Saturday, June 09, 2007

Yoko Suzuki's Square


I was looking for some bedspread patterns from my books, and found this particular motif irresistible. You got to love the popcorn stitches in there, it takes too much time to make, but is worth the effort.
Since the pattern did not have a name, I just called it by the designer's name ;) Its supposed to measure 40cm square using size 3 thread. But I used size 8 thread and 1.5mm hook, so mine turned out to be 8 inches square, or just a teeny bit bigger than 20cm square. The pattern required 24 motifs. I estimate 90 motifs using size 10 or size 8 thread, to be able to make the same size of bedspread shown in the book:


I'm considering making a baby blanket instead, using the motif. But, like most of you, I do have long list of patterns to do... Maybe I should go look for a simpler motif ;)

UPDATE: I searched for the book online, and found one up for bid on ebay.
I don't know the seller though.

13 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful motif and would make a fantastic breadspread/blanket...but I'd never have the patience to make that many repeats :)

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  2. Yes, me too... I would possibly have the patience for 24 motifs, but if that only makes a small blanket, I'll go for a simpler style of motif.
    (...more coming soon :)

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  3. Hi - I saw your link on Sue's blog.
    That square pattern is amazing. I haven't seen it before. It would definitely be quite the undertaking for a bedspread.

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  4. That is reaaaaally pretty!!

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  5. Ohhh to be able to finish a blanket like that....*dreaming*

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  6. cherrycola10 June, 2007

    The design is so intricate, it would make a very attractive spread.

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  7. that is a very pretty square Mimi!I am sure its going to be a stunning spread spread.

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  8. I agree with Su. It´s a beautiful square, and a blanket would be a dream. But I never would have enough patience to do it...

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  9. A great pattern.
    I also like the small useful items you have made.Happy for the lace.
    Have a nice new week
    Ulla in the north of Sweden

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  10. Wow, that is a beautiful motif. It would be a lot of work to make a whole bedspread, though; like you said. Very nice.

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  11. That is an irresistable square! Lovely motif.

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  12. That is beautiful but too much work for me!

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  13. Lovely motif but so worth all the work involved. A baby balnket is a feasable idea....less time and work:). Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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