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                                         ~ Mazes ~                                         

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Daisy Valance
the timeless beauty of crocheted flowers.

Peering through this delightful Daisy Valance placed in your kitchen or at your front door will only enhance the beauty you see outside as the days warm and color begins to surface in your yard and garden.


Design by Diane Stone




Finished Size      14 x 45 inches



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Size 10 crochet cotton (350 yds per ball):
2 balls white
1 ball each light yellow, dark yellow and light green


Size 6/1.80mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge



Gauge

Flower = 1 inch in diameter; 3 dc rows = 1 inch



Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Join rounds with a slip stitch unless otherwise stated.


Special Stitches

Triple treble crochet (trtr): Yo hook 4 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 5 times.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in place indicated.


http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters/images/2012/40201912/05_lg.jpg?rand=773559956Flower

Make 32.

Rnd 1: With dark yellow, form a ring, leaving beg tail free, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join in beg sc, fasten off. Draw beg tail tightly to close ring and secure. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Attach light yellow with sl st in any sc of rnd 1, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in same st as beg ch 3, sk next sc, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next sc, sk next sc, rep from * around, do not join, fasten off. (6 petals)


Leaf Group

Make 32.

Row 1: With light green, [ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs] twice, fasten off.


Curtain Top Band

Row 1: Ch 19, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 3 chs, ch 7, sk next 7 chs, dc in each of next 5 chs, turn. (5 dc, ch 7, 5 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in each of next 7 chs, dc in each of next 5 dc, turn. (17 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 3.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 7, sk next 7 dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 7, sk next ch 7 sp, dc in each of next 5 dc, turn.

Rows 7-126: Rep rows 2-6.

Rows 127-130: Rep rows 2-5. At the end of last rep, do not fasten off.


Curtain

Row 1: Working in ends of Curtain Top Band rows, sl st over center of last row, ch 1, sc over same dc row, [ch 4, sc over next dc row] 128 times, turn. (129 ch 4 sps)

Row 2: Sl st into ch 4 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 4 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch 4 sp, [ch 2, dc in next ch 4 sp] twice, ch 1, *shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, [dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 2] twice, dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with 4 dc in last ch 4 sp, turn. (31 shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, *shell in next ch 2 sp of next shell, ch 1, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] twice, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with dc in each of last 4 dc, turn.

Rows 4-28: Rep row 3.

Row 29: Sl st in next dc, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as beg ch 3 (beg shell), ch 2, sc in next dc, ch 4, pick up a flower, sc between center 2 dc sts of any petal, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, *shell in next shell, ch 2, sk next ch 1 sp, sc in next dc, ch 4, pick up next flower, sc between center 2 dc sts of any petal, ch 4, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, rep from * across, ending with sk first dc of 4-dc group, shell in next dc, fasten off, do not turn.

Row 30: Attach white in ch 2 sp of beg shell of row 29, ch 6, trtr (see Special Stitches) in same ch 2 sp as beg ch 6, *ch 2, sk next petal on flower, (sc, ch 3, sc) in sp between center 2 dc sts of next petal, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 2, sc in sp between center 2 dc sts of next petal, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 1, sc in same sp between center 2 dc sts of same petal, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) between center 2 dc sts of next petal, ch 2, 2 trtr in ch 2 sp of next shell, rep from * across, fasten off.



Top Curtain Trim

Row 1 (RS): Working over ends of rows of Curtain Top Band, attach white in end row, ch 1, sc in side edge of same dc, [ch 4, sc in side edge of next row] 128 times, turn. (129 ch 4 sps)

Row 2: Sl st into ch 4 sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr, ch 1), tr in same sp, (ch 1, tr) 3 times in same ch 4 sp as beg ch 5, *sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 5, sk next ch 4 sp, sc in next ch 4 sp, ({tr, ch 1} 4 times, tr) in next ch 4 sp, rep from * across, turn. (33 groups of tr sts)

Row 3: Sl st into ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch 1 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch 1 sp] 3 times, *ch 2, working over ch 5 sp of previous row, work 1 sc into ch 4 sp of row 1, ch 2, sc in next ch 1 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch 1 sp] 3 times, rep from * across, fasten off.


Finishing

Using photo as a guide, with WS of Curtain facing, attach a Leaf Group with crochet hook to top edge of each flower.

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