My name is Penny and it is so nice to be here at Petals to Picots today. Thank you, Kara for inviting me over to do this post on your lovely blog. I’ve not done this before so …nobody laugh!! 🙂 A little about me and then let’s crochet. My husband and I live in the Colorado Rockies. He is retired from the Air Force and I am a retired Home Health Care Provider. Since retiring we’ve been able to do a lot of traveling, crafting and fishing and … well, anything we want to do really. YAY!
I have been crocheting for almost 30 years now. I’m really not that old (I started very young) 🙂 I taught myself to thread crochet by subscribing to the Magic Crochet Magazine (which is now out of print) back in the ‘80’s. My great-grandmother crocheted. She made such beautiful heirloom doilies. They were passed down to me and my other family members after she passed away. I admired her work so much I thought to honor her I would attempt to mirror her craft. So thread crochet is in my heart and in my blood I think. I really do prefer working with thread over yarn but I do use both to craft with.
Today we are going to crochet a plate. I found 4 of these decorative plates at my local thrift store. They were marked .49 cents each (SCORE!!) 🙂 I bought them knowing that I would come up with some way to make them pretty. They originally came from Hobby Lobby according to the tag on the back. I looked online and they are still available. They are priced at $4.99 each. Here is the link for them.
This is what I came up with for the first 2 plates I crocheted.
So today let’s make this one. I am going to call it the 10 Petal Plate. It is really easy to crochet. It’s a simple motif that has a very easy trim pattern around the edge. Let me just say that any motif you want to use would work perfectly fine as long as it’s not over 4 inches. The one we will do today is 3.5 inches. Coaster patterns would work well, and there are a lot of them to choose from.
10 Petal Plate Motif
Begin at center, ch 8 and join to form ring.
Rnd. 1: In ring work 20 dc; first dc = 3 ch throughout, close dc rounds with a slip stitch in top of ch-3.
Rnd. 2: 3 ch (first dc), 1 dc between next 2 dc, work (2 ch, 2 dc inserting hook between each 2 dc below) 9 times, end with 2 ch, close with slip stitch in top of ch-3, continue with 1 slip stitch in each of the next 2 stitches.
Rnd 3: Work one shell (=2 dc + 5 ch + 2 dc) in each chain loop around. Rnd 4: Ch 1 work * 1 sc between 2 shell, 10 dc in next ch-5 loop, repeat from * around; close with slip stitch in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in the end.
Now the plate. It really is easy. At first it may seem awkward to get the plate into the right position to crochet it. My best advice is to move the plate as you work. Does that make sense? Well, anyway you’ll get the hang of it once you start. There are only 2 rounds on this trim. I think it works well. Ok, here we go.
10 Petal Plate Trim
Attach your thread to your hook.
Rnd 1: Insert your hook into one of the holes of the plate. Bring up a loop and yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
That’s the first sc. Make 2 more sc into the same hole for a total of 3 sc per hole. Now ch 3. So all the way around the plate you are making 3 sc into the hole and ch 3. After the last ch 3 join with a slip stitch into the first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as first triple crochet) triple crochet into the next 2 sc (for a total of 3 triple crochets). Ch 2 and sc into chain 3 below, ch 2. Repeat all the way around (3 triples, ch2, sc, ch 2).
After you’ve gone around the plate, join the last chain into the top of the ch 4 with a slip stitch and fasten off. Weave in the end. That’s it. Really simple.
You can attach the motif to the plate with some double stick tape, hot glue or some craft glue. To hang the plate I use this plate hanger. You can find them in the hardware section at Walmart for $1.97.
I have several more ideas for these plates. You probably will too. I think the creative possibilities are endless. Have fun with this and I invite you to stop by my Facebook Page to show me what you have created.
Thank you again Kara for inviting me to guest blog here at Petals to Picots. I really had fun with this. Take care everyone, penny x
And just when you think they couldn’t get any prettier, Penny came up with this one. Love it!