How to Crochet: Mini Motifs – Part Four

By Erin Burger – 5 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!

I’ve saved the best for last in this fourth and final (for now, at least) installment of mini motifs! This is a larger mini motif, with the G hook and Dk weight yarn it might be considered a regular sized motif or a ‘square’ and can be used as an afghan more easily than the other mini motifs in previous posts. This mini motif is elegant and would make a lovely applique for the corner of blankets or scarfs because of it’s resemblance to a cross.

Round 1: ch 6, join with sl st in first ch made to form ring

Round 2: ch 2, 15 sc into ring, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch: 15 sc

Round 3: ch 2, sc in next 2 sc, *(sc, ch 9, sc) in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, ending with a sl st in top of beginning ch: 19 sc, 4 ch-9 spaces

Round 4: ch 2, (sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, 21 dc into next ch-9 space, skip 2 sc) around, ending with a sl st in top of beginning ch: 84 dc

Round 5: [(ch 5, skip 5 dc, sl st in next dc, ch 4, sl st in same st) 3 times, ch 5, sl st in next sc] repeat around four times, join with a sl st to first ch of beginning ch: 28 sl st, 16 ch-5 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces

Finish off, 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. kaytea says:

    *(sc, ch 9, sc), does this mean 2 sc in 1 st?

  2. Marie says:

    What’s the stitch count in the last round?

  3. Erin says:

    Hi, Kaytea,
    The (sc, ch 9, sc) goes in the next sc after the first. And yes, you would put a sc, then ch 9 and then sc again into that stitch.

    Hi Marie,
    I fixed the stitch count in the last row.


  4. Beth says:

    There are hundreds of things you can do with these! My mind is reeling! jewelry, fashion accents join them to make a blouse or skirt…. Work them in worsted weight yarn and join them for a throw blanket. The possibilities are endless!

  5. Sarah says:

    oooh beautiful!

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