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Easy Triangle Shaped Motif

Pattern Designed by Sandi Marshall

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Triangle Motif pattern by Sandi Marshall
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When deciding what combination of stitches I wanted to use to create the third round of this motif, it took three versions to get one that would result in a straight enough edge on the triangle (which would be important later when joining motifs). At first, the triangle edges were a bit rounded, so I experimented with different lengths of the chain corners, along with number of stitches. Adding the half double crochet stitches in the center of the sides was my last change that seems to bring about a better result. The little bit of a curve near the corners will straighten out when motifs are joined.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ea = each, dc = double crochet, hdc = half double crochet, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, st = stitch, sts = stitches

Materials: Yarn weight or thread size of your choice. Examples: about 1/8 oz. any worsted weight yarn, US size H hook or size 10 cotton crochet thread, Us size 7 or 8 steel hook

Finished Size: With worsted weight yarn and a US size H hook, the motif is about 6 inches from point to point along one side and about 5 1/2 inches measuring from one point across the center of the triangle to the opposide side edge.

Pattern Note:
Starting Chain: ch 6, join with a slip stitch in the first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, (ch 4, 3 dc in ring) twice, then ch 4, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round. For a photo showing a close look at how Rnd 1 is crocheted, see http://crochet.about.com/od/learncrochet/ss/tribasic_2.htm
Rnd 2: ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-4 sp, ch 2 **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sl st in beginning ch-3 of this round. For a photo showing a close look at the stitches of Rnd 2, see http://crochet.about.com/od/learncrochet/ss/tribasic_3.htm
Rnd 3: ch 4 (counts as first hdc and a ch-2), skip next 2 dc, * hdc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in ch-4 sp, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then hdc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 4, dc) in ch-4 sp, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4 of this round.
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next hdc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in ch-4 corner sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, * sc in next hdc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next hdc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in ch-4 corner sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sl st in first sc of this round.
End off, leaving a strand for weaving in. Weave in the ends, to secure.

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