Hi! My name’s Lesley and I’m addicted to crochet motifs! I can’t get enough of them – I have bags of mostly small motifs at home that I’ve made over the years just because I wanted to try out a particular pattern or technique. They’re just so much fun!
I discovered larger motifs through the overlay mandalas from CAROcreated on Etsy.
And of course, Dedri’s Sophie’s Garden takes this to a new level!
I recently took the pattern for Joyce Lewis’s Crocodile Flower on Ravelry and made it into the centre of a small blanket for the children at my daughters’ school to use for their dolls and soft toys. (A great excuse to try out all sorts of different motifs and techniques!) That works as another large motif. You could take almost any motif and add extra rounds to it to make a large motif!
Now I’m challenging myself to make my own large motif. I started out thinking square, but it didn’t quite turn out that way!
The first time I looked at it all laid out, newly finished, I was completely shocked at just how much I love it! And taken aback that I’ve managed to create something this amazing from scratch myself!
This giant hexagon is a whopping 29 inches across, corner to corner, or 26 inches from side to side! WOW!
One of my favourite bits of this is the border with alternating front post treble stitches worked around the corresponding treble 2 rows below.
And can you imagine what an entire blanked made up of motifs like this might look like? Here – I’ll help you!
Isn’t it amazing? Think I’m going to have to fine-tune the pattern a bit just so that I can make the blanket!
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