Thursday, March 7, 2013

8-Sided Burst of Color Motif 030713


by M. J. Joachim
I’m in the mood for color today. Let’s see what I come up with…
Motif uses 4 colors: A, B, C & D
I used size 10 doily thread and size 1/2. 75 steel crochet hook to make motif pictured.
Step 1:  Using Color A, chain 8; form ring by slip stitching in 1st chain
Step 2:  Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple), make 24 more triple in center of ring; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st triple
DO NOT FINISH OFF COLOR A
Step 3:  Join Color B around 1st triple; drop Color A behind work, using Color B, chain 1, single crochet around same triple


Step 4:  Using Color B, chain 3, single crochet around next triple
[Repeat Step 4 around, joining with slip stitch to 1st single crochet]
Step 5:  Pick up Color A. Using both colors (A & B), slip stitch into next chain 3 space; chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet), dc in same place
Step 6:  Make 2 double crochet in each chain 3 space around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc in round


Finish off Colors A & B.
Step 7:  Join Color C to 1st stitch; chain 4 (counts as 1st triple); triple crochet in each stitch around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st triple.


Finish off Color C
Step 8:  Join Color D around 1st triple; chain 4 (counts as 1st triple); make {2 triple + chain 2 + 3 triple} around same stitch
Step 9:  Make 1 double crochet in each of the next 5 stitches
Step 10:  Make corner {3 triple + chain 2 + 3 triple} around post of next triple
[Repeat Steps 9 & 10 around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st triple in round.]


Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
That’s all for now,
Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches.
Until next time, I wish you every good thing.
M. J.
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