Round Motif Reworked From 1893 Crochet Pattern


crocheted round motif in blue worsted weight yarn with free pattern at sandimarshall.com

The photo above shows three rounds completed of this motif.

The pattern was named Crocheted Wheel For Tidy in the 1893 book (titled Fancy Work Manual). When I looked at the picture of the pattern in that book, I noticed the center part especially and thought that center could be a motif by itself, useful for items such as a coaster (if made with cotton worsted weight yarn), a small doily or a motif to sew on clothing when crocheted with thread. I reworked the crochet directions for the center part of that pattern, modifying it somewhat from the antique pattern and writing the directions in modern crochet terms.

Materials used in the example: Regular worsted weight yarn, with a U.S. size H hook. The finished size will vary according to the materials you use and your individual crochet tension/gauge but with worsted weight yarn and an H hook, mine turned out to be about 5 inches in diameter, when made with these materials.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

To begin: Chain 6, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 19 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of first ch-3. (20 dc total for this round)

Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, * ch 2, dc in ea of next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** around, then ch 2, sl st in top of first ch-3 of this rnd.

crocheting round three in progress of circle motif from free pattern at sandimarshall.comNote: The 1893 pattern had 1 chain between the dc groups for round 2, but I found that it worked out nicer with 2 chains between. In the era that this pattern was first written, crocheters often made looser stitches (instead of increasing the number of stitches) to keep circular pieces from curling. These days, we prefer to use increases for that purpose.

This photo shows round 3 in progress. In looking at this photo, you can see how the stitches of round 3 are worked into the chain-2 spaces of round 2.

Rnd 3: sl st in next dc (to reach starting point for this rnd), sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, * skip next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** around, then sl st in top of first ch-3 of this rnd.

Crocheting just three rounds of this pattern can result in a motif that is useful for various purposes. So there may be times when you want to stop at three rounds. But if you want to make an item such as a coaster, you may want to continue with the pattern and add round four.

The photo at the top of this page shows round 3 completed. The following photo shows the very beginning of round 4 so you can see the look of the first chain-3 with 6 double crochet following and then a single crochet made in the same chain-2 space as the double crochets just made.


crocheting round four beginning of crocheted circle from 1893 reworked free pattern at sandimarshall.com could be used as coaster

Rnd 4: sl st in next dc (to reach starting point for this rnd), sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (6 dc, sc) in same ch-2 sp, * (7 dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** around, then sl st in top of first ch-3 of this rnd. Note: The 1893 pattern used 10 dc in each scallop group of round 4. I changed it to 7 dc in each scallop group for my version of the pattern.

End off. Weave in ends.

Following is a photo showing the look of the crocheted piece with round 4 completed.

four rounds of crocheted circular motif from free pattern at sandimarshall.com crochet instructions by Sandi Marshall

About the copyright status of this pattern: Since it was first published in the United States before the year 1923, the 1893 Fancy Work Manual statutory copyright has expired, placing that book in the public domain. However, copyright applies to this page for my photos and my reworking/modifying/rewriting/modernizing the center part of the directions of the public domain year 1893 pattern originally named Crocheted Wheel For Tidy in 1893.

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Pattern directions written by Sandi Marshall, photos are by Sandi Marshall – October 2014

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Ocean Sealife Fish Whales Sewing Panel Fabric


What Would You Make With This?

rainbow cove sea panel ocean sewing fabric with sealife

How would you use this fabric panel? Would you cut it apart and use the different sections in small projects, like the pocket on a tote bag? Or would you make the panel (in one piece) as the center of a quilt and add other quilt blocks around it?

This is a gorgeous piece of fabric. The sealife colors are so vivid. It is a design by Steve Sundram that he created for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, with the design featuring tropical fish, whales, turtles and other creatures of the sea.

Specs: This cotton print panel measures 24” x 44”. Panel features 5 frames. Larger frame measures 25” x 21” and smaller frames measures 10” x 10”. Colors include black, gold, red, orange, white, yellow and shades of blue. Fabric is perfect for quilts, home decor accents and craft projects.

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Long Skinny Tall Isosceles Triangle Free Crochet Pattern


How to Crochet a Tall Triangle Shape

Instructions Written by Sandi Marshall

tall triangle crocheted in white worsted weight yarnIsosceles Triangle Definition = A triangle with two equal sides.

This is a basic, (no fancy stitches) pattern that I worked out for those times when you want to crochet a triangle that is long, tall or skinny, which is a shape different than usual triangle patterns will result in. I used plain single crochet and double crochet with decreases but with the tweaks that will make it taller than you would get with traditional triangle patterns. I also included some extra photos that are a refresher for decreasing in single crochet and photos that show the resulting shapes using my instructions. I experimented with a tall triangle and an even taller triangle and wrote down the instructions that I came up with so you have this opportunity to crochet these too.

Materials: You can use any yarn or crochet thread (with the crochet hook size that corresponds with the material you have chosen to use). The thinner the material you use, the smaller your finished triangle will be.

I have made examples with worsted weight yarn and a US size H hook so you can see what those finished sizes are and estimate what size you might get with different materials. This is a quick project so the way to get the actual finished size is to just go ahead and make one with the weight of yarn or size of crochet thread that you want to use. Then adjust the materials you use to get the finished size you want, when you are going to make more of these triangles.

Starting Chain: You can use any starting chain, in order to result in the size triangle you want. You may want to make a practice one first with the starting chain I have given here as an example, so you have the idea of the decreases to do and the rows in between the decrease rows. Then it will be easy enough to start with a different starting chain number and still know what you are doing to get the tall triangle results.

At the end of the pattern, I have given additional sets of instructions that are geared especially for following when you use a starting chain other than the example I have given here. Use it to crochet triangles with any starting chain that you want to use.

Finished Sizes: This depends, of course, on the materials you have chosen to use. To give you a general idea, here are the finished sizes of the examples that I made with the starting chain of 22 chains, worsted weight yarn and US size H hook:

With the first set of instructions used, with the US size H hook: Regular worsted weight yarn – Without outside round added: Row 1 is 6 inches wide; height: measuring from the middle stitch of row 1 up to the point of the last row = 9 inches high.
With outside round added: Row 1 is 6 1/2 inches wide; height: measuring from the middle stitch of row 1 up to the point of the last row = 9 1/2 inches high.

With the make it even taller set of instructions used, with the US size H hook: Regular worsted weight yarn – Without outside round added: Row 1 is 6 inches wide; height: measuring from the middle stitch of row 1 up to the point of the last row = 11 1/2 inches high.
With outside round added: Row 1 is 6 1/2 inches wide; height: measuring from the middle stitch of row 1 up to the point of the last row = 12 inches high.

Worsted weight yarns are not exactly equal in thickness between yarn brands and types. Caron Simply Soft yarn, for example, is a worsted weight but it is slightly lighter than Red Heart Super Saver (which is generally considered to be a regular worsted weight), for example. So your size results may vary even between different brands of worsted weight.

People crochet with different tensions also (tightness or looseness of stitches) and that will make a difference with the exact finished size your crocheting results in. In general, these triangles do not need to be an exact finished size but if you have a reason to want yours to be a certain size to fit the project you have in mind, you may want to make a practice one and measure before you make multiples for your project.

As I said, these triangles crochet up quickly so your best bet is to go ahead and make one with the yarn you want to use and then you will know what size you end up with. From there, if the size doesn’t suit you yet, you could use a smaller or larger hook, if needed, or use a different yarn brand or weight to get the finished triangle size you are aiming for.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, sc = single crochet, sc dec = single crochet decrease

Crochet Pattern Directions:

how to decrease in single crochet

Note – Be sure to leave a length of four to six inches before the first chain so you have a length to weave in later, to secure the end of the yarn or crochet thread material that you are using to crochet this.

How to sc dec: Insert hook in first stitch (of the two stitches that will be used to make this single crochet decrease), yarn over hook, pull that loop through that first stitch (you now have two loops on the hook), insert hook in the next stitch, pull that loop through that stitch (you now have three loops on the hook), yarn over hook, pull that loop through all three loops that are on the hook. That completes the single crochet decrease, which has decreased two single crochet stitches into being one single crochet stitch. On the next row, when you come to that spot where you made this decrease, you will now be working into the one stitch (where, before you made the decrease, you would have been working into two stitches instead). See how that works?

Note – You will turn at the end of each row.

Starting Chain: ch 22.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across (21 sc)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next sc, dc in ea sc across (21 dc with the ch-3 that started the row counting as the first dc)

Row 3: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea of next 17 dc, sc dec over last 2 dc. (19 sc now in this row) (Remember that the ch-3 that started the previous row is now the last dc of this row and is one of the two stitches that you will be working the sc dec over). If you accidentally skip working in that ch-3 (that counts as the last dc of this row) then you will accidentally decrease by one extra stitch and the shape will be off.

Row 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea sc across.

Row 5: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea dc across until 2 dc are left, sc dec over last 2 dc (one of which is the ch-3 at the very end of this row).

Repeat rows 4 – 5 until only 3 stitches remain then do a row 4, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over the first 2 dc, sc in last dc. Next row: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in last sc, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.

To Make a Triangle That is Even Taller:

Note – You will turn at the end of each row.

Starting Chain: ch 22.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across (21 sc)

Row 2: ch 3, dc in next sc, dc in ea sc across (21 dc with the ch-3 that started the row counting as the first dc)

Row 3: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea of next 17 dc, sc dec over last 2 dc (remember that the ch-3 that started the previous row is now the last dc of this row and is one of the two stitches that you will be working the sc dec over). If you accidentally skip working in that ch-3 (that counts as the last dc of this row) then you will accidentally decrease by one extra stitch and the shape will be off. (19 sc now in this row)

Row 4: ch 1, sc in ea sc across the row.

Row 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea sc across.

Row 6: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea dc across until 2 dc are left, sc dec over last 2 dc (one of which is the ch-3 at the very end of this row).

Repeat rows 4 – 6 until 3 stitches remain, then do a row 4 and a row 5 then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over the first 2 dc, sc in last dc. Next row: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in last sc, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.

Finishing With an Outside Round:

When you have finished the last row at the top of the triangle, ch 1, then begin working along the left side edge. Do a single crochet around the end stitch of each single crochet row and 2 single crochet around the end stitch of each double crochet row, as you come to them. When you come to the end of a side, ch 2 to go around that corner then continue along the next side in the same manner. When you reach the end of the last side, ch 2 for that last corner, then slip stitch in the first single crochet of this outside round, to join the last stitch made to the beginning stitch of the round and give it a finished look.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If the shape is not coming out right for your triangle, check the following details:

Too Many Decreases: Are you accidentally skipping using the chain-3 at the end of a row as one of the two stitches used for a single crochet decrease?

Not Enough Decreases: Are you accidentally adding an extra stitch on the double crochet rows by making the first double crochet in the base of the chain-3 that starts the row, instead of in the single crochet after the base of the chain-3?

Directions Worded for Any Starting Chain of Your Choice:

Tall Pattern

Note – You will turn at the end of each row.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next sc, dc in ea sc across.

Row 3: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea dc until only 2 dc remain, sc dec over last 2 dc (one of which is the ch-3 at the very end of this row).

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until only 2 or 3 stitches remain, whichever comes first (your starting chain number will determine which happens first):
If 3 stitches remain after a Row 3 repeat then do a Row 2, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over the first 2 dc, sc in last dc. Next row: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in last sc, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.
If 2 stitches remain after a Row 3 repeat then do a Row 2, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.

Even Taller Pattern

Note – You will turn at the end of each row.

Made with multicolor yarn in the Even Taller Crocheted Triangle set of instructionsRow 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next sc, dc in ea sc across.

Row 3: ch 1, sc dec over first 2 dc, sc in ea dc until only 2 dc remain, sc dec over last 2 dc (one of which is the ch-3 at the very end of this row).

Row 4: ch 1, sc in ea sc across the row.

Repeat Rows 2 – 4 until only 2 or 3 stitches remain, whichever comes first (your starting chain number will determine which happens first):
If 3 stitches remain after a Row 3 repeat then do a Row 4 and a Row 2, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over the first 2 dc, sc in last dc. Next row: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in last sc, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.
If 2 stitches remain after a Row 3 repeat then do a Row 4 and a Row 2, then on next row: ch 1, sc dec over those 2 dc.

Other Triangle Crochet Patterns: If you are looking for a triangle shape that is more like the shape of a triangle head scarf, use this link for that page on this site: Basic Triangle Shape Free Crochet Pattern.

Copyright: Pattern instructions written by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2013 and beyond by Sandi Marshall. This pattern is not to be republished elsewhere without the express written permission of Sandi Marshall. Do not sell or give away by reproduced copy in any form (putting it on another web site or blog would be a form of republishing).

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