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 🙂

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The Moth Cloth

This design was intended to be a butterfly lace washcloth, Chris said there are too many things with butterflies on, and decided it was a Moth Cloth. I couldn’t really argue, after all it is full of holes!

Whether you decide to knit it as a washcloth, or incorporate the design into a scarf, or a blanket, just remember that you’re supporting all the unloved moths out there that get overlooked in favour of butterflies!

The Moth Cloth
The Moth Cloth

Materials
Sample used DK weight Cotton with 4.00mm needles.

Finished Size:
Approximatively 7”/ 17cm square.

Abbreviations
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
psso – pass slipped stitch over
k2tog – knit two stitches together
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on 41 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Sl 1, k40.

Row 3: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo) 17 times, k2.

Row 4: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 5: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 6 (and all even rows unless otherwise stated): Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, p33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 7: As Row 5.

Row 9: As Row 5.

Row 11: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, (k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo) twice, k9, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 13: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo) twice, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 15: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k6, yo, skpo, k7, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 17: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, skpo, yo, k6, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k6, yo, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 19: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, skpo, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 21: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k9, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k9, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 23: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 25: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7, yo, skpo, k6, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 27: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k3) twice, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, (k3, yo, skpo) twice, k5, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 29: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4, (yo, skpo, k2) twice,k3, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 31: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, k4, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, (yo, skpo, k1) twice, k4, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 33: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, (k5, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, skpo, yo, k1, (yo, skpo, k5) twice, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 35: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, (k3, k2tog, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo skpo, k2, (yo, skpo, k3) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 37: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k6, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k3, (yo, skpo) twice, k6, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 39: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k12, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 41: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k11, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, skpo, k11, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 43: As Row 5.

Row 45: As Row 5.

Row 47: As Row 5.

Row 48: As Row 4.

Row 49: As Row 3.

Rows 50 & 51: Knit.

Cast off. Sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017

Laura’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6″/15cm 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 * once more, [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, do not turn.

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, do not turn.

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) 5 times* repeat from * to * twice, then 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) 3 times, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017

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)
FPdc – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.

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 * 13 more 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 more times, sk 1 dc, 4dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 3: 1FPdc around ch in previous row, 3ch, 3ch, *2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, 1FPdc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 1st FPdc to join.

Round 4: 1FPdc, 3ch, *1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, 1FPdc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, sl st in 1st FPdc 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 * 3 more 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 2017

Juliet’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn in Blue and White
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
A single motif measure approximately 2”/7cm across, the complete motif measures approximately 8”/20cm 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 Blue

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

Round 1: 5ch (counts as dc2tog, 3ch), 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 * 3 more times, 2ch, 1hdc in same st, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join (hdc and beg ch count as 2dctog).

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 * 5 more times, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off, sew in ends.

2nd Motif in White

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 from * to * 4 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off, sew in ends.

3rd Motif in White

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, 1ch, 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 1st Motif from * to * 3 times, sl st into 1st sc to join. Fasten off, sew in ends.

4th, 5th, 6th Motif in White

Work as for 3rd Motif.

7th Motif in White

Work as for 3rd Motif, then 1sc in space between dc2tog, 3sc in next 3ch space, 1ch, 1sc in 3ch space on 1st motif to join, 1ch, 3sc in next ch 3 space of last motif. Finish off as 1st motif from * to * twice, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Border

Round 1: Join Blue yarn to any outer join of White motifs, 1ch, 1sc around join in same place, *1sc in 3ch space, 7sc, 1sc in 3ch space, 7sc, 1sc in 3ch space, 7sc, 1sc in 3ch space, 1sc around join* repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting last sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 2: Sl st in each st around, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Finish off and sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017

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