• Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Marimekko Inspired Motif

Marimekko Inspired Motif

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My samples are made with cotton mix dk yarn and a 4 mm hook.  I use standard abbreviations and US crochet terms.

(To make a dtr, wrap yarn around hook 3 times etc.)

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To make the outer larger petals –

Make a magic circle; Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), work 19 more tr into circle.  Join with sl st.

To simplify things I’m detailing how to make each petal in it’s own bullet point so –

  1. 1st petal – ch 2, 2 tr in next st, 2 dtr in next st, 1 tr & 1 dc in next st, ch 2 and sl st into next st,
  2. 2nd petal – ch 3, 1 tr & 1 dtr in next st, 2 dtr in next st, 1 dtr & 1 tr in next st, ch 3 and sl st into next st,
  3. 3rd petal – ch 2, 1 dc & 1 tr in next st, 1 tr & 1 dc in next st, 1 dc & 1 tr in next st, ch 3 and sl st into next st,
  4. 4th petal – ch 1, 1 sc  & 1 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc & 1 sc in next st, ch 1 and sl st into next st,
  5. 5th petal – ch 1, 1 hdc & 1 dc in next st, 1 dc & 1 tr in next st, 1 dc & 1 hdc in next st, ch 2 and sl st into next st.  Fasten off.

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To make the inner circle –

  1. Ch 4, join into a circle.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 13 dc into circle.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3 & fasten off.
  3. With second colour join to the back loop of a st & ch 1.
  4. Working in the back loops only; *2 sc in next st, 1 sc – rep from * 5 times more, sc in last st.  Join to 1st ch with sl st.  Fasten off leaving along tail.
  5. Use the tail to sew to circle to the centre of the larger  petal piece.  There are 20 sts on the inner circle and also 20 sts in the centre section of the petals, so match up each st and sew the back loops of the sc sts to the corresponding top of the tr sts below.
  6. Sew in all ends and you’re done!

 

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