Friday, October 25, 2013

LadyBug Picnic Pattern

Lady Bug Picnic Pattern

by Elizabeth Mareno


Two simple, and easy-to-tote motifs crafted in any variety of colors to
create a fun, original piece of fiber art.

An ad-free version of this pattern can be purchased on ETSY or my website.
   

Materials:
4 skeins - Light Grey 
2 skeins - Cranberry
2 skeins - Mid Green 
2 skeins - Dark Olive
H hook
Large eye needle for assembly

Hexagon Motif: 7” 
Square Motif: 2-3/4”

Finished blanket size: 47” x 74” Gauge is not important in this project

Specialty Stitches:
Beginning Popcorn (BP): ch3 (cts as dc), 4 dc in sm sp, drop last loop, insert in 3rd ch of ch3 &
last loop, yo, pull through.
Popcorn (PC): 5dc in sp indicated, drop last loop, insert in first dc and last loop, yo, pull
through.


Hexagon Motif: Make 15 of each color scheme *Follow chart below*

R1- w/MC, ch4, join to make circle, ch3 (not dc), 16dc in circle, join. Drop MC loop to the back,
do NOT cut.

R2- w/CC, join w/sl st in sm sp as dropped loop, make BP, [ch4, skip 3 dc, make PC in next dc] 2x,
ch4, sk 3, join with 1st popcorn (make sure the MC loop is behind before you join). Cut CC. (4 PC,

4 ch4 sp)


R3- pick up MC loop from behind, ch2, sl st in PC, ch2 (not hdc), [2hdc in PC, (working around ch4
from R2) 2dc in next 3 dc] 4x, join with 1st hdc. (32)

R4- ch3 (not dc), 2dc in next st, [dc in 1 st, 2dc in next] 15x, join to 1st dc. (48) Drop MC loop
to the back, do NOT cut.

R5- w/CC, join with sl st to sm sp as dropped loop, make BP, [ch6, sk 5dc, make PC in next st] 7x,
ch6, join to 1st popcorn. (8PC, 8 ch6 sp) Cut CC.


R6- pick up MC loop from behind, ch2, sl st in PC, ch2 (not hdc), [hdc in PC, (working around ch6
from R5) 2dc in next, dc in 2dc, 2dc in next] repeat around. Join w/sl st to 1st hdc. (64)

R7- ch1 (not sc), sc in join st and next 6st, 2sc in next, (sc in 7 st, 2sc in next) around. Join
w/ sl st to 1st sc. Cut MC (unless you are working with light grey).

R8- join Light Grey with ch3 (not dc), dc in join sp and next 7sc, 2dc in next, (dc in 8sc, 2dc in
next) around. Join to 1st dc.  Cut Light Grey leaving a long end for sewing motifs together.


Square Motifs: *Follow Chart below*

R1- w/center color, ch4, make circle, ch3 (does ct as dc), make 3 more dc in circle, (ch2, 4dc) in
circle 3 more times, ch2, join with ch3. Cut center color.


R2- w/light grey, join with sl st in any ch2, ch3 (does ct as dc), (dc, ch2, 2dc) in sm corner sp,
dc in each dc to next ch2 (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 space (corner made).

Continue dc in each dc, and make corners in each ch2, join with sl st to 1st dc. Cut leaving a long
end for sewing motifs together.

Assembly:
Whipstitch motifs together, right sides together.

Finishing Edge Row:
Look at your afghan and locate a “corner” hexagon. Join with ch3 in the outer ch2 space in the
small square right before the corner hexagon. Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in the ch2 sp, dc in each dc to the
next ch2 sp *dc in ch2, dc3tog {in the ch2, and 2 dc from hexagon, the ones that make the corner of
the hexagon}, (dc in 8dc, 2dc in next 2dc)twice, dc in 8dc, repeat dc3tog {in 2 corner dc from
hexagon and next ch2 sp}, dc in ch2 sp * dc in next 8dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 sp,
Use dc3tog in each inner corner and put (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each outer ch2. Dc in each regular dc,
and put 2dc in each of the dc’s that make the hexagon corners.
Repeat from * to * on each corner hexagon.

       

Pattern Terminology:
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
sc dec (or dec)- single crochet decrease sl st- slip st
hdc- half double crochet dc- double crochet
dc3tog- double crochet 3 together, yo, insert hook in space, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two
loops, yo insert hook in next sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops, yo, insert hook in
last sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops.
rpt- repeat
sm sp- same space
yo- yarn over

Instructions for the chart:

Single Color= Small Squares

Double Color= MC/CC (Popcorns)


D= Dark Green
D/B= Dk Grn/Burg
L= Light Green
L/D= Lt Grn/Dk Grn
B= Burgundy
B/S= Burg/Silver
S= Silver (Lt Grey)
S/L= Silver/Lt Grn
15 hexagons of each color scheme

Small Sqrs– 24 B
25 D
24 L





© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2013




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