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.
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.
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 petalschain 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 reversechain 20
work from ** to *
To work the spine of the centre petalchain 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 BarTo 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 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.