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By Debra G. Henninger

<h2>Wrap your self in a cover that tells the tale of the Knights of the Road.</h2>
Explore the interesting global of the depression-era hobo in the course of the culture's hidden language of indicators and emblems, all translated into unique duvet blocks and projects.

Hobo Quilts comprises: • greater than fifty five symbols utilized by hobos to speak with one another switched over into certain, never-before-seen cover blocks.
• step by step directions for over 20 stunning duvet initiatives utilizing the Hobo Blocks. venture issues contain Mulligan Stew, Ridin' the Rails and Hobo Jungle.
• old tales and photographs during the ebook that might offer you a glimpse into hobo culture.
allow Hobo Quilts take you on a trip to the days while railways have been the lifeblood of the United States, transporting items from urban to urban and wearing hobos looking for a greater life.

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Row 4B (WS): With B, ch 4, dcib in next dc, *ch 1, dcib in next dc; repeat from * across. Drop Color B to back. Row 6A (WS): With A, ch 4, dcif in next dc, *[ch 1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch 1, dcif in next dc; repeat from * across to last dc, ch 1, dcib in last dc. Row 6B (WS): With B, ch 4, dcib in next dc, *ch 1, dcif in next dc, [ch 1, dcib in next dc] twice; repeat from * across. Turn the entire piece. Turn the entire piece. Repeat Rows 1−6 until piece is desired length. PATTERN TIPS The geometric shapes of the Squares/Crosses pattern make it a simple, bold design.

Next Row A (WS): With A, ch 4, dcib in next dc, [ch 1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch 1, dcib in next dc] 11 times, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice; repeat from * across to last 7 dc, [ch 1, dcib in next dc] 7 times. Next Row B (WS): With B, ch 4, dcif in next dc, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch 1, dcib in next dc, *[ch 1, dcif in next dc] 12 times, ch 1, dcib in next dc; repeat from * across to last 7 dc, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] 7 times. Fasten off B. Weave in all ends.

Florentine Zigzag had the look of needlework and tapestries hanging on castle walls of that same era. Worked in rich colors of cotton or acrylic, create an everyday tote or use a shimmering nylon for a chic evening bag. Cathedral Windows/Florentine Zigzag combines well with other designs such as Zigzag (page 23), Honeycomb/Railroad Tracks (page 56), Woven Ribbons/Woven Vertical Stripes (page 73) or Sidewinder/Looped Lasso and Stripes (page 64). Use these to crochet an exquisite afghan. The design does require an additional Row A of plain filet mesh to finish the panel so it’s vertically symmetrical and ready for uniting the edges of both layers.

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