Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Crusader Cross Necklace (for pretending children)


Small amounts of Patons Grace mercerized cotton in silver, or Small amounts of other mercerized cotton in gold (Saucy Sport) Small amounts of other yarn for embellishments (or buttons, or sequins, or whatever) size 6 needles

Gauge is not critical, but you want the fabric fairly tight


BO - bind off

Co - cast on

k- knit

m1 - Make one stitch by picking up the bar between stitches and knitting into the back

P - purl

skpo - slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over

st - stitch


With main color, CO 4

1st K

2nd row P

3rd row k 1, m 1,k 2, m 1, k 1

4th row P

5th row K

6th row P

*7th row k 1, m 1, k to last st, m 1, k 1

8th row P

9th row K

10th row P*

11th -14th rows repeat from * to * once more (10 st)

15th row (folding row) P

**16th row P

17th row K

18th row P

19th row k 1, skpo, k to last 3 st, k 2 tog, k1**

20th-27th rows repeat from ** to ** twice more (4 st)

28th row P

repeat from 1st row to 28th row once more, BO

Fold along the purl bump ridge, and sew sides together. The CO edge and the BO edge should meet in the middle back, where you can sew them together also. With the right side facing you, pick up and knit 4 stitches along the side of the center. Follow the directions for the first half, (rows 1 - 28) omitting the repeat. Do the same on the opposite side. Fold in the new arms of the cross, sew the ends together and sew the edges closed. Embellish with some embroidery and a yarn needle. Using a crochet hook ( I used a size H ), Single crochet across three stitches on the center top of one of the "arms", chain for as long as you want the "chain" to be, and sew in the ends, securing it back into your cross. Give to someone who can use more dress-ups!