Lacy Lapghan  

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When I was looking up Lapghans i found this one too.

Materials

About 24 ounces of worsted weight acrylic yarn

Crochet hook size H


Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = about 4" from corner to corner

Finished motif size: About 6"

Finished lap-ghan size: About 30" x 48"


Pattern note: Lap-ghan is made of 40 (5 rows of 8) join-as-you-go motifs. For joining method illustration, see Flat Braid Joining. Finished size can be adjusted by using more or fewer motifs.



Ch 4; join with a sl st in the first ch to form a ring


Round 1: Ch 5 to count as the first dc and the first ch-2, (2 dc in the ring, ch 2) 3 times, dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 2: Sl st into the first ch-2 sp, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 6 more dc in the same sp, ch 1, (7 dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 3 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 3: Sl st in ea of the next 3 dc, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 6 more dc in the same st, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (7 dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc) 2 times, 7 dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip next 2 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the joining sl st, ch 1; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 4: Ch 4 to count as the first dc and the first ch-1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc in the same dc, ch 1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp and next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc and next ch-1 sp, *(dc in the next dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in the same dc, ch 1, (dc in the next dc, ch 1) 3 times, skip next ch-1 sp and next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc and next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4.


Round 5: Ch 3 to count as the first dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, ch 1, *dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc, (dc in the next ch-1 sp, dc in the next dc) 3 times, ch 1* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.


Round 6 (first motif): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, *sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * 2 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. (36 ch-3 loops) Fasten off.


Round 6 (second motif): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 31st ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 2nd motif, sc in the next dc on the 2nd motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, *sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp* Repeat from * to * once; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motifs 3-8): In the same manner round 6 (second motif) was attached to first motif, attach motif 3 to motif 2, then motif 4 to motif 3, then motif 5 to motif 4, then motif 6 to motif 5, then motif 7 to motif 6, then motif 8 to motif 7.


Round 6 (motif 9): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 4th ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the first motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of first motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc on the 9th motif, sc in the next dc on the 9th motif) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motif 10): Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 31st ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 9th motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 9th motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the 4th ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 3 times, ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next ch-1 on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif, (ch 2, drop st, insert hook from the top into the next ch-3 loop on the 2nd motif, pick up st and pull up through loop of 2nd motif, ch 1, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, (ch 3, skip next dc on the 10th motif, sc in the next dc on the 10th motif) 4 times, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in the next dc, (ch 3, skip next dc, sc in the next dc) 8 times, ch 3; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Round 6 (motifs 11-16): In the same manner round 6 (motif 10) was attached to the ninth and second motifs, attach motif 11 to motifs 10 and 3, then motif 12 to motifs 11 and 4, then motif 13 to motifs 12 and 5, then motif 14 to motifs 13 and 6, then motif 15 to motifs 14 and 7, then motif 16 to motifs 15 and 8.


Round 6 (motifs 17-24): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 9-16.


Round 6 (motifs 25-32): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 17-24.


Round 6 (motifs 33-40): Attach as row 6 (motifs 9-16) to motifs 25-32.




Optional Filler


The space where 4 squares are joined leaves a pretty big hole. You can fill this hole if you like by joining the yarn with a sc in any of the ch-3 spaces in these areas, and then working a sc in each of the remaining 7 ch-3 spaces; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Repeat each place 4 squares are joined.




Edging


Join yarn with a sc in the first unworked ch-3 loop on the first motif (the loop after the loops that attach motif 1 to motif 9), ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 17 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, *(sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 9 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs*, repeat from * to * 2 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 6 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 6 times, (sc in the next ch-3 loop, ch 2, hdc in the side of the post of the sc) 18 times, sc in each of the next 2 ch-3 loops that join the motifs, repeat from * to * 3 times; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

In My search...  

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In my search to find a Lap Blanket Pattern, I Found out you can use a baby blanket pattern and just use adult colors, I also ran across this,

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
GAUGE:

1 Square = 9 3/4 in. (25 cm) in pattern stitch. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

COLORWAYS
Colorway 1: Work first 2 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D.
Colorway 2: Work first 2 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C.
Colorway 3: Work first 2 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B.
Colorway 4: Work first 2 rnds with B, 3 rnds with C, 3 rnds with D, 3 rnds with A.

SQUARE (make 12 total - 4 each in Colorways 1 and 3; 2 each in Colorways 2 and 4)
With first color, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 16 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as join (corner made), *dc in next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join next color to center dc of any 5-dc corner, ch 3, 4 dc in same dc (corner made), *dc in next 7 dc, 5 dc in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 7 dc, dc in last 7 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each st to center dc of 5-dc corner, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center dc (corner made), *dc in next 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc (corner made); rep from * around to last 11 dc, dc in last 11 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5: Sl st in each st to corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp (corner made), *dc in next 15 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * around to last 15 dc, dc in last 15 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join next color in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), *dc in next 19 dc, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made); rep from * around to last 19 dc, dc in last 19 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sl st in each st to corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in ch-4 sp (corner made), *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Rnd 9: Join next color in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in ch-4 sp (corner made), *dc in each dc to next corner ch-4 sp, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in corner ch-4 sp (corner made); rep from * 2 more times, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, *5 sc in next ch-4 sp, sc in each dc to next ch-4 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, *sc in each sc to center sc of 5-sc corner, 3 sc in center sc, sc in each sc to next corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following assembly diagram, sew Squares together. Weave in ends.

Square #1 Square #2 Square #3
Square #3 Square #4 Square #1
Square #1 Square #2 Square #3
Square #3 Square #4 Square #1



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)


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History of Crochet Part 2  

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History of Crochet 1900s-21st Century

Lavish crochet emerged alongside other forms of elaborate needlework in the nineteenth century. When printed materials began to be mass-produced in the mid-nineteenth century, the popularity of crochet increased vastly.

Patterns for silk thread purses were the first to have been published, from about 1824 in Holland. Prior to this date, crochet was passed to future generations without written patterns but rather duplicated from small crocheted samples.

Victorian crochet hooks were made of materials such as ivory, brass, various woods, and other bone material. They were often ornately carved, the most impressive often being given as wedding gifts. Crocheted bags, clothing and d├ęcor were all popular. Crochet was considered a suitable activity for wealthy women, along with other forms of needlework. Bead crochet began to appear on the market in the 1830s. Knitting with beads was already in fashion at this time. ...

Crochet continued to be popular into the early twentieth century. The 1920s brought a flood of bead crocheted bags with piles of bead loops to complete the flapper look. From 1937 through 1940s there were crochet contests for workmanship design and speed. The onset of World War II saw the craft halt, owing to shortages in available materials. Bead crochet bags were popular throughout the 1950s. Crochet became an accepted art form in the 1960s and more experimentation in textile art took place including international fiber shows. Crochet began to regain its popularity in the 1970s, when it became popular to wear crocheted items. ...

In 1994 thirty four million American women crocheted or knitted, in 2002 this figure had increased to thirty eight million.

Crochet today is mainly created by using soft yarns to produce garments and blankets. Although the crochet stitch can be made by machine, it continues to be a home craft.

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History of Crochet Part 1  

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History of Crochet 1500 B.C. -1820

Little is known of crochets early history. It seems likely that the earliest crochet was made using fingers, rather than the hooks used today. There are theories that crochet could have existed as early as 1500 BC, as part of nuns work, which included needlepoint lace and bobbin lace.

There are three main theories for the origin of crochet. Some believe that it originated in Arabia and spread eastward to Tibet and then westward to Spain, finally following the Arab trade routes to other Mediterranean countries. Alternatively, its thought to have originated in South America, where a primitive tribe used crochet adornments in puberty rites. Another alternative stems from the fact that in China, early examples were known of dolls worked in crochet. ...
The earliest evidence of crochet, as we know it, is first commonly seen in the second half of the eighteenth century. Crochet may have developed from Chinese needlework, an ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the eighteenth century, and was referred to as tambouring. The main theory behind the origin of crochet seems to be that it began when it was realized that chains worked in a pattern would hang together without background fabric. At the end of the eighteenth century, tambour evolved into what the French called crochet in the air, when the background fabric was discarded and the stitch worked on its own. Tambour hooks were as thin as sewing needles, and therefore the work must have been done with very fine thread. ...
A type of lace called cheyne lace was made with a hook from the late eighteenth century and a primitive form of crochet called pjonting can be found from about 1820.

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i have a problem  

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Ok, My Grandmother, isn't doing very well physically. And she would like a lap blanket...Does anyone have any patterns that they could recomend? I'll be looking around, but I was just wondering if y'all had any ideas?

~Rae Byuel~
sorry that I haven't been posting as much as I should.