Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lacy Flower Motif

This is the pattern for the motif I used on the back of this bonnet. I found it on Karen's Variety, but the pattern has since been removed from the website. Since it was posted there as a reprint of a vintage pattern and is no longer available on that website, I don't think there is any problem with my reposting the pattern here.

I think this is a wonderful pattern for the advanced beginner, because it uses just about every basic stitch you will come across in a crochet pattern and many common techniques.

Please note that I will be working through this pattern again in the next few days, as I believe I found a problem with it in the third or fourth round, but it was one easily solved by looking at the picture. For the baby bonnet, I only used the first four rounds.

Materials
  • For Tablecloth: No 20 crochet thread and No. 11 steel crochet hook

  • For Bedspread: String weight thread [no. 10 cotton] and No. 7 or 8 crochet hook

Size: Motif measures 3 1/4 inches square

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • dtr cluster = double treble cluster (see below)
  • tr tr = treble treble [or triple treble depending on whom you ask] (see below)

MOTIF

Ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 7, dc in ring. * Ch 3, dc in ring, repeat from * 5 more times.Join last ch 3 to 4th st of ch 7 first made (8 spaces).

Round 2: Sl st into first sp. Ch 5, * make a 3-dtr cluster, ch 10, ** makea second petal with a 4-dtr cluster into next sp, ch 10, repeat from **until 8 petals have been made. Ch 2, tr tr in top of first petal, thusmaking a ch equal to the ch 10 between other petals, yet keeping hook inposition for next rnd.

Round 3: Ch 4, 3 dc in sp, ch 5, 4 dc in same sp to form a shell. * (Ch 5,4 dc) twice in next ch 10. Repeat from * around (8 shells); ch 5 and jointo first ch 4 with a sl st.

Round 4: Sl st in 3 dc and in 1 ch of ch 5. Ch 8, dc in same sp, ch 5, scin next ch 5. * Ch 5, dc in next ch 5. Ch 5, dc in same sp. Ch 5, sc innext ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 5 to third st in ch 8 first made.

Round 5: Sl st in sp. Ch 5, * tr in sp, ch 1, tr in same sp. Repeat from *7 more times. Ch 1, sc in ch 5, ch 1. Make a second scallop as the first.* Ch 10, make 2 more scallops. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 10 tothe fourth st in ch 5 first made.

Round 6: * Ch 8, sc in 5th tr, ch 6, sc in sc, ch 6, sc in last sc, ch 6,sc in last sc, sl st in first sc (3 picot cluster made). Ch 8, sl st in scbetween scallops, ch 8, sl st in dc. Make a 3 picot cluster as before. Ch8, sl st in last tr of scallop. Ch 16, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in nextch, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 tr in each of next 2 chs, 2 dtr in eachof next 2 chs, 2 tr tr in each of next 2 chs. Ch 3, sl st in first tr ofnext scallop. Repeat from * around.

TO JOIN MOTIFS: To make a tablecloth with a scalloped edge, join themotifs diagonally across. Crochet together at the corner points and thetwo middle picots of the clusters on the sides.

FINISHING EDGE: Fasten the thread to a corner point. Ch 6, sc in the point(picot). Ch 8, dc in middle of the side of the point, p. * Ch 6, dc at thecorner of the scallop, p. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of cluster, p, ch 8, dcin p between scallops. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of the second scallop, p.Ch 8, dc at the corner of scallop, p. Ch 6, dc in the middle of the sideof next point, p. Ch 6, sc at the intersection of 3 points (corners of 3motifs). Ch 6, dc in side of point, p. Repeat from * around.

NOTE

  • At alloutside points, use ch of 8 as at beginning and at intersection of 3points use ch of 6.

  • dtr cluster - thread over hook 3 times and work off 2 lps at a time,retaining last lp of each dtr on hook, thread over and pull through alllps on hook at once to form a cluster

  • tr tr - thread over hook four times and work off 2 lps at a time

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