This new free pattern is the sister pattern to the one I released last week: Mathilde. And just like that pattern, this one was designed in honor of Genevieve Jurgensen's two young girls who passed away in 1980. I highly recommend taking a look at her memoir, The Disappearance: A Primer of Loss. It is an unexpectedly good read about sorrow and life.

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Pattern Details

Finished size: 8-inches
Thread: size 10, 100-125 yards
Hook: 1.75mm
Terminology: U.S. terms
Level: 'advanced'

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Stitches & Terms

  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TC = triple crochet
  • CSDC = chainless starting double crochet
  • FP = front post
  • BP = back post
  • BLO = back loop only
  • Picot = CH 3, SLST in third CH from hook

Pattern Notes

  • Join all rounds with a SLST to the first stitch of the round, unless otherwise indicated.
  • If a round begins with a "CSDC" you may choose to work a CH 2 instead.
  • I recommend crocheting over your starting thread as you work the beginning rounds.
  • Pattern repeats are marked with an asterisk (*).
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"Elise"

CH 8. Join to form a circle.

Round 1 = CH 1, 16 SC into the circle. Join. [16 SC]

Round 2 = CSDC, DC in same stitch, *2 DC in next stitch* around. Join. Mark 3rd DC of this round. [32 DC]

Round 3 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, CH 5, sk 3 stitches, *SC in next stitch, CH 5, sk 3 stitches* around. Join. [8 SC, 8 spaces]

Round 4 = (SLST, CH 1, 2 SC) in first space, FPTC around marked DC of round 2, 2 SC in same space, *2 SC in next space, sk 3 DC in round 2, FPTC around next DC, 2 SC in same space* around. Join. [32 SC, 8 FPTC]

Round 5 = CSDC, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next FPTC, DC in each of the next 2 stitches, *DC in each of the next 2 stiches, 2 DC in next FPTC, DC in each of the next 2 stitches* around. Join. [48 DC]

Round 6 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, FPTC around next FPTC of round 4, SC in each of the next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 2 stitches, FPTC around the same stitch as last FPTC made, SC in next stitch, *SC in next stitch, FPTC around next FPTC of round 4, SC in each of the next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 2 stitches, FPTC around the same stitch as last FPTC made, SC in next stitch* around. Join. [16 FPTC, 48 SC, 8 spaces]

Round 7 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, SC in next FPTC, (2 DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in next space, SC in next FPTC, SC in next SC, *SC in next SC, SC in next FPTC, (2 DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in next space, SC in next FPTC, SC in next SC* around. Join. [8 spaces, 32 DC, 32 SC]

Round 8 = CH 1, *FPDC around next FPTC of round 6, SC in next SC, SC in each of the next two DC, 4 SC in next space, SC in each of the next two DC, SC in next SC, FPDC around next FPTC of round 6, sk 2 SC* around. Join. [16 FPDC, 80 SC]

Round 9 = SLST in each of the next two stitches, CSDC, CH 2, sk 1 stitch, (DC in next stitch, CH2) four times, sk 1 stitch, DC in next stitch, CH 2, make one FPDC around both FPDC (wrap this one stitch around both posts), CH 2, sk 1 stitch, *DC in next stitch, CH 2, sk 1 stitch, (DC in next stitch, CH2) four times, sk 1 stitch, DC in next stitch, CH 2, make one FPDC around both FPDC, CH 2, sk 1 stitch* around. Join. [48 DC, 8 FPDC, 56 spaces]

Round 10 = SLST into first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, *2 SC in next space* around. Join. [112 SC]

Round 11 This round is worked behind round 10 into round 9. CH 1, BP-SLST around DC directly below from round 9, CSDC, CH 3, (BPDC around next DC, CH 3) five times, sk FPDC, *(BPDC around next DC, CH 3) six times, sk FPDC* around. Join. [48 BPDC, 48 spaces]

Round 12 = SLST into first space, CSDC, 2 DC in same space, 3 DC in each of the next four spaces, CH 2, SC in next space, CH 2, *3 DC in each of the next five spaces, CH 2, SC in next space, CH2* around. Join. [120 DC, 8 SC, 16 spaces]

Round 13 = BP-SLST around first stitch, CSDC, BPDC around each of the next 14 DC, CH 3, FPSC around next SC, CH 3, *BPDC around each of the next 15 DC, CH 3, FPSC around next SC, CH 3* around. Join. [120 BPDC, 8 FPSC, 16 spaces]

Round 14 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch, (SC in next stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch) six times, SC in next stitch, 2 SC in each of the next two spaces, *(SC in next stitch, CH 3, sk 1 stitch) seven times, SC in next stitch, 2 SC in each of the next two spaces* around. Join. [96 SC, 56 spaces]

Round 15 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, (SC in next space, CH 3) six times, SC in next space, SC in each of the next 5 SC, *SC in next SC, (SC in next space, CH 3) six times, SC in next space, SC in each of the next 5 SC* around. Join. [104 SC, 48 spaces]

Round 16 = CH 1, SC in same stitch, SC in next stitch, (SC in next space, CH 3) five times, SC in next space, SC in each of the next 6 SC, *SC in each of the next 2 SC, (SC in next space, CH 3) five times, SC in next space, SC in each of the next 6 SC* around. Join. [112 SC, 40 spaces]

Round 17 = SLST in each of the next 2 stitches and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, (CH 3, SC in next space) four times, SC in same space, CH 12, *2 SC in next space, (CH 3, SC in next space) four times, SC in same space, CH 12* around. Join. [8 ch12 spaces, 32 ch3 spaces, 56 SC]

Round 18 = SLST in next stitch and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, (CH 3, SC in next space) three times, SC in same space, 16 DC in ch12 space, *2 SC in next space, (CH 3, SC in next space) three times, SC in same space, 16 DC in ch12 space* around. Join. [128 DC, 48 SC, 24 spaces]

Round 19 = SLST in next stitch and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, (CH 3, SC in next space) two times, SC in same space, BLO-DC in each of the next 16 DC, *2 SC in next space, (CH 3, SC in next space) two times, SC in same space, BLO-DC in each of the next 16 DC* around. Join. [128 BLO-DC, 40 SC, 16 spaces]

Round 20 = SLST in next stitch and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, CH 3, 2 SC in next space, (BLO-DC, CH 1) in each of the next 15 BLO-DC, BLO-DC in the next BLO-DC, *2 SC in next space, CH 3, 2 SC in next space, (BLO-DC, CH 1) in each of the next 15 BLO-DC, BLO-DC in the next BLO-DC* around. Join. [32 SC, 128 BLO-DC, 120 ch1 spaces, 8 ch3 spaces]

Round 21 = SLST in next stitch and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, (DC in next space, CH 2) fourteen times, DC in next space, *2 SC in next space, (DC in next space, CH 2) fourteen times, DC in next space* around. Join. [16 SC, 120 DC, 112 spaces]

Round 22 = SLST in next two stitches and into the first space, CH 1, 2 SC in same space, picot, (2 SC in next space, picot) twelve times, 2 SC in next space, *(2 SC in next space, picot) thirteen times, 2 SC in next space* around. Join. [224 SC, 104 picots]

Cut thread, fasten, weave in all ends, and block.