Lacy Petal Motif


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: For Tablecloth: No 20 crochet thread and No. 11 steel crochet hook
For Bedspread: String weight thread and No. 7 or 8 crochet hook
Size: Motif measures 3 1/4 inches square
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sl st  slip stitch
 sp  space
 rnd  round
 sc  single crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 dc  double crochet
 tr  treble crochet
 dtr cluster  double treble cluster (see * below)
 tr tr  treble treble (see ** below)

Use  this motif for tablecloths, runners or scarves. Use heavier thread for bedspreads.

MOTIF: Ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 7, dc in ring. * Ch 3, dc in ring, repeat from * 5 more times. Join last ch 3 to 4th st of ch 7 first made (8 spaces).

Round 2: Sl st into first sp. Ch 5, * make a 3-dtr cluster, ch 10, ** make a second petal with a 4-dtr cluster into next sp, ch 10, repeat from ** until 8 petals have been made. Ch 2, tr tr in top of first petal, thus making a ch equal to the ch 10 between other petals, yet keeping hook in position for next rnd.

Round 3: Ch 4, 3 dc in sp, ch 5, 4 dc in same sp to form a shell. * (Ch 5, 4 dc) twice in next ch 10. Repeat from * around (8 shells); ch 5 and join to first ch 4 with a sl st.

Round 4: Sl st in 3 dc and in 1 ch of ch 5. Ch 8, dc in same sp, ch 5, sc in next ch 5. * Ch 5, dc in next ch 5. Ch 5, dc in same sp. Ch 5, sc in next ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 5 to third st in ch 8 first made.

Round 5: Sl st in sp. Ch 5, * tr in sp, ch 1, tr in same sp. Repeat from * 7 more times. Ch 1, sc in ch 5, ch 1. Make a second scallop as the first. * Ch 10, make 2 more scallops. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 10 to the fourth st in ch 5 first made.

Round 6: * Ch 8, sc in 5th tr, ch 6, sc in sc, ch 6, sc in last sc, ch 6, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc (3 picot cluster made). Ch 8, sl st in sc between scallops, ch 8, sl st in dc. Make a 3 picot cluster as before. Ch 8, sl st in last tr of scallop. Ch 16, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 tr in each of next 2 chs, 2 dtr in each of next 2 chs, 2 tr tr in each of next 2 chs. Ch 3, sl st in first tr of next scallop. Repeat from * around.

TO JOIN MOTIFS: To make a tablecloth with a scalloped edge, join the motifs diagonally across. Crochet together at the corner points and the two middle picots of the clusters on the sides.

FINISHING EDGE: Fasten the thread to a corner point. Ch 6, sc in the point (picot). Ch 8, dc in middle of the side of the point, p. * Ch 6, dc at the corner of the scallop, p. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of cluster, p, ch 8, dc in p between scallops. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of the second scallop, p. Ch 8, dc at the corner of scallop, p. Ch 6, dc in the middle of the side of next point, p. Ch 6, sc at the intersection of 3 points (corners of 3 motifs). Ch 6, dc in side of point, p. Repeat from * around. NOTE: At all outside points, use ch of 8 as at beginning and at intersection of 3 points use ch of 6.

* dtr cluster – thread over hook 3 times and work off 2 lps at a time, retaining last lp of each dtr on hook, thread over and pull through all lps on hook at once to form a cluster

** tr tr – thread over hook four times and work off 2 lps at a time

 

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