Leaf Bedspread

A single motif of leaf bedspread from Home Work, 1891

A single square

Mockup of the leaf bedspread from 1891

Mockup of the way the squares are put together

This pattern calls for size 12 knitting cotton, which corresponds to today’s fingering weight, plus needles to match (3-3.25mm).

Pattern

1st row: Cast on 1 stitch
2nd row: Yo, k1
3rd row: Yo, k2
4th row: Yo, (k1, yo) twice, k1
5th row: Yo, k1, p3, k to end
6th row: Yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
7th row: Yo, k2, p5, k to end
8th row: Yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5
9th row: Yo, k3, p7, k to end
10th row: Yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7
11th row: Yo, k4, p9, k to end
12th row: Yo, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9
13th row: Yo, k5, p11, k to end
14th row: Yo, k11, yo, k1, yo, k11
15th row: Yo, k6, p13, k to end
16th row: Yo, k7, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k7
17th row: Yo, k7, p11, k to end
18th row: Yo, k8, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k8
19th row: Yo, k8, p9, k to end
20th row: Yo, k9, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9
21st row: Yo, k9, p7, k to end
22nd row: Yo, k10, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k10
23rd row: Yo, k10, p5, k to end
24th row: Yo, k11, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k11
25th row: Yo, k11, p3, k to end
26th row: Yo, k12, k3tog, k12
27th row: Yo, k1, p to end
28th row: Yo, k to end
29th row: Yo, k1, p to end
30th row: Yo, k1, p to end
31st row: Yo, k to end
32nd row: Yo, k1, p to end
33rd row: Yo, k to end
34th row: Yo, k to end
35th row: Yo, k1, p to end
36th row: Yo, k to end
37th row: Yo, k1, p to end
38th row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row
39th row: Yo, k to end
40th row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row
41st row: Yo, k to end
42nd row: Yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of row
43rd row: Yo, k to end
44th row: Yo, k to end
45th row: Yo, k1, p to end
46th row: Yo, k to end
47th row: Yo, k1, p to end
48th row: Yo, k1, p to end
49th row: Yo, k to end
50th row: Yo, k1, p to end
51st row: Yo, k to end
52nd row: Yo, k to end
53rd row: Yo, k1, p to end
54th row: Yo, k to end
55th row: Yo, k1, p to end
56th row: (Yo, k1) twice, (yo, k9, yo, k1) twice, yo, k10, (yo, k1, yo, k9) twice, yo, k1, yo, k2
57th row: Yo, k2, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k10, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k2
58th row: Yo, k3, (yo, k1, yo, k11) twice, yo, k1, yo, k12, (yo, k1, yo, k11) twice, yo, k1, yo, k4
59th row: Yo, k3, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k10. (p5, k9) twice, p5, k3
60th row: Yo, k5, (yo, k1, yo, k13) twice, yo, k1, yo, k14, (yo, k1, yo, k13) twice, yo, k1, yo, k6
61st row: Yo, k4, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k4
62nd row: Yo, k7, (yo, k1, yo, k15) twice, yo, k1, yo, k16, (yo, k1, yo, k15) twice, yo, k1, yo, k8
63rd row: Yo, k5, (p9, k9) twice, p9, k10, (p9, k9) twice, p9, k5
64th row: Yo, k9, (yo, k1, yo, k17) twice, yo, k1, yo, k18, (yo, k1, yo, k17) twice, yo, k1, yo, k10
65th row: Yo, k6, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k10, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k6
66th row: Yo, k11, (yo, k1, yo, k19) twice, yo, k1, yo, k20, (yo, k1, yo, k19) twice, yo, k1, yo, k12
67th row: Yo, k7, (p13, k9) twice, p13, k10, (p13, k9) twice, p13, k7
68th row: Yo, k7, (k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k9, sl 1, k1, psso, k8
69th row: Yo, k8, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k10, (p11, k9) twice, p11, k8
70th row: Yo, k8, (k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, k9
71st row: Yo, (k9, p9) three times, k10, (p9, k9) three times
72nd row: Yo, k9, (k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k5, sl 1, k1, psso, k10
73rd row: Yo, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10, (p7, k9) twice, p7, k10
74th row: Yo, k10, (k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, k11
75th row: Yo, k11, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k10, (p5, k9) twice, p5, k11
76th row: Yo, k11, (k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k10, (k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k9) twice, k2tog, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, k12
77th row: Yo, k12, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k10, (p3, k9) twice, p3, k12
78th row: Yo, k12, (k3tog, k9) twice, k3tog, k10, (k3tog, k9) twice, k3tog, k13
79th row: Yo, k1, p to end
80th row: Yo, k to end
81st row: Yo, k1, p to end
82nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
83rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
84th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
85th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
86th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
87th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
88th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
89th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
90th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
91st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
92nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
93rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
94th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
95th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
96th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
97th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
98th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
99th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
100th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
101st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
102nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
103rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
104th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
105th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
106th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
107th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
108th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
109th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
110th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
111th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
112th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
113th row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
114th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
115th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
116th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
117th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
118th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
119th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
120th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
121st row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
122nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
123rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
124th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
125th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
126th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
127th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
128th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
129th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
130th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
131st row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
132nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
133rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
134th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
135th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
136th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
137th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
138th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
139th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
140th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
141st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
142nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
143rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
144th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
145th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
146th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
147th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
148th row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end
149th row:Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
150th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
151st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
152nd row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
153rd row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
154th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
155th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
156th row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
157th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
158th row: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end
159st row: Sl 1, k2tog, p to end
160th row: K3tog

Sew the squares together on the wrong side. Put the four corners which have leaves in together.

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