Airplane Charted Design Free Pattern
Number Five In Aircraft Chart Series
Design Created by Sandi Marshall
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I crocheted the two main colors in, following the chart, then did the medium blue lines in cross-stitch on the finished square. This way, I only had to work with three colors when doing the crocheting (three colors on the rows which had red on some parts of the row and only two colors at a time, where the rows consisted of light blue and gray).
Another reason for doing the blue lines afterward in cross-stitch for this design, is that I have found that, when colors are crocheted in (intarsia), where there is only one single crochet stitch of a given color, surrounded by different colors, that the one single crochet in that one color often doesn't look nice or show up well. Doing those portions in cross-stitch on the crocheted piece gives a nicer look. To do the cross-stitch, I used the same weight of yarn that I used to crochet the square.
In the photo on the left, you can see where I added a straight stitch outline around parts of the airplane, using a darker blue. This is optional. If you like the look that this creates, you might wish to add it to your square.
The charts could be used to make afghan squares to join into an Aircraft Afghan. This could be an especially nice gift for a man or boy in your life.
Pattern created by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2006 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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