Tuesday, 10 July 2012

8ight Hearts for Mama - Doily/Wall Hanging/Coaster

A simple and quick gift for Mum.



The above sample is crocheted using a 3.75 mm hook and Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton yarn. The size is 14.5 cm diameter (5.5 inches)

Yarn: DK/8 ply yarn.

Hook: 3.75 mm

Pattern is written in US crochet terms. 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain                                                         rep - repeat   
dc - double crochet                                          sp - space
tr - treble crochet                                              sl st - slip stitch
tog - together                                                   

Stitches used :

Magic ring - please refer to this tutorial


Instructions


Make a magic ring or ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Round 1       ch 4 (counts as tr), tr2tog, ch 5,
                     [tr3tog, ch 5] rep 5 times in ring, tr3tog, end with ch 1, tr in the first tr
                      - total = 8 tr3tog and 8 ch-5 sp.

Round 2       ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in 1 ch+1 tr-sp, ch 2,
                     [5 dc in next 5 ch-sp, ch 2] rep 6 times and join with sl st in the first dc
                     - total = 8 5-dc groups and 8 ch-2 sp.

Round 3       ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in prev round ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in the last dc of the group, ch 2, skip next 2-ch sp,
                     [2 dc in the first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in the last dc, ch 2, skip next 2 -ch sp] rep 6 times and join with a sl st in first dc
                     - total = 8 7-dc groups and 8 ch-2 sp.

Round 4       ch 4 (counts as tr), tr3tog in next 3 dc, ch 7, tr4tog in the prev dc and next 3 dc, ch 7, skip next 2-ch sp,
                     [tr4tog in next 4 dc, ch 7, tr4tog in prev dc and the next 3 dc, ch 7]  rep 6 times and join with a sl st in the first tr
                     - total = 16 tr4tog and 16 ch-7 sp.


Fasten off and weave in ends.


Enjoy!