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Spider Web Circles

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Abbreviations

The crochet stitch explanations and diagrams have been sourced from https://rensfibreart.wordpress.com/handy-crochet-tips-tricks-2/stitch-overview/

Abbreviation Crochet stitch
ch = chain Most crochet work begins with a foundation chain, make a slip knot on hook, you will have one loop on hook (do not count this loop as a chain), * YO (yarn over) & draw through this loop (you have made one chain), repeat from * for number of chains required.
sl st = slip stitch Slip stitch is the shortest crochet stitch used for joining, shaping & taking yarn to another part of motif or work (button hole for example).
dc = double crochet Foundation Chain: insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, * YO & draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), YO & draw through both loops on hook, insert hook into next chain & repeat from * in each chain across.

Subsequent rows: 1 ch, turn, insert hook into first st, * YO & draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), YO & draw through both loops on hook, insert hook into next st & repeat from * in each st across.

dtr = double treble Foundation Chain: YO & insert hook into 6th chain from hook, * YO twice & draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO & draw through 2 loops) 3 times, YO twice & insert hook into next chain & repeat from * in each chain across.

Subsequent rows: 4 ch (these 4 ch count as your first treble), turn, YO twice & insert hook into next st, * YO & draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), (YO & draw through 2 loops) 3 times, YO twice & insert hook into next st & repeat from * in each st across including beginning ch.

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I have provided two patterns with the only difference being the way they start.

Pattern 1 begins with 8 chains which are joined by a slip stitch to form the foundation circle.

Pattern 2 begins with a magic circle. The magic circle allows you to pull the circle closed. It also allows for round 1 of pattern 1 to be worked straight away.

 

Pattern 1

Ch 8, close to a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.

Round 1: Ch 5 (count as 1 dtr + 1 ch), (1 dtr, ch 1) 11 times in ring, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round. This forms 12 dtr.

Round 2: Ch 9 (count as 1 dtr + 5 ch), (1 dtr n next dtr, ch 5) 11 times, , 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Round 3: Ch 11 (count as 1 dtr + 7ch), (1 dtr in next dtr, ch 7) 11 times, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Round 4: Ch 13 (count as 1dtr + 9 ch), (1 dtr in next dtr, ch 9) 11 times, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Edging row: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch), (9 double crochet in next chain-space, 1 picot (ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch)) to end of round, 1 sl st in first double crochet.

Weave in ends.

 

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Pattern 2

Round 1: Make the magic circle (instructions retrieved from http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/09/demystifying-the-magic-ring/)

Then Ch 5 (count as 1 dtr + 1 ch), (1 dtr, ch 1) 11 times in ring, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round. This forms 12 dtr in a circle. Pull starting thread to draw the circle closed.

Round 2: Ch 9 (count as 1 dtr + 5 ch), (1 dtr n next dtr, ch 5) 11 times, , 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Round 3: Ch 11 (count as 1 dtr + 7ch), (1 dtr in next dtr, ch 7) 11 times, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Round 4: Ch 13 (count as 1dtr + 9 ch), (1 dtr in next dtr, ch 9) 11 times, 1 sl st in 4th ch at beginning of round.

Edging row: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch), (9 double crochet in next chain-space, 1 picot (ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch)) to end of round, 1 sl st in first double crochet.

Weave in ends.

Note: The patterns provided here have been adapted from ‘Crocheted spider’s web – Arachne’s yarnbombing’ which was retrieved from http://www.annettepetavy.com/pages/en/freepatterns/spiderweb.pdf