Friday, February 06, 2009

mitred football

Football pattern

This pattern was created when I was working on mitred square blocks for my daughter. When I got the fourth block done it looked like half of a football. I like patterns when there is limited finishing and sewing – so I like to pick up stitches when I can. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. The football makes a great gift for babies and toddlers as well as that favorite football fan in their favorite school/team colors.

Gauge – not necessary, I have found Worsted weight makes a nice size ball.

Supplies –
One ball of sugar and cream in Brown and one in white (or any Favorite worsted weight yarn in the colors you want)
Pair of size 7 needles or favorite needle for your yarn choice

First Square
Cast on 31 stitches in brown/MC
Row 1: Knit 14, slip 1, k2tog, PSSO, K 14
Row 2: knit 14, Purl 1, knit 14
Row 3: Knit 13, sl1, K2tog, PSSO. K13
Row 4: K13, P1, K13
Row 5: K12, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K12
Row 6: K12, P1, K12
Row 7: K11, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K11
Row 8: K11, P1, K11
Row 9: K10, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K10
Row 10: K10, P1, K10
Row11: K9, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K9
Row 12: K9, P1, K9
Row 13: K8, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K8
Row 14: K8, P1, K8
Row 15: K7, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K7
Row 16: K7, P1, K7
Row 17: K6, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K6
Row 18: K6, P1, K6
Row 19: K5, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K5
Row 20: K5, P1, K5
Row 21: K4, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K4
Row 22: K4, P1, K4
Row 23: K3, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K3
Row 24: K3, P1, K3
Row 25: K2, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K2
Row 26: K2, P1, K2
Row 27: K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K1
Row 28: K1, P1, K1
Row 29: Sl1, K2tog, Psso, cut yarn and secure

Here is what the first Square should look like

Second square
Cast on 16 stitches and then pick up 15 from one side for First Square in brown/MC.
Follow directions for First Square
What the cast on and pick up stitches for the second look like

The first two squares

This is the center four squares that make the center of the ball

Third and Fourth Square you cast on and pick up the same amount of stitches. You will have a row of four squares when you are done.

The sides
Along one of the long sides of the strip of 4 squares pick up 62 stitches with the white/CC yarn.
Row 1: K14, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k28, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k14
Row 2: Knit 14, purl 1, K28, P1, K14
Row 3: K13, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k26, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k13

Then Pick up Brown/MC Yarn
Row 4: K13, P1, K26, P1, K13
Row 5: K12, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k24, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k12
Row 6: K12, P1, K24, P1, K12
Row 7: K11, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k22, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k11

Then Pick White/CC yarn up
Row 8: K11, P1, K22, P1, K11
Row 9: K10, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k20, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k10
Row 10: K10, P1, K20, P1, K10
Row 11: K9, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k18, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k9

Then Pick up Brown/MC and finish side
Row 12: K9, P1, K18, P1, K9
Row 13: K8, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k16, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k8
Row 14: K8, P1, K16, P1, K8
Row 15: K7, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k14, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k7
Row 16: K7, P1, K14, P1, K7
Row 17: K6, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k12, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k6
Row 18: K6, P1, K12, P1, K6
Row 19: K5, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k10, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k5
Row 20: K5, P1, K10, P1, K5
Row 21: K4, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k8, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k4
Row 22: K4, P1, K8, P1, K4
Row 23: K3, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k6, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k3
Row 24: K3, P1, K6, P1, K3
Row 25: K2, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k4, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K2
Row 26: K2, P1, K4, P1, K2
Row 27: K1, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K2, sl1, K2tog, PSSO, k1
Row 28: K1, P1, K2, P1, K1
Row 29: Sl1, K2tog, Psso twice
Row 30: Bind off

Complete second side.

Here is how one side look done with the second side ready to start.

Both sides done – before sewing

Sew up Side seam and stuff as you get to end of your seam. And enjoy the Football.

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