Mountain Peak Table Topper

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A decorative tabletop piece with a unique look, as bold as a mountain range!

 

Skill level:  

Size:  Approximately 25” wide x 26” long

Materials:

Worsted wt.  cotton or cotton-blend yarn:

 

          400 yds. main color (MC)

          100 yds. contrast color (CC)

 

Sample shown in Lily “Sugar n’Cream”, 100% cotton (2 oz/56 g, 95 yds/86 m per ball) in color #20220 Dream Twists (MC) and #18712 Hot Green (CC)

 

Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: In pattern, 3.5 triangles = 4” on size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook

            Triangle base = 1.25”, triangle height = 1.5”

Pattern notes:

Central square is worked in one piece in back-and-forth rows beginning at lower edge, then a contrast color edging is applied around all four sides.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), double treble crochet (dtr), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), hook (hk), loop (lp), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), space (sp), stitch (st), treble (triple) crochet (trc), yarn over (yo)

Special stitches:

Triangle:  Ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hk, over next 3 sts work (hdc, dc, trc), sk 3 sts, sc in next sc.

Stitch note: yarn over the number of times specified below to begin the following stitches:

Half double crochet (hdc):         Yarn over once

Double crochet (dc):        Yarn over once

Treble (triple) crochet (trc):     Yarn over twice

Double treble crochet (dtr):      Yarn over three times

 

Table Topper

Row 1 (RS): With MC, ch 82, sc in 2nd ch from hk, *ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hk, over next 3 ch work (hdc, dc, trc), sk 3 ch, sc in next ch (triangle completed), rep from * across, turn (20 triangles)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 6, sc in ch at tip of first triangle, ch 3, *sc in ch at tip of next triangle, ch 3, rep from * across, ending with sc in ch at tip of last triangle, ch 1, dtr in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 10, sk the dtr & ch-1 from previous row, sc in next sc (i.e., top of first triangle), *ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hk, over next 3 ch work (hdc, dc, trc), sk 3 ch, sc in next sc (triangle completed), rep from * across, ending with ch 5, sk 1 ch of turning ch, dtr in next ch of turning ch, turn (19 triangles)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc into first st (i.e., top of dtr just completed on previous row), *ch 3, sc in ch at tip of next triangle, rep from * across, ending last rep with sc in 5th ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hk, over next 3 ch work (hdc, dc, trc), sk 3 ch, sc in next sc (triangle completed), rep from * across, turn (20 triangles)

Rep Rows 2-5 six times, then rep Row 2 once more. Piece measures approx. 25” from beg and 15 completed triangle rows are visible.

Work set-up round for border:

Note: on this round work over chains and post of the dtr stitches to encase them with sc, rather than into the chains or strands of the dtr.

 

Rnd 1 (RS): Work sc evenly along each side of piece as follows:

Top: Ch 1, work 3 sc in first sp, sk next sc, *work 4 sc in next sp, sk next sc, rep from * across to last 2 sps (not counting turning ch sp), end with 2 sc in next sp, sk next sc, 2 sc in next sp, sc in last sc (76 sc). Pivot piece to work along left side.

Left side: Work 6 sc in first sp, sk next st (i.e., row end), *work 5 sc in next sp, sk next st (i.e., row end), rep from * across to last sp, work 4 sc in last sp, sc in last st (76 sc). Pivot piece to work along bottom (i.e., opposite side of foundation ch).

Bottom: Work 3 sc in first sp, sk next st (i.e., bottom of sc on opp side of foundation ch), work 3 sc in next sp, sk next st, *work 4 sc in next sp, sk next st, rep from * to last 2 sps, work 3 sc in next sp, sk next st, work 3 sc in last sp (76 sc). Pivot piece to work along last side.

Last side: *Work 5 sc in next sp, sk next st (i.e., row end), rep from * to last sp, work 6 sc in last sp (76 sc).  Join with sl st to beg sc, do not turn (304 sc total). Fasten off MC.

Triangle edging:

Rnd 1 (RS): Join CC in same sc at upper right corner of piece where MC was fastened off. Work triangles around entire edge as follows: *Ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hk, over next 3 ch work (hdc, dc, trc), sk 3 sc, sc in next sc (triangle completed), rep from * around, join with sl st, do not turn (76 triangles)

Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 1, *sl st in ea of 4 sts along first side of next triangle, sl st in point of triangle, sl st in ea of 4 sts along second side of triangle, sl st in next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st. Fasten off CC.

Finishing:

Weave in all tails. Following care instructions on yarn ball band, block piece lightly to finished measurements.

Variation:  For a smaller table center or doily-style piece, use sport yarn or size 10 thread with appropriate smaller hook sizes.

 

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For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.

 

 

 
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