In this week we will crochet small leaves around the centre. Each leaf will be crocheted separately and you can choose whether you use only one color or several colors, I have used four colors which alternate in this version, in the other version all the small leaves have been done with the same color.
htr half treble
dtr double treblet
sl-st slip stitch
bl back loop only
dc double crochet
fp front post
bp back post
SS - Standing Stitch: When you start a new round with a new color, you can make a Standing Stitch to begin. The Standing Stitch can be either double crochet, half treble or treble. If you prefer starting rounds with a join and chain, feel free to do so. Join with a slip stitch and chain 2 or 3 depending on whether you are working dc, htr or tr. Standing Stitch tutorial by Tamara Kelly / Moogly.
There are a lot of pictures and references to photos in the pattern. If there is a special starting point for the round, a picture will be provided.
Please be aware that the video tutorials use US terms.
With right side facing SS htr into any dc, htr into next 159 sts, join with sl-st to 1st htr. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 160 htr
Round 24: In this round we will crochet chains into points.
SS dc into any htr where there is a two color seam below (arrow in Pic 1) *6 ch dc into 3rd chain from the hook (if you want you can put a stitch marker into the chain space, arrow in Pic 2), dc into next 3 chains, dc in same sp as starting dc (Pic 5), dc into next 10 sts* repeat *to* 16 times in total, omit the last dc in the final repeat. Join with sl-st to 1stdc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 16 x 9dc + 16 points comprising of 2dc base sts, 4dc and a 2 ch space
Now we will crochet around the points to make leaves. Pic 1-7
Right side facing *SS dc into any 4th dc of Round 24 before a point (Pic 1), skip the next 3 dc, tr into the back of the 4 sts from the point (Pic 2), 3 dc into ch-sp where the marker was placed (Pic 3), tr into next 4 dc (Pic 4), skip 3 dc from round 24, dc into next 2 stitches (Pic 5/6), turn the work (wrong side facing), outer round: skip both dc, htr into next 4 sts (Pic 6) , 2 htr into next 3 tr (Pic 7), htr into next 4 sts, miss SS dc, dc into next stitch from Round 24. Fasten off and secure ends.*, repeat * to* 15 more times into each point, alternating colors if required.
Stitch count: 16 leaves, 14 htr in the last round of each leaf.
This week is now complete.