Messy Mama creations and patterns
Uses 5mm hook, and dk yarn.
Pattern has been written using US crochet terms throughout (despite the English spelling!)
This pattern uses the cable stitch from the “Fisherman’s Ring” design by Priscilla Hewitt.
Magic circle, 12 sc in circle, sl st to join.
Row 1) Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same st, 2 dc in each subsequent sc; sl st to join. Fasten off. (24st)
Row 2) Join Colour B in top of any dc. Ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 tr in next dc, 1 tr in next dc) worked as 4 tr cluster. Ch 4; *(tr in same dc, 2 tr in next dc, 1 tr in next dc) as 4 tr cluster; ch 4* repeat from * to * around = 12 x 4 tr cluster ‘petals’; sl st to join. Fasten off.
Row 3) Join colour A in any chain space. 5 sc in each 4 ch space, sl st to join.
Row 4) cable stitch around: *ch 5, sk 1 st, sc into next st; turn, sc in top loop of each chain, turn, sc in skipped st;* repeat from * to * 29 more times; ch 5, sk 1 st (base of first cable), sc into next st (end of first cable), turn, sc into top loop of each chain, turn, sl st into skipped st (ie base of first cable). Total 31 cables.
Row 5) sc in same st, 2 ch, *sc in base of next cable, 2 ch* Repeat from * to * around.
Row 6) skip the 1st sc. 2 sc in 2ch space, *sc in sc, 2 sc in 2ch sp,* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to join. (92 st)
Row 7) sc in same st. 3sc, *4hdc, 3dc, 1tr, ch 2, 1tr, 3dc, 4hdc, 7sc* Repeat from * to * 3 more times; 4hdc, 3dc, tr, ch2, tr, 3dc, 4hdc, 3sc, sl st to join, fasten off.
If you have a go at making this and find any mistakes in the pattern please let me know – be kind, I’ve only just started writing up my patterns for use by other people – I can read my own crochet slang but am aware not everyone else may be able to!!