Sometimes when I design, I start out to make something and end up making something entirely different. This design started out as an edging, then morphed to a bird (a poor one at that), and finally to this medallion.
I really like this one because it reminds of the bright sunshine and springtime. It has been so dry here that my daffodils didn’t come up, and this almost made up for it.
This is a beginner pattern and requires one shuttle. I used Lizbeth size 40 thread color 613.
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R: (5ds p) 5 times, 5ds, close, turn
**Ch: 3ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: (2ds p) 3 times 2ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until there are five small rings total
Ch: 3ds, turn
R: 5ds p 5ds, j to 4th p of previous large R, (5ds p) 3 times, 5ds, close, turn**
Repeat until five large rings and five sets of small rings are completed.
R: 5ds p 5ds j to 4th p of previous large R, 5ds p 5ds, j to 2nd p of first large R, 5ds p 5ds, close, turn
Work one more set of five small rings, ending with Ch 3ds.
Cut and tie.