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Second motif is completed and joined to the first motif. 54 B U T T O N L O O P Button loops can be made in whatever size is needed to fit the chosen buttons. Button loops are worked while working a row of slip stitches on the edge of the piece. BUTTON LOOP (USING CHAIN STITCH AND SLIP STITCH) BUTTON LOOP (USING CHAIN STITCH AND SINGLE CROCHET) 1 1 7 6 8 5 4 3 2 1 9 Work single crochet to where the button loop should end. Chain 7. Remove the hook and count back 4 stitches. Insert the hook into the top of the stitch, reinsert the hook into the end of the button-loop chain, and pull it through to the right side.
Use shaping to gradually straighten or round the ends of a piece, or as part of a decorative stitch pattern. USING SINGLE CROCHET INCREASING 1 STITCH INCREASING 2 STITCHES IN THE SAME STITCH Work 2 stitches in 1 stitch from the previous row. Work 3 stitches in 1 stitch from the previous row. 8 stitches 9 stitches 7 stitches 7 stitches 1 1,2 Same as for increasing 1 stitch, left. 3 2 4 3 4 5 31 Other T echniques DECREASE 1 STITCH Work 2 incomplete stitches in 2 adjacent stitches on the previous row, yarn over, and pull up a loop through all loops on the hook, completing both stitches.
47 Making Motifs 4 CHAIN TECHNIQUE This technique is best when you want a firm center or if you find that the magic circle technique does not give you the result you want. Generally the number of chains worked for the center chain is half the number of stitches worked in single crochet or a third of the number worked in double crochet on Round 1 of the motif. Individual instructions may call for a larger or smaller center. Slip stitch Ring of chains completed for center. 12 stitches, worked into a 6-chain center ring.