# Mirth: a needlework chart for any craft

The random number generator picked *Mirth* from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Rin, one of my Patreon supporters. I like the way this makes diamond patterns, but also the way it almost makes Xs and Os, though not in the traditional Shetland style. I’ve written a blog post about the method I used for the layout on this, inspired by poetry rhyme schemes.

I developed a lace knitting stitch pattern for *Mirth*, 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.)

*Mirth*has a repeat of 18 + 1 columns and 22 + 11 rows. (End after either row 11 or row 22.)- 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, 1A could be one open square and 2B 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; 1A, *(1B, 2A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 2A) × 2, 1B, 1A ; work from *. (19 sts)

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

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

**Round 4**: work knit as follows; 1B, *2B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 2A, 3B ; work from *.

**Round 5**: work knit as follows; 1B, *2B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 3B ; work from *.

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

**Round 7**: work knit as follows; 1B, *2B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 3B ; work from *.

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

**Round 9**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(2B, 3A) × 3, 2B, 1A ; work from *.

**Round 10**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1A, 2B, 3A, 2B) × 2, 2A ; work from *.

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

**Round 12**: work knit as follows; 1B, *(2A, 1B, 1A, 1B) × 3, 2A, 1B ; work from *.

**Round 13**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(2B, 3A) × 3, 2B, 1A ; work from *.

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

**Round 15**: work knit as follows; 1A, *1A, 3B, 2A, 5B, 2A, 3B, 2A ; work from *.

**Round 16**: work knit as follows; 1B, *1A, 4B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 1B ; work from *.

**Round 17**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 1A, 1B, 2A, (1B, 1A) × 2) × 2 ; work from *.

**Round 18**: work knit as follows; 1B, *1A, 4B, 1A, 5B, 1A, 4B, 1A, 1B ; work from *.

**Round 19**: work knit as follows; 1A, *1A, 3B, 2A, 5B, 2A, 3B, 2A ; work from *.

**Round 20**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1A, 2B, 3A, 2B) × 2, 2A ; work from *.

**Round 21**: work knit as follows; 1A, *(2B, 3A) × 3, 2B, 1A ; work from *.

**Round 22**: work knit as follows; 1B, *(2A, 1B, 1A, 1B) × 3, 2A, 1B ; work from *.