Self-made things will always be in value. Besides the fact that the work of a person is invested in them, and not a faceless machine, his feelings and emotions, hand-made is valued for the uniqueness inherent in each product. Even with exactly the same starting set of materials and schemes, in the final different masters will get things that will be subtly different from each other.
Craftswomen who crochet are able to create amazing weightless napkins and shawls that are thinner than cobwebs, decorate their home and give joy to others. Crocheting tablecloths, schemes and descriptions of which can be easily found on the Internet, with proper skill, will not take much time. But even beginners can try their hand and, with bated breath, observe how magic is born under their fingers.
Basics of knitting tablecloths
In order to tie a tablecloth, both the needles and the hook are equally suitable. But, nevertheless, most knitters prefer just the hook, since it can be used to make a more subtle and elegant work, to tie a canvas of any length and width without seams, or, conversely, to combine repetitive motifs.
To work you will need:
- Hook. The size of the hook depends on the thickness of the thread and the knitting density of the finished product, as a rule, No. 1 - No. 2;
- Threads - cotton in one form or another (pure 100% cotton or with the addition of synthetic thread up to 30%). Factory yarn is numbered, the smaller the number, the greater the thickness of the thread. Mercerized cotton can have different colors and is most often used for knitting tablecloths.
It is very convenient to use for work yarn, which is sold in balls. Crochet threads have a small thickness, and therefore, the balls themselves are small.
Schemes and drawings on the Internet can be found very much. The most popular motifs for knitting tablecloths include:
- Squares, rhombuses
At the dinner table, a rectangular crochet tablecloth will look great, the diagrams and description of which will be given in the master class.
For knitting need:
- Yarn -100% cotton, 282 g / 50 m, 1100 g of white, milky or any other color;
- Hook number 2.5
The basis of knitting is taken scheme number 1
The process is as follows:
- tied up rows 1-39 (1 times)
- ranks ranged 30 - 38 (9 times). The number of loops in the rows increases due to the addition of air loops and double crochets.
Next knit on the scheme number 2
In those places on the diagram where the icons are connected at the bottom, the posts must be knitted into one loop of the base. If the icons are connected at the top, they are simply knitted together.
How the motifs should be connected can be seen in the picture: first, odd motifs (1,3,5) are connected to each other, and then 2 and 4. In order to beautifully connect the arches, you need to knit 2 air loops, then a single crochet column in the middle of the arch of another motive (to which this one joins), and then another 2 air loops. The second motive joins the first and third (according to the scheme), the fourth one is joined in the same way. The sixth motive joins everyone else while tying up its last row.
Round tracery tablecloth
Very beautiful openwork crocheted tablecloth, the scheme and description of which are given below. Knitting at this level is subject to even a beginner, the main thing is diligence and patience.
For knitting you need mercerized cotton, 200m / 50g, 500g and hook No. 2. A tablecloth tied according to a pattern will have the shape of a circle with a diameter of 1.5 m.
An openwork tablecloth is knitted in circular rows, only a part of the pattern is shown in the diagrams, the rest is knitted similarly.
Start knitting with the scheme number 1:
Then - under the scheme number 2:
And finish - under the scheme number 3:
Separate "category" of crocheted products - tablecloths, napkins, shawls, collected from repetitive motifs. A motive is a small fragment that connects with its neighbors, forming, as a result, a canvas of such size as the craftswoman or customer wants. Since motives can be not only square, but also rectangular, round, polygonal, the shape of the tablecloth can also be changed at its discretion.
To connect individual motifs, air loops and single crochets are used. As a rule, in the diagrams designated places for the connection of neighboring fragments. If there are no such instructions, the motives are attached to each other in the corners and in the middle. In order to seamlessly connect motifs, knitting the extreme row of the second (and subsequent) fragments, an additional air loop is made at the junction points (several can be made, then there will be a small gap between the motifs), then a hook is inserted into the corresponding loop of the previous motive, the crochet is knitted after which the air loops are repeated.
On the one hand, knitting motifs are convenient and practical, because you don’t have to mess with the fabric that grows as you knit, you can even knit at lunchtime at work or in the subway on your way home. But on the other hand, accuracy and concentration are required to avoid mistakes when knitting (the motives must be identical, otherwise the tablecloth will come out crooked and crooked).
Crocheting is a task that requires return, but brings undoubted pleasure. Crocheted tablecloths look beautiful, modern, stylish, they refresh the interior and give it individuality. To link the tablecloth of the hook pattern to the scheme and description is not such a difficult task as it may seem at first glance. In the absence of experience of such work, you should not immediately take up a large-scale product, it is better to start with something not very large and not very difficult. Gradually accumulated experience will result in a beautiful piece that will surprise and conquer all who see it.