Monday, September 9, 2013

Jacob's Ladder

The Jacob's Ladder is finished.

Finished size is about 42" x 47".

Details: Foundation chain 212 with an I hook. I used a 10, 10, 10 pattern. 10 double crochets, 10 chains, 10 double crochets. The last two rows were 10, 8, 10.

Yarn used (some more than once):
Vanna's Choice Purple
Vanna's Choice Beige
Vanna's Choice Pink
Vanna's Choice White
I Love This Yarn Antique Teal
Red - not sure which yarn
Vanna's Choice Mustard,
I Love This Yarn Terra Cotta
I Love This Yarn Greybeard
I Love This Yarn Royal
Pink (might be Giggles)
I Love This Yarn Light Taupe
Knit Picks Cream

I would estimate that each 5 row stripe takes about two and a half ounces. That is VERY much an estimate. Most of the skeins were full skeins and I had some left over.

I used stitch markers to hold the ladder cables in place until I worked the edging.

The edging is I Love This Yarn Terra Cotta. It is one round of double crochet except for sc at the top ladder cable (where it goes up) and triple crochet at the bottom ladder section (where it dips down - you're working upside down remember).

If you don't know how to work the Jacob's Ladder pattern, I have videos at my YouTube Channel working an afghan and a scarf.

Beth Ham also has a wonderful video demonstrating this stitch (which I learned from her web site). There are 3 parts to Beth's video series. Beth uses dc for her edging as I do here. I think in my video I used hdc for the edging. Either works. It really depends on your tension which determines what you need to make your edging straight. I always enjoy Beth's videos and highly recommend them.

Happy crocheting!


  1. Great afghan. I've admired the Jacob's Ladder pattern for ages and will get around to making one someday. Perhaps a scarf :) xox

    1. Thanks! I hope you give it a go. A scarf would be a nice introduction. One of my videos is making a JL scarf.

  2. Now that is beautiful! I'm so glad I saw it in progress - makes the finished result all the more inspiring - gorgeous, gorgeous work!!

    1. Thank you! This particular pattern does look so different when it's done.

  3. thanks for doing all the hard work so that we can see it done.