Jan 31, 2010

Pleat Repeat

MATERIALS: DMC Cebelia #10 (50 gm, 282 yds each ball): 3 balls white, 1 ball #224 pink. Steel crochet hook size 7 U.S. (1.65 continental) (4 U.K.) or size to obtain gauge.

MEASUREMENTS: Approx 16 in. (40 cm) in diameter.
GAUGE: First 7 rnds = 21/2 in. (6 cm) in diameter. 11 dc and 5 rows dc = 1 in. (2.5 cm).
STITCHES USED: Chain st (ch). Slip st (sl st). Single crochet (sc). Half double crochet (hdc). Double crochet (dc). Treble crochet (tr). Picot: • Ch 4, si st in 4th ch
from hook •.
NOTE: Always start with ch 3 instead of first dc of rnd. End with 1 si st in first sc or third (dc) ch at beg of rnd.
DIRECTIONS: With white, ch 10 and close into a ring with 1 si st in first ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 18 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: • Dc in sc, ch 5, skip 2 sc •, rep from • to • around (6 loops made). Fasten off white.
Rnd 3: Join pink in first loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in each loop around (6 petals made). Fasten off pink.
Rnd 4: Working behind petals in Rnd 3, join white in skipped dc of Rnd 2, ch 1, • sc in skipped dc or Hnd 2, ch 7 •, rep from • to • around (6 loops made).
Rnd 5: SI st to first loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 9 dc, hdc, sc) in each loop around (6 petals made).
Rnd 6: Working behind petals in Rnd 5, ch 1, • sc in skipped sc of Rnd 4, ch 9 •, rep from • to • around (6 loops made). Fasten off white.
Rnd 7: Join pink in first ch-9 loop, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, 7 tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in each loop around (6 petals made). Fasten off pink.
Rnd 8: Working behind petals in Rnd 7, join white in skipped sc of Rnd 6, ch 1, • sc in skipped sc of Rnd 6, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2 rep from • to • around (6 loops made).
Rnd 9: Ch 1, • sc in sc, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2, sc in same sc, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2, sc bet 2 picots in center of next loop, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2 •, rep from • to • around (18 loops made).
Rnds 10-12: Sl st bet 2 picots at center of first loop, ch 1, • sc bet 2 picots at center of loop, ch 2, picot. ch 2. picot, ch 2 •. rep from • to • around (18 loops made).
Rnd 13: Sl st bet 2 picots at center of first loop, • (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) bet 2 picots at center of loop, ch 3 •, rep from • to • around.
Rnd 14: Sl st to first ch-3 space, • (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 space, ch 1 •, rep from • to • around (36 shells made).
Rnd 15: • Dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc. ch 3.2 dc) in next ch-3 space, dc in next 2 dc, skip ch-1 space •, rep from • to • around.
Rnds 16-18: Dc in each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each ch-3 space.
Rnd 19: Dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in each ch-3 space. Fasten off white.
Rnd 20: Join pink in flp of first dc, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, mark last sc made as #1, sc in flp of next 6 dc, • sc in flp of next 5 dc, 3 sc in flp of next dc, sc in flp of next 7 dc, mark last sc made as #2, sc in flp of next 5 dc, insert hook in flp of next dc, going behind fabric of doily insert hook in sc marked with #1, yo, draw yarn through both sts, complete a sc (joining st behind pleat made), remove marker #1, sc in flp of next 11 dc, 3 sc in flp of next dc, sc in flp of next 13 dc, place marker #1 in last sc made, sc in flp of next 5 dc, insert hook in flp of next dc, going in front of fabric of doily insert hook in st marked #2, yo, draw yarn through both sts, complete a sc (joining st in front of pleat made), remove marker #2 •, rep from • to • around joining last pleats in pat to first when completing rnd (see diagram). Fasten off.
Rnd 21: Join white in blp of 4th dc to the left of joining st #1 on lower ruffle, ch 1, • sc in 4th dc to the left of joining st on lower ruffle, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2, skip 4 dc in Row 19, sc in blp of next dc, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2, skip 5 dc in Row 19, sc in blp of next dc, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2, skip 4 dc in Row 19, sc in blp of next dc, ch 2, picot, ch 2, skip 4 dc, joined st and 3 dc in Row 19 •, rep from • to • around (72 loops made).
Rnd 22: Sl st bet 2 picots at center of first loop, ch 1, • (sc bet 2 picots at center of loop, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, eh 2) in each of next 3 loops, skip next singlepicot loop •, rep from • to • around (54 loops).
Rnds 23-25: Sl st bet 2 picots at center of first loop, ch 1, • sc bet 2 picots at center of loop, ch 2, picot, ch 2, picot, ch 2 rep from • to • around (54 loops).
Rnd 26: SI st bet 2 picots at center of first loop, * (2 do, ch 3, 2 dc) bet 2 pfcots at center of loop, ch 1 rep from • to • around (54 shells made).
Rnd 27: • Dc in nod 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 loop, dc in next 2 dc, skip next ch-1 space rep from • to • around.
Rnds 28-34: Dc in each dc around, working (2 dc, ch 3,2 dc) in each ch-3 loop.
Rnd 35: Dc in each dc around, working 5 dc in each ch-3 loop. Fasten off white.



Rnd 36: Join pink in first dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, sc in next 19 dc, 3 6c in next dc, sc in next 14 dc, place marker #1 in fast sc made, sc in next 26 dc, 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 14 dc, place marker #2 in last dc made, sc in next 12 dc, insert hook in next dc, going behind fabric of doily insert hook into sc marked with #1, yo, draw yarn through both sts and complete a sc (joining st behind pleat made), remove marker #1, • sc in next 13 dc, 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 14 dc, place marker #1 in last sc made, sc in next 12 dc, insert hook in next dc, going in front of doily fabric insert hook in sc marked with #2, yo, draw yarn through both sts and complete a sc (joining st in front of pteat made), remove marker #2, sc in next 13 dc, 3 sc in next dc, SC in next 14 dc, place marker #2 in last sc made, sc in next 12 dc, insert hook in next dc and sc marked with #1 making a joining st behind pleat, remove marker #1 rep from • to • around joining last pleats in pat to first when completing rnd (see diagram). Fasten off.
Designed by Nancy Hearne.