Sunday, November 19, 2017

FREE PATTERN: Tunisian Entrelac Motif #4

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)



MATERIALS
Rialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 100% wool, 105 m per 50 g skein, in shades Ecru and Pool
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 ะก1, 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: 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. Do not cut yarn, fix it by enlarging loop and bringing your yarn ball/skein through. Tighten loop. No loops on hook. 

SECOND ROUND OF SQUARES

First square 
With C1, 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 C1, pull up a loop from right corner st of Top Square (lay your yarn loosely up to corner, do not pull. The strand will be worked over and hidden under the stitches of the last square), ch 4. Repeat Top Square instructions. Do not cut yarn. Join C2 by pulling a loop through the loop on hook. Tighten C1 loop.

Second and third squares (Corner Squares) 
With C2 and working over C1 yarn (to bring it closer to its next starting point), work two Corner Squares.

Re-join C1 yarn by pulling a loop through the loop on hook, work one Top Square, then switch to C2. Work the remaining sides in the same manner. Cut yarn and fasten off.

FIRST PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C2, 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, work two Corner Squares per side.

THIRD PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C1, work one Corner Square in each remaining corner.


LAYOUT DIAGRAMS (3x3 motifs)

1. Original motif layout (left). The flower motif transforms into bubbles :)

2. Let's bring them back into a flower mood by colorizing additional motifs with a contrast color (right).


3. Love bubble and flower layouts? Make them even more bubble-ish and flower-ish! This layout is much more complex; each flower motif uses four different colors for each "petal" section to create an illusion of colorful bubbles (left).

4. Poppies? Why not! Colorize each flower motif with bright colors and use black and light green colors for the center square and the first round of squares (right).


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