Monday, September 17, 2012

Lacy Square Motif 091712


by M. J. Joachim
Good Monday to you, kind followers! And now I must confess…
I thought I was going to make a doily today…
As my newly created pattern evolved, I realized I like it much better as a lacy motif, to be joined together (perhaps to make a tablecloth or something), or as an accent piece in a sweater, shawl, scarf or even a pretty little dress or purse.
Well, I’ll leave that up to you…but please leave me a comment and let me know your inclinations and inspirations for this new lacy motif.

Also, please remember that intellectual and copyright rules apply. This is my own original and unique pattern. While republishing it is not allowed without written consent, linking to it is more than appreciatedJ Thank you for understanding, good people.

Lacy Square Motif 091712 Tutorial
Foundation Round
Chain 6; form a ring by slip stitching into 1st chain
Round 1
Make 6 (triple crochet + chain 1 and dc + chain 1) in center of ring using the following steps.
Step A:  Chain 5 (counts as 1st triple + chain 1)
Step B:  (Double crochet, chain 1, triple crochet, chain 1) 5 times in center of ring
Step C:  Double crochet, chain 1, join with slip stitch to 4th chain of 1st chain 5 at beginning of round

Round 2
Step A:  Slip stitch into 1st chain 1 space
Step B:  Chain 6 (counts as 1 triple + 2 chain), triple crochet in same space
Step C:  Double crochet, chain 2, dc in next chain 1 space
Step D:  Triple crochet, chain 2, triple crochet in next chain 1 space
[Continue alternating Steps C and D in each chain 1 space respectively. Finish round by joining with a slip stitch to 4th chain of 1st chain 6 in round.]

Round 3
Change round motif into a square motif, by making 1 double crochet V-stitches (dc, chain 2, dc) in each side chain 2 space, and making 2 triple crochet V-stitches (tr, chain 2, tr) in each corner.
Step A:  Slip stitch into 1st chain 2 space
Step B:  Chain 5 (counts as dc + 2 chain), dc in same space
Step C:  Make (1 dc, 2 chain, 1 dc) in next chain 2 space
Step D:  Make 2 triple crochet V-stitches in next space (tr, chain 2, tr, tr, chain 2, tr)
Step E:  Make 1 double crochet V-stitch in each of the next two chain 2 spaces
[Repeat Steps D and E around, slip stitching into 3rd chain of initial chain 5 at beginning of round]

Round 4
Step A:  Turn and slip stitch into 1st chain 2 space in last triple crochet V-stitch
Step B:  Chain 6 (counts as tr + 2 chain) and triple crochet in same space
Step C:  Double crochet in next triple, chain 2, double crochet in next triple
Step D:  Make triple crochet V-stitch in next chain 2 space

Step E:  Chain 3, sc in next chain 2 space (twice), chain 3
Step F:  Make triple crochet V-stitch in next chain 2 space
[Repeat Steps C – F around, ending on Step E, and slip stitching into 4th chain of initial chain at beginning of round.]

Round 5
Step A:  Turn, slip stitch into 1st chain 3 space, chain 1, sc in same space
Step B:  Chain 3, make 5 triple crochet in next chain 3 space
Step C:  Chain 3, sc in next chain 3 space
Corner
Step A:  Make 5 triple in next chain 2 space
Step B:  Chain 3, sc in next chain 2 space, chain 3
Step C:  Make 5 triple in next chain 2 space
Side
Step A:  Single crochet in next chain 3 space
Step B:  Chain 3, make 5 triple in next chain 3 space
Step C:  Chain 3, sc in next chain 3 space
[Repeat Corner and Side 2 more times respectively; make 1 more corner. Finish round by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc of round]

Round 6
Step A:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space, chain 1, single crochet in same space
Step B:  Chain 7, sc in next chain 3 space
Make Corner
Step C:  Chain 7, make (1 sc, 1 dc and 1 tr) in next chain 3 space; make (1 tr, 1 dc and 1 sc) in next chain 3 space
Make Side
Step D:  Chain 7, sc in next chain 3 space (twice)
[Continue making Corner and sides around, ending with chain 7 and joining with a slip stitch to 1st single crochet in round]

Optional
Round 7
Chain 1, single crochet in same space and single crochet around by making 7 single crochet in each chain 7 loop and 1 sc in each sc, dc and tr stitch, adding 1 chain between the two triple crochet stitches in the corners.
Until next time, dear followers, I wish you every good thingJ
M. J.

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