More motif changes!

Slowly, very slowly, (weather gets hotter…I get slower) I’m working on some more reworking of motifs. The main problem is renaming, both me and Chris are getting old, grey cells a bit faded, and brainstorming new names is a wee bit tougher than it used to be!!

When I’d finished re-crocheting ‘Dixie’s Motif’, I could not think of a name, after several days of ‘umming and arring’, Chris made the decision for me. “A Round Tuit” he said, almost gleefully, I snorted derisively, then when he explained that I will eventually get around to naming it, it made sense. And so it is!

Dixie’s Motif is now A Round Tuit

Emma’s Motif is now Orangery

Gracie’s Motif is now Hexaflora

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Motifs

Back in January 2015 I had a design frenzy, the only problem was, I had no idea what to call the patterns. As they were all generally motifs, I decided to give them girls names, from A to Z. I got to L before my crochet mojo left the building. I now realise that the last ones will never be designed and its been holding me back.

So I could either delete the patterns…or re-crochet and rename them, and that is what I’m in the middle of doing. So apologies if I cause any confusion in the process, but I shall do further posts as I progress detailing what the motifs were and what they have been renamed. Assuming of course I don’t lose my mojo again, it’s such a fragile thing and needs long vacations in Tahiti…which I believe is a magical place…according to Phil Coulson…anyway back to crocheting!

Amelia’s Motif is now Vintage Star Doily.

Bella’s Border Motif is now Gerbera Lace Border.


Caroline’s Granny Square Motif is now Cotton Candy Granny Square.

Imogen’s Motif is now Barleycorn Motif.

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower.

And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂

 

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 🙂

Petite Purse Crochet Pattern now available in Dutch!

Ilse’s Petite Purse

No I haven’t suddenly learned a new language, it’s all thanks to the wonderful Ilse who kindly translated the pattern 🙂

The English version is here, and the Dutch version is here.

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