I actually didn’t design much – selected a stitch pattern from a stitch book and added a border. Anyways, I’m glad people like it. It’s a good pattern for a beginner who wants to practice lace – it has both left and right slanting decreases on right and wrong side – great practice. But it’s not very complex, and with yarn held double on large needles goes pretty quickly.
You can now buy a kit from Craftsy – the pattern there has been tested and adapted to reflect different yarn. The pattern is still free – you only pay for the materials and shipping. They made some beautiful pictures, too:
And now, thanks to Marga Frances, we have Spanish version, too – pdf here. – ESPANOL
Marica was kind enough to translate the pattern into Italian – ITALIANO
Czech version here – CESKY
Thank you, Gilma Elias, for PORTUGUESE translation.
You can easily adjust the width and length of the project. One pattern repeat is 15 stitches (that’s one leaf width-wise and two leaves long-wise, the first one leaning to the right,and the second one leaning to the left).
Not knowing your gauge or the size of your couch, it’s hard to estimate the number of the repeats that you’ll need. Try making a swatch with 2 repeats of the pattern to see what size you’ll get and to decide how many repeats you’d need to cast on for. To calculate the total number of stitches to cast on, multiply 15 by the number of the repeats you want to make and add 10 stitches (you need 2 for the lace pattern to line up, and 4 for each side border of seed stitch).