Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Heart of Duchess Meandering Paw Prints FREE crochet pattern

We are at it again!!  Doug Speeckaert contacted me with another BEAUTIFUL tribute blanket in which he arranged my paw print design into a series of hearts on a full sized blanket.  I designed an edging of Embossed Paw Prints to compliment the arrangement, which is only top and bottom edge...not all the way around. Reminiscent of a collar, or those satin bands at the top of a velux blanket. OR you could decide to not edge your blanket at all or just go with the top. Whatever you decide it is sure to be a beautiful one of a kind treasure!! I sure do enjoy these collaborations with Doug!!




Remember....I am a human and sometimes make mistakes!!  If you find an error with my pattern, please let me know in the comment section and I will try to correct it as soon as possible!!! If you are having difficulty with my pattern, the best way to contact me for help is through my Amy B Stitched Facebook page.


This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched and Doug Speeckaert.  Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to us, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  
Thank You!!! Amy B


A lot of hard work goes into writing patterns.  Please feel free to share the link, but PLEASE do not copy and distribute this pattern by any other means.

If you like getting my FREE patterns and don't want to miss out on any future ones, you can subscribe to my blog and have all of my new entries delivered straight to your email inbox! Just type your email address into the field on the right hand column under the heading "follow by email" and click submit.  Be sure to check your email (sometimes it will end up in your junk/spam folder) and follow the verification steps for your subscription to be complete!!

Blessings!!!
Amy B

HEART OF DUCHESS
MEANDERING PAW PRINTS

Find the printable PDF here
Give it a <3 or add it to your queue on Ravelry HERE

SIZE: 66 inches x 63 inches
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
MATERIALS:   H/5.00 mm crochet hook, Worsted Weight/Medium/Size 4 yarn (Approx. 61 ounces of main color (I used 2 colors alternating each skein) and 6 oz contrasting color for the top and bottom edging), and a yarn needle
STITCHES/TERMS USED:
GAUGE: 12 dc = 4 inches, 7 dc rows = 4 inches
NOTES:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of a row does NOT count as a stitch.

2)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below). There is also a video tutorial for the scarf that can help you with this portion of the pattern.  http://amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com/2017/11/meandering-paw-prints-scarf-video.html




   
3)       If you find yourself having difficulty with this pattern, please contact me via private message on my Amy B Stitched Facebook page. It is the quickest way to reach me and I am always happy to help. Please be ready to provide pictures of your work so I can help you determine the source of your problem quicker and get you back to stitching up your project.  

Row 1:  Ch 212, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in back loop across (210 dc) OR 210 fdc.
Rows 2 – 5:  Ch 2, turn (See NOTE 1).  Dc 210.
Row 6:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 34, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 138, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 34.
Row 7:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 32, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 134. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 32.
Row 8:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 33, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 136. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 33.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 10:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 29, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 8, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 128. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 29.
Row 11:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 27, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 4, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 124. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 27.
Row 12:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 28, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 6, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 **, dc 126. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 28.
Row 13:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 14:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 24, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 18, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 118. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 24.
Row 15:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 22, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 14, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 114. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 22.
Row 16:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 23, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 16, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 116. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 23.
Row 17:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 18:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 19, ** ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 28, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 108. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 19.
Row 19:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 17, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 24, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 104. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 17.
Row 20:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 18, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 26, ch 1, sk 2 sts , dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 106. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 18 .
Row 21:  Ch 2, turn. Dc 210.
Row 22:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 14, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 38, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 98. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 14.
Row 23:  Ch 2, turn.   Dc 12, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 34, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 94. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 12 .
Row 24:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 13, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 36, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 96. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 13.
Row 25: Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 26:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 9, *ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 48, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 88. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 9.
Row 27:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 7, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 44, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 84. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 7. 
Row 28:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 8, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 46, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 86. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 8.
Row 29:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 30:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 9, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 23, ch 4, sk 2, dc 23, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 88. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 9.
Row 31:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 7, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 19) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 84. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 7.
Row 32:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 8, * (ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 21) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 86. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 8.
Row 33:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210. 
Row 34:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 16, *ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 12, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts **, dc 102. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 16.
Row 35:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 14, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 8, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 98. Repeat form * to ** one more time. Dc 14.
Row 36:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 15, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 10, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 100. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 15.
Rows 37 – 41:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.  
Row 42:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 104, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 104.
Row 43:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 102, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 102.
Row 44:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 103, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 103.
Row 45:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 46:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 99, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 8, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 99.
Row 47:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 97, *ch 1, sk 1 st , dc next st, 2 sc, in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st**, 4 dc. Repeat from * to ** one more time. Dc 97.                                                                                              
Row 48:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 98, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 6. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 98.
Row 49:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 50:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 94, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 18, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 94.
Row 51:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 92, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 14. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 92.
Row 52:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 93, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 16. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 93.
Row 53:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 54:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 89, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 28, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 89.
Row 55:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 87, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 24. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 87.
Row 56:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 88, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 26. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 88.
Row 57:  Ch 2, turn. Dc 210.
Row 58:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 84, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 38, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 84.
Row 59:  Ch 2, turn.   Dc 82, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 34. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 82.
Row 60:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 83, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 36. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 83.
Row 61:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 62:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 79, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 48, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 79.
Row 63:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 77, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 44. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 77. 
Row 64:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 78, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 46. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 78.
Row 65:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 66:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 79, (ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 23) 2 times. Ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 79.
Row 67:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 77, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 19) 2 times.  Ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 77.
Row 68:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 78, (ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 21) 2 times. Ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 78.
Row 69:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Row 70:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 86, * ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 9, ch 4, sk 2 sts**, dc 12. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 86.
Row 71:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 84, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 5, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc next st, 2 sc in ch 4 sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 8. Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 84.
Row 72:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 85, * ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc7, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1 st **, dc 10.  Repeat from * to ** one more time.  Dc 85.
Rows 73 – 77:  Ch 2, turn.  Dc 210.
Rows 78 – 113:  Repeat rows 6 – 41.  Finish off and weave in all ends.  


Embossed Paw Print Edging

This edging is an optional addition to the Meandering Paw Prints Heart of Duchess blanket pattern. You will need approx. 6 oz of contrasting yarn to make both the top and bottom edging on the blanket. There is no right side to the blanket until you add the first edging. If you choose to do a top and a bottom edging you will need to pay attention to the notes so that you start on the correct side.  Each paw print repeat is worked over 10 stitches. Given the width of the blanket you will have 21 paw prints across. 

OR you can make this edging two toned!! On Row 4, you will carry along your contrasting yarn for the paw prints and bring it forward for the treble crochet clusters and then through rows 5 & 6 for the treble crochet’s.  There will be a video made in the near future to help with this process. Check back at the Amy B Stitched blog or facebook to see when it is released.



SPECIAL STITCHES FOR EDGING
Trc cl – treble crochet cluster: Yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops twice, Yo 2 times, insert hook into SAME st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice. Yo, draw through 3 loops remaining on hook.  
Trc – treble crochet: Yo 2 times, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a loop, (yo, draw through two loops) three times.
NOTE: 
1) Even rows are the RS (right side) of work. If you happen to begin your second edging band on the incorrect side, you can just push the bobbled stitches to the other side and it will not make that much difference.
2) Treble crochet clusters and regular treble crochets form the pads of the paw print. Unless stated you will allow them to protrude out the front side of the work. 


Rows 1-3: Join contrasting yarn with a sl st in the final stitch of row 113 of the body of the blanket, ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. 
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 4 sts, * (trc cl next st) 2 times, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 4 sts. 
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 2 sts, * trc next st (push trc back to the right/front side of your work this row only), sc next 4 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 2 sts.  
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 3 sts, * trc next st, sc next st, trc next st, sc next 7 sts. Repeat from * across. Sc in last 4 sts. 
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Hdc first 3 sts, * sc next 5 sts, hdc next 5 sts. Repeat from * across. Hdc in last 2 sts. 
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Cut yarn and finish off.
Row 9 (top finishing edge): Reattach yarn at the beginning of row 8. Sl st in the back loop of each stitch all the way across. Cut yarn and finish off. 
Finishing edge between body of blanket and embossed paw print edging: Reattach yarn on the RS of the work in the first stitch of the last row of the body of the blanket where your first row of single crochet enters the stitch.