free crochet motif pattern

Marguerite Motif Free Crochet Pattern

It should come as no surprise that a lot of my designs are inspired by geometry. Patterns of shapes leap out at me from fabrics, art pieces, and even light fixtures and floor tiles.

The Marguerite Motif is no exception. Thank you to Gabrielle @gabulledelaine for the name suggestion. She let me know that “Marguerite” is “Daisy” in French, and I instantly fell in love with it!

Marguerite’s design is inspired by a beautiful swatch of fabric I came across on Pinterest. The shapes in that pattern are actually based on dodecahedrons (my 11-year old helped me with that name). I thought circles would be easier to crochet and the effect would be the same when they were joined. I’m working on a pattern to join this motif with triangles to create a blanket, but wanted to share the motif pattern first. I think it’s a lot of fun to work up!

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Marguerite Motif Crochet pattern

Written in standard US terminology.

Finished size: 10 in (25 cm) in diameter

Hook: 5.5 mm (US I)

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium) Shown here: Madelinetosh Vintage and Madelinetosh DK Twist 

Gauge: Motif measures 2.75 in (8 cm) after 3 rounds in pattern

Stitch Guide

You can find a comprehensive stitch guide here.

Double crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice.

Double crochet two together (dc2tog): [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

Notes

Pattern is worked with the right side facing, and joined rounds. The unused color is carried along the top of the previous round. The current round is worked over the unused yarn.

Although the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, the yarn I used is a mix of Madelinetosh Vintage, which “feels” like a true worsted weight, and DK Twist, which is like a light worsted. I used a hook that was on the upper end of the range of suggested hook sizes to account for the extra thickness of working over the unused yarn color.

Please note, this pattern hasn’t been tested, so feel free to let me know of any errors you come across!

Tips

How to Switch Colors

When switching colors, work the last stitch of color A through the second to last step. Use color B to work the last step of the stitch. Below is an example of changing colors at the end of a round.

Carrying Unused Yarn

This pattern calls for carrying the unused color along the top of the stitches of the previous round, so that it won’t be visible on the wrong side of the piece. At the start of a new round, bring the unused color to the top of the previous round and work the sl st over the unused color. As you work, keep the unused color on top of the stitches of the previous round.

(Please excuse my unkempt hands – manicures are not my specialty! I’m also photographing one-handed, which is why I’m holding the hook and work in my left hand.)

Instructions

Rnd 1: With A, into adjustable ring, ch 2 (does not count as st, here and throughout), 12 dc, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, switch to A, dc in same st, *switch to B, dc in next st, switch to A, dc in same st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, switch to A, dc in next st, *switch to B, 2 dc in next st, switch to A, dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st, switch to A, dc in next st, *switch to B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, switch to A, dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (48 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, switch to A, dc in next st, *switch to B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, switch to A, dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (60 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, switch to A, dc in next st, *switch to B, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, switch to A, dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (72 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each of next 4 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, *switch to B, dc in each of next 5 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (84 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as first dc2tog, here and throughout), dc in each of next 3 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, *switch to B, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (84 dc, 12 dc2tog)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *switch to B, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (96 dc, 12 dc2tog)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each of next 2 sts, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, *switch to B, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (108 dc, 12 dc2tog)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in next st, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *switch to B, sk 1 st, dc in next st, switch to A, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end, switch to B, join with sl st to first dc. (132 dc)

Fasten off A and B and weave in all ends.

free crochet motif pattern

The possibilities

As I said above, I’m planning on joining the Marguerite Motif with small triangles to create a blanket. But the motif can stand alone on its own also. When worked in worsted weight yarn, it should be thick enough to work as a trivet. You could also crochet or sew two motifs with wrong sides facing to create a potholder. I could see working up the pattern in t-shirt yarn for a cool rug too.

I’m looking forward to seeing what creative ideas you come up with using the Marguerite Motif! Please tag your photos on Instagram with #margueritemotif and #mobiusgirlcrochet so I can find your beautiful work!

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