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Friday, April 17, 2015

Springtime Floral Candle Mat: A Free Crochet Pattern for You!

Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have now reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I will be adding the other doilies in the set though the coming months, so please check back for the others. 
These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs.
This doily begins with an Eyelet Foundation. If you are not familiar with this technique, you can find a tutorial here:

eyelet foundation
Springtime Floral Candle Mat Doily
by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet

Skill Level: Intermediate—for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet
Size: About 11” across
Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
  200 yards Shaded Green
  100 yards each Pink and Yellow
  Small amounts lavender, rose and black
Fabric Glue
Heavy starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel hook


Special Stitches:
For Beginning Shell (beg shell), (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For Shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For 2 tr cluster, (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 2 times, yo, pull through  all 3 lps on hook
To work ‘shell in shell’ work into the ch-2 sp at the center of the shell indicated.


Candle Mat
Note: To work into Foundation spaces, insert hook between the ch-4 and the tr of each sp
Rnd 1: With Shaded Green, for Eyelet Foundation (ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook) 24 times, join with sl st in first ch to form a circle of 24 ch sps; working in ch sps around circle (see Note), (sl st, beg shell-see Special Stitches) in first ch sp, shell in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnds 2 &  3: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell (see Special Stitches), shell in each shell around, join.

Rnd 4: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell, ch 1, (shell in next shell, ch 1) around, join.

Rnd 5: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) around, join.

Rnd 6: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell, ch 3, (shell in next shell, ch 3) around, join.

Rnd 7: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell, ch 4, (shell in next shell, ch 4) around, join.

Rnd 8: Sl st to center of first shell, beg shell in first shell, ch 5, (shell in next shell, ch 5) around to last shell, shell in last shell, ch 2, join with dc in top of ch-3.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first ch sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 7 times in next shell, *sc in next ch sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 7 times in next shell; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 10: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 7 times, *sc in next ch sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 7 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rose (make 6)
Rnd 1: With pink, ch 4, 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (10 dc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 4: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 4 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals and only in skipped sts of Rnd 2, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, (sc in next st, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 6 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sl st.

Rnd 7: Working behind petals into ch sps of Rnd 5, ch 2, (insert hook between 3rd and 4th dc of next petal, sc in ch sp, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 8: For petals, (sl st, ch 2, 8 dc, ch 2, sl st) in each ch-4 sp around, join. Fasten off. 

Daffodil (make 6)
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 6 times, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: For petals, work (sc, ch 3, 2 tr cluster, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 tr cluster, ch 3, sc) in each ch sp around, join.

Rnd 3: For center, working in ring between sc of Rnd 1, ch 2, sl st in ring, ch 4, (dc in ring between next 2 sc, ch 1) 5 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Posy (make 14)
With Rose, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in 3rd ch from hook (first Petal made; all Petals will be worked in the same ch as First Petal); (ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st) 4 more times in same ch as First Petal was worked in. Fasten off. (5 petals)

Butterfly (make 4)
Rnd 1: With Lavender, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, 4 dc) in first ch sp, (sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next ch sp) around, join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off. (8 wings made)

Fold 10” strand of Black thread in half; fold Butterfly in half, matching wings to form 2 sides with 4 wings each. Wrap folded thread around center of Butterfly; pull ends through fold and tie in a knot. Trim black thread, leaving 1” ends for antennae.

Finishing
1: Spray Candle Mat with starch. Shape and allow to dry.

2: Glue Roses, Daffodils, Posies and Butterflies to Candle Mat as shown in photo or as desired. 


Copyright BellaCrochet 2011. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!) 
This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.

Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, Debbie Peters, Karen Misiunas and Jewel Fernley for testing these patterns.

If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out my other free patterns:

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!

Rosina Smith said...

I can't believe you are giving us this gorgeous design for FREE!! Thank you so much, Ann, for your abundant generosity!

dickletn said...

Thank you so much, I have eyed this on your site and now it is free. You are the greatest and I will be watching for more. Have a great week end.
Janet

RedSetter said...

This is stunning, and thank you so much for sharing. I'm not yet comfy with thread crochet but no doubt will give it a go sometime, as soon as I do this is the pattern for me!

Lynda Treen said...

This is just beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity and for sharing your wonderful talent.

Louise said...

Thank you - this is such a beautiful piece of work. Xx

marga said...

Un trabajo precioso :)

Sara Leighton said...

I am so thrilled that you posted this! I have wanted to work this doily up for a while now. It's so lovely! Thank you for posting this for free.

Minny 1128 said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I can't work with crochet thread, but I'm going to make some with thin yarn & fasten them to a ring & hang them on the wall.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Tianna Lenfest said...

What brand of crochet thread do you use? My 3rd grade teacher requested one of these from me, and she would like it in the exact same colors! I cannot find the green shades anywhere. Thank you in advance! You have a share from Oregon. :)

anna letto said...

I made 2 of these yrs ago and have ceramic tespots in the middles of them ,,, they are even more beautiful than the pic shows ,, a real show stopper !!!

anna letto said...

I also added little sparkly pearls in the centers of the little flowers

Mariana Mill said...

How sweet & refreshing. You can place just about anything in the center. I just love. Thank you for sharing your talent & skill.

Geeta said...

can't stop gushing over it it is oh so pretty. thanks a lot for sharing