I have a tendency to design patterns that are very dense. I love interesting negative space, but I have a hard time designing it. I just let myself go with this design so it’s pretty snug, but I like it. I had to block it to sit flat, although I could have left the edges wavy and used it to display something small like a tiny, little teacup.
I’ve provided instructions for this medallion with two colors of thread as it is shown, or with just one color.
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Use the crochet hook to help you make the lock joins in this design.
Round 1 (solid color thread)
R: 1ds p (3ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, cut and tie. Pull it so that it’s round instead of oval.
Round 2 (variegated thread)
Using the crochet hook, pull the thread through one of the picots in Round 1 from front to back. Wind about one yard (1 meter) of this thread onto the shuttle.
*Ch: 5ds, lj to next p*
Repeat between * around medallion and lj the last Ch to the first picot in Round 1.
Round 3 (variegated thread)
**Ch: 7ds, lj to next lj from Round 2**
Repeat between ** around medallion.
Round 4 (variegated thread)
***Ch: (1ds p) 7 times, 1ds lj to next lj from Round 3***
Repeat between *** around medallion. Cut and tie.
Round 5 (both threads)
Use solid thread in the shuttle and the variegated thread as the ball thread.
R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of any Ch of previous round, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
#Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to 2nd p of same Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn#
Repeat between # around, joining to the 2nd, 4th, and 6th picots of each Ch. Join the last picot of the last ring in this round to the first picot of the first ring.
Ch: 6ds, lj to base of first ring
##Ch: (1ds p) 7 times, 1ds lj to base of next ring##
Cut and tie.
I made this with two colors of thread and have written the instructions accordingly. If you wish to do this design in one color only, do this instead of Round 1.
Wind the shuttle with your thread, but do not cut it.
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Start the first stitch of Round 2 the same distance away from the ring as the length of the picots in the ring. This length of thread will become your sixth picot.
Begin stitching Round 2.