Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jacob's Ladder finis

It's done! The Jacob's Ladder is in the wash and will be delivered tomorrow to my mother.

I know I will come back to this post at some point so let me just reiterate the details of this ghan.

I used a J hook to make my foundation chain of 212, an I hook for the body, and an H hook for the edging.

There are 10 cable loop sections. The sequence is 10 dc, 10 chains, 10 dc. On the last row I used 7 chains between each section.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in hunter green, bright yellow, claret, cherry red, soft white, and coffee for the Jacob's Ladder sections. I used RHSS buff fleck for the filet name sections and edging.

I used a 3dc filet mesh.

For the edging I worked one round single crochet, then I worked one round with sc along the buff fleck edge and hdc around the rest of it. Then I worked one round of faux picot which I define as (sc, ch 2, sc, sk 1) in same space. In corners I used ch 3 instead of ch-2 for no particular reason except I'm wild that way. LOL

Before looping the cables it was about 59" wide x 32" length. After looping the cables it was about 42" wide and 32" length. After adding the edging rounds, the finished size is about 44" wide x 46" length.

I think that's it. This was a fun ghan to do even with having to redo the first name section because *embarrassed chuckle* I worked it on the wrong side!

As always I learned some things while making it. I often wish I could do every project twice so I could get it completely right. Is that ever possible? To get something just right? :)

Happy crocheting!


  1. Lovely color selection. I like how you added the Family name on the bottom. Super cool.

  2. Your mum's ghan looks great Sandie. Thanks so much for all the details - when I get around to trying one, it will help tremendously.

  3. Sara, her first name is on the top stripe as well. Can't see it in this photo. I did this so her ghan doesn't "walk away" as the other one did or if it does we can surely find and identify it easily.

  4. Dorothy, thanks! I try to put as much detail as I can because I often go back myself to these posts!