Saturday, 21 March 2020

a new old cross

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A few days back this post emerged as top 5 of the week. On rare occasions I know why, such as currently this pictorial is trending due to a Sweedish group. It has been translated and pdf distributed among students, with permission). I have no idea why the magic square became 'popular', but it sparked my shuttles to finally tat the cross from it.
This is the sketch from 2014.
I decided to call it Magic Square Cross, not only because of the source from which it is derived, but also because there is a clearly demarcated square in the centre area in my tatted model.

The basic principle and body is the same, but I altered the stitch count and added a few decorative Josephine knots.
I would say this pattern calls for mindfulness and concentration. I will write/draw the pattern only if there is sufficient interest.

In Anchor Pearl cotton size 8 (= size 20 Lizbeth), it measures a bit more than 11.5 cms x 8.5 cms.

I am posting this from my tablet,  since computer is not connecting to the net - social isolation?! We think the operating system is the culprit, but no techie is available due to a 3-day moratorium on non-essential businesses, etc. My washing machine also blinked and is taking a spring break,  LOL. Right in the middle of my spring cleaning, no less! But I already have enough lemons in my refrigerator to make lemonade!!! ;-P


22 comments:

  1. Oh yes, please! Your cross would make a perfect thank you for a friend!
    And yes, we have lemons too!

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    1. It actually Is a good size for a card, Mel. 💛💚💜

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  2. Please do write up this pattern. That is a different looking cross. I do like it and would like to make it. Thank you.

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  3. yes there is interest i know of 3 that will get it when it is out. As for the operating system if it is windows 7 or lower then yup it is the operating system. Good luck on that score. btw I love the cross

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    1. That's incentive for getting the pattern out, Pam 😄 Will try my best and might even need a couple of volunteers to test tat. Let's see. 💗

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  4. Totally awesome cross!!!! :)
    I am interested in tatting it!! ;)

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    1. Yay! Love the crosses you make especially to give away, Sue 💗

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  5. Very clever and effective, especially in two colours like that. Grace’s cross pattern on my blog is viewed way more than any other pattern, there’s a big interest in cross patterns, so I’m certain that there will be a big demand for the pattern. I hope all the electrics start to behave themselves!

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    1. Grace's cross from your pattern is very beautiful, Jane 💗 I'm just not sure how well I'll be able to present this cross pattern. Despite my care, it gets a bit confusing, and I made a mistake. There's an extra chain here, which thankfully stays hidden after I sewed it down. Black is beautiful 😄

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  6. Cudowny krzyż! wzór na ten trudny czas, na pewno znajdzie wielu chętnych. Dużo zdrowia życzę i pozdrawiam serdecznie

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    1. I wish you the same, Renata 💗 Okay, I'll get to it this very evening.

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  7. I like the cross very different to the usual crosses,
    I love your wording hopefully your computer is back socializing
    stay safe and well

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    1. I was surprised to find such a cross hadn't been designed (or perhaps my search wasn't effective), Margaret! 💗
      Compy felt isolated and is back to socialising 😄 But I am still working through the piled laundry by hand, in small batches. Lockdown has been declared till the 31st. Seems my laundry also believes in strict 'handwashing' as well, for next several weeks 😉

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  8. Dear tatters, I have a diagram-only pdf ready for anybody who wishes to start immediately. There is one mistake which I will point out. Email me (profile page) or pm on facebook for the one-page temporary pdf. 💜💛💙

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