By Edie Eckman
There's a lot to love concerning the vintage sq. crochet motif. but when it's hip to make squares, think the thrill of constructing circles, stars, triangles, and hexagons. Beyond the sq. Crochet Motifs introduces crocheters to greater than one hundred fifty designs of each measurement and form. Full-color pictures catch the complex information and colour work of each one motif, and transparent step by step directions are offered in either textual content and visible codecs. With its unforeseen diversity of shapes, designs, and colour principles, Beyond the sq. Crochet Motifs will maintain fanatics chuffed for a long time!
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Extra resources for Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes
Principles of Flatness Whipstitch with right sides together The majority of motifs in this book lie flat, with no curves or unwanted ruffles. ) While you can blindly follow the instructions given to create a lovely, flat motif, you may decide to adapt a design shown here or to design your own motif. When you strike out on your own, it helps to understand the principles that create the shaping. It involves some EVENLY SPACED INCREASES fourth-grade geometry, but I’ll try to make the math as painless as possible.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join with slip st to first sc. (16 sc) Rnd 2 Ch 1, sc in same stitch, Puff Stitch in next sc, *sc in next sc, Puff Stitch in next sc; repeat from * six more times, join with slip st to first sc. Rnd 3 Ch 1 loosely, Puff Stitch in same stitch, ch 2, dc in next Puff Stitch, *ch 2, Puff Stitch in next sc, ch 2, dc in next Puff Stitch; repeat from * around, join with hdc to top of first Puff Stitch. Rnd 4 Ch 1, Puff Stitch in space made by joining hdc, *ch 2, Puff Stitch in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat Puff Stitch in next ch-2 space, join with hdc in first Puff Stitch.
Rnd 2 Joining Picot in ninth picot of previous flower, slip st in front loop of next sc, Joining Picot in eighth picot of previous flower, slip st to front loop of next sc, *Picot-3, slip st to front loop of next sc; repeat from * four more times, Joining Picot in second picot of first flower, slip st to front loop of next sc, Joining Picot in first picot of first flower, Picot-3, slip st to front loop of next sc. Fasten off. Interior Ring With right side facing, join yarn in any free picot on inside edge of flower ring, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *ch 4, sc in next free picot on next flower; repeat from * six more times, ch 4, join to first sc.