Free Motif Pattern from Connect the Shapes

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You may remember in my review of Edie Eckman’s Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs I promised you a little sneak peek at one of the motif patterns inside. This is one of my favorite motifs from the book. And yes, Storey Publishing has so generously allowed my to share this motif pattern with you all! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Free Motif Crochet Pattern from Connect the Shapes

 
 
Motif #22

Add some post stitches for texture and reversibility! This motif is truly reversible, but each side looks quite different – just choose one side or the other as the right side. Even better, put them together for a fabric that looks great on both sides (see Joins on pages 78 and 80).

 

FPdc(front post double crochet)Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated and pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) two times.

Standing FPdc (standing front post double crochet) Beginning with slip knot on hook, yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated and pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) two times. (Click here for a tutorial on How to Crochet Standing Stitches.)

 

Begin with sliding loop.

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3; rep from * two more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3 — 12 dc and 4 spaces. Fasten off.

Rnd 2 Standing FPdc in first dc of any 3-dc group, FPdc in next 2 dc, ch 7, *FPdc in next 3 dc, ch 7; rep from * two more times, join with slip st to top of first FPdc. Fasten off.

Rnd 3 Standing FPdc in first dc of any 3-dc group, FPdc in next 2 dc, ch 9, *FPdc in next 3 dc, ch 9; rep from * two more times, join with slip st to top of first FPdc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4 Standing FPdc in first dc of any 3-dc group, FPdc in next 2 dc, ch 11, *FPdc in next 3 dc, ch 11; rep from * two more times, join with slip st to top of first FPdc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5 Standing FPdc in first dc of any 3-dc group, FPdc in next 2 dc, *ch 7, working around 4 ch-loops, sc into space from Rnd 1, ch 7**, FPdc in next 3 dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to top of first FPdc. Fasten off.

 

 

Free Motif Pattern from Connect the Shapes

 

 

Crochet stitch diagram - Free Motif Pattern from Connect the Shapes

 

Connect:

Reversible shapes offer all kinds of fun options for connections. In this example, Motif 22 is connected using alternating sides as the “right” side. Just make all the motifs as for Motif 22, but flip the connected piece over as needed to attach each additional motif. And of course, the other side looks just like this! A tiny filler motif connects to each shape and fills the center space.

 

Work the first motif through Rnd 5. Make additional motifs the same as the first motif, joining to previous motif(s) in Rnd 5, by working (ch 3, sc in space of previous motif, ch 3, sc over 4 chs into Rnd-1 space, ch 3, sc in space of previous motif, ch 3, 3 FPdc) across each side to be joined.

 

Filler Motif

Begin with sliding loop.

Ch 1, sc in ring, ch 1, sc in center dc of -interior 3-dc group on any joined motif, ch 1, *sc in ring, ch 1, sc in center dc of next interior 3-dc group, ch 1; rep from * two more times; tighten sliding loop, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Features:

Reversibility

JAYGo

Single crochet join

Connection in adjoining spaces

Filler motif

 

Excerpted from Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs (c) by Edie Eckman, Photography by (c) John Polak, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

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20 Responses to Free Motif Pattern from Connect the Shapes

  1. Elisabeth Andree June 5, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Lovely motif, thanks for sharing Kara!

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Hope you enjoy it, Elisabeth!

  2. Susan @ Felted Button June 5, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    LOOOOVE!! This motif is incredibly full of texture and color play! I love that both sides look incredible yet so different! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      My pleasure, Susan! It is definitely one of my favorites 🙂

  3. Ana BC June 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Such an interesting motif! It has a lot of texture. Thanks for sharing and for the review 🙂

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

      Thanks, Ana!

  4. Mrs.C June 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I just purchased this book from Amazon last week and love it! I am working on a project using one of the motifs right now! There are so many great motifs to choose from! 🙂

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

      I love it too!

  5. Rhondda Mol June 6, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    This is great Kara 🙂 Thank you! Rhondda

    • Kara June 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

      Glad you like it 🙂

  6. Yvonne Essary April 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    This is a very nice pattern, looks like you could use it in a number of ways, Thank you for sharing.

    • Kara May 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      Glad you like it!

  7. Cher @ Designs by Studio C April 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Love that motif, Kara! You inspire me to pick up my hooks and crochet again!

    • Kara May 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

      Yay!! That is the biggest compliment I could ask for 🙂

  8. Crochetlene August 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Beautiful!

    • Kara August 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

      Thank you!

  9. Linda's Crooked Crochet February 15, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Amazing, simply beautiful <3

    • Kara February 16, 2015 at 11:38 am #

      Thank you, Linda 🙂

  10. yanti supriyanti August 20, 2015 at 3:58 am #

    Thank you

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