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My granny’s yard tree bedspread

The yard tree pattern is said to be over 200 years, and it is still very popular. My granny’s yard tree bedspread contains of four small blocks, sewn together to one large block. My grandmother had made a large bedspread for a double bed. I fell completely in love with it and decided to knit one for myself.

My bedspread projects

Well, it took me about 30 years before I started on my project, and another approximately two years before my granny’s yard tree bedspread was completed. I got a lot of others projects in between, especially sweaters, mittens and socks, but I completed it with a lot of music and many audio books.

I knitted my bedspread for a single bed in thin alpaca, which is a lovely yarn for this project. My bedspread is mainly grey, but there are some sparkles of pink and blue in it. It doesn’t unfortunately show in the picture. Even though the bedspread was made for a single bed, it became heavy when all the blocks were attached together.

I have now started on my bedspread number two also in thin alpaca, but this time in light beige. My granny’s yarn tree bedspread was knitted in 100 % cotton. You can choose the yarn and color you want, but I would recommend you not to use a yarn with a lot of colors. The beautiful pattern will almost disappear.

Yarn and needles

For my granny’s yard tree bedspread with the size of 2.05 x 2.05 m, you will need 1300 g of thin alpaca or 900 g of Solberg 12/4. For the alpaca you need needles number 3 for europe, and 11 for the US and UK. If you choose a 100 % cotton yarn,  I recommend the needle size on the ball. My bedspread got 15 large blocks=60 small blocks.

Explanations to the pattern

K= knit

P= pirl

St= Stitch

SL1- K1- Pa1= Slip one stitch over to your right needle. Knit one stitch and pass the slip stitch over.

SL2-K1-Pa2= Slip two stitches over to your right needle. Knit one stitch and pass two stitches over

SL2= Slip two stitches

Pa1 = Pass one stitch over

K2 tog= Knit two together

Yon= Yarn over the needle ( to make a eyelit pattern on the next row) I use the term constantly whether you knit garter stitches or pirls.

K2 of 1 stitch. I pick up the back loop from the previous row and make a knit stitch. Then I knit stitch the original stitch.

*(__________)*= repeat from * to *

The pattern may make you dizzy, so I have marked the middle. Perhaps it will be easier for you to follow. My granny’s yard tree bedspread pattern demands full concentration, but it will be easier with time.https://wp.me/pb4jAC-q

My granny’s yard tree bedspread pattern

Cast on 3 st

  1. P1,K1, P1
  2. K2 of 1, P1, K2 of 1 ( This is the wrong side)
  3. P2, K1, P2
  4. K2 of 1, K1, P1, K2 of 1
  5. P3, K1, P3
  6. K2 of 1, K2, P1, K2, K2 of 1
  7. P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4
  8. K2 of 1, K3, P3, K3, K2 of 1
  9. K1, P4, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, P4, K1
  10. K2 of 1, K4, P5, K4, K2 of 1
  11. P1, K1, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P4, K1, P1
  12. K2 of 1, P1, K4, P7, K4, P1, K2 of 1
  13. P2, K1, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, K1, P2
  14. K2 of 1, K1, P1, K4, P9, K4, P1, K1, K2 of 1
  15. P3, K1, P4, K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, K1, P3
  16. K2 of 1, K2, P1, K4, P11, K4, P1, K2, K2 of 1
  17. P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4
  18. K2 of 1, K3, P3, K4, P9, K4, P3, K3, K2 of 1
  19. K1, P4, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P4, Yon, K1, Yon. K1,  P4, K1
  20. K2 of 1,K4, P5, K4, P7. K4, P5, K4, K2 of 1
  21. P1, K1, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P4, K1, P1
  22. K2 of 1, P1, K4, P7, K4, P5, K4, P7, K4, P1, K2 of 1
  23. P2, K1, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, K1, P2
  24. K2 of 1, K1, P1, K4, P9, K4, P3, K4, P9, K4, P1, K1, K2 of 1
  25. P3, K1, P4, K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, SL2-K1-Pa2, P4, K4,Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, K1, P3
  26. K2 of 1, K2, P1, K4, P11, K4, P1, K4, P11, K4, P1, K2, K2 of 1
  27. P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P4, K1, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4
  28. K2 of 1, K3, P3, K4, P9, K4, P1, K4, P9, K4, P3, K3, K2 of 1
  29. K1, P4, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P4, K1, P4, SL1-K1- Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P4, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P4, K1
  30. K2 of 1, K4, P5, K4, P7, K4, P1, K4, P7, K4, P5, K4, K2 of 1
  31. P1, K1, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P4, K1, P4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P4, K1, P1
  32. K2 of 1, P1, K4, P7, K4, P5, K4, P1, K4, p5, K4, P7, K4, P1, K2 of 1
  33. P2, K1, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, SL1- K1- Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P4, K1, P4, SL1-K1- Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, K1, P2
  34. K2 of 1, K1, P1, K4, P9, K4, P3, K4, P1, K4, P3, K4, P9, K4, P1, K1, K2 of 1
  35. P3, K1, P4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, SL2-K1- Pa2, P4, K1, P4, SL2- K1- Pa2, P4, K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, K1, P3

The middle of the small block

  1. 36. K2 of 1, K2, P1, K4, P11, K9, P1, K9, P11, K4, P1, K2, K2 of 1
  2. P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4, SL1-K1- Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P9, Yon, K1, Yon, P9, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P4, Yon, K1, Yon, P4
  3. K2 of 1, K3, P3, K3, P9, K9, P3, K9, P9, K4, P3, K3, K2 of 1
  4. P5, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P4, SL1-K1- Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P9, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P9, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P4, K1, Yon, K1, Yon, K1, P5
  5. K2 of 1, K4, P5, K4, P7, K9, P5, K9, P7, K4, P5, K4, K2 of 1
  6. P6, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, p4, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P9, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P9, SL1- K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P4, K2, Yon, K1, Yon, K2, P6
  7. K2 of 1, K5, P7, K4, P5, K9, P7, K9, P5, K4, P7, K5, K2 of 1
  8. P7,K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P4, SL1-K1-P1, K1, K2 tog, P9, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P9, SL1-K1-Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P4, K3, Yon, K1, Yon, K3, P7
  9. K2 of 1, K6, P9, K1, P3, K9, P9, K9, P3, K4, P9, K6, K2 of 1
  10. P8,K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P4, SL1-K1-Pa2, P9, K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P9, SL2-K1- Pa2, P4, K4, Yon, K1, Yon, K4, P8
  11. K2 of 1, K7, P11, K14, P11, K14, P11, K7, K2 of 1
  12. P9, SL1-K1- Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K7, K2 tog, P9
  13. K2 of 1, K8, P9, K14, P9, K14, P9, K8, K2 of 1
  14. P10,, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K5, K2 tog, P10
  15. K2 of 1, K9, P7, K14, , P7, K14, P7, K9, K2 of 1
  16. P11, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K3, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P11
  17. K2 of 1, K10, P5, K14, P5, K14, P5, K10, K2 of 1
  18. P12, SL1-K1-Pa1. K1, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P14, SL1-K1-Pa1, K1, K2 tog, P12
  19. K2 of 1, K11, P3, K14, P3, K14, P3, K11, K2 of 1
  20. P13, SL2-K1-Pa2, P14, SL2-K1-Pa2, P14, SL2-K1-Pa2, P13,
  21. K2 of 1, garter stitch, K2 of the last stitch
  22. Garter Stitch
  23. K2 of 1, Pirl stitch, K2 of the last stitch
  24. Garter stitch
  25. K2 of 1, Garter stitch, K2 of the last stitch
  26. Pirl stitch
  27. * (SL1-K1-Pa1, Yon)* repeat until you got 3 stitches left SL1-K1-Pa2
  28. Pirl stitch
  29. SL1-K1-Pa1, Garter stitch, Knit until you got 2 stitches left, K2 tog
  30. Garter stitch
  31. SL1-K1- Pa1, garter stitch until you got 2 stitches left, K2 tog
  32. Garter stitch
  33. SL1-K1-Pa1, Garter stitch until you got 2 stitches left, K2 tog
  34. Pirl stitch
  35. * (SL1-K1-Pa1, Yon)* repeat until you got 3 stitches left, SL2-K1-Pa2
  36. Pirl stitch
  37. SL1-K1-Pa1, Garter stitch until you got 2 stitches left, K2 tog

Repeat the rows 65-72 five more times= 7 rows of eyelet pattern. You can choose whether you will alternate garter or pirl stitches. Personally I prefer garter stitches on the right side and pirl stitches at the wrong side.

Cast off 1 stitch on the edges on the right side. Cast off until you got 3 stitches, and finally cast off with SL2-K1-Pa2.

The lace to my granny´s yard tree bedspread

Cast on 10 stitches

  1. Garter stich
  2. SL1, * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* repeat and end the row with Yon, K1
  3. Garter stitch
  4. SL1, K1 * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* repeat and end the row with Yon, K1
  5. Garter stitch
  6. SL1, K2, * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat and end the row with Yon, K1
  7. Garter stitch
  8. SL1, K3, * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat -Yon, K1
  9. Garter stitch
  10. SL1, K4, *(Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat- Yon, K1
  11. Garter stitch
  12. SL1, K5, *(Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat- Yon, K1
  13. Garter stitch
  14. SL1, K6, * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat- Yon, K1
  15. Garter stitch
  16. SL1, K7, * (Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat-Yon, K1
  17. Garter stitch
  18. SL1, K8, *(Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat- Yon, K1
  19. Garter stitch
  20. SL1, K9, *(Yon, SL1-K1-Pa1)* Repeat- Yon, K1
  21. Cast off 10 stitches, K10

Repeat the rows 2-21 to the wanted length, and sew the seams together. And before you know it you have knitted my granny´s yard tree bedspread.

 

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