1:12th scale Apricot Leaf bedspread by Frances Powell

1:12th scale Apricot Leaf bedspread

by Frances Powell
January 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6/0 - 0.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 000 - 1.5 mm
1:12th scale (dolls house) and full size human
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The SAME pattern is used for EITHER human sized or 1:12th scale size BEDSPREAD.
NOTE: I have not tested the cellular blanket pattern to see if this can be worked in human size, so this is only available in 1:12th size at present.

The original pattern is written for 1:12th scale and only lists materials required to make in this scale, so you will need to note the adaptions for gauge and material requirements for human size below or download the additional pdf file for this information.

If working a full size bedspread the pattern is worked as written, apart from the top edge, see note below.

Please read notes carefully to see yarn requirements and needle sizes

For a 1:12th scale Dolls house bed:

Gauge is not important as dolls house beds vary in size.

Materials required to knit this pattern:
Bedspread-size 22 needles (0.70 mm/US size 6/0), 1.5-2 balls DMC 100 crochet cotton. (Each square uses approx 5 m yarn).
Cellular Blanket-size 16 (1.5 mm/US size 3/0) needles, 75-100 metres of 1-ply wool.

Although the Apricot leaf pattern is a traditional design that has been around for at least 250 years in some form or another, the border design is my own creation.

This 1:12th scale pattern can also be used to make a full human sized bedspread.

You will require DK cotton such as Stylecraft Craft cotton and size 5.00 mm (UK size 6/US size 8) knitting needles. Yardages given below.

This can be made for either a single or double bed.
For example: a double bedspread of 6-feet/1.2 metres by 8-feet/2.4 metres would require 315 squares (giving a finished size of 5-feet/1.5 metres by 7-feet/2.10 metres i.e. 15 squares by 21 squares), plus edging to make the finished size.

Gauge and materials required:

Squares: Each square knits up at 4-inches/10 cm square using this yarn and needle size. (i.e. 9 squares to every square foot/30 cm²) and each square requires 17 yards/15.5 metres of this yarn. (Approx 30 x 50 g balls required for 315 squares) balls

Edging version 1 (with leaves) knitted on these needles and with this yarn works out at 7-inches/18 cm deep and each repeat is 5-inches/12.5 cm. Each repeat of edging pattern uses 45 yards/41.5 metres of yarn. One repeat of edging (if slightly stretched) would edge 2 squares, but extra length would be required at corners. Approx 14 x 50 g balls would be required for a double bed edging

Edging version 2 (plain ruffles) knitted on these needles and with this yarn is 4½-inches/11 cm deep and each repeat is approx ¾-inch/2 cm wide, - 6 pattern repeats will be required to edge each square. Each 8 row pattern repeat requires 4 yards/3.6 metres of yarn, so 6 pattern repeats for a square would require 24 yards/22 metres of yarn, but extra length would be required at corners.

To work top edge of bedspread:
Cast on 5 sts, work in gst (every row k) until the strip is long enough (when slightly stretched) to edge the top of the bedspread. Sew into place.


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