Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Pattern: "Motif 89" from Beyond the Square by Edie Eckman.

This flower pattern is probably meant to connect to others by the picot stitches on the border, but I wanted a bigger square border. If you're new to crochet, altering patterns may seem kind of mystifying, but it was really easy.

All of the picots are evenly spaced, so it was a matter of figuring out how many chain stitches in between each picot it would take to make the square lay flat. With my size H hook and worsted weight yarn, this particular pattern needed 6 ch stitches between each point with a sc in each picot. The next round is made up of dc stiches worked 6 to a ch space, with 1 sc in each sc, and in each corner 2 dc, 3ch, 2dc. I finished it off with a round of sc.

This motif kind of reminds me of the flowers I'm making for this blanket. It is mostly because of the picot border, I think.

My little brother just returned to Oklahoma after a two week visit to Tennessee, and my mom sent him back with tons of goodies for me, including the neato bookmark she made with pressed flowers that is in the picture below. And, woah, she pretty much stuffed a giant duffel bag full of yarn in lots of pretty vintage-y colors. I used some of it in today's square! My mom is awesome! :)

motif #89


  1. Another totally amazing square! What are you planning to do with them all?

  2. Wonderful! Love the vintage sheet also. I had the same, and used it for photos also. Wish I had your talent with crocheting!

    It is good to have a wonderful mom!


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