattern is repeated from the 1st to the 10th rows.

For a pattern, you need to calculate the density of the pattern. For net knitting density: a 10x10 cm sample contains 18 p. And 24 p. For a "braid" pattern, the fabric density: 20 p. + 2 hem and 24 p. Should fit in a 10 x 10 cm pattern.

It should be noted that the back and before on the pattern are tied separately, then stitched according to the pattern. The direction of knitting is shown by arrows.

Each part of the front and back is tied 2 times.

Instructions step by step:

  1. The pullover starts with knitting part A with a gray thread. On the knitting needles - 39 loops, the fabric is knitted with a mesh pattern to a height of 24 cm (58 p.).
  2. To knit parts In a gray thread, 27 loops are gathered, knitted with a mesh pattern of 74 rows (30.5 cm).
  3. For detail A, 22 loops are drawn with a beige thread, knit with a pattern of “braids” 58 p. (24 cm).
  4. For details In a beige thread gain 22 loops and knit a pattern of "braids" 74 p. (30.5 cm).
  5. The pullover is stitched using a pattern.
  6. To tie the shoulder strap, 86 loops of beige thread are gathered along the edge of the upper edge, 4 p. (1.5cm) wrong side stitch. Then the loops must be closed.
  7. For the lower bar, you need to dial 86 loops with gray thread, tie the canvas with the wrong side of the stitch by 1.5 cm (4 p.) And close the edge.
  8. The next step is knitting a sleeve. 42 loops are drawn with gray thread, knitting a 1.5 cm (4 p.) Bar with the wrong surface. Then, knitting is continued with a mesh pattern, using only a rappoport. For bevels of the sleeve, add 9 loops from each side of the eighth row in each eighth row, then in each 6th row - 12 times in a loop.
  9. There must be 60 loops on the spoke. When the sleeve length reaches 33.5 cm (80 p. From the bar), you can close the loop.

Pullover is assembled, starting from the shoulder seams - 13 cm on each side. Then in the middle there are 22 cm of open loops for the neck. It remains to sew on the sleeves, connect the side seams and the seams on the sleeves - the pullover is ready, and you can proceed to the fitting.

It’s better to master the patchwork technique - socks, mittens, cardigans and hats, a video master class will help.

Features of the technique

Patchwork knitting can be done even by beginners, as this technique is performed according to very simple patterns. All you need to do is decide on the geometric shape - and connect several elements of such shapes that subsequently connect to each other.

There are two options for knitting a patchwork step by step for beginners:

  • the first method involves the creation of separate square, rhomboid, polygonal and other elements. They stitch together after completion knitting
  • the second option is gradual connection of elements already at the stage of knitting geometric shapes. As a rule, this technique involves creating a square with knitting needles from a corner, but you can familiarize yourself with other ways.

How to knit a patchwork plaid

A patchwork of square elements is the most common option for creating knitted items in this style: plaid, bedspreads, capes. Before knitting a plaid with knitting needles from squares or creating another item for the home, it is important to figure out how to tie this figure.

A simple knitting pattern for knitting needles for beginners begins with a set of the required number of loops per knitting needle. To create a square with a width of 15 loops, we need to create a row of the 31st (15 + 1 + 15). It is understood that one loop will create the corner of our future square.

The loops should be knitted face on each side.

When creating the second row, make a decrease: instead of the front, tie three loops together in the center. So that the edge of the figure has nodules, remove the first loop from the knitting needle and knit the last one. When the three loops are reduced, cut and lock the thread by pulling through the end loop.

The next step in knitting a patchwork with knitting needles with a description is the creation of a second geometric element. Traditionally, it is necessary to string 15 new loops and 16 additional loops around the edge of an already created square: put the needle over the edge and extend the loop. When creating this element, reduce the central loops in each second row, as in the formation of the first square.

All other squares in a row are tied to already created ones. This patchwork patchwork knitting master class is suitable for creating standard rugs for children and adults, as each newly created row of squares will have a uniform shape.

At the next stage of knitting a plaid with knitting needles from squares for beginners, we begin to create the second and subsequent square rows. On the top edge, type 15 stitches and an additional 16 stitches in the stitches. The element itself is knitted as before: the loops are created by the front, and for the three central loops are made.

The second square in these rows is made with reference to the bottom and side. It is necessary to string 15 loops along the edge of the first row, make one from the corner and the remaining 15 - along the edge of the square, which is located next door. Finish the knitted blanket with square knitting in the same way.

Ready made plaid patchwork squares

We figured out the simplest method of how to knit a children's plaid or adult blanket in the patchwork style. But sometimes there is a need to connect geometric fragments in different ways.

To diversify this process, add yarn of a different shade. It is important that the knitted square plaid with knitting needles has a harmonious color scheme.

If you have not done such work before, knitting a blanket with square knitting needles for beginners is better after mastering the basic techniques.

At a minimum, you should understand the following points:

  • in combining shreds by binding,
  • in the creation of double-sided knitting from loops of the facial type,
  • in reducing loops (that is, removing the loop and knitting from the other front).
Children's plaid patchwork aquarium

A little practice - and you will learn all the important nuances. And then the process of knitting in the style of patchwork will seem to you an easy and exciting task.

How to knit slippers and socks

Knitting with knitting needles with squares is good because it allows you to create many useful things. And if these are elements of clothing like socks or slippers, you will complete the work pretty quickly.

To make slippers from squares with knitting needles, prepare yarn of uniform thickness and texture in several colors.

Knitting patchwork socks, photo

Now let's get down to a detailed diagram and description of patchwork slippers with knitting needles. First, a control square sample is made, which will have a diagonal two times less than the length of the foot. Prepare 35 stitches on the knitting needles.

Knitted slippers using the patchwork technique: knitting steps

After this, it is necessary to reduce the loops in the center: that is, after 16 faces, the next 3 are reduced, and the remaining 16 are also made facial. This procedure is repeated in the future until we have only 9 loops left.

After that, proceed to measure the size of the foot - and compare the obtained parameters with the diagonal of the workpiece. If the parameters correspond to each other, continue to knit slippers, otherwise the square must be knitted again from the same yarn, making the workpiece more or less dense.

To create the second element for slippers from squares with knitting needles, dial 13 loops from the left edge on a free knitting needle - and knit them with facial loops. The right 13 stitches fit the same way. That is, in the end, we should get 35 loops on the knitting needles. They fit face.

We use this technique until we get one loop. After that, the thread is cut, and 34 loops of a different color scheme are strung on the knitting needle. Again, repeat all the manipulations until one loop is obtained. We got the side of our slippers. The second side fits the same way.

Now you can again take the first type of thread to form the heel. This technique allows you to create not only slippers, but also socks and even footprints with patchwork needles. Dial 34 edge loops - and perform reductions to nine. Then dial 13 edge loops - and make the front row: this way you can get both the left and right sides.

Continue to reduce the loops - and tie the remaining square to the end.

The next step involves knitting slippers from squares with knitting needles around the perimeter. On four knitting needles, sew edge loops - and begin circular knitting with alternating back and front rows. So you can save the specified pattern. Reduce the loops on the folds.

After knitting eight rows, close the loops. Now try on slippers to once again make sure the right parameters. Patchwork style socks are knit with an increase in the number of rows for tying.

A similar technique is used to create patchwork mittens with knitting needles, but in this case you need to add an element for the thumb to the base.

Knit a sweater

Quite common is the practice of creating in the style of patchwork sweaters, dresses, cardigans and other items of clothing. Since the technique for creating these garments is much similar, we will give an example of one patchwork master class with knitting needles.

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Pullover in the style of patchwork with knitting needles can be made in the form of several patterns. The first way is to create a “mesh” pattern on clothes. Create loops in an amount that is divided into four + 1 and 2 hem.

The front part is done by combining the edge loop and rapport. Make two loops together crossed front, two yarn and two together front. The last two loops will be front and edge.

The wrong side is made of a hem, seam loop and rapport according to the following scheme: seam loop + yarn (out.) Two times + seam, hem.

For a pullover or sweater with knitting needles in the patchwork style, a “braid” pattern is also suitable. Dial 20 loops and two hem on the spoke. See the scheme for knitting the front side of the product.

To create the wrong side of the pattern, make the crochets wrong side. Repeat the pattern from the first to the tenth row.

Calculate the density of the pattern for the pattern. In the case of a mesh fragment of 10 by 10 cm will contain 18 loops and 24 rows. If you use the “Scythe” pattern, in a sample with the same parameters, place 20 loops + two edge and 24 rows.

When creating a pattern, divide the back and front. Only then will they stitch together. In the diagram, the direction of knitting is seen in the arrows. Accordingly, each part of the front and rear parts fits in two times.

Step-by-step instructions for creating knitted sweaters using the patchwork technique:

  • with gray yarn, start knitting fragment A. Put 39 loops on the knitting needle and start knitting the mesh pattern 24 cm higher (58 rows),
  • now proceed to element B. To do this, dial 27 loops and make 74 rows with a total height of 24 cm,
  • take a beige yarn, dial 22 loops - and with a “braid” pattern, knit 58 rows of part A (24 cm),
  • similarly with 22 loops we knit a beige fragment B into 74 rows (30.5 cm),
  • sew a pullover from the prepared elements,
  • for knitting the shoulder strap along the upper edge, dial 86 beige loops, tie four rows (1.5 cm) with the wrong side of the stitch - and close the loops,
  • the lower bar is made in gray of 86 stitches. Make a knit inside out with a height of 1.5 cm (four rows), after which also close the edge,
  • proceed to the sleeves. Take the gray yarn, make 42 loops, knit the bar in four rows with the wrong side. Now make a mesh pattern with rapport. To make bevels, add on the two sides of the bar in the eighth rows of 9 loops, and in the sixth - 12,
  • 60 stitches will remain on your knitting needles. Upon receipt of a sleeve with a length of 33.5 cm (this is the 80th row from the bar), close the edges.

The assembly of a knitted sweater starts from the shoulder seams (13 cm on both sides). In the center there will remain 22 cm of open loops that are intended for the neck.

Sew the sleeves to the base, connecting the seams of all the elements - and you can try on the product.

You can make dresses in the style of patchwork, as well as jackets, cardigans, waistcoats, a poncho, in the same way.

Despite the apparent complexity of the technique, you can quickly learn all the nuances: the main thing is to practice a bit.

Even beginners like modular knitting, as it is quickly remembered and does not cause any problems. And if the above terms seem too confusing to you - watch a video of knitting with your own hands in the patchwork style - and then you definitely will not make mistakes in the process.

Basic techniques for knitting a patchwork style plaid

The patchwork is a combination of patches of simple geometric shape. Most often it happens:

Crochet squares for patchwork style plaid

Simple crocheted triangles are a great motif for collecting interesting items.

Common motifs - hexagons for simple and complex products

Crocheted blanket from rhombuses looks original and voluminous

Such constituent pieces are called motives. They are created with knitting needles or crochet, using different patterns, from the corner or from the center. There are many options. The table shows the most basic techniques.

knitting needleshook
  • squares with a garter pattern.
  • square with a corner with double crochets.
from the corner
  • a three-spoke triangle
  • spiral bound square.
  • Grandma’s Square
  • patchwork in reverse rows.
from the center

By the method of connecting the pieces together, all the techniques are divided into the following.

  1. Knit as a unit

Finishing one motive, in this situation they immediately go to the next one, knocking them out in a row. In order for the plaid sewn in this way to be successful, it is better to draw a sketch scheme and knit in accordance with it even before the start of the main actions.

A surprisingly simple square plaid is knitted with one fabric: one motif is tied to another according to the instructions

  1. Like a mosaic

That is, first you need to make separate elements, and only then put them together and connect together.

Plaid on a double bed of bright various elements

Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Knitting according to the first method does not require additional needle stitching, but does not allow you to make significant adjustments to the pattern as you work. The second is more time-consuming, but allows you to experiment directly in the process of creating a plaid.

Knitting needles: a plaid knitted in simple squares from an angle

Bright square plaid with knitting needles from the corner

The most common method of creating patchwork style bedspreads is the so-called shawl knitting. It is a combination of facial loops and extensions. The process is as follows.

  • Dial an odd number of loops for the base

Their exact number depends on the size of the square. And equal to the sum of the loops horizontally and vertically, plus one corner loop.

  • Knit motif with facial loops

Making in the process on every second row the reduction of three loops in the middle.

  • Shape the outer edge of the motif with knots

That is, always removing the first loop of the row without knitting it.

When, as a result of constant decrease, only one loop remains in the row, cut and fasten the thread.

  • Start the next motive

The basis for it will be one of the sides of an already connected fragment and a number of typesetting loops.

Thus, step by step, a whole web of yarn is created. It is important not to change the direction of knitting in the process so that the protruding convex diagonals on the front side of the plaid that are obtained in the process are directed in one direction.

Patchwork triangular plaid

From the existing threads we knit triangles of the same size in different colors

Textiles made up of triangles look spectacular and easy to knit. For this:

  • Make a chain of six air loops
  • Lock it in a semi-crochet without a crochet,
  • Insert a double-edged knitting needle into every two loops so as to form a base for the sides of the future triangle,
  • Next row, double the number of loops,
  • Knit a simple facial pattern, adding two loops to each edge of the triangle in each row until the fragment reaches the desired size.

We hook two adjacent triangles using only one back wall from the loop of each part.

This simple, unusual and attractive motif can become the basis for a great knitted blanket.

Ready plaid from knitted triangles in the interior

Spiral square cover

This type of patchwork with knitting needles is very similar to the previous performance technique. The creation of this motive also begins with knitting a chain of air loops - however, in this case there should be eight of them. Then the loops are closed in the same way in the ring and distributed over the spokes, forming the edges of the square.

After this, the element is knitted with a facial pattern, each next row must be started with a crochet, thereby increasing the number of loops. Continue knitting until the moment the fragment reaches the desired size.

Thus obtained element has on its front surface convex arcs-spirals diverging from the center in four directions. Visually it looks quite interesting.

Crochet blankets: square with corner double crochet

Crochet pattern from the corner

This alternative to the simplest patchwork with knitting in the form of squares looks similar, but they knit it a little differently. The main difference - you must first not dial a chain of loops, but make one single loop.

Crochet knitted module

From it, first knit three crochets, then two air stitches, then two more stitches. Run the second row in the same way as the first, but include two more columns in it. Continue knitting until the figure reaches the planned size.

Bright crocheted plaid from square motifs tied from the corner

This method of patchwork knitting is relatively free, even openwork. However, this depends on the thickness of the yarn. Thicker threads give a denser web.

How to tie a traditional "grandmother's square"

This type of pattern combines simplicity and aesthetic appeal. For this reason, this knitting is very common. But with the help of original colors, well-chosen yarn, it can be transformed, made to sparkle with new colors.

To connect crocheted parts, you can use the scheme

It fits from the center, according to the following pattern:

  • from the starting loop, make three double crochets,
  • tie the two air loops
  • then three more similar columns from the initial loop, two air loops,
  • repeat this algorithm two more times,
  • close the circle with a single crochet,

We knit loops in a circle according to the figure 4 times - 3 double crochet, 2 air loops, connect

Create a 2 row, designating the angles of the motive

We make blanks of different sizes from two, four, six, eight and ten rows

Knitted square patterns for beautiful and original bedspreads

Having shifted the middle of the “grandmother's square” to the edge, you can give this traditional pattern asymmetry and originality.

The scheme of the pattern "grandmother's square" for knitting from the corner

The square motive of the “grandmother’s square” associated with the corner

After the parts are ready, we carefully sew the parts together

Combining different colors, we get an incredibly beautiful bedspread.

Simple and stylish design: reverse plaid

Unusual plaid knitted in reverse rows

This technique begins with the usual "grandmother's square" from the center. However, after the standard three or four rows in a circle, differences appear. Based on the bottom and left sides of the workpiece, form one row of single crochet, two with double crochet and another, final, single crochet. Then repeat the same sequence of actions, starting from the top and right sides of the figure.

You can act according to this scheme, periodically changing colors, until the final dimensions of the product suit you.

Children's patchwork style plaid

The secret to creating a successful children's plaid is the correct selection of the following elements.

For such a product, dense knitting varieties are well suited. Blankets with a convex pattern on the front side look good.

It’s customary to make children's things colorful, bright. However, do not forget that the shades of the plaid should be harmoniously combined with each other. Patchwork is a multi-color style, but not tasteless.

When knitting things for young children, it is better to refrain from materials that can cause allergies. This means that natural wool should prefer cotton or synthetic yarn.

Another difference between such rugs is size. Bedspreads for children usually do less than for adults.

Combined patchwork

Warm cozy knitted blanket from different in color, size and shape of the elements

The specificity of the patchwork allows you to combine not only yarn of different colors, but also different types of patterns. Knitted flowers can alternate with smooth hexagons consisting of double crochets. Sophisticated lace motifs work well together with contrasting simple patterns.

To create such a complex, unusual thing that combines disparate elements, start knitting by drawing a detailed sketch. Moreover, it should be detailed, worked out. And deviate from the original plan is not worth it.

Do not be afraid to experiment! Try, fantasize, and, ultimately, be able to create a truly unique and beautiful patchwork style plaid.