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Photograph by Mary Pridgen.
Reprinted with permission of Twilley of (Stamford),LTD

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Crochet Swan Centres

in Twilley's Gold Dust '20' or Twenty and Lyscordet or Goldfingering

IMPORTANT: Unless the yam specified is used Twilley's cannot accept any responsibility for the finished work.

Note: Original pattern published in England. All materials, instructions, and measurements are British.

MEASUREMENTS across from Swan to Swan

Centre with 6 Swans:
30 cm.
12 in.

Centre with 7 Swans:
29 cm.
11 1/2 in.

TWILLEY MATERIALS

Centre with 6 Swans:
Gold Dust '20': 3 spools
Twenty: 2 20 g. balls

Centre with 7 Swans:
Lyscordet: 2 25 g. balls
Goldfingering: 3 25 g. balls

Small amount of Red and Black Twenty cotton for features on both centres.

1·25 and 1·50 Crochet hooks for centre with 6 Swans.

1·50 Crochet hook for centre with 7 Swans.

N.B. When purchasing materials be sure that you buy enough to finish the article also allowing extra yarn if article is made larger as dye-lots vary. The quantities of yarn stated are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.

TENSION

Centre with 6 Swans: 1st 4 rounds to 6 cm. (2 1/4 in.).
Centre with 7 Swans: 1st 4 rounds to 6 cm. (2 1/4 in.).

Tension Check: Before you crochet these designs check the tension by working the first 4 rounds in the stitch pattern. If the tension is tight use a size larger hook, if loose use a size finer hook.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch. Chain; d.c. double crochet; tr. treble; h.tr. half treble; ch.sp. chain space; s.s. slip stitch; d.tr. double treble; rep. repeat; sts. stitches; in. inches; cm. centimetres.

CENTRE WITH 6 SWANS

SWAN HEAD
Using 1·25 hook make 21 ch. 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into each ch. to end.

Next row: 1 ch. 1 d.c. into each d.c. to end.

Rep. last row until 10 rows have been worked. Fasten off. Roll work tightly and s.s. the last row to the 4th.

BASE
Using 1·25 hook make 25 ch. 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into next 22 ch. 5 d.c. into last ch. 1 d.c. into base of each ch. to end, turn. (51 d.c.)

2nd row: Working into back loop only, 1 ch. 1 d.c. into each d.c. to end, turn. (51 d.c.)

3rd row: S.s. into next 2 d.c., working into back loop only, 1 d.c. into each d.c. to last 2 d.c., turn. (47 d.c.)

4th row: Working into back loop only 1 ch. 1 d.c. into each d.c. to end, turn. (47 d.c.)

Rep. 3rd and 4th rows twice more.

3rd and 4th rows: (43 d.c.)

3rd and 4th rows: (39 d.c.)

Next row: 5 ch. miss next d.c. 1 h.tr. into next d.c., * 3 ch. miss 1 d.c. 1 h.tr. into next d.c., rep. from * 17 times, (3 ch. 1 h.tr. into next d.c. 2 rows below) 3 times, 3 ch. 1 h.tr. 3 ch. 1 h.tr. into end of foundation ch., 3 ch. 1 h.tr. into d.c. at end of 2nd row, 3 ch. 1 h.tr. into end of 4th row, 3 ch. 1 h.tr. into end of 6th row, 3 ch. s.s. into 2nd of 5 ch. Fasten off. (28 ch.sps.)

WINGS
Using 1·25 hook and yarn DOUBLE join into front loop in 4th d.c. on 2nd row, 3 ch. 1 tr. into next 8 d.c., 1 h.tr. into next 6 d.c. 1 d.c. into next 13 d.c. 1 h.tr. into next 6 d.c. 1 tr. into next 9 d.c., turn.

Next row: 3 ch. 1 tr. into next 8 tr. 1 h.tr. into next 6 h.tr. (miss 1 d.c. 1 d.c. into next d.c.) 6 times, miss 1 d.c. 1 h.tr. into next 6 h.tr. 1 tr. into next 9 tr. Fasten off.

BEAK
Using 1·25 hook and Red, make 8 ch. 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into each ch. to end. (7 d.c.)

Next row: Miss 1st d.c. 1 d.c. into next 5 d.c., turn.

Next row: Miss 1st d.c. 1 d.c. into next 3 d.c., turn.

Next row: Miss 1st d.c. 1 d.c. into next d.c. Fasten off.

MAKING UP

Fold in half and sew to end of neck. Sew neck to base. Using Black sew on eyes. Make another 5 Swans.

CENTRE

Using 1·50 hook make 6 ch. s.s. into 1st ch. to form a ring.

1st round: 4 ch. (standing as 1st h.tr. and 2 ch. )* 1 h.tr. into ring 2 ch. rep. from * 11 times, ending s.s. into 2nd of 4 ch. (12 ch.sps.)

2nd round: 1 d.c. into same place as s.s. * 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next h.tr. rep. from * ending 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

3rd round: S.s. into ch.sp. 4 ch. (standing as 1st d.tr.) 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. * 6 ch. 1 d.tr. into next two ch.sps. rep. from * ending 6 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

4th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. *(1 ch. 1 d.tr. into ch.sp,) 5 times, 1 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr. rep. from * ending (1 ch. 1 d.tr. into ch.sp. ) 5 times, 1 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

5th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. * (2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr.) 5 times, 2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr, rep. from * ending (2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr.) 5 times, 2 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

6th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. * (2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. miss next d.tr.) twice, 2ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr. rep. from * ending (2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp, miss next d.tr.) twice, 2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.sp. 2 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

7th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. * (4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 3 d.tr.) three times, 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr. rep. from * ending (4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 3 d.tr.) three times, 4 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

8th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. 3 ch. miss next 3 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch. 1 d.tr. into next 3 d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch. (3 ch. miss 2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch. 1 d.tr. into next 3 d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.) twice, * 3 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr. (3 ch. miss next 2 ch. 1 d.tr. into next ch. 1 d.tr. into next 3 d.tr. 1 d.tr. into next ch.) three times, rep. from * ending 3 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

9th round: 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next d.tr. * (4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 5 d.tr.) three times, 4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 2 d.tr. rep. from * ending (4 ch. 1 d.tr. into next 5 d.tr.) three times, 4 ch. s.s. into top of 4 ch.

10th round: S.s. into next d.tr. and into next 4 ch. * (1 d.c. into next d.tr. 7 ch. miss 3 d.tr. 1 d.c, into next d.tr. 7 ch.) twice, 1 d.c. into next d.tr. 7 ch. miss 3 d.tr. 1 d.c. into next d.tr. 3 ch. - leaving the centre 5 ch.sps, free on Swan Base (1 d.c. into next ch.sp. 4 ch.) 22 times, 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. 3 ch. miss 4 ch. 2 d.tr. and next 4 ch. on mat rep. from * ending last rep. 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

11th round: S.s. into next 3 ch., 1 d.c. into ch.sp. * (7 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp.) four times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. on Swan Base (4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 21 times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp. on mat, rep. from * ending last rep. 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

12th round: S.s. into next 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. * (7 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp.) three times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp, on Swan Base (4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 20 times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp. on mat, rep. from * ending last rep. 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

13th round: S.s. into next 3 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. * (7 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp.) twice, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. on Swan Base (4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 19 times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp. on mat, rep. from * ending last rep. 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

14th round: S.s. into next 3 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. * 7 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp. 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. on Swan Base (4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 18 times, 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next 7 ch.sp. on mat, rep. from * ending last rep. 3 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

15th round: S.s. into next 3 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. * 4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. on Swan Base (4 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 17 times, 4ch. 1 d.c. into 7 ch.sp. on mat, rep. from * ending last rep. 4 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

16th round: * (3 d.c. 3 ch. 3 d.c. into next ch.sp. 2 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 9 times, 3 d.c. 3 ch. 3 d.c. into next ch.sp. rep. from * ending s.s. into 1st d.c. Fasten off.

Press and starch well.

CENTRE WITH 7 SWANS

BASE
Using 1·50 hook make 16 ch. 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook 1 d.c. into next 13 ch. 5 d.c. into last ch. 1 d.c. into base of each ch. to end.

Note: Working into back loop only throughout base:

2nd row: S.s. into next d.c. 1 d.c. into next 15 d.c. 3 d.c. into next d.c. 1 d.c. into next 15 d.c. miss last d.c. turn.

3rd row: 1 ch. 1 d.c. into each d.c. to end. (33 d.c.)

4th row: S.s. into next d.c. 1 d.c. into each d.c. miss last d.c. turn.

5th row: As 3rd row.

6th row: As 3rd row. (31 d.c.)

7th row: 5 ch. (miss next d.c. 1 tr. into next d.c. 2 ch.) 14 times, 1 tr. into last d.c. (3 ch. 1 tr. into end d.c. 2 rows below) twice, 3 ch. 1 tr. 4 ch. 1 tr. into end of foundation row (3 ch. 1 tr. into end d.c. 2 rows below) twice, 3 ch. s.s. into 3rd of 5 ch. (22 ch.sps.). Fasten off.

Make another 6 swan bases.

CENTRE PIECE

Make 8 ch. s.s. into 1st ch. to form a ring.

1st round: 4 ch. 27 d.trs, into ring s.s. into top of 4 ch.

2nd round: 4 ch. * 1 tr. into next d.tr. 1 ch. rep. from * all round s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

3rd round: S.s. into sp. 4 ch. * 1 tr. into next sp. 1 ch. rep. from * all round s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

4th round: S.s. into sp. 5 ch. * 1 tr. into next sp. 2 ch. rep. from * all round s.s. into 3rd of 5 ch.

5th round: S.s. into sp. 6 ch. * 1 tr. into next sp. 3 ch. rep. from * all round s.s. into 3rd of 6 ch.

6th round: Rep. 5th round.

7th round: S.s. into sp. leaving last st. of each d.tr. on hook, 4 ch. 2 d.trs, into sp. draw yarn through remaining sts. to form a group, * 4 ch. 1 group of 3 d.trs. into next sp. rep. from * all round finish 4 ch. s.s. into top of 1st group.

8th round: S.s. into 1 ch. and into sp. 3 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. * 4 ch. 2 trs. into next sp. rep. from * all round finish 4 ch. s.s. into top of 3 ch.

9th round: S.s. into 1 ch. and into sp. 4 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. * 5 ch. 1 tr. 1 ch. 1 tr. into next sp. rep. from * all round 5 ch. s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

10th round: S.s. into sp. 4 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. * 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next sp. 3 ch. 1 tr. 1 ch. 1 tr. into 1 ch.sp. rep. from * all round finish 3 ch. 1 d.c. into last sp. 3 ch. s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

11th round: S.s. into sp. 4 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. * 3 ch. 1 d.c. into d.c. 3 ch. 1 tr. 1 ch. 1 tr. into 1 ch.sp. rep. from * all round, finish 3 ch. 1 d.c. into d.c. 3 ch. s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

12th round: S.s. into sp. 4 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. (5 ch. 1 tr. 1 ch. 1 tr.) into each 1 ch.sp. all round finish 5 ch. s.s. into 3rd of 4 ch.

13th round: S.s. into sp. 3 ch. 1 tr. into same sp. as s.s. (6 ch. 2 trs.) into each 1 ch.sp. all round finish 6 ch. s.s. into top of 3 ch.

14th round: S.s. into next tr. and into ch.sp. work 7 d.c. into each ch.sp., ending s.s. into 1st d.c.

Edging:
Joining Swan bases to centre.

1st round: S.s. into next d.c. 12 ch. * missing centre seven ch.sps. on swan base (below head) 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. on base (5 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 6 times, 5 ch. 1 d.c. 5 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. (5 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 7 times, 9 ch. miss next 24 d.c. on centre 1 tr. into next d.c. miss next 2 d.c. 1 tr. into next d.c. 9 ch. rep. from * ending last rep. miss next 24 d.c. on centre 1 tr. into next d.c. s.s. into 3rd of 12 ch.

2nd round: 1 d.c. into same place as s.s. * 8 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. on swan base (5 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 6 times, 5 ch. 1 d.c. 5ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp. (5ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 7 times, 8 ch. 1 d.c. into top of next 2 tr. on centre rep. from * ending last rep. 8 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

3rd round: 1 d.c. into same place as s.s. * 8 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. on swan base (5 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 14 times, 8 ch. 1 d.c. into next d.c. on centre rep. from * ending last rep. 8 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c.

4th round: 1 d.c. into same place as s.s. * 7 ch. 1 d.c. into ch.sp. on swan base (6 ch. 1 d.c. into 4th ch. from hook - a picot formed - 3 ch. 1 d.c. into next ch.sp.) 13 times, 7 ch. 1 d.c. into next d.c. on centre rep. from * ending last rep. 7 ch. s.s. into 1st d.c. Fasten off.

Heads and Beaks
As given for 6 Swan Centre using 1·50 hook.

Join Swans to Centre by catching the centre seven ch.sps. on swan base to Centre as shown.

Using Black make eyes each side a little above beak, starch and pull into shape.

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