Here are some more scrumbles i made from Duplets. There are 5, and i've got some 'splaining to do:)
This coronet motif is from Duplet 104.
I have altered the chart a bit, as usual, though it doesn't show, luckely i'm a Photoshop-adept.
The original chart can be downloaded on my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deleewit/
The inner circle is pretty easy, when you have finished that, a padding cord is introduced for the sides. All rounds are crocheted on the backloop. At the end of the 3trd round the last 3 sc are crocheted on the cord, so they are loose from the work. turn, make the 4th round. The 'wingy' parts are crocheted: 7 sc on the wing, 3 sc on the cord, turn, skip the 3 sc of the cord, crochet the next 7 sc on the wing, pull the cord tight, skip 1 sc on the base, crochet 4 sc on the next sc of the base. This continues till the sixth wing, on this one skip 4 sc, 6 sc on the wing, 2 sc on the side of the 2 rounds, skip 1 sc on the base, 4 sc on the next stitches on the base. The next wings are 9 sc on the wing, and 4 on the base. The other side works the same in backwards order.
The next one is from Duplet 108, a bouquet motif.
I wasn't going to do flowers, but i ran out of 'abstract' motifs.
The first chart shows the inner part and starts with a magic circle of 26 sc. The 2nd round is crocheted on the backloop, because this will be the front of the work. This leaves the backloop to do the outside.
After the 5 'stripes' you are asked to use a magic circle again, but i couln't get it right. I used a Hyke shortcut.
Make 2 sc on the next 2 sc, * ch 7, sc in the next sc of the base, ch 1, turn. 12 sc around the chain, ss in next sc on the base, ch 1, turn. crabstitch on every stitch back, sc in the next sc of the base. 2 sc, start at * and repeat 3 times.
Pull the working loop to the backside under the corresponding loop of the back loops, this gives a tighter result than making a ss.
ch 1, turn, crochet on the backside, 8 sc for the 'basket' finish the basket, next make crabstitch on the left side of the basket untill you reached the the first petal. (I made this adjustment, because the basket looked fairly plain in the motif. It doesn't show in the chart)
Petal: Once again the Hyke shortcut, sc 2 on the backloop of the next 2 sc, * ch 10, sc in the next sc of the base, ch 1, turn, 24 sc around the chain, 1 ss in the next sc of the base, ch 1, turn, 11 sc in the next 11 sc, sc, picot, sc, in the next sc of the base, 11 sc in the next 11 sc of the base, sc in the next sc of the base. 2 sc on the next 2 sc of the base, start at * and repeat 5 times. Crabstitch along the right side of the basket. fasten off.
A circle motif from Especial Duplet. The interesting part is the outside, the circles are overlapping eachother.
I didn't do the whole motif, i left the second circle round out.
The chart isn't that obvious, but there's a brilliant photo tutorial on how-to on the page
The outer circles are loose from eachother, and made it quite unstable. I fixed that problem by pulling the working loop of the 3 ch at the top through the backloop of the 3rd hdc of the previous circle, then crocheting the next hdcs on the circle at hand.
Number 4 is coming up. This is a combination of Duplet 108, a wing motif with a very interesting braided circle in the middle, and the outside circles of Especial Duplet from the previous post.
On this page another photo tutorial on how to make the braid.
The circle starts with a magic circle, with 24 sc. Ch 1, turn. The 2nd round is crocheted on the backloop (this will be the frontside of the motif). The 3rd round is crocheted in the same direction.
Crochet 2 sc, on the backloop, ch 6, turn, 9 sc around the chain, *4 sc on the next 4 sc of the work, ch 6, turn, ss in the 3rd sc under the previous arch, turn, 9 sc around the chain, repeat from * till the last arch, 2 sc on the next 2 sc of the work, ch 1 to get around the base ot the next arch, 2 sc in the next 2 sc under the next arch, ch 6, turn, ss in the 3rd sc of the previous arch, turn, 9 sc around the chain, pull the working loop through the 2nd sc of the next arch to the backside of the work and the corresponding backloop of the previous round.
ch 1, 24 sc on the backloop of the previous row, close with ss.
ch 7, skip one sc, 1 hdc in the next sc of the work, ch 4, skip one sc, 1 hdc in the next sc of the work, repeat till there are 11 hdc, ch 4, ss in 3rd ch of the beginning ch.
From here on it's the same as in the previous post.
The last one for now... The monstera leaf from Duplet 69.
No mistery there, but i found the motif to be very 'floppy':) I adjusted it a little, by making a start with a magic ring instead of a chain, the 2nd part i crocheted 8 ch instead of 12, the 3rd 10 ch instead of 12, and the last part 10 ch instead of 12. This makes the motif much more stable. I also excluded the stem, i don't like these twiddly bits.