How to Crochet: Mini Motifs – Part Three

By Erin Burger – 1 Comment
A motif is defined as a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper. Granny squares are a great example of a motif. The mini motifs featured in these posts can be used for so many fun crochet projects. Make a cool garland with many mini-motifs strung together, design your own jewelry (earrings!), decorate a child’s room, make a table runner; the possibilities are practically endless!

This super simple mini motif is not only perfect for the motif-themed projects I mentioned in the introduction paragraph, but also for a base or center for your own original project! Add shells along the outside and make some flowers, build on round after round for a doily that you designed yourself. Stretch your creativity.

Round 1: ch 10, tr in first ch as if you were making a ring, ch 6, (tr in same ch as before, ch 6) 2 times, join with a sl st to 5th ch of ch-10: 3 tr, 4 ch-6 spaces

Round 2: ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 27 dc

Finish off, weave in any ends. Make it pretty!

Have any comments about mini motifs or questions about these instructions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

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  1. Christina says:

    Rachel, These are gorgeous. I can so picture myself making an afghan with this pattern.

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