Saturday, February 25, 2012
This is easy and fast to work up. I hope you enjoy it. I used # 30 DMC cebelia, and a size 11 steel hook. It was a nice break from the # 100 I have been working with.
Round 1). 18 sc in a magic ring. Join with sl st in first sc and draw ring closed.
Round 2). Ch 1, sc in same sc as join. Ch 3, Sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, around for a total of six ch 3. Join with sc in 1st sc.
Round 3). * Sl st in ch 3 space, Ch 3, tr, 4 dtr, tr, ch 3, sl st all in same ch 3 space. Sc in next sc.* Repeat * to * around, except join with sl st in 1st sc.
Round 4). *Ch 24, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook. Ch 9, dc in 16th ch of ch 24. Ch 13, sc in 2d and 3rd ch from hook. Ch 7 tr in top of dc. Ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sk next ch, sl st in next 5 ch. Ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, sl st in next 5 ch, sl st in top of tr. Ch 10, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook. Ch 10, sl st in bottom of tr and sl st in top of dc. Ch 12, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook. Ch 5, sl st in bottom of dc. Sl st in each remaining st of ch 24. Sl st in top of sc. Ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 12, sk stitches on petal and sl st in next sc.* Repeat * to * around. End off, weave in ends.
Pin to a cardboard box or dense cork covered in tinfoil (plastic wrap if using glue). I prefer liquid starch, because it does the least amount of damage to fine stitches and thread luster, but you may wish to use glue with this flake, so the spokes won't be limp.
I will return soon with the finishing touches of my paper heart doily. I haven't forgotten, in case your worried about seein it finished...Until next time.
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