Barleycorn Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
approximately 7”/18cm across, and 3.5”/9cm along each side.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
BLO – back loop only
2dctog – crochet 2 dc’s together (Work a dc in the stitch without completing the very last step (leave the last two loops on the hook), dc in the same stitch without completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook, yo and draw through all the loops.)

Foundation Round: Into mc, 1ch, 6sc, sl st in BLO of 1st sc to join. (6 sts)

Round 1: 1ch, working in BLO, 2sc in same place, 2sc in each st around, sl st in BLO of 1st sc to join. (12 sts)

Round 2: 1ch, working in BLO, 1sc in same place, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* around, sl st in BLO of 1st sc to join. (18 sts)

Round 3: 1ch, working in BLO, 1sc in same place, 1sc in next st, *2sc in next st, 2sc* around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (24 sts)

Round 4: 2ch, (counts as 1dc), [1dc, 1ch, 2dctog] in same place, *3ch, sk 1 st, 1tr in next st, 3ch, sk 1 st, [2dctog, 1ch, 2dctog) in next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 3ch, sk 1 st, 1tr in next st, 3ch, sl st in top of 1st 2dctog to join.

Round 5: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, [2ch, 1dc, 1ch, 2dctog] in same space, *3ch, 1sc in 3ch space, 1sc in tr, 1sc in 3ch space, 3ch, [2dctog, 1ch, 2dctog] in 1ch space* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 3ch, 1sc in 3ch space, 1sc in tr, 1sc in 3ch space, 3ch, sl st in top of 1st 2dctog to join.

Round 6: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, [2ch, 1dc, 1ch, 2dctog] in same space, *4ch, 1sc in each of next 3 sc, 4ch, [2dctog, 1ch, 2dctog] in 1ch space* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 4ch, 1sc in each of next 3 sc, 4ch, sl st in top of 1st 2dctog to join.

Round 7: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, [2ch, 1dc, 1ch, 2dctog] in same space, *2ch, [1tr, 2ch, 1tr, 2ch, 1tr] into 2nd sc, 2ch, [2dctog, 1ch, 2dctog] in 1ch space* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 2ch, [1tr, 2ch, 1tr, 2ch, 1tr] into 2nd sc, 2ch, sl st into top of 1st 2dctog to join.

Round 8: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, [2ch, 1dc, 1ch, 2dctog] in same space, *2ch, 2hdc in 2ch space, [1ch, 2hdc in 2ch space] 3 times, 2ch, [2dctog, 1ch, 2dctog] in 1ch space* repeat from * to * 4 more times, 2ch, 2hdc in 2ch space, [1ch, 2hdc in 2ch space] 3 times, 2ch, sl st in top of 1st 2dctog to join.

Round 9: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, 1ch, [1sc, 2ch, 1sc] in same space, *1ch, 3sc in 2ch space, [1ch, 2sc in next 1ch space] 3 times, 1ch, 3sc in 2ch space, 1ch, [1sc, 2ch, 1sc] in 2dctog 1ch space* repeat from * to * 5 more times, omitting last [1sc, 2ch, 1sc], sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

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