Friday, January 20, 2012

Faux Fana Pillow and Pattern

The Pattern

“FANA” Pillow
(This pattern is going to need tweaks, I am so open to suggestions. :-) )

R=RED               W=WHITE
Redheart yarn in Cherry and White and a size "I" hook.
* Main color set-up and **Main color row from the this post at the Purl Bee website.
Great youtube video on "end of row" color change here. Although this is not the granny stripe stitch/pattern I used, it will show how to change colors.

W:           Chain 62
W:           Row 1        SC in second chain from hook to end
W:           Row 2        *Main color set-up, but in last DC pull color R through
R:            Row 3        **Main color granny row
R & W:    Row 4        **Main color granny row with each “cluster” as follows:
R W R R W R R W R R W R R W R R W R R W R  cut yarn(The first and last “clusters” are more like a partial cluster.) With color change, hold other colored yarn behind and carry. Cut yarn at end of row and begin next row at other end (do not turn the rows where you use both colors in one row – this will keep the yarn carryovers on the same side of the piece.
R & W:    Row 5        **Main color granny row with each “cluster” as follows:
W W R W W R W W R W W R W W R W W R W W R  cut yarn(The first and last “clusters” are more like a partial cluster.) With color change, hold other colored yarn behind and carry. Cut yarn at end of row and begin next row at other end (do not turn the rows where you use both colors in one row – this will keep the yarn carryovers on the same side of the piece.
R & W:    Row 6 - Repeat Row 4
R:            Row 7 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 8 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 9 - Repeat Row 1
W:           Row 10 - Repeat Row 2
R:            Row 11 - Repeat Row 3 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 12 - Repeat Row 4 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 13 - Repeat Row 5 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 14 - Repeat Row 4
R:            Row 15 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 16 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 17 - Repeat Row 1
W:           Row 18 - Repeat Row 2
R:            Row 19 - Repeat Row 3
R:            Row 20 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 21 - Repeat Row 3
R:            Row 22 - Repeat Row 3
R:            Row 23 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 24 - Repeat Row 3
R:            Row 25 - Repeat Row 3
R:            Row 26 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 27 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 28 - Repeat Row 1
W:           Row 29 - Repeat Row 2
R:            Row 30 - Repeat Row 3 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 31 - Repeat Row 4 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 32 - Repeat Row 3 cut go to opposite end
R & W:    Row 33 - Repeat Row 4
R:            Row 34 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 35 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 36 - Repeat Row 1
W:           Row 37 - Repeat Row 2
R:            Row 38 - Repeat Row 3
R & W:    Row 39 - Repeat Row 4
R & W:    Row 40 - Repeat Row 3
R & W:    Row 41 - Repeat Row 4
R:            Row 42 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 43 - Repeat Row 3
W:           Row 44 - Repeat Row 1
W:           Row 45 - Slip stitch to finish off
(Blogger does not recognize tabs so the above is not properly aligned and it's making my eyes go all skuwhampus!)

Weave in ends.
Make 2 squares...then:
Join with single crochet in red.
Leave opening for washing ease and finish off with buttons .
Stuff with this inexpensive pillow from Walmart. Not the same shape but it works. :-)

Here are some "along the way" photos that might help:
This is what the back looks like on the R & W rows.
I could not figure out a work around...that's why this project ended up as a pillow instead of a blanket.
I'm thinking that there is no work around...this is sort of the way knitting turns out too, right?

Here's "Fana" with it's crocheted friends. :-)

12 comments:

  1. Très belle réalisation, le passage des fils est vraiment discret, félicitations !!

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  2. This is beautiful. I just love red and white. It reminds me of my red and white ripple (Candy Cane) I posted about here: http://teacuplane-sandy.blogspot.com/2011/07/many-faces-of-candy-cane.html

    Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I may crochet one like it for Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  3. Wundervoll & Danke, für die Beschreibung!^^
    Liebe Grüße & schönes Wochenende,*Manja*

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  4. Hola Astri es bellisimo!!! adoro la combinación del rojo y blanco te quedo divino para este invierno que viene seguro que tejeré algo en esos colores me encanta tan alegre ☺ un beso Sandra.

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  5. WOW! Great work!!! And you've been a huge inspiration for me. Some Fana-related stuff coming soon... :-)

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  6. Now I have to find out what Fana is. Then I'll have to learn Russian or Sanskrit, because those seem to be the only languages you haven't received comments in yet...

    What a gorgeous pillow! I don't know any better ways to "carry" the non-working yarn - especially on an open granny-type stitch like this. Very nice work.

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  7. THanks for sharing this pattern, I love it! :)
    xo,
    wink
    ps There's a giveaway on my blog, would you like to join? :) www.acreativebeing.com!

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  8. Hello,

    it looks so lovely.I like your crochet very match.

    Greatings send you Conny

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  9. hello,


    it looks so great.I like your crochet.

    Greatings send you Conny

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  10. Love this pattern, and not difficult to whip up! Stop by my blog for lots of great crochet projects too! all the best!

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  11. Oh so lovely! I hope to make your pattern soon for my oldest daughter's master bedroom. She will love it. Thank you so very much for sharing!
    Lovely Blog. I will visit often.
    Renate

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