How to Crochet: Mini Motifs – Part Two

By Erin Burger – 3 Comments
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 mini motif can also be used as a flower applique. You can attach each motif together by making an sc join from petal to petal. Lay out all your motifs so you can get an idea of the finished project before you start joining them. The pictured motifs are a smaller motif made with an E hook and fingering weight yarn and a larger one made with a G hook and sport weight yarn.

Round 1: ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring

Round 2: ch 1, 15 sc in ring, join with sl st in beginning ch-1: 15 sc

Round 3: ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and beginning ch), skipping first sc, dc in 2nd dc from hook, (ch 3, skip 1 sc, dc in next dc) around, ending with ch 3, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3: 8 dc, 8 ch 3 spaces

Round 4: ch 1, [(sc, hdc) in first ch, 3 dc in next ch, (hdc, sc) in next ch, skip dc] around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-1: 16 sc, 16 hdc, 24 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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3 Comments

  1. Bananas says:

    These are reallt cute. ever thought about making a cherry blossom?

  2. wendy says:

    thanks for another lovely tutorial – I love little motifs like this

  3. Leah Crowe says:

    I adore these.. can’t wait to try them out! Thank you :)

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