March 2020: Spice Trade

Spice Trade Motif

The Spice Trade motif is a modern twist on a vintage lace stitch and puff stitch, worked in a diamond tile from the centre out. The motifs are joined using a join as you go (JAYG) method. Spice Trade motif is an intermediate level pattern that requires focus, concentration and counting.

Materials needed:

The Spice Trade motif was designed using a 4 ply/fingering weight yarn. The finished size of the motif is 15 cm square using a 3 mm hook and 100 m of hobbii twirl deluxe in Baltic Amber.
My completed sample was made from 4 squares and measured
35 cm square. 50 cm point to point.
You can however use any weight yarn you would like.

Stitch markers.
Wool/darning needle.

Recommended Hook size:
3-3.5 mm for 4 ply
3.5-4 mm for 8 ply
4-4.5 mm for 10 ply
6-6.5 mm for 12 ply.
Or hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight

Stitch abbreviations:
(American Terms)
Pm: Place marker
Tr: Treble crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Sc: Single crochet
Fp: Front post
Bp: Back post
Puff: Puff Stitch
Ch: Chain
Skp: Skip stitch
Sl st: Slip stitch
Ch-sp: Chain space

PDF includes:
Written instructions
Round by rounds photos
Detailed joining instructions