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Lotus Leaf

Difficulty: Beginner ✦✧✧✧✧

A free crochet pattern for a lotus leaf to go along with your lotus flower.


Sewn together, they make a wonderful coaster for a tea cup and saucer.


This leaf is made in the round. Using 4-ply cotton yarn and a 2mm hook, the leaf measures 8 inches in diameter.




 

Special Stitches:

  • Odd Increase (Odd Inc) = When there are three stitches to increase over, then [dc, 2 dc in the middle stitch, dc].

  • Even Increase (Even Inc) = When there are four stitches to increase over, then [dc in the first stitch, dc2tog over the 1st and 2nd stitches, dc in the 2nd stitch].



 

Row 1: Dc 11 in a magic circle, slip stitch with the first dc.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in every dc around, including the sl st from Row 1. (22 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch-space hereafter), [dc, ch] in every dc around, including the sl st from Row 2. Sl st with the first dc. (23 ch-space)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch-space), [2 dc in the next stitch, ch] repeat 3 times, dc in the next stitch, ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] repeat 3 times, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] repeat 3 times, dc , ch, slip stitch with the first dc. Note: This is a random combination of dc and [2dc in the next stitch] that results in 23 chain spaces placed over the chain space below.

Row 5:  Ch 4. [Alternate dc 2 and [Even Inc] in each dc-pair, 2 dc in every single dc, and chain over every chain space around], dc in the sl st from Row 4, slip stitch with the first dc.

Row 6:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group. [Even Inc] over every dc-2 pair around. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 7:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every [Even Inc] group. [Odd Inc] over every dc-3 group. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 8:  Ch 4. Dc 4 over every dc-4 group. [Odd Inc] over every dc-3 group that is above a dc-2 group in Row 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group that is above a single dc in Row 4. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 9:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group. Dc 4 over every [Even Inc] group. [dc, Even Inc, dc] over every dc-4 group. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 10:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5 and [dc, Even Inc, dc] group. Chain over every chain space around.

Row 11:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5 and [dc, Even Inc, dc] group. [Ch, dc, ch] in each ch-space between two dc-5 groups, otherwise chain over every chain space around.

Row 12:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5. 2 Dc in each single dc. [Even Inc] over each 2-dc group. [Ch, dc, ch] in each ch-space between two dc-5 groups, otherwise chain over every chain space around.

Row 13:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5. 2 Dc in each single dc. [Odd Inc] over each 2-dc group. Chain over every chain space around. Tie off. Weave ends in.


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energizeintent
Mar 07, 2023

can you clarify " [dc in the first stitch, dc2tog over the 1st and 2nd stitches, dc in the 2nd stitch]. " for doing an even increase over 4 stitches?


from pattern so far, i thought it would be 1st stitch DC, 2nd DC, 3rd 2 DC, 4th DC,


do your instructions mean 1st stitch DC, 2nd stitch DC2tog, 3rd stitch DC2tog, 4th stitch DC? You say first stitch and 1st and 2nd then 2nd again, so I can't understand it. Plus if you dc2tog then that is a decrease.


Thank you for sharing this pattern. Peace


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energizeintent
Mar 07, 2023
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I think you meant to say dctog over 2nd and 3rd stitch maybe? The picture looks like you DC in 1st, DC in 2nd then DC again in 2nd as part of the dctog over 2nd and 3rd, then DC again in 3rd, DC in 4th.

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