I'm publishing the pattern, here on my blog, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which essentially means you can sell the things you make from it, but please give me credit.
- Size 10 steel hook (1.30 mm)
- ~250 yards size 10 crochet thread in color of choice (I used natural)
- Open grid: ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st
- Solid grid: dc in next 3 sts
- Double-open grid (doors): ch 5, sk next 5 sts, dc in next st
First (bottom) row: Ch 122, dc in 8th ch from hook (counts as first Open grid - bottom right corner). * Ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch. Repeat from * across. (39 open grids made)
Next (and all subsequent) row: Ch 5, turn, dc in next dc (counts as first Open grid)
Follow chart upward, working back and forth.
Edging (or use any edging you like!)
Round 1: Hdc around, by making 2 hdc in each ch-2 sp, 1 hdc in each "grid line", and 7 hdc in each corner sp.
Round 2: Ch 3, * ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form picot, ch 1, dc in next hdc, sk next hdc, dc in next hdc. repeat from * around, with the exception of dc in same hdc on corners. Sl st to beginning ch-3 and fasten off.
Weave in ends and hand-wash in mild detergent. Pin to blocking board, stretching as necessary, until piece measures approximately 12" x 14". Allow to dry completely.
I framed it in a 14" x 18" frame on a piece of dark brown suede-like fabric.
[Edited 8/14/14] I've recently had two people ask for charts for the alphabet, so I've uploaded my spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nwcafz3FrCBj2Os7YMmEfK_SCnv8_w5HlSwKptru72k/edit?usp=sharing
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