Opal's Motifs

©2001, Cindy L. Murray

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Versatile 2-1/2 inch motifs can be combined in countless ways. Tanktops, slip dresses, purses and totes, dresser scarves, bedspreads, baby blankets, chair sets, etc.

Fingering weight yarn
Susan Bates "D" (3.25mm), "C" or "00" steel to gauge.

Chain 8, join to form ring
Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as first tr plus ch 1),in ring -- tr, ch 2, tr, ch 1, tr, ch3, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 2, tr, ch1, tr, ch 3) 3 times; join in top of first tr.
Rnd 2: Sl st in the next ch 1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in the same sp, work 3 sc in each ch 2 sp, 5 sc in each ch 3 sp, and 1 sc in each ch 1 space around; join to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, work sc evenly around, with 3 sc in the center st of each corner; joint to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1, sk 1),work (dc, ch 1, sk 1) around with (dc, ch 3, dc) in each corner; join to 3rd chain of ch 4.

Motifs can be worked in multiple colors.

1.  Two colors: Rows 1-2 (Color A)
Row 3 (Color A or B)
Row 4 (Color B)
2.  Two colors: Rows 1-2 (Color A)
Row 3 (Color B)
Row 4 (Color A)
3.  Three colors: Row 1-2 (Color A)
Row 3 (Color B)
Row 4 (Color C)
4.  Three colors: Row 1 (Color A)
Row 2 (Color B)
Row 3 (Color B or C)
Row 4 (Color C)

Size of finished motif can be increased by repeating Rounds 3-4 to desired size.

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