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Groom's Boutonniere Holder by Patsy Goodman


BOUTONNIERE HOLDER
By Patsy A. Goodman


I used two shuttles. Each wound with 7 yards of size 30 thread, continuous thread.

Center Ring: (6 ds -) 5 times, 6 ds, close ring, make mock picot. Round 1: Ch 6 join in first picot, *ch 6 join in next picot, repeat from * around.


Round 2: Ch 6 join in first join of last row. (NOTE: There are no picots from this row through row 6, to join into. The joins are made in the previous rows joining stitch. This will form a row of small holes going up the piece, one on top of the other.) *ch 6 join in next join, repeat from * around.

Round 3 through round 6: Repeat round 2.

Round 7: Ch 2 - 2 - 2 + around.

Now instead of working around you will start working up and down.

(Working UP)
Row 8: Ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2, rw, ring 4 - 4, rw, ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 , rw, ring 4 ds join in picot of Previous ring, 4 ds, ring 4 - 4, ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 , ring 4 ds join in picot of previous ring, 4 ds. Ring 4 - 4, ch 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 * ring 4 ds join in picot of last ring 4 ds. With the “chain” shuttle make a ring 4 - 4.


(Working DOWN)
Ch 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, ring 4 ds join in picot of last 2 rings joined 4 ds. Ring 4 ds join in picot of next 2 ring join 4 ds. Ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2, ring 4 ds join in last join 4 ds. Ring 4 ds join in next 2 ring join 4 ds. Ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2, ring 4 ds join in picot of last join 4 ds. Ch 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 skip one join space of row 7 and join in next join space.


(Working UP)
Ch 2 join to last picot of last ch, ch 2 join to next P of last ch. Ch 2 - 2 join to center P of next ch 2 - 2, ring 4 ds join to P of last ring 4 ds, ring 4 - 4, ch 2 - 2 join to center p of next ch, ch 2 - 2, ring 4, join to P of last ring, 4 ds. Ring 4 - 4 , ch 4 join to first P of next chain, ch 4 - 4 - 4. Repeat from * 1 more time. Ring 4 ds join in picot of last ring 4 ds. With the “chain” shuttle make a ring 4 - 4.


(Working DOWN and joining to the first row that was worked UP)
These joins are a little awkward. You can check the following sites to avoid twisted picots:
Avoid Twisted Picots
Or try:
Avoid Twisting Picots

But this is how I did these joins:

I turned the piece inside out to do the first 2 joins, then turned back to right side out since my shuttle wouldn’t fit through the space in the end. The rest of the chains are joined by turning your hand with the work turned as if it were inside out. This is awkward but it worked for me. I put my thumb in the center of the piece to hold it.

Now - working down - ch 4 - 4 - 4 join to opposite picot of first row ch 4. Ring 4 join in picot of last two ring join, 4 ds. Ring 4 ds join in next two ring join 4 ds. Ch 2 - 2 join in center picot of opposite chain 2 - 2, ring 4 ds, join in same join as last ring was joined, 4 ds. Ring 4 ds join in next two ring join 4 ds. Ch 2 - 2 join in center picot of opposite chain 2 - 2, ring 4 ds, join in same join as last ring was joined 4 ds. If you wish to use the magic thread this is a good place to insert it. Ch 2 - 2 join in picot of opposite chain, ch 2, join in picot of opposite chain ch 2 join to beginning space of row 7 and finish off.


Designed by Patsy A. Goodman, May 21, 2001

Patsy Goodman
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