Pinwheel Crochet Inserts

Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-of-polyester-love.html

Directions for Crochet Inserts

Small Insert measures 5 ¼” in diameter. Large Insert measures 8” in diameter.

Materials: J & P Coats “Knit-Cro-Sheen” Art. A. 64-C: 2 (175-yard) balls of #43 Dk. Yellow.

Steel Crochet Hook, No. 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN MEASUREMENT OF INSERT.

Small Insert: Make 1.

Ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd. 1: Ch 3 to count as 1 dc, 14 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch-3 – 15 dc, counting ch-3 as 1 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 6, *dc in next dc, ch 3; rep from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-6 – 15 sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 7, * dc in next sp, ch 4; repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-7.

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, end with ch 2. Join to top of ch-3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next 2 dc and in following 2 ch, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, * ch 3, sk next 3 dc, make 3 dc in next sp; rep from * around, end with ch 3. Join to top of ch-3.

Rnd 6: Making ch 4 (instead of ch 3) for sps, work as Rnd 5.

Rnd 7: Sl st in each dc to next sp and in following 2 ch, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * ch 5, 4 dc in next sp; rep from * around, end with ch 5. Join to top of ch-3.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 7,

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, make sc in each dc and 5 sc in each sp around. Join to first sc. Break off and fasten.

Large Insert: Make 4.

Work same as Small Insert until Rnd 8 has been completed.

Rnd 9: Sl st in each dc to next sp and in following 2 ch, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, *ch 5, 5 dc in next sp; rep from * around, end with ch 5. Join.

Rnd 10: Making ch 6 (instead of ch 5) for sps, work same as Rnd 9.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same ch as sl st, make sc in each dc and 6 sc in each sp around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each sc around. Join. Break off and fasten.

To apply Crochet Circles to Skirt and Blouse:

Draw diameter of circles on tissue paper. Pin crochet to paper on ironing board and press. Mark circles on skirt and blouse, centering circle on blouse 1 ½” below finished necklace. Place circles on skirt (two on front, two on back) about 4 ½” apart, 9” from hemline.

Mark circles on skirt and blouse ½” smaller than the finished crochet circles. Stitch around markings, leaving 5/8” seam allowance inside circles. Cut out circle from seam allowance line, clip around entire circle, turn to inside along stitch lines. Press.

Baste crocheted circles to openings, leaving approximately ¼” around on wrong side. Stitch crochet circle to opening with machine stitching close to cut-out circle stitching.


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