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150 Knit &

Crochet Motifs
Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

Heather Lodinsky

Circles
Crochet Patterns pp 2228 Knit Patterns pp 2931 1 Tri-color Bullseye Page 22 2 Tri-color Swirl Page 22 3 Tri-color Granny Page 23

4 Post-stitch Spoke Wheel Page 23

5 Picot Spiral Page 24

6 Geometric Wheel Page 24

7 Water Wheel Page 25

8 Popcorn Circle Page 25

9 Tri-color Bullseye Page 26

10 Color Ten-spoke Wheel Page 26

11 Flower Medallion Page 27

12 Tri-color Post-stitch Medallion Page 27

13 Bobble Swirl Page 28

14 Two-tone Lazy Wheel Page 28

15 Two-tone Pinwheel Page 29

16 Tri-color Bullseye Page 29

17 Lace-spoke Wheel Page 30

18 Two-tone Sunburst Page 30

19 Lace Spiral Page 31

20 Lace Star Medallion Page 31

Diamonds
Crochet pattens pp 3233 Knit Patterns pp 3435 21 Crochet Mitered Diamond Page 32 22 Tri-color Granny Page 32 23 Geometric Diamond Page 33

24 Bobble Diamond Page 33

25 Ribbed Diamond Page 34

27 Garter Diamond Page 35

26 Knit Mitered Diamond Page 35

CirCles
Colors:

A B C

76

T Ri -C oL o R Ci R C Le
See page 23 in the directory

It is hard not to think of the words Granny Square when looking at this motifbut there is nothing square about it. This motif can be worked in a single color or in as many colors as you like.
Foundation ring: With A, 4 ch, join with sl st. First round 3 ch, hdc into ring [counts as first puff st], 1 ch, (puff st, 1 ch) 7 times into ring, sl st to top of first puff st. 2nd round Sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 1 dc into first ch sp, 2 ch (2 dc, 2 ch) into each of next 7 ch sps. Sl st into top of 3 ch. 3rd round Sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, (1 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc, 1 ch) into same ch sp, (2 dc, 1 ch) twice into each of next 7 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch. Fasten off A. 4th round With B, sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 2 dc into same ch sp, 1 ch (3 dc, 1 ch) into each of next 15 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch. Fasten off B. 5th round With C, sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 3 dc into same ch sp, 1 ch (4 dc, 1 ch) into each of next 15 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch. 6th round Sl st to first dc, 3 ch, dc in 3rd dc, (1 ch, 2 dc in ch sp, 1 ch, dc in 2nd and 3rd dc) to last ch sp, 1 ch, 2 dc in last ch sp, sl st to top of 3 ch.

Symbols and abbreviations Turn to page 126 for a full explanation of the symbols and abbreviations used.

Mix and match: 76 + 99

Colors:

A B

Colors:

77

Lazy Whee L
See page 23 in the directory

78

B o B B Le S Wi R L
See page 22 in the directory

Circular motifs can be worked in may ways. This lazy wheel is worked in two colors, but the spokes of the wheel can be worked in different colors.
Foundation ring: With A, work 17 ch and join with sl st to 8th ch. First round Working in the 9 ch tail, work in order: sc, hdc, dc, 2 dcs in next ch, dc, 2 trs in next ch, tr, 2 dtrs in next ch, dtr. Do not turn. 2nd round Working back along sts made in first round, reverse sc in front loop only in each st [12 sts], sl st in center ring. Do not turn. 3rd round In back loop only, sc, hdc, dc, 2 dcs in next ch, dc, 2 trs in next ch, tr, 2 dtrs in next ch, dtr. Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 10 wedges are completed. Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. (30 cm) tail. Sew first and 10th wedges together. 4th round Join B with sl st to dtr at point of wedge, 1 ch [counts as first sc]. * Sc in dtr at point of wedge, 7 ch. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in first ch of round. 5th round 2 ch [counts as first sc]. * 2 sc in sc, 7 sc over 7 ch. Repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first ch of round. Fasten off.

Once you have mastered the puff stitch youll be amazed at how this pattern makes the bobbles swirl around on its own!
Special Stitch explanation

Puff stitch: (Yo, insert hook into foundation ring, draw up loop) twice, yo, and draw loop through all five loops on hook. Foundation ring: Work 6 ch and join with sl st to form a ring. First round 12 sc in ring, sl st to first st on every round. 2nd round 4 ch [counts as first dc and 1 ch] * 1 dc in every sc, 1 ch, rep from * 10 times. 3rd round * Work 1 puff st, inserting hook from right to left under the dc of previous row; (1ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in 1ch space. Rep from * 11 times. 4th round * Work 1 puff st inserting hook from right to left under puff st of previous round; 1 dc between the 2 dc; 1 ch; 1 dc between the 2nd dc and the puff st; 1 ch. Rep from * 11 times. 5th7th rounds Repeat round 4. Sl st to beg of last round and fasten off.

Mix and match: 77 + 95

Mix and match: 78 + 76

Colors:

25

Ri BBe D DiaMon D
See page 18 in the directory

A classic rib is used to make this fun and flexible diamond. Combine with curved or straight-edged shapes to create inumberable combinations.

Cast on 39 stitches. Row 1 (RS): P18, p3tog, p18. (37 sts) Rows 2 and 4: Knit Row 3: K2, [yo, k2tog] 8 times, yo, k3tog, [yo, k2tog] 7 times, yo, k2. Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3 times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k6. Row 6: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] 3 times, p1, k3tog, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k4. (35 sts) Row 7: k2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3 times, k3, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k6. Row 8: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] 3 times, p3tog, [k2, p2] 3 times, k4. (33 sts) Row 9: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3 times, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k6. Row 10: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1, k3tog, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k4. (31 sts) Row 11: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p3, [k2, p2] twice, k6. Row 12: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k3tog, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k4. (29 sts) Row 13: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] twice, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k6. Row 14: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] twice, p1, p3tog, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k4. (27 sts) Row 15: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] twice, k3, p2, k2, p2, k6. Row 16: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] twice, p3tog, [k2, p2] twice, k4. (25 sts) Row 17: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p2, k2, p2, k6. Row 18: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p2, k1, k3tog, k1, p2, k2, p2, k4. (23 sts)

Row 19: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k6. Row 20: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p2, k3tog, p2, k2, p2, k4. (21 sts) Row 21: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k6. Row 22: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p1, p3tog, p1, k2, p2, k4. (19 sts) Row 23: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k3, p2, k6. Row 24: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p3tog, k2, p2, k4. (17 sts) Row 25: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k1, p2, k6. Row 26: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k1, k3tog, k1, p2, k4. (15 sts) Row 27: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p3, k6. Row 28: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k3tog, p2, k4. (13 sts) Row 29: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p1, k6. Row 30: K2, yo, k2tog, p1, p3tog, p1, k4. (11 sts) Row 31: K2, yo, k2tog, k7. Row 32: K2, yo, k2tog, p3tog, k4. (9 sts) Row 33: K2, yo, k2tog, k5. Row 34: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2. (8 sts) Row 35: K2, yo, k3tog, k3. (7 sts) Row 36: K2, yo, k3tog, k2. (6 sts) Row 37: K2, yo, k3tog, k1. (5 sts) Row 38: K1, k3tog, k1. (3 sts) Row 39: K3tog. Fasten off.

Symbols and abbreviations Turn to page 126 for a full explanation of the symbols and abbreviations used.

Mix and match: 25 + 15

CRoChe T Te Chn i q u eS

Colors:

Colors:

26

GaRTe R Dia Mon D


See page 18 in the directory

27

M iT eR eD D i aM o nD
See page 18 in the directory

A simple but attractive gar ter stitch is used to create the body of this diamond, which is then finished with a pretty edging.
Cast on 4 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2 (RS): K2, yo, k2. (5 sts) Row 3: Knit. Row 4: K2, yo, k1, yo, K2. (7 sts) Row 5: Knit. Row 6: K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (9 sts) Repeat the last 2 rows 9 more times. (27 sts) Row 25: Knit. Row 26: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k17, ssk, yo, ssk, k1. (25 sts) Row 27: Knit. Rows 28: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, ssk, k1. (23 sts) Repeat the last 2 rows 7 more times. (9 sts) Row 43: Knit. Row 44: K1, k2tog, yo, k3 tog, yo, ssk, k1. (7 sts) Row 46: K1, K2tog, yo, k3tog, k1. (5 st) Row 48: K1, K3tog, k1. (3 sts) Bind off.

The simple textured stripes of this mitered diamond can be used to create striking geometric pattens when repeated or combined with other motifs.
Cast on 41 stitches. Row 1 (RS): K20, sl1, k20. Row 2: K20, p1, k20. Row 3: K18, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k18. (39 sts) Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K17, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k17. (37 sts) Row 6: Purl. Row 7: K16, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k16. (35 sts) Row 8: K17, p1, k17. Row 9: K15, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k15. (33 sts) Row 10: Purl. Row 11: K14, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k14. (31 sts) Row 12: Purl. Row 13: K13, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k13. (29 sts) Row 14: K14, p1, k14. Continue in patt set, until 7 sts rem. Row 36: Purl. Row 37: K1, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts) Row 38: K2, p1, k2. Row 39: K2togtbl, sl1, k2tog. (3 sts) Row 40: Purl. Row 41: K3togtbl. (1 st) Fasten off.

Mix and match: 26 + 44

Mix and match: 27 + 50

DIA mOn DS

Dont be square! Break out of the box with 150 creative motifs for

knit and crochet

150 Knit & Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs such as shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications. The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book also includes smaller blocks to join them together and edging ideas to add finishing touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs and learn how to knit and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for more than 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, and Cast On along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular Central Park Hoodie cardigan, which originally appeared in KnitScene, and is a freelance designer for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her LYS in Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.

contents
Introduction Visual selector Circles, Triangles, Diamonds and Squares Pentagons, Hexagons, and Octagons Snowflakes and Stars Hearts, Flowers, and Shells Leaves, Clovers, and Paisleys Connectors Projects Techniques Index Credits

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