Peach: a needlework chart for any craft

The random number generator picked Peach from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Cathy D, one of my Patreon supporters.

I developed a knitted lace stitch pattern for Peach, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever. I try to provide at least some digital art of the pattern repeated all over not as a chart. It doesn’t necessarily look like a finished object for any particular craft, but I want to give a sense of it in use. (I try to make it look like knitting when it’s got floats short enough for easy stranded knitting. Peach has floats that are a little longer than I’d like, but TECHknitter has a method to tame them.)

chart showing how to work Peach needlework by way of dark and light squares
click chart to enlarge
  • Peach has a repeat of 10 + 1 columns and 14 + 7 or 14 rows (end after either row 7 or row 17).
  • In the written instructions, color A is the light squares above, and color B is the dark.
  • The written instructions below are formatted for stranded knitting, but it is my hope that they could be translated into instructions for other crafts. For instance, if working filet crochet, 1 A could be one open square and 2 B could be two filled-in squares.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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Round 1: work knit as follows; *2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1A. (11 sts)

Round 2: work knit as follows; *3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A; work from *, 1A.

Round 3: work knit as follows; *2B, 7A, 1B; work from *, 1B.

Round 4: work knit as follows; *1A, 3B, 3A, 3B; work from *, 1A.

Round 5: work knit as follows; *2B, 7A, 1B; work from *, 1B.

Round 6: work knit as follows; *3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A; work from *, 1A.

Round 7: work knit as follows; *2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1A.

Round 8: work knit as follows; *1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1B.

Round 9: work knit as follows; *1A, 2B, 5A, 2B; work from *, 1A.

Round 10: work knit as follows; *4A, 3B, 3A; work from *, 1A.

Round 11: work knit as follows; *2A, (3B, 1A) × 2; work from *, 1A.

Round 12: work knit as follows; *4A, 3B, 3A; work from *, 1A.

Round 13: work knit as follows; *1A, 2B, 5A, 2B; work from *, 1A.

Round 14: work knit as follows; *1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1B.

When I was playing with possible layouts for the base motif, I also was really taken with these two:

Version 2

This is rows 4-7 repeated over and over. (A multiple of 4 rows)

Round 4: work knit as follows; *1A, 3B, 3A, 3B; work from *, 1A.

Round 5: work knit as follows; *2B, 7A, 1B; work from *, 1B.

Round 6: work knit as follows; *3A, 2B, 1A, 2B, 2A; work from *, 1A.

Round 7: work knit as follows; *2A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1A.

Version 3

This is rows 8-13 repeated, ending with another row 8 (the same as row 14).

Round 8: work knit as follows; *1B, 1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A; work from *, 1B.

Round 9: work knit as follows; *1A, 2B, 5A, 2B; work from *, 1A.

Round 10: work knit as follows; *4A, 3B, 3A; work from *, 1A.

Round 11: work knit as follows; *2A, (3B, 1A) × 2; work from *, 1A.

Round 12: work knit as follows; *4A, 3B, 3A; work from *, 1A.

Round 13: work knit as follows; *1A, 2B, 5A, 2B; work from *, 1A.

For complete top-to-bottom mirror symmetry, end with a row/round 8.

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