Holiday Motif

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Can be worked in 3 colors of your choice, to suit any holiday

Skill level: Easy-Intermediate
Materials:  Worsted weight yarn in 3 colors:

Approx. 10 yds. each Colors A & B, 20 yds. Color C 

Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:  14 sc = 4 on size H/8 (5 mm) hook. Finished motif measures approx. 8 from point to point, 4.5" along each side before  blocking, 9 from point to point after blocking

Terms/Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), each (ea), increase (inc), long single crochet (long sc), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), yarn over (yo)

Special stitches:

Long single crochet (long sc): insert hook in top of dc 3 rows below, pull up loop loosely to height of current row (to avoid puckering fabric), yo and complete single crochet.

Motif:

Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 4, join into ring (or use disappearing beginning loop method: wrap yarn around finger once, insert hook into this loop, yarn over and draw strand through), ch 3, work 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off Color A (12 dc)

Rnd 2 (inc rnd): Join Color B to top of any dc, ch 3, work dc in same st, *2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (24 dc)

Rnd 3 (inc rnd): Ch 3, work dc in same st, *ch 2, skip 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending ch 2, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off Color B (12 2-dc groups, 12 ch-2 spaces)

Rnd 4 (inc rnd): Join Color A in top of second dc of any 2-dc group, ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next sp, *sc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next sp, rep from * around ending with sc in last dc,  join with sl st (48 sc)

Rnd 5 (inc rnd): Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st, sc in ea of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st, fasten off Color A (60 sc)

Rnd 6 (inc rnd): Join Color C in first of the 2 sc that began Rnd 5, ch 1, work 2 sc in same sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, work long sc loosely (see note above) in top of dc 3 rounds below, work long sc in top of next dc 3 rounds below, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc (at point), sc in next 3 sc, long sc in next dc 3 rounds below, long sc in next dc 3 rounds below, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (at point), rep from * around, join with sl st (72 sc)

Rnd 7 (inc rnd): Ch 3, dc in same st, (ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in ea of next 2 sc)3 times, ch 1, sk 1, 2 dc in next sc (at point), ch 2 (for corner), *2 dc in next sc, (ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in ea of next 2 sc)3 times, ch 1, sk 1, 2 dc in next sc (at point), ch 2 (for corner), rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 (30 2-dc groups, 6 ch-2 sps, 24 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ea sc and ea sp around, working 2 sc in ea ch-2 sp and 1 sc in ea ch-1 space, join with sl st, fasten off (96 sc)

Finishing: If necessary, block motif to lay flat.

Use motifs singly as decorative table mats, or join as desired to form scarves, runners, lapghans or afghans by whipstitching or slip stitching motifs together through back loops on sides of hexagons.

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