The Dogwood Motif :: Crochet Stitch #83

Stitch Description

The Dogwood Motif is fairly straightforward and looks like a dogwood flower. This would be a great choice for coasters, embellishing, and tablecloths!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Slip Stitch
4-dc cluster – [yo, pick up a loop in next st] 4 times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook
5-dc cluster – [yo, pick up a loop in next st] 5 times, yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Ch 5

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

  • Prep: Ch 5, join with a Sl st to form a ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3, (counts as first dc now and throughout), 4 dc in ring, ch 4, * 5 dc in ring, ch 4, rep from * twice, join with Sl st to top of beg ch-3.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 4-dc cluster over next 4 dc, *ch 7, 1sc in the next ch-4 space, ch 7**, 5-dc cluster over next5 dc, rep from * twice. rep from * to ** once, join with a Sl st to top of first cluster.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, *9 sc in next ch 7 space, rep from *around, join with a Sl st to beg ch-1, end off.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Dogwood Motif

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