Monday, November 23, 2009

Blooming Lace - 12" Square

Here is a pretty flower square just in time for Christmas gifts. It would be real nice worked up in Christmas poinsettia colors.



Blooming Lace
12” Square
Designed by: Melinda Miller


SKILL LEVEL:                     Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:                  12” square

MATERIALS:                        Worsted weight acrylic yarn

                                                Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                                Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:                  Sc = single crochet
                                                Dc = double crochet
                                                Hdc = half double crochet
                                                Tr = triple crochet (2 yo before starting the stitch)
                                                Dtr = double triple crochet (3 yo before starting the stitch)
                                                V-st = dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch
DTRCL (double triple cluster) = 1 dtr in each of next 3 st leaving last loop of each st on hook (4 loops on hook), yo and through all 4 loops.

COMMENCE PATTERN:

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (first 3 ch count as dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hk, 14 dc in same st, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (15 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with a sl st to beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (30 dc)

Rnd 3: Attach new color to any dc with sl st, ch 5, [in next dc work 1 dtr leaving 1 loop on hook] twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops, ch 6, *in next dc work DTRCL, ch 6, repeat from * 8 more times, attach with sl st to 5th ch of beg ch 5. Fasten off. (10 DTRCL)

Rnd. 4: Attach new color with sl st to any ch-6 space, ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), work 5 hdc in same space, *in next ch-6 space work 6 hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to beg hdc. (60 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. (72 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 next sts; rep from * twice more join with sl st in first sc. (19 st on each side)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; rep from *twice more; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (23 st on each side)

Rnd. 8: Attach new color with sl st to any 3rd tr in 5-tr corner group, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, work 1 sc in each st around square, working 3 sc in middle corner st, join with sl st to beg sc. (25 sc on each side)

Rnd. 9: Sl st into next st (corner st), ch 4, in same st work [1 dc, ch 1, V-st, ch 1], *sk next st, dc in next sc, ch 1, rep from * to corner st, in corner st work [V-st, ch 1, V-st, ch 1], cont pat around square, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd. 10: Sl st into ch-1 space, ch 4, in next ch-1 sp (corner) work [V-st, ch 1, V-st, ch-1], *dc into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * to corner, cont pat around square, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.

Rnd. 11: Attach new color with sl st to any corner st, ch 3, in same st work [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], 1 dc in each sc to next corner st, in corner st work [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], cont pat around square, join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Rnd. 12: Ch 3, 1 dc in each dc, in corner work  [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc], continue pattern around square, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off, weave in ends, block.


Copyright - This  Blooming Lace Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form.(Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)

7 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make my grandnieces an afghan using this. I might even try to incorporate it into a vest for one of them. Just gorgeous!

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  2. I'm making this right now. It's really pretty. I'm using a teal and purple instead of teal and white. It looks great. Can I offer one suggestion? Your directions don't offer a "change rows here" I've had to count from your photo to my square. I LOVE squares. Oh and if you need a place to mail your squares, I can give you the woman's name I mailed mine to last time, let me know.

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  3. Ohhh...that is so very beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing this great Pattern.
    I love Sqaures so much...
    I am now a follower of your Blog and send you many Greetings,

    Marion

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  4. I have never tried anything this difficult before but I am going to give it a try, your colors are very pretty.

    Wish me luck

    Mary Ellen

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  5. Wow! This square is so pretty. I can crochet the traditional granny square and want to venture into learning new squares. Thanks for sharing. I signed up for your blog updates. Cool blog. Bren aka The Rural Hooker

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  6. What a pretty square, thank you! :)
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  7. Edelweiss-Oktoberfest

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