Monday, September 24, 2012

Aquarius Motif


by M. J. Joachim
Perhaps it’s because Aquarius is my star sign, or maybe it’s because working it up in 4-ply yarn and then in size 10 crochet thread, this motif gives me lots of creative ideas for patterns. 
I found this pattern in a few different crochet books - twice labeled as an Aquarius motif and once called something else. 
Regardless of what anyone calls it, I can assure you that working up this little ditty will be pleasing and quick to produce. Plus, it doesn’t require very much yardage – I’m thinking yarn scraps and remnants have exciting new possibilities hereJ


Foundation
Chain 8; join with slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1
Chain 1, make 16 single crochet stitches in center of ring; join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet
Round 2
Step 1:  Make 6 triple crochet over next 2 stitches>>>
>>> Chain 4 (counts as first triple), make 2 more triple in same space
>>> Make 3 triple in next single crochet

Step 2:  Chain 5 (corner); make 3 triple in 3rd sc from hook, make 3 triple in next sc
[Repeat Step 2 twice; chain 5, join with slip stitch to top of chain 4 at beginning of round]

Round 3
Side
Step 1:  Chain 1, single crochet in same space
Step 2:  Make 1 half double crochet and 1 double crochet in next triple
Step 3:  Make 2 triple in each of the next two triples (4 triple total in next 2 triples)
Step 4:  Make 1 double crochet and 1 half double crochet in next triple
Step 5:  Make 1 sc in next triple

Corner
Step 1:  Make 1 sc in each of the next 2 chain stitches
Step 2:  Make 3 sc in next chain
Step 3:  Make 1 sc in each of the next 2 chain stitches

[Repeat 3 more sides and corners around respectively, finishing motif by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc]
That’s all for now, good peopleJ
M. J.

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