Protea by Mel Harrison


April 2021
Light Fingering ?
7 repeats = 4 inches
in Rounds 1-7
2.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
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The design:
Protea is a highly textured flora inspired mandala. It can be used as a table centre piece or a wall hanging. Protea is an intermediate level pattern that requires a little concentration and counting

Materials needed:
Protea was designed using Stenli Vegan cake but because I cut the yarn to get the colours where I wanted I only used 500 m. I used a 2.5 mm hook. It measures 48 cm. Vegan is a 3 ply equivalent to crochet thread no.10

Stitch markers
Wool/darning needle
Optional craft ring- I used a 50 cm diameter

Gauge: rounds 1-7 = 10cm

Recommended Hook size:
2.5-3mm for 3ply/no.10 thread

Or hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight

Stitch abbreviations:
(American Terms)
Pm: Place marker
Dc: Double crochet
Sc: Single Crochet
V st: dc1, ch1, dc1
Puff st: see stitch tips
Ruffle st:
see stitch tips
Ch: chain
Skp: Skip stitch
Sl st: Slip stitch
Ch-sp: Chain space

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