Juliet’s Motif

Juliet's Motif
Juliet’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
Patons 4-ply cotton yarn in 2 colours, Rafia and Cream
3.50mm hook

Finished Size:
A single motif measure approximately 2”/5cm across, the complete motif measures approximately 7”/18cm across

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
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 next stitch (as specified in the pattern) without completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook, yarn over and draw through all the loops.)

1st Motif in Rafia

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

Round 1: 5ch, work a 2dctog in same place and next st, *3ch, work a 2dctog in same st as last 2dctog and next st* repeat from * to * 4 times, 2ch, 1hdc in same st, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 2: 5ch, 1tr in same place, *3ch, work a 2dctog in same place and in top of next 2dctog on Round 1, 3ch, 1tr in same place* repeat from * to * 5 times, 2ch, 1hdc in same place, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 3: 1ch, *1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in 3ch space, 3ch, 3sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 6 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off, sew in ends.

Juliet's Motif
Juliet’s Motif

2nd Motif in Cream

Work as for 1st motif until Round 3.

Round 3: 1ch, *1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in a 3ch space of 1st Motif, 1ch, 3sc in next 3ch space of 2nd Motif, 1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in next 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in next 3ch space of 1st Motif, 1ch, 3sc in next 3ch space of 2nd Motif, finish as 1st Motif.

Juliet's Motif
Juliet’s Motif

3rd Motif in Cream

Work as for 1st Motif until Round 3.

Round 3: 1ch, *1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in 2nd Motif 3ch space next to 2nd join with 1st Motif, 1ch, 3sc in next 3ch space of 3rd Motif, 1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in next 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc into join of 1st/2nd Motif, 2ch, 3sc in next 3ch space of 3rd Motif, 1sc in space between 2dctog, 3sc in next 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in next 3ch space of 1st Motif, 1ch, 3sc in 3ch space of 3rd Motif, finish as for previous Motif.

4th, 5th, 6th Motif in Cream

Work as for 3rd Motif.

7th Motif in Cream

Work as for 3rd Motif, with an extra join into 2nd Motif.

Crochet an sc border in Raffia around the edge if desired.

Finish off and sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

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