I’ve put together the following instructions for a half motif of my “Star Flower” crochet block. As mentioned in my previous post, I’m using Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK in colour Sage (48008) with a 4mm crochet hook (Clover Amour – one of my favourites)
(US crochet terminology)
DK 100% Silk Yarn (or comparable)
Key (US terminology)
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dtr – double treble
hdc – half double crochet
prev – previous
row – row
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
tr – treble crochet
This half motif is worked in rows, not rounds, i.e. you will turn the work after each row.
Ch5 and join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Row 1 : ch3 (counts as 1dc & ch1 sp); into the ring – (hdc, ch1) 4 times; hdc. (6 x hdc, 5 x ch1 sps)
Row 2 : ch9 ; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch6; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch8; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch6; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch4, dtr in 2nd ch of beg ch3 of prev row.
Row 3 : ch6; in sp – dtr, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc; sl st in next hdc; in ch 6 sp – ch1, hdc, dc, ch2, dc, ch1; sl st in next hdc; in ch8 sp – sc, hdc, 2dc, ch1, tr, ch4, tr, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc; sl st in next hdc; in ch 6 sp – ch1, hdc, dc, ch2, dc, ch1; sl st in next hdc; sl st in next hdc; complete the final petal, in the ch9 sp – sc, hdc, 2dc, ch1, tr, ch1, then dtr in 5th ch of beg ch9 from prev row. (1 x long petal with ch4 sp at tip, 2 x short petals with ch2 sp at tip, 2x half long petals)
Round 4 : ch6, sc in ch1 sp; ch8; in ch2 sp of next short petal – sc, ch3 picot; ch8; at the tip of the next long petal – sc in 2nd ch of ch4, ch6, sc in next ch; ch8; in ch2 sp of next short petal – sc, ch3 picot; ch8; sc in last ch6 sp; ch6, join with sl st in 5th ch of beg ch6 from prev row.
Sew in ends and wet block.
The supporting video can be found here:
And here’s a chart in case you prefer that:
Instructions for the full motif can be found here.
Next, I’m working on instructions for joining the motif.