Russian Paisley Motif
This paisley is one of the russian patterns i deciphered. The original pattern can be found in Duplet 99.
On the page the specific paisley is the one on the bottom right side.
Because my crochet is fairly loose, i took out several parts of the pattern to prevent it from getting ruffled.
Here are examples of my take on the paisley.
The colorchange on the chart i made have the following meaning: the red rounds are the front side of the work, the blue rounds the backside. In the grey rounds the stitches are crocheted through both loops, the colored dots give directions to which side the round is crocheted.
*note: the colored sc’s are crocheted in the backloops of the previous round.
The dc’s are crocheted through both loops.
Start with 8 ch and close with ss, or use a magic loop, make 20 sc in the circle, close with ss.
(work in both loops of the sc round), ch 8, dc in 10th sc, ch 4, dc in the same sc,* ch 1, dc in next sc,*, repeat 8x, (9 dc total), ch 2, close with ss, ch 1
turn work, crochet according to chart, use only the backloop.
The rest is fairly easy working with the chart.
Enjoy and if any questions, just ask, as always:)
Paddingcord Leaves (small)
Because most leaves, crocheted by the Russian and Ukrain artists, are rather big, i designed these leaves to make a good filling motif for my Russian experiment. It’s a simple and easy design, and you can change the size by adding more stitches. The explanation is rather extended, because i will give this pattern in our new FF Dutch group on Facebook, and a lot of participants are new to this kind of crochet.
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
pc - paddingcord
Use pc. I like to crochet over just 1 thread, making the chain with a long tail, which i can use as pc (less weaving!).
Make a chain of 9 stitches.
All sc’s are crocheted on the back loop.
1st. 8 sc starting in the second ch, 2 sc over pc, (tail), turn
From this point all rounds are chrocheted over pc.
* tighten the pc after every round.
2nd. ch 1, 9 sc, turn
3rd. ch 1, skip 1, 8 sc, 2 sc over pc alone, turn
4th. ch 1, 9 sc, turn
5th. ch 1, skip 1, 8 sc, 2 sc over pc alone, turn
6th. ch 1, 9 sc, turn
7th. ch 1, skip 1, 8 sc, 2 sc over pc alone, turn
8th. ch 1, 10 sc (middle), turn
9th. ch 1, 8 sc, turn
10th. ch 1, 8 sc, 1 sc in turn ch of the previous round, 1 sc over pc, 1 sc in last sc of the 5th round on the other side, thus crossing over and connecting the both sides, turn
11th. ch 1, skip 1, 8 sc, turn
12th. ch 1, 8 sc, 1 sc in turn ch of the previous round, 1 sc over pc, 1 sc in last of the 3rd round of the other side, turn
13th. ch 1, skip 1, 8 sc, turn
14th. ch 1, 8 sc, 1 sc in turn ch of the previous round, 1 sc over pc, 1 sc in last sc of the 1st round.
I hope you have fun with it:)