Friday, September 27, 2013

Leaky Cauldron Sign Square

While working on my Harry Potter Double Knit Blanket, I've been stuck without a few patterns I wanted to include. One of the most iconic is the Leaky Cauldron sign, which shows a witch stirring a cauldron with a crack in it. I was able to find a very large cross-stitch chart for the sign (which I totally saved for later), but I wasn't able to find a smaller version. Once I started trying to make it myself, I found out why!

There are many curves and details in the original sign which can't really be captured in a gridded pattern this small. So I exaggerated some of the elements like the crack in the cauldron and the witch's nose and chin to create something workable.

The PDF pattern is now available for downloading on Ravelry!

Here is my finished square:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hogwarts Letter Square

I designed this simple pattern as a part of my Harry Potter Double Knit Blanket, and I would like to share it with the world! I thought I'd be able to find a chart for something as simple as a letter, but I was unable to find one anywhere.I used Caron Simply Soft Solids for this pattern with US 7 (4.5mm) needles, but if you are making a blanket stick with your current yarn and needle size.

Update: this pattern is now available as a PDF download on Ravelry.

Here is my completed square: