Irish Touch Motif

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Irish crochet is a form of vintage crochet lace with patterns dating back to the earliest days of the craft. Irish crochet roses as the eyes and surrounded by Popcorn stitch giving a cluster of leaves. This Irish Touch Motif is an free crochet pattern.

This pretty motif is worked in two colors. It is crocheted in the round starting in the center with the flower and working outward from there. This is an easy crochet project that works up quickly. The size of this Irish Touch Motif is 10.0”

Supply List for Irish Touch Motif:

  • Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size fiber to make this project. We have used Hobby India Crochet Thread
  • Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the flower, we used a size I.75mm crochet hook.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size:

The motif measures about 10.0 inches in size. The sizes will vary based on supplies used and other factors.

General Direction:

Using the Lacy Motif –

Unlike most crochet patterns, this pattern has no gauge, no thread requirement and no hook sizes.

That’s because you can vary the size and appearance of each motif to fit the needs of your project. If the motif is for a bedspread, you could choose size 5 cotton thread and an appropriate hook, the same motif could be made with size 10 cotton thread and a similar hook for a doily.

When choosing the thread and hook for your project experiment with a variety of threads to achieve the appearance and texture that pleases you.

Crochet Abbreviations Used in the Irish Touch Motif:

  • Slip Stitch= sl st
  • Single Crochet= sc
  • Chain = ch
  • Double Crochet = dc
  • Treble Crochet = trc

To know more about the various crochet abbreviations click the below link :

http://www.avyastore.com/the-guide-crochet-abbreviations/

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Pattern Stitches for Irish Touch Motif:

Popcorn (pc): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same st or sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pick up the dropped loop and draw through.

Details Instructions for the Irish Touch Motif:

Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1

12 sc in ring. Sl st in 1st sc made.

Round 2

Ch 6, skip 1 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 3. Repeat from *around. Sl st in 3rd st of ch-6 first made (6 sps).

Round 3

In each ch-3 sp around, make sc, half dc, 5 dc, half dc, and sc (6 petals).

Round 4

*Ch 5, sc in next dc between petals (working from behind pet in 3rd st of ch-6 on 2nd tals). Repeat from *around, ending with ch 5, sl s in 3rd st of ch-6 on 2nd rnd.

Round 5

In each ch-5 loop around make sc, half dc, dc, 5 tr, sc, half dc and sc (6 large petals).

Round 6

Sl st to center st of next petal, ch 6, dc in same place as last sl st, *ch 5, dc between petals, ch 5 in center st of next petal, make dc, ch 3 and dc, Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st to 3rd st of ch-6 first made.

Round 7

*In next ch-3 sp make sc, half dc, 5dc, half dc and sc (petal made); ch 5, pc st in next dc make a pc; ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1st sc made.

Round 8

Sl st to center st of next petal, ch 6, dc in same place as last l st, * ch 5, pc st in next sp, ch 1, pc st in next sp, ch 5, in center st of next petal make dc, ch 3 and dc, Repeat from * around, ending round with ch 5, sl st in 3rd st of ch-6 first made.

Round 9

*In next ch-3 sp make a petal as before, ch 5, pc st in next sp, ch 1, pc st in sp between pc std, ch 1, pc st in next sp, ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1st sc made.

Round 10

Sl st to center st of petal, ch 6, dcin same place as last sl st, * ch 5, pc st in next sp, (ch 1, pc st in next sp) 3 times; ch 5 in center st  of next petal make dc, ch 3 and dc. Repeat from* around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 3rd st of ch-6 first made.

Round 11

*In next ch-3 sp make a petal, ch 5, pc st in next sp, (ch1, pc st in next sp), 4 times; ch 5. Repeat from *around, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1 st sc made.

Round 12

Sc in same place as sl st, * (ch 4, skip 1 st, sc in next st) 4 times; ch 4, pc st in next sp, (ch 1, pc st in next sp) 5 times; ch 4, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 4, sl st in 1st sc made.

Fasten off; use the Tapestry needle to weave the ends.

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What Can You Do With Irish Touch Motif?

  • Use it as a center piece.
  • Make 7 numbers of the motif and join to make a fancy bag.
  • Multiple motifs can be converted to table liner.
  • Make use of thinner yarn and convert the pattern to make pretty establishment.
  • For single size spread about 70 X 105 inches, make 292 motifs. For a double size spread about 88 X 105 inches, make 370 motifs.
  • A prefect Christmas Gift.
  • Use to decorate your pale cushion covers of pillow covers.
  • These are just a few ideas. We are sure you can dream up many others!

 

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