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Friday, September 01, 2017

Rose Garden Centerpiece: A Free Crochet Pattern For You



Rose Garden Centerpiece
By Elizabeth Ann White

Size: About 21” across 


Skill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Special Stitches:
For beginning shell (beg shell): (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in  ch sp indicated 
For shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in  ch sp indicated
For Joining Shell (J-shell): work 3 dc in ch-2 sp of shell indicated, ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of shell indicated (the shell you are  joining to), ch 1, work 3 more dc in same ch-2 sp  that the last 3 dc were worked in to complete shell
For picot shell: (3 dc, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated

Materials: 
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
150 yards Cream
50 yards each Rose and Green
Strand of contrasting color thread or stitch marker (I used a short strand of red thread)
Heavy Spray Starch 
Stainless steel pins for blocking
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel hook 

Doily
Rnd 1: With  Rose, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 6 times, join with sl st in first sc. (6 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-2 sp around, join. (6 petals made)

Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-3

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, tr, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: Working behind petals, ch 5, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join Green with sc in first ch-5 sp, ch 6, (sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 9: (Sl st, beg shell—see Special Stitches-- in first ch-6 sp), ch 4, *shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-6 sp, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (6 shells, 6 ch-4 sps made)

Rnd 10: Join Cream with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, beg shell in same sp as joining, ch 5, shell in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, (shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, shell in next ch-4 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (12 shells, 12 ch-5 sps made)

Rnd 11: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, beg shell) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, (skip next ch-5 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Note: To sc around rnds of previous 2 rnds, insert hook under the next ch sp on the rnd 2 rnds below, yo, pull lp through; working over both ch sps as one, complete sc as usual.

Rnd 12: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, beg shell) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 4, sc around ch sps of previous 2 rnds (see Note above), ch 4, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 4, sc around ch sps of previous 2 rnds, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, beg shell in same sp as joining, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, (shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join Cream with sc in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 12, (sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 12) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 15: (Sl st, ch 3, 15 dc) in first ch-12 sp, work 16 dc in each ch-12 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in each of next 5 dc, (ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc) around, skip last 2 dc, join with dc in top of ch-3 to create joining sp.

Rnd 17: (Sl st, beg shell) in joining sp, ch 5, (shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 18: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, beg shell) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 5, (shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 19: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, beg shell) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 4, sc around ch sps of previous 2 rnds, ch 4, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 4, sc around ch sps of previous 2 rnds, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Join Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, beg shell in same sp as joining, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, (shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.



A Note about joining the Motifs: I struggled to make the instructions for the joinings as easy to understand as possible, but sometimes pictures speak louder than words. I have included several photos, which I hope will give a clear picture of how the joinings are done. When joining one Motif to the doily or to another Motif, all you are basically doing is making a regular shell, but instead of the ch-2 at the center, you will be working a ch-1, then slip stitching into the ch-2 sp of the shell you are joining to, then working another ch-1 and then completing the shell as usual.) You will do the same thing on the first shell of each round, except you will be using a beginning shell.

First Motif:
Rnds 1-12: Repeat Rnds 1-12 of Doily.
For Rnd 13 work steps A-H:
Rnd 13:
Note: When joining Motifs to Doily, hold wrong sides of pieces together
A: Join Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, beg shell in same sp as joining, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

B: Work J-shell (see Special Stitches) in next shell placing sl st in first shell on Rnd 20 of Doily (see Photo A) ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

C: Work J-shell in next shell placing sl st in next shell on Rnd 20 of Doily, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

D: Repeat Step C (see Photo B);

E: Shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

F: Shell in ch-2 sp of next shell (mark this shell), ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

G: Picot shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

H: Repeat Step G 4 more times,   join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (see Photo C)

Photo A: Joining First Motif to Doily
Photo B: First Motif joined to Doily
Photo C: First Motif completed. A strand of red thread is used as a marker.  

Next Motif
Notes: When joining Motifs and Doily, hold wrong sides of pieces together.
For Beginning J-shell: work (ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of shell indicated, ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of shell indicated (the shell you are joining to), ch 1, then work 3 more dc in same place last 3 dc were worked to complete shell

Rnds 1-12: Repeat Rnds 1-12 of Doily.
For Rnd 13 work steps A-H:
Rnd 13:
A: Join Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, work beginning J-shell (see Notes above) in first shell of this Motif placing sl st in marked shell on last Motif made (see Photo D); ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

B: Work J-shell in next shell on this Motif placing sl st in next unworked shell on last Motif made, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

C: Work J-shell in next shell on this Motif placing sl st in next shell on Rnd 20 of Doily, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

D: Repeat Step C 2 more times (see Photo E);

E: Shell in ch-2 sp of next shell on this Motif, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

F: Shell in ch-2 sp of next shell on this Motif (mark this shell), ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

G: Picot shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

H: Repeat Step G 4 more times, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Repeat Next Motif 5 more times for a total of 7 Motifs.

Photo D: Joining Second Motif to marked shell of first Motif

Photo E: Joining second Motif to first Motif and Doily

First and Second Motifs completed 
and shell marked on Second Motif with a strand of red thread

Last Motif
Note: When joining Motif and Doily, hold wrong sides of pieces together.
For Beginning J-shell: work (ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of shell indicated, ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of shell indicated (the shell you are joining to), ch 1, then work 3 more dc in same place last 3 dc were worked to complete shell

Rnds 1-12: Repeat Rnds 1-12 of Doily.
For Rnd 13 work steps A-H:
Rnd 13:
A: Join Green with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, work Beginning J-shell in first shell of this Motif placing sl st in marked shell on last Motif made, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

B: Work J-shell in next shell on this Motif placing sl st in next unworked shell on last Motif made, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

C: Work J-shell in next shell of this Motif placing sl st in next shell on Rnd 20 of Doily, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

D: Repeat Step C 2 more times;

E: Work J-shell in next shell on this Motif placing sl st in corresponding shell on First Motif, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

F: Work J-shell in next shell on this Motif placing sl st in last unworked shell on First Motif, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

G: Picot shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5;

H: Repeat Step G 4 more times, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Finishing
NOTE: Completed doily may not lay flat until blocked.
Place completed doily on blocking board. Spray with fabric spray. Shape as desired, pinning with stainless steel rust-proof pins if desired. Allow to dry.


Special thanks go to my wonderful testers, Jolene Ortiz, Carolyn Hirning-Edelen,
Debbie Mangan, and Sherry Sears. Thank you so much Ladies, for all your help and input, especially on how to make the joinings clearer and easier to understand. I don't know what I would do without you!

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