Friday, December 30, 2005

Flower Motif/Doily Pattern

This is a pattern to create my little flower motif/doily things... I made it up using stitches I learned while doing a blanket pattern. These make very fast and easy presents (esp. during the holidays) and make wonderful coasters. ^_^ Hope you all enjoy.

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MATERIALS
Pretty much any yarn will work, Red Heart Super Saver is recommended.
Crochet hook size US K 10.5/6.50MM, or whatever size hook you prefer. This pattern works for pretty much every hook size. 6.50MM just makes it a nice coaster size.

STITCH GUIDE
CLUSTER (uses one st or sp)- * YO, insert hook in st or sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * 2 more times, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

PATTERN
Ch 3, sl in third Ch from hook to form ring
Rnd 1:Ch 2, * YO, insert hook in ring, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * 1 time, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as first cluster), † ch 3, cluster in ring, repeat from † 4 times, ch 3, sl st in ch 2, join with sl to first cluster: 6 clusters, 6 ch 3 sps
Rnd 2: Sl in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, * ch3, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, repeat from * 4 times, ch3, sc in same sp, ch 3, join with sl to first sc: 12 ch 3 sps
Rnd 3: Sl in first sp, ch 2, * YO, insert hook in same sp, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * 1 time, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as first cluster), ch 3, † cluster in same sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, cluster in next sp, ch 3, repeat from † 4 times, cluster in same sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, join with sl to first cluster: 12 clusters, 18 ch 3 sps
Finish off, weave in ends.


That's Chinsey, he's one of my beautiful babies... Yay for chinchillas ^_^

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