Friday, April 13, 2012

Lovely Leaf


This lovely leaf is again inspired by my Irish Lace post – thus the white color and size 10 doily thread; I’m working on motifs to make my own, good people. It is my own original design of mine. I’ll be sure to keep you posted about my progress. The pattern consists primarily of shell and puff stitches, plus a few basic stitches. I’m sure it can be made in many colors, using all different yarns and hook sizes depending on your individual project.




Stitches Used in Pattern
Beginning Shell:  chain 3, 2 dc, chain 3, 3 dc
Shell:  3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc
Puff:  Yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop (4 times); yarn over, draw through all loops on hook, chain 1 to close

Lovely Leaf Instructions
Step 1: Chain 3, make shell in 3rd chain from hook
Step 2:  Turn, slip stitch in next 2 double crochets and into chain 3 loop
Step 3:  Make beginning shell and 1 shell stitch in same space
Step 4:  Repeat Step 2; make beginning shell in same chain 3 loop
Step 5:  Puff stitch over stitches in Step 3 and into loop of previous round; make shell in next chain 3 space


Step 6:  Repeat Step 4; chain 3, sc in top of puff stitch, chain 3, make shell in next chain 3 space
Step 7:  Repeat Step 4; make shell in next three chain 3 spaces


Step 8:  Repeat Step 4; sc in next chain 3 loop, chain 3, sc in next chain 3 loop, make shell in last chain 3 loop
Step 9:  Repeat Step 4; make puff stitch over chain 3 loop and between 2nd and 3rd shells of previous round; make shell in last chain 3 loop


Step 10:  Repeat Step 4; make shell in next chain 3 loop
Step 11:  Turn, slip stitch into next 2 stitches and into chain 3 space; sc in same space
Step 12:  Make puff stitch over stitches into top of last puff stitch made; sc in next chain 3 loop, slip stitch in last 3 double crochet stitches.


Step 13:  Turn; chain 3, slip stitch in last stitch
Step 14: Turn; sc in chain 3 space, picot (chain 3, slip stitch in 1st chain), sc in same space
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.

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