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Directoire Motif
Directoire Motif

Materials: Crochet Cotton 1 Ball or Worsted Weight Yarn for Afghans etc.
Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.5 mm

With cotton, * ch 4, 2 dc in 4th st from hook leaving last loop of each dc on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time (rice st),
repeat from * 4 times, drop loop from hook, bend 1st rice st to right to form a circle, insert the 1st st of ch of 1st rice st, pick up loop and
pull through having the each ch 4 side of each rice st in center of circle (5 rice sts in circle), * work 2 rice sts dc between 1st and 2nd rice
st on right hand side of previous circle, work 4 rice sts, drop loop from hook, insert hook in base of 5th rice st from hook, pick up loop and
pull through having the ch 4 side of each rice st in center of circle, repeat from * 5 times, work 2 rice sts, dc between 1st and 2nd rice st
on right hand side of previous circle, work 3 rice sts, dc between 1st and 2nd rice sts made on 1st circle, work a rice st, drop loop from
hook, insert in base of 5th rice st from hook, pick up loop and pull through, work a rice st, join at base of 1st rice st made (8 circles), *ch 7,
sc between next 2 rice sts, ch 3, trc over the joining dc between circles, ch 3, sc between 1st and 2nd free rice sts of next circle, repeat
from * all around, join.

Next Row: Ch 1, * 4 sc over next loop, ch 3, sl st in top of last sc for picot, 4 sc over same loop, sc in next sc, work a rice st, trc in next trc,
ch 3, sl st in top of trc for picot, work a rice st, sc in next sc, repeat from * all around, join, break thread.                         

Work a 2nd motif joining it to 1st motif in last row as follows: Ch 1, 4 sc, picot, 4 sc over next loop, sc in next sc, work a rice st. trc in next
trc, ch 1, join to corresponding picot of 1st motif, ch 1, sl st in top of trc of 2nd motif to complete picot, work a rice st, sc in next sc of 2nd
motif, 4 sc over next loop, ch 1, join to next picot of 1st motif, ch 1, sl st in top of last sc to complete picot, 4 sc over same loop of 2nd
motif, sc in next sc, work a rice st, trc in next trc, ch 1, join to next picot of 1st motif, ch 1, sl st in top of trc to complete picot, work a rice
st, sc in next sc of 2nd motif, finish motif same as 1st motif.
Join 3rd motif to 2nd motif and 4th motif to 3rd and 1st motifs in same manner leaving 1 picot free on inside edge between joinings.

Joining Motif: Attach cotton in picot of any motif, * work a rice st, then working towards the right hand side, trc in joining between motifs
inserting hook from wrong side, work a rice st, sc in free picot fo next motif inserting hook from wrong side, repeat from * 3 times, break
thread.