This would be so pretty in a little girl’s room or in any shabby chic decor. You can also use bits and pieces of this pattern for embellishments for a variety of uses such as scrap booking, card making and as little details on clothing.
MATERIALS—Lily Pearl Cotton, size 5: — 2-balls Lt Ecru, and partial ball each Blue, Lt. Steel Blue, Salmon Rose and Mid-Apple Green. Lily Six Strand Floss.—2-skems each Maroon and Dk. Green. 1-skein each Dp. Peach, Black, Med. Green, Dusty Rose and Dk. Salmon Rose (or other colors), 1\2-yd. Oyster White linen, 1\2-yd. Lt. Green muslin A picture frame 13″xl6″ glass size. Crochet hook size 5.
MAT—Cut cardboard for a loose fit in frame. Cut out center 3″ from bottom, 2″ from other 3 sides. Cut linen 1″ outside edges, pull taut and fasten on back with gummed tape, slashing inside corners. In Lt. Ecru, make ch 2″ longer than bottom width, tr in 15th st from hook, (ch 4, tr in next 5th st) repeated across for width (stretched). Cut off excess ch.
ROW 2—Ch 9, turn, tr in next tr, (ch 4, tr in next tr) across to 5th st of end ch. Repeat 4 times to cover bottom. Then work up each side (4 sps wide). Connect top corners with a ch (5 ch for each sp minus 1
st), and work 4 rows across top Fasten off. Stretch and pin down in exact size. Steam and press dry thru a cloth. Tack to edges of Mat.
1ST PEONY—In 3 strands Black Floss, ch 8, sl st in 1st st. Ch 1, 16 sc in ring. In back loops, sl st in 1st sc, (ch 1, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next) 8 times. Fasten off. Turn, in remaining loops of Row 1, join Dp. Peach, ch 4, 2 tr in same st, (2 tr in next st, 3 tr in next) around (40 sts). Fasten off.
Join Maroon in both loops, (hdc and dc in next st, 2 tr in next, 3 tr in next, dc and hdc in next, sc in next) 8 times. Fasten off.
CENTER—In Salmon Rose ch 7, sl st in 1st st, (ch 6, sl st in same st) 7 times. Sew on center.
2ND PEONY—Repeat Rows 1 and 2, make Row 3 in Maroon and Row 4 in Dk. Salmon Rose. Repeat Center.
1ST LARKSPUR—In Salmon Rose, * ch 10, sl st in 4th st from hook, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st, (ch 6, sl st in 4th st from hook, ch 2, sl st in next 2 st) 4 times, sk these 5 petals, sl st in next ch st. Repeat from * 10 times.
TIP END—(Ch 8, sl st in 4th st, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st) 4 times, sl st in next 2 sts, (ch 6, sl st in 4th st, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st, sl st in 2 sts between next 2 petals) 3 times. Fasten off.
2ND LARKSPUR—Make 1st 7 flowers in Lt. Steel Blue. Join Blue and make 4 flowers and Tip End.
LILY—In Dp. Peach, ch 5, an 18-loop Clones Knot over ch, sl st in 1st st, (ch 8, a Knot over ch, sl st in 4th st from previous knot) 8 times, ch 20. Fasten off. Join Mid-Apple Green in last st, sc closely over ch, (sc at top of Knot, 5 sc between Knots) repeated to end. Fasten off.
LEAF—In Apple-Green; (ch 11, a 2-tr-Cluster in 6th st from hook, ch 3, sl st in Cluster for a p, ch 5, sl st at base of Cluster, sl st in next st) 6 times, ch 8, a leaf in 6th st, sl st in next 2 sts, (ch 7, a leaf in 6th st, sl st in next st, sl st in 4 sts between leaves) repeated to end. Sew end to center-top of Lily.
PHLOX—In Dusty Rose, ch 4, with 1st st twice usual size, 14 dc in long st, join and fasten off. Join Maroon, (ch 2, sl st in next st) around. Fasten off. In Maroon, make 5 sts from center out to edge and a French Knot in center. Make 5 flowers.
BLUE FLOWERS—In Lt. Steel Blue, ch 7, sl st in 1st st, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off. Join Blue, * ch 2, (dc, ch 3, sl st in 3d st from hook for a p, dc) in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc. Repeat from * 5 times. Fasten off. Make a Peach French Knot on each petal, with a st down to center ring. Make 2 flowers.
LEAVES— In Dk. Green, ch 6, * sl st in 4th st from hook for a p, (ch 5, p) 6 times, dc between 3d and 4th ps from hook, (ch 4, p, dc between next 2 ps) 3 times, ch 4, p, ch 1, sk next p, sl st in next 2d st, * ch 6. Repeat from * to *. Fasten off.
2D SPRAY—Ch 25 and repeat from * to *, ch 12 and repeat from * to *. Fasten off.
SMALL LEAVES—In Dk. Green, ch 12, (2 dc, a 3-ch p in last dc, 2 dc, ch 2 and sl st) all in 4th st from hook, sl st in next st, (ch 10, another leaf in 4th st from hook) 3 times. Fasten off. Make a 2d spray with 3 leaves.
LARGE LEAF—In Med. Green, ch 15, sc in 2d st, * (hdc in next 2 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next) 3 times, * (hdc, 3 dc and hdc) in end st, sc in next on other side of ch. Repeat from * to *. Fasten off.
ROW 2— Join Dk. Green in same end st, ch 3 and in back loops, dc in next st, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) twice, hdc in sc between scallops, * (dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc in 2 sts, hdc in sc) twice, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next, (2 dc, 3-ch p, 2 dc) in next st, 2 dc in next, 1 .dc in next, hdc in sc. Repeat from * to *. 1 dc in next st, (2 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in next, sl st in 3-ch, ch 10, 9 sc on ch. Fasten off.
STEMS—Starting at left. 1ST STEM—In Apple Green, ch 25, cover ch with sc.
2ND STEM — In Med. Green, start with 20-ch.
3RD STEM—In Dk. Green, start with 17-ch.
4TH STEM—In Med. Green, start with 44-ch. (Connect this up to Salmon Rose Larkspur).
5TH STEM —In Dk. Green, start with 35-ch.
Cut Green muslin 1″ larger all around than mat opening. Pin motifs on muslin, following illustration, then tack lightly. Twist larkspur sprays so flowers are on alternate sides of ch stem. When finished, stretch and pin right-side-down, and steam and press dry thru a cloth. Fasten with gummed tape on a 2d piece of cardboard cut 1\8″ smaller than outside of frame. Place glass and mat in frame, then tack 2d cardboard on back of frame, with very short nails or tacks.