Monday, October 30, 2017

FREE PATTERN: Tunisian Entrelac Motif #2

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

The second motif is technically worked the same way as the first motif. But it creates the layouts which look so different, that I think it deserves to be posted here :)



MATERIALS
Rialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 100% wool, 105 m per 50 g skein, in shades Ecru, Navy and Citrus.
Regular crochet hook 4mm
Yarn needle to weave in ends

FINISHED SIZE
15 cm x 15 cm

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
C – color, ch(s) – chain(s), RetP – return pass, sl st – slip stitch, sp(s) – space(s), st(s) – stitch(es), Tss – Tunisian simple stitch, YO – yarn over

INSTRUCTIONS


START (Center Square)With С1, ch 5.

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, pull up 4 loops (5 loops on hook). RetP (for this square only): YO and draw through 1 loop on hook, *YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * across, leave last loop on hook.
Rows 2–3: Tss in next 4 sts, RetP. 
Bind off: Sl st in next 4 sts. 
Cut yarn and fasten off.

FIRST ROUND OF SQUARES (Top Square)
With C2, pull up a loop from any corner st of the Center Square, ch 4.

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, pull up 3 loops across ch and 1 loop from next border st (5 loops on hook). RetP (for this and all remaining squares): *YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * across, leave last loop on hook. 
Rows 2-3: Tss in next 3 sts, pull up 1 loop from next border st (5 loops on hook), RetP. 
Bind off: Sl st in next 3 sts, sl st in last border st used.

Repeat Top Square instructions three more times for 4 squares in total around Center Square. Cut yarn and fasten off.

SECOND ROUND OF SQUARES
First square 
With C3, pull up a loop from right corner st of any square, ch 4. Repeat Top Square instructions.

Second square (Corner Square) 
Row 1: Pull up 3 loops across next edge and 1 loop from first border st of next square, RetP. 
Rows 2-3: Tss in next 3 sts, pull up 1 loop from next border st, RetP. 
Bind off.

Repeat Top Square and Corner Square instructions three more times for 8 squares in total. Do not cut yarn, fix it by enlarging loop and bringing your yarn ball/skein through. Tighten loop. No loops on hook. 

THIRD ROUND OF SQUARES
With C3, pull up a loop from right corner st of Top Square (lay your yarn loosely up to the corner, do not pull. The strand will be worked over and hidden under the stitches of the last square).

Repeat Second Round of Squares instructions working one Top Square and two Corner Squares per side for 12 squares in total. Cut yarn and fasten off.

FIRST PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C3, pull up a loop from left corner st of any Top Square. Work three Corner Squares. Cut yarn and fasten off. Repeat for the remaining sides.

SECOND PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C2, repeat First Partial Rows instructions, working two Corner Squares per side. 

THIRD PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C3, repeat First Partial Rows instructions, working one Corner Square in each remaining corner.

LAYOUT DIAGRAMS (3x3 motifs)

1. Original motif layout (left).

2. Additional motifs: the colors of center square and the first rounds of squares are switched (right).


3. The center square and the first round of squares are worked in different colors (pink and blue "flowers"). Also two opposite corners in each motif (in the second partial row) are worked in different colors and form yellow and orange "bubbles" (left).

4. Additional motifs: all rounds/rows of squares except the first one (center square) and the last one (third partial row) are worked in different colors (right).



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