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2012

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CROCHET: Granny Square Flower from 2012 updated

FRIDAY FLOWER PATTERN

Ch 4 or magic circle col. 1
Round 1: ch4 counts as first dc [tr], and ch2 sp, 1dc [1tr], ch2, repeat to end sl st to complete. (8 spokes)


Round 2: att. col.2,  with a sc [dc], sc [dc], in any ch3 sp, ch3, 2sc [2dc], in next sp, ch3, repeat to end sl st, to complete round


Round 3: att. col. 3, in any ch3 sp, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 3dc [3tr], in same sp, ch1, 4dc [4tr], in next ch3 sp, ch1, repeat to end, sl st to complete round. (8 petals x 4dc [4tr])

Note: alternative Round 3: cluster the 4dc [4tr] tog, and ch3 between. 

Round 4: att. col. 4 in any ch1 sp, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr], 3ch, 3dc [3tr], in same sp, [corner], ch2, 2sc [2dc], in next ch1 sp, ch2, [side], repeat to end,
 sl st to complete round. (4 corners, 4 sides) 


Round 5: continue in same col. ch2 counts as first dc, 1dc [1tr], in next 2 sts, 1dc [1tr], ch3, 1dc [1tr], in next corner sp, 1dc [1tr], in next 3 sts, 2dc [2tr], in next ch2 sp, 1dc [1tr], in next 2 sts, 2dc [2tr], in next ch2 sp, repeat to end, sl st to complete round. (14dc [14tr] each side)


Sunday, November 22

12 Weeks of Gifting: Week 8 Mandala MAT



PATTERN:
Limited edition or your own selection of dk
4mm hook
US Terms in black, UK Terms in red brackets

Change colour every round


Finger was of 10 wraps for padding.

Round 1: 12dc [12tr], into circle, sl st to complete.


Round 2: 2sc [2dc], in every st, sl st to complete.


Round 3: (4tr [4dtr], clusters). 2tr [2dtr], in the first 2sts, clustered tog, ch3. sl st to complete, repeat for 12 petals




Round 4: 4dc [4tr], in each ch3 sp, sl st to complete.




Round 5:start in the first dc [tr], of a group of 4, dc [tr], in each st, ch5, dc [tr], in next set of 4dc [tr], ch5, repeat to end, sl st to complete.




Round 6: att. yarn in middle sp, of 4dc [4tr], 4dc [4tr], ch3, 4dc [4tr] in next ch5 loop, sc [dc] in middle sp, of next 4dc [4tr], repeat to end, sl st to complete




Round 7: att. yarn in any point, sc [dc], in ch3 point, 5dtr [5ttr] into sc at dip, sc into point, repeat to end, els st to complete.





Round 8: att. yarn in the 3rd of the 5dtr [5ttr],  dc [tr], ch2, dc [tr],  dc [tr], in next 2sts, dc [tr] spike st into point of round 5, dc [tr], in next 2 sts, repeat to end, sl st to complete.


Round 9: att yarn in ch2 point, 2dc [2tr], ch3 2dc [2tr], in point, dc [tr], in next 3sts, miss a st (dip), dc [tr], in next 3 sts, repeat to end, sl st to complete.





Round 10: att. yarn in point, 2dc [2tr], ch3, 2dc [2tr], in point, dc [tr], in next 4 sts, miss 2sts, dc [tr], in next 4sts, repeat for all points, sl st to complete.



Round 11: att. yarn in point, 2dc [2tr], ch3, 2dc [2tr], dc [tr], in next 5sts, miss 2sts, dc [tr], in next 5sts, repeat for all points, sl st to complete.




Round 12: att. yarn in point, 2sc [2dc], ch3, 2sc [2dc], sc [dc] in next 7sts, ch 9, sc [dc], in next 7sts, repeat for all sides, sl st to complete.

Note: last round optional if you want to join the motifs together and make a throw you can use this round with the extra joining loops




link to download the Wrap Pattern in background of first picture
HERE

Saturday, November 21

CROCHET: New Fair Isle Mandala

7" Flower Mat Pattern
DK, 4mm hook
US Terms in black, UK Terms in red brackets

1finger wrap of 4 wraps, or ch 5, sl st into circle

Round 1: 2dc [2tr], ch2, 2dc [2tr], ch2, repeat for 6pairs of 2dc [2tr], sl st to complete.

Round 2: Cluster 3tr [3dtr], ch3, cluster 3tr [3dtr], in same ch2 sp, ch3, repeat for all all 6 ch2 sp. sl st to complete


Round 3: 5dc [5tr], in every ch3 sp, sl st to complete.


Round 4: sc [dc], in each of 5dc, [5tr], of one section, tr frp [dtr frp], around 'petal' repeat for all 12 petals. sl st to complete.



Round 5: sc [dc], in every st, sl st to complete

Round 6: sc [dc], in first 3sc [3dc], dc frp [tr fry], around the 3rd of the 5dc [5tr], of round 3, sc [dc], in second 3sc [3dc], dcfrp [tr frp], around tr fry [dtr fry], of round 4 repeat to end, sl st to complete. 

NOTE: Stop about here for a coaster

Round 7: 3dc [3tr], granny shell, in each of the  dc frp [tr frp], to end, sl st to complete.


Round 8: dc [tr] in 1st, st of granny shell 2dc [2tr], in 2nd st of the granny shell, dc [tr], in 3rd st of granny shell repeat to end, sl st to complete.

Makes a mat of approx.7" across

i will add 3/4 more rounds next week to this mat but I'm afraid paper is top of the list today.



 probably something like this to finish the mat off...and pointed edging stitch





Friday, November 20

CROCHET: Fans of my books post

Christine Shepherd
Is a beginner at Crochet, 
I have my doubts, just see what has happened......

Christine started by having a go at the Beret on page 77 and trying the colour change option from the 12 Weeks of Gifting post... but she couldn't see it as a beret so it changed......a lot. 
Love it


the Beret became placemats....

 But it grew...into a table centre......wonder where it will go next?
Beret Pattern from Granny Squares and Shapes page 77

I Love to see this happen from small beginnings something personal and creative has appeared....

Keep it up Christine