My First Crochet Pattern

Back in October 2013 I published my first crochet pattern, Spring Greens Coaster. It’s always bothered me that back in the day, I mainly used acrylic, before the allergies kicked in.

So I’ve decided to go back and re-crochet some of my earlier patterns in quality cotton yarn, take some clearer photos, and make any amendments where necessary. I do not want to change the patterns, I want them to serve as a record of my earliest work, I’ve just clarified a few details.

Apart from the Spring Greens Coaster, so far I’ve also updated Rambling Wildflower and Dragon Claws. Here are some before and after photos, I hope it shows clearly that I have improved somewhat over the years! These may be FREE patterns, but I still put as much effort into making them look nice 🙂

Laura’s Motif

Laura’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 7″/18cm along each side

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only
hdc-picot – work 1 hdc, 3ch, sl st in top of hdc

Foundation Round: Into mc, 8ch (counts as 1dc, 5ch), [3dc, 5ch] twice, 2dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 1: 1sc in same place as join, 2sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 3sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 3ch (counts as 1dc), turn.

Round 2: Working in BLO, 2dc, *[1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 7dc* repeat from * to * twice, [1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 4dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 3: 1sc in same place as join, 5sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 9sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, 3sc, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 3ch (counts as 1dc), turn.

Round 4: Working in BLO, 5dc, *[1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 13dc* repeat from * to * twice, [1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 7dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 5: 1sc in same place as join, 8sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 15sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, 6sc, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 5ch (counts as 1hdc, 3ch), turn.

Round 6: Working in BLO, *sk 2 sts, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 1 st, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, [1hdc, 3ch, 1hdc] in next st, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 1 st, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 2 sts, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 times, omitting last [1hdc, 3ch], sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 7: Sl st into 3ch space, 2ch (counts as 1hdc), [1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in same space, 3ch, *[1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in next 3ch space, 3ch, [1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in 3ch corner space, 3ch, ([1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in next 3ch space, 3ch) 3 times* repeat from * to * 3 times, omitting last of the 3 repeats, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 8: Sl st into 1st picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place, 1ch, sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place, **1ch, sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 5 times in 3ch corner space, 1sc in same place, 1ch, *sl st in next picot, 1ch, ([1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place), 1ch* repeat from * to * 5 times** repeat from ** to ** twice, then 1ch, sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 5 times in 3ch corner space, 1sc in same place, 1ch, *sl st in next picot, 1ch, ([1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place), 1ch* repeat from * to * 3 times, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

Kira’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6″/15cm across at the widest point

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
3dctog – crochet 3 dc together (work a dc without completing the last step 3 times, then yo and draw through all the loops)

Foundation Round: Into mc, 3ch, (counts as 1dc), 14dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 1: 4ch, (counts as 1dc, 1ch), *1dc, 1ch* repeat from * to * 14 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 2: Sl st into 1ch space, 6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch), *sk 1 dc, 4dc in next dc, 3ch, sk 1 dc, 1dc in 1ch space, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 times, sk 1 dc, 4dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 3: 6ch, (counts as 1dc, 3ch), *2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, 1dc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 4 times, 2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 4: 6ch, (counts as 1dc, 3ch), *1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, 1dc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 5: Sl st into 3ch space, 3ch (counts as 1dc), 2hdc in same space, *3hdc in each of next 3 3ch spaces, [2hdc, 1dc, 3ch] in next 3ch space, [1dc, 2hdc] in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times, 3hdc in each of next 3 3ch spaces, [2hdc, 1dc, 3ch] in next 3ch space, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 6: 1ch, 1sc in same place, 1sc in each st around working 3sc in each 3ch space, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

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

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

Henrietta’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
4-ply cotton yarn
3.50mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6”/15cm square

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)
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
mc – magic circle

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

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

Round 2: 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc in same place, 2dc in each st around, sl st in top of beg ch to join. (24 sts)

Round 3: 5ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), *1tr in next st, 1ch* repeat from * to * 23 times, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to join.

Round 4: Sl st into 1ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space, *3ch, 1sc in next 1ch space* repeat from * to * 23 times, 3ch, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 5: Sl st into 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space, *[3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space] 5 times, 5ch, 1sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 6: Sl st into 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space, *[3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space] 4 times, 3ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 3rd ch of 5ch, 3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 7: Sl st into 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space *[3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space] 3 times, 5ch, sk next 3ch space, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2ch space of Round 6 hdc group, 5ch, sk next 3ch space, 1sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 8: Sl st into 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space, *[3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space] twice, 3ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2ch space, 2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 3rd ch of 5ch space, 3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 9: Sl st into 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same space, *3ch, 1sc in next 3ch space, 5ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2ch space, (2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2ch space) twice, 5ch, 1sc in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 10: Sl st into 2nd ch of 3ch, [2ch, 1hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in same place, *1ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 3rd ch of 5ch, 2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2ch space, 2ch, 12dc in next 2ch space, 2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in next 2ch space, 2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in next 2ch space, 2ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 3rd ch of 5ch, 1ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in 2nd ch of 3ch* repeat from * to * 4 times, omitting last sc, 1ch, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 11: Sl st into 2ch space, [2ch, 1hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in same place, *1ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in next 2ch space, 3ch, 1sc in next 2ch space, 2ch, 1tr in dc, [1ch, 1tr] in each of the next 11 dc, 2ch, 1sc in next 2ch space, 3ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in next 2ch space, 1ch, [2hdc, 2ch, 2hdc] in next 2ch space* repeat from * to * 4 times, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016