150

Knit &

Crochet Motifs
Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments,
Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

Heather Lodinsky

Circles
Crochet Patterns
pp 22–28
Knit Patterns
pp 29–31

4 Post-stitch Spoke Wheel
Page 23

2

1 Tri-color Bullseye
Page 22

2 Tri-color Swirl
Page 22

3 Tri-color Granny
Page 23

5 Picot Spiral
Page 24

6 Geometric Wheel
Page 24

7 Water Wheel
Page 25

8 Popcorn Circle
Page 25

9 Tri-color Bullseye
Page 26

11 Flower Medallion
Page 27

12 Tri-color Post-stitch
Medallion Page 27

10 Color Ten-spoke Wheel
Page 26

13 Bobble Swirl
Page 28

14 Two-tone Lazy Wheel
Page 28

15 Two-tone Pinwheel
Page 29

16 Tri-color Bullseye
Page 29

17 Lace-spoke Wheel
Page 30

18 Two-tone Sunburst
Page 30

19 Lace Spiral
Page 31

20 Lace Star Medallion
Page 31

21 Crochet Mitered Diamond
Page 32

22 Tri-color Granny
Page 32

23 Geometric Diamond
Page 33

25 Ribbed Diamond
Page 34

27 Garter Diamond
Page 35

26 Knit Mitered Diamond
Page 35

Diamonds
Crochet pattens pp 32–33
Knit Patterns
pp 34–35

24 Bobble Diamond
Page 33

3

Circles
Colors:

A
B
C

76

T ri -c ol o r ci rcle
See page 23 in the directory

It is hard not to think of the words “Granny Square”
when looking at this motif—but there is nothing square
about it. This motif can be worked in a single color or in
as many colors as you like.
Foundation ring: With A, 4 ch, join with sl st.
First round 3 ch, hdc into ring [counts as first puff st], 1 ch, (puff st,
1 ch) 7 times into ring, sl st to top of first puff st.
2nd round Sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 1 dc into first ch sp, 2 ch (2 dc, 2 ch)
into each of next 7 ch sps. Sl st into top of 3 ch.
3rd round Sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, (1 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc, 1 ch) into same ch
sp, (2 dc, 1 ch) twice into each of next 7 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch.
Fasten off A.
4th round With B, sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 2 dc into same ch sp,
1 ch (3 dc, 1 ch) into each of next 15 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch.
Fasten off B.
5th round With C, sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, 3 dc into same ch sp,
1 ch (4 dc, 1 ch) into each of next 15 ch sps, sl st to top of 3 ch.
6th round Sl st to first dc, 3 ch, dc in
3rd dc, (1 ch, 2 dc in ch sp, 1 ch,
dc in 2nd and 3rd dc) to last ch sp, 1
ch, 2 dc in last ch sp, sl st to
top of 3 ch.

Symbols and abbreviations
Turn to page 126 for a full explanation of
the symbols and abbreviations used.

4

Mix and match: 76 + 99

Colors:

A
B

77

Colors:

A

lazy whee l

78

See page 23 in the directory

Circular motifs can be worked in may ways. This lazy
wheel is worked in two colors, but the “spokes” of the
wheel can be worked in different colors.
Foundation ring: With A, work 17 ch and join with sl st to 8th ch.
First round Working in the 9 ch tail, work in order: sc, hdc, dc, 2 dcs in
next ch, dc, 2 trs in next ch, tr, 2 dtrs in next ch, dtr. Do not turn.
2nd round Working back along sts made in first round, reverse sc in front
loop only in each st [12 sts], sl st in center ring. Do not turn.
3rd round In back loop only, sc, hdc, dc, 2 dcs in next ch, dc, 2 trs in next
ch, tr, 2 dtrs in next ch, dtr.
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until 10 wedges are completed. Fasten off, leaving a
12 in. (30 cm) tail. Sew first and 10th wedges together.
4th round Join B with sl st to dtr at point of wedge, 1 ch [counts as first
sc]. * Sc in dtr at point of wedge, 7 ch. Rep from * around, ending with sl st
in first ch of round.
5th round 2 ch [counts as first sc]. * 2 sc in sc, 7 sc over 7 ch. Repeat
from * around, ending with sl st in
first ch of round. Fasten off.

Mix and match: 77 + 95

B o bble swi rl
See page 22 in the directory

Once you have mastered the “puff stitch” you’ll
be amazed at how this pattern makes the bobbles
swirl around on its own!
special Stitch Explanation

Puff stitch: (Yo, insert hook into foundation ring, draw up loop) twice,
yo, and draw loop through all five loops on hook.
Foundation ring: Work 6 ch and join with sl st to form a ring.
First round 12 sc in ring, sl st to first st on every round.
2nd round 4 ch [counts as first dc and 1 ch] * 1 dc in every sc, 1 ch, rep
from * 10 times.
3rd round * Work 1 puff st, inserting hook from right to left under the dc
of previous row; (1ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in 1ch space. Rep from * 11 times.
4th round * Work 1 puff st inserting hook from right to left under puff st
of previous round; 1 dc between the 2 dc; 1 ch; 1 dc between the 2nd dc
and the puff st; 1 ch. Rep from * 11
times.
5th–7th rounds Repeat round 4. Sl
st to beg of last round
and fasten off.

Mix and match: 78 + 76

5

Colors:

A

25

Ri bbe d Diamon d
See page 18 in the directory

A classic rib is used to make this fun and
flexible diamond. Combine with curved or
straight-edged shapes to create inumberable
combinations.

Symbols and abbreviations
Turn to page 126 for a full
explanation of the symbols and
abbreviations used.

6

croche t te chn i q u es

Mix and match: 25 + 15

Cast on 39 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): P18, p3tog, p18.
(37 sts)
Rows 2 and 4: Knit
Row 3: K2, [yo, k2tog] 8 times, yo,
k3tog, [yo, k2tog] 7 times, yo, k2.
Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3
times, k2, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k6.
Row 6: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] 3
times, p1, k3tog, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times,
k4. (35 sts)
Row 7: k2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3
times, k3, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k6.
Row 8: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2] 3
times, p3tog, [k2, p2] 3 times, k4.
(33 sts)
Row 9: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2] 3
times, k1, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k6.
Row 10: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2]
twice, p2, k1, k3tog, k1, [p2, k2]
twice, p2, k4. (31 sts)
Row 11: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2]
twice, k2, p3, [k2, p2] twice, k6.
Row 12: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2]
twice, p2, k3tog, [p2, k2] twice,
p2, k4. (29 sts)
Row 13: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2]
twice, k2, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k6.
Row 14: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2]
twice, p1, p3tog, p1, [k2, p2] twice,
k4. (27 sts)
Row 15: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2]
twice, k3, p2, k2, p2, k6.
Row 16: K2, yo, k2tog, [p2, k2]
twice, p3tog, [k2, p2] twice, k4.
(25 sts)
Row 17: K2, yo, k2tog, [k2, p2]
twice, k1, p2, k2, p2, k6.
Row 18: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p2, k1,
k3tog, k1, p2, k2, p2, k4. (23 sts)

Row 19: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k2, p3,
k2, p2, k6.
Row 20: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p2,
k3tog, p2, k2, p2, k4. (21 sts)
Row 21: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k2, p1,
k2, p2, k6.
Row 22: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p1,
p3tog, p1, k2, p2, k4. (19 sts)
Row 23: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k3,
p2, k6.
Row 24: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k2, p3tog,
k2, p2, k4. (17 sts)
Row 25: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p2, k1,
p2, k6.
Row 26: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k1, k3tog,
k1, p2, k4. (15 sts)
Row 27: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p3, k6.
Row 28: K2, yo, k2tog, p2, k3tog, p2,
k4. (13 sts)
Row 29: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, p1, k6.
Row 30: K2, yo, k2tog, p1, p3tog, p1,
k4. (11 sts)
Row 31: K2, yo, k2tog, k7.
Row 32: K2, yo, k2tog, p3tog, k4.
(9 sts)
Row 33: K2, yo, k2tog, k5.
Row 34: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2.
(8 sts)
Row 35: K2, yo, k3tog, k3. (7 sts)
Row 36: K2, yo, k3tog, k2. (6 sts)
Row 37: K2, yo, k3tog, k1. (5 sts)
Row 38: K1, k3tog, k1. (3 sts)
Row 39: K3tog.
Fasten off.

Colors:

Colors:

A

A

26

Garte r Dia mon d
See page 18 in the directory

27

M it er ed D i am o nd
See page 18 in the directory

A simple but attractive gar ter stitch is used to create
the body of this diamond, which is then finished with
a pretty edging.

The simple textured stripes of this mitered diamond
can be used to create striking geometric pattens
when repeated or combined with other motifs.

Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K2, yo, k2. (5 sts)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2, yo, k1, yo, K2. (7 sts)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (9 sts)
Repeat the last 2 rows 9 more times. (27 sts)
Row 25: Knit.
Row 26: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k17, ssk, yo, ssk, k1. (25 sts)
Row 27: Knit.
Rows 28: K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, ssk, k1. (23 sts)
Repeat the last 2 rows 7 more times. (9 sts)
Row 43: Knit.
Row 44: K1, k2tog, yo, k3 tog, yo, ssk, k1. (7 sts)
Row 46: K1, K2tog, yo, k3tog, k1. (5 st)
Row 48: K1, K3tog, k1. (3 sts)
Bind off.

Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K20, sl1, k20.
Row 2: K20, p1, k20.
Row 3: K18, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k18. (39 sts)
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K17, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k17. (37 sts)
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K16, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k16. (35 sts)
Row 8: K17, p1, k17.
Row 9: K15, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k15. (33 sts)
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K14, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k14. (31 sts)
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: K13, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k13. (29 sts)
Row 14: K14, p1, k14.
Continue in patt set, until 7 sts rem.
Row 36: Purl.
Row 37: K1, k2togtbl, sl1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)
Row 38: K2, p1, k2.
Row 39: K2togtbl, sl1, k2tog. (3 sts)
Row 40: Purl.
Row 41: K3togtbl. (1 st)
Fasten off.

Mix and
match: 26
+ 44

Mix and match: 27 + 50

dia mon ds

7

Don’t be square! Break out of the box
with 150 creative motifs for

knit and crochet

150 Knit & Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with
shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are
featured along with asymmetrical motifs such as shells, stars, and even paisleys. The
patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for
innovative applications.
The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book
also includes smaller blocks to join them together and edging ideas to add finishing
touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs and learn how to knit
and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces.
Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for more than 15
years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits,
Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, and Cast On
along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the
designer of the popular Central Park Hoodie cardigan, which
originally appeared in KnitScene, and is a freelance designer
for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her LYS in
Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.

contents
Introduction
Visual selector
Circles, Triangles,
Diamonds and Squares
Pentagons, Hexagons, and Octagons
Snowflakes and Stars
Hearts, Flowers, and Shells
Leaves, Clovers, and Paisleys
Connectors
Projects
Techniques
Index
Credits

Paperback
8¾ × 8¾, 128 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-434-8
$24.95
Available February 2011

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