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Spiral Illusion Motif

 Spiral Illusion Motif

Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This motif can be used as an applique for a potholder, a motif in a tablecloth, placemat or large doily. It is fairly fast and easy to make and would make a wonderful take-a-long project in the summer.
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Materials Needed:
Small amount size 10 crochet cotton. Southmaid color#401 Orchid Pink was used in the example
Size 7 steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Thread Thickness: 10thread
Gauge: 10sc=1"
Finished Size: 4¼"x4¼"
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
RND 1: Ch8. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch5. *Dc in next ch. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 2: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Ch3. *2dc in next dc. Ch3. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 3: Slst into the next dc. Ch3. Dc in 1st ch of the next ch3 sp. Ch5. *Sk next dc. Dc in next dc. Dc in 1st ch of the next ch3 sp. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Slst into the next dc. Ch3. Dc in 1st ch of the next ch5 sp. Ch7. *Sk next dc. Dc in next dc. Dc in 1st ch of the next ch5 sp. Ch7. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Ch3. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 chs. Dc, ch3, dc in next ch. Dc in each of the next 3 chs. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 7 chs. *Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 3 chs. Dc, ch3, dc in next ch. Dc in each of the next 3 chs. Dc in each of the next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 7 chs. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6: Ch5. Sk next 2 dc. Dc in next dc. [Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. (Dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in next ch3 corner sp.) Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Sk next 2 dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. Sk 2 dc. ] *Dc in next dc. Sk 2 dc. Dc in next dc. Rep bet [] once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 7: Ch5. Dc in next dc, ch2, eight times. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. *Dc in next dc, ch2, nine times. Dc in each of the next 3dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 8: Ch5. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc, ch4, dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch3, dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. *Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch1 Dc, ch4, dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch1. Dc in next dc. Ch3. Dc in next dc ch2. Dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 9: Ch3. [Dc each of the next 2 chs. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 chs. Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch. Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 chs. Ch3. Dc in each of the next 2 chs. Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch. Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 ch. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 chs. Dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 2 chs. Ch3. Sk next 3 dc. Dc in each of the next 2 chs.] *Dc in next dc. Rep bet [] once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off.

To use this motif to make a table cloth or a large doily, I suggest hand stitching them together using a whip or overhand stitch.

Design written on Tuesday, August 07, 2001. Copyright © 2001 By Julie A. Bolduc f108009

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