Sunday, November 5, 2017

FREE PATTERN: Tunisian Entrelac Motif #3

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

My beloved motif is Daisy. Its difficulty level is Intermediate because it uses two colors in one row. The instructions for changing colors in a special manner are included in this pattern.



MATERIALS
Rialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 100% wool, 105 m per 50 g skein, in shades Ecru, Citrus, 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 –°1, 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 the Centre 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. Cut yarn and fasten off.

THIRD ROUND OF SQUARES
With C2, repeat Second Round of Squares instructions working two Corner Squares per side for 12 squares in total.

FIRST PARTIAL ROWS OF SQUARES
With C3, pull up a loop from left corner st of any Top Square. Work one Corner Square. Do not cut yarn. 

Join C1 by pulling a loop through the loop on hook. Tighten C3 loop. With C1 and working over C3 yarn (to bring it closer to its next starting point), work one Corner Square. Re-join C3 yarn by pulling a loop through the loop on hook. Tighten C1 loop, cut yarn and fasten off. With C3, work one Corner Square. Cut C3 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 C3, work one Corner Square in each remaining corner.


LAYOUT DIAGRAMS (3x3 motifs)


1. Original motif layout (left). The magic of transformation :) The delicate flower motif transforms into something completely non-flower-ish :)

2. Additional motifs: the second round of squares are worked in contrast color (right).


3. The corner squares of each motif are worked in C1 (left).

4. Just a few changes are made here and you achieve the completely different look! The corner squares and the last (third) round of squares are worked in contrast color (right).



3. The basket weave look: use contrast color instead of C3 in the first and the last partial row of squares (left).

4. Additional motifs use contrast color instead of C2 in the last (third) round of squares and the second partial row of squares (right).


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