Queen Bargello Wave Bedspread by Michelle Westlund

Queen Bargello Wave Bedspread

November 2020
yarn held together
+ DK
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
6.0 mm (J)
15000 - 16500 yards (13716 - 15088 m)
82"x82" (210cm x 210cm)
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Bargello is originally a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. It has been translated into patchwork, using the varying widths of pieces to create dramatic waves, twists and stripes.

The needlework style of bargello has been around in crochet for a while and there are many beautiful patterns out there. The patchwork style of bargello is new to crochet, and using simple stitches and a bit of maths we can mimic this vibrant, almost 3D art style.

The 3D-looking wave is created by keeping the height of each row the same (by using the dc block) but changing the width of each column (by increasing and decreasing the number of stitches). It is worked corner to corner, right to left.

Each block is made up of 5 rows of dc, worked back and forth.