This week we are making the big leaves around the circle. We will be working on both the right and wrong sides. There will be lots of pictures provided to make your work easier.
htr half treble
dtr double treble crochet
sl-st slip stitch
bl back loop only
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 beginning. The Standing Stitch can be e.g. double crochet or treble. If you prefer starting rounds with join and chain, feel free to do so. Join with slip stitch and chain 2 or 3 depending on whether you are working sc or dc. Standing Stitch tutorial by Tamara Kelly / Moogly.
Dtr Cluster – Cluster with double treble crochet: (Make 5 dtr or 3 dtr worked over 3 or 5 stitches so that they are joined on top.) For example a 3dtr cluster:- *Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch on previous round, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*. 2 lo ops on hook. Repeat * to * twice. (4 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through 4 loops.
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.
SS dc into any tr above a little leaf on round 34 (Pic 1), dc into 18 next sts, *chain 12 (Pic 2), dc into the 3rd chain from the hook (you can place a stitch marker here, if you want) (Pic 3), dc into next 9 chains (Pic 4), dc into same dc in Round 34 (Pic 5), dc into next 38 sts*, repeat * to * 7 more times, omit last 19 dc on the final repeat.
Stitch count: 8 points (comprising 2dc base sts, 10 dc and a 2 ch space.), 8 x 37 dc spaces.
Big Leaves: The big leaves are positioned above every other little leaf. Leaves are crocheted around the points with two colors, inner rounds with one and the outer rounds with another. Notice that we will be working on the right and wrong side of the work. (Pics 1-11)
With Right side facing *SS dc into 4th dc before any point on Round 35 (Pics 1 and 2), skip next 3 dc, tr into next 10 sts along the point(Pics 3 and 4), 4 tr into 2 chain sp (marked stitch) (Pics 5-6), tr into next 10 sts down the point, skip next 3 dc from Round 35, dc into 4th dc from point (Pic 7), ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc into next st (Pic 8).
Turn your work. Wrong side facing: skip dc just made, 1 ch and 1 dc, htr into next 10 sts (Pic 9), 2 htr into each of the next 4 dc (Pic 10), htr into next 10 sts, skip next dc from Round 35, dc into next dc from round 35 (Pic 11). Fasten off and secure ends.* Repeat *to* 7 more times.
Stitch count: 28 htr on last round of the leaf + 2 dc at base.
Turn your work. Right side facing
* SS dc into 3rd dc before leaf in Round 35, skip 2 dcs from Round 35 and dc from inner round, tr into next 28 htr (made previous round), skip next 2 dc (from Round 35), dc into next 2 sts from Round 35 (Pic 12). Turn your work.
Wrong side facing: skip 2 dc just made (2dc into next tr, dc into next tr) 13 times (Pic 13), dc into next st, skip 1 dc, dc into Round 35, chain 3, skip 3 dc from Round 35, dc into next st (Pic 14). Turn your work.
Right side facing: Chain 4, skip 3 ch space and next dc, (work a 5dtr Cluster over the next 5 sts, chain 4) 3 times (Pics 16-17), chain 1 more, (work a 3dtr Cluster over the next 3 sts, chain 3) 3 times (Pic 18), chain 2 more, (work a 5dtr Cluster over the next 5 sts, chain 4) 3 times, skip 1 dc, dtr into last dc on leaf (Pic 19), skip 3 dc from Round 35, dc into next st from Round 35. Fasten off and secure ends.* Repeat *to* 7 more times.
Stitch count: - 8 large leaves with 11 dc between leaves (Round 35)
This week is complete.