Peace Patch Instructions
Gauge isn't important as a thicker yarn will make a bigger patch and a thinner yarn a smaller one. I used worsted weight yarn and a size I hook, but just match hook size to yarn weight.
Into a magic loop, chain 3. Then work 11 more double crochets into that loop. Tighten. Slip stitch into first chain 3.
Round 2: Chain 3. Then work 2 dc into each dc of previous round, counting the chain 3 as the first dc. Slip stitch into the first chain 3 and cut yarn. Wind in ends.
Fold disc in half. (I found it easier to use a hook one size smaller--in this case a size H--to do the detail work in the center.) Using a different color yarn, single crochet into a double crochet, then work a row of single crochet along the face of the disc. Two single crochets per double crochet post seemed to work.
|Just get the hook in there as best you can|
|Go ahead and leave the ends loose. They're easily hidden in the final step.|
|You can kind of see what's happening here. Click on any image to make it larger.|
|There is a gap. We'll take care of that in a moment.|
|All ends are still there. I just tucked them under for the pic.|
|You can kind of see how the ends go through the center line here.|
This connects the "legs" to the center line, making it all look like one piece.
|And here the center ends are all wound in. It sort of looks like there's a stitch there, but really there's not.|
Next, I switched back to the larger (size I) hook. I used the reverse single crochet (or crab stitch), but a round of single crochet would work just as well. Start anywhere, and work a round around the outside, making sure to trap the ends under the reverse single crochet as you work the round.
|It's so much better to catch the ends this way. If I had to wind in all those ends, I would hate this project.|
Cut yarn, bind off, and wind that last end through. Finished product...
And now that I figured out how to make them, I have absolutely no use for them. Ideas?