Gecko’s Peak

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Gecko’s Peak
[A hooker’s salute to Lizard Ridge]
By Angela Roberge


Finished Measurements:

Approximately 49” x 60”


Materials:
Noro Kureyon [100% wool; 109yd/100m per 50g skein] Various colours; approx. 28 skeins
Worsted weight yarn with which to sew strips together; 100g
5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle


Gauge:
4 stitches per inch [Gauge not critical for this project]


Pattern Notes:

  • If using Kureyon, colour changes can occur using the other end of the yarn skein, or by using two skeins at once.
  • The unused yarn skeins can either be carried up the side of the work, or cut (with a 3” tail) and worked into the next row.
  • Afghan is worked in strips, which are then sewn together using a mattress stitch.


Glossary:

MC – Main Colour
CC – Contrast Colour
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)

Directions:

[With MC]: Ch 27 sts.
Row 1:
1 sc in 2nd st, sc to end of row (25 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 2 & 3: 1 sl st in 2nd st, 1 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2, sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, ch 1, turn.
Row 4:
1 sc in 2nd st, sc to end of row (25 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 5: [With CC] 1 sc in 2nd st, sc to end of row (25 sc), ch 2, turn.
Row 6:
1 dc in 3rd st, 1 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, ch 2, turn.
Row 7:
1 dc in 3rd st, 1 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, ch 1, turn.
Row 8:
1 sc in 2nd st, sc to end of row (25 sc), ch 1, turn.

Repeat these 8 pattern rows, adding additional skeins until piece measures approximately 60”, ending on either Row 8.

Make 7 strips.


Finishing:

To assemble, sew all strips together with worsted weight yarn using a mattress stitch (or a stitch of your choice). Fasten off, weave in all remaining ends and block if desired.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

3 responses »

  1. Hi Angela,
    I have a question -on the second row there doesn’t seem to be enough stitches listed to go across the entire row. Am I missing something?
    Pam

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