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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Fleur-de-lys Motif Crochet Pattern

Fluer-de-lys Motif Crochet Pattern
I thought I might crochet fleur-de-lys to use in Monday's post. However a bit of searching the interwebs in all the usual places showed up very few pattern options.

So I decided try my hand at developing my own fleur-de-lys crochet pattern.


I was hopeful of coming up with a pattern that could be worked continuously.

Taking notes as the pattern develops

I made some progress but I wasn't happy with how the outer petals looked wrong with one worked on the right side and the other worked back to front so I frogged it and started over.

For my second attempt at developing a pattern I decided to crochet each section separately and then stitch them together.

I'm rather pleased with the results. What do you think? It did need to be blocked but I decided I would just put a big book on it for a while. I thought it rather apt that the big dictionary I grabbed for the purpose was French.

French Dictionary makes a great motif weight

Fleur-de-lys Pattern

Fluer-de-lys Motif Crochet Pattern
This pattern uses US crochet terminology

This fleur-de-lys is made of 4 parts
  • left petals (upper and lower)
  • right petals (upper and lower)
  • central petals (upper and lower)
  • central bar
Yarn: 4 ply Clever Country (left over from a lace project - I really like this yarn)

Hook: 2.35mm / size 1

The outer petals

chain  20
*SS into second stitch from hook, SC into same stitch, SC & HDC in next st, HDC & DC in next st, HDC, SC in next 5 stitches, HDC, 2 DC in next, 2 DC in next, 1 DC & 1 TC in next, 2 TC in next, 2DC in next, 2 DC in next, HDC, HDC, SC, SS into same stitch** tie off.

For the outer petals on the other side work the above in reverse

chain  20
work from ** to *

Centre Petals

To work the spine of the centre petal

chain 26
SS into second stitch from hook, SC 23, SS, ch 1

To work the petals


*SS, SC, HDC, DC, DC, TC, TC, DC, DC, HDC, HDC, SC, SC, SS, SS into next 4 stitches (5 SS in total), SC, HDC, DC, DC, HDC, SC, SC, SS, SS**, ch1
work in reverse back up the other side from ** to *

Central Bar

To make the central bar work 8 stitch double foundation chain.

Using a yarn needle stitch the outer petals to the central ones and then stitch the centre bar on last.

Ada-cat loves to 'help' with project photos

Ada-cat helped with taking photos, which always makes things more interesting.



This is my first attempt to do write a motif pattern. I hope it works for you and I haven't over looked anything in the instructions. If you give this a try I would love to hear from you on how the pattern worked and see your finished motif. 

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Your creativity and skill amaze me, and make me jealous!!

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    1. Sometimes I surprise myself, this was certainly one of those times.

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    1. Thank you Winnie! You've totally made my day ;o)

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  3. Gorgeous you are so talented...and I LOVE the kitty in the pic! I am a cat fiend...so many reasons why we click.ha! Thanks for all your help lady!

    Valerie
    xo

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    1. That little kitty is my totally annoying super cute Siamese x called Ada. She always tries to kiss the camera so it's hard to get pics of her. And you're welcome!

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  4. Thank you! Very easy instructions.

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    1. I'm so pleased to hear that! Thank you for the feedback.

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  5. OOOOooo I love appliques and the fleur-de-lys is wonderful :D Thank you for sharing it with other crochet crazies! (like me!)

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  6. Caprina Miles9 May 2017 at 22:13

    I love your work. I am attempting the outer pedals and keep having a few chains remaining. I cannot seem to figure it out. Do you happen to have a video to compliment the pattern? I think I am missing a step it reading it wrong. Thanks a lot

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    1. I figured it out ��

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    2. I did try to make a video tutorial, but it wasn't that successful. I shall have to try again :o) I think the extra slip-stitches I needed when turning aren't needed for thicker yarn. I'm so glad you figured it out! I'd love to see a picture.

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    3. Hello! I was about to ask the same thing, a tutorial video. I tried the centre pedals and the outer but they didn't turned the same as yours, and in some point I had three, four, five rings and I didn't know how to finish them. I'll be thankful if you try one more time the video tutorial, because it is easier to me to understand the process and be successful in that crochet fleur-de-lys. =)

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