Stitch images of the Old West and painted sunsets with this beautiful rendition honoring the Indian art form of blanket making. Stitches used in this design include a chain stitch and single crochet in the back loop. Made using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern instructions are done with a chart rather than written. Finished size is approximately 62" x 78 1/2". Skill Level: Intermediate
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Jane Hadden has conjured up a history lesson with images of the old west and painted sunsets with this beautiful rendition honoring the Indian art form of blanket-making.
She has plenty of inspiration while helping her husband on their ranch in Utah.
Approximately 62" × 78 ½".
 Worsted yarn:
52 ozs. black
35 ½ ozs. white
4 ozs. gold
4 ozs. brown
7 ½ ozs. lt. green
7 ½ ozs. dk. green
4 ozs. lt. blue
4 ozs. dk. blue
7 ½ ozs. pink
4 ozs. red
7 ½ ozs. yellow
7 ½ ozs. burgundy
5 ozs. orange
 Tapestry needle
 G hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
7 sc = 2"; 7 sc rows = 2".
6" end at beginning and end of rows is fringe.
Each row is worked separately, joining with sc on front side only, do not turn.
All stitches are worked in back lps (see Stitch Guide).
Each square on graph equals one sc.
For color change (see Stitch Guide), always change to next color in last st worked. Carry and work over dropped yarn as you go.
For Foundation: With white, leaving 6" end, ch 218. Fasten off leaving 6" end.
Row 1: Leaving 6" end, join white with sc in back lp of first ch, sc in back lp of each ch across. Fasten off leaving 6" end. (218 scs made) Front of row 1 is front side of work].
Row 2: Leaving 6" end, join white with sc in back lp of first st, sc in back lp of each st across. Fasten off leaving 6" end.
Row 3: Leaving 6" end, join white with sc in back lp of first st, sc in back lp of next 8 sts changing to black (see Notes) in last st made, (sc in back lp of next 5 sts changing to white in last st, sc in back lp of next 10 sts changing to black in last st) 13 times; sc in back lp of next 5 sts changing to white in last st, sc in back lp of last 9 sts. Fasten off leaving 6" end.
Rows 4-141: Leaving 6" end, join and work according to graph, fastening off at end of each row leaving 6" end.
Rows 142-275: Working on opposite side of starting ch on row 1, repeat rows 8-141 according to graph.
Trim fringe evenly across sides.
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