Experimenting with texture in Irish Crochet, I thought I’d try a popcorn stitch instead of the standard padding. These are new motifs for a crochet project I’m working on. Usually, leaves are created vertically, but this berry sprig is crocheted horizontal from bottom to top using a popcorn stitch.
This single leaf is from a vintage 1904 pattern. I used a seed stitch rather than the clones knot suggested in the pattern. The tc seed stitch creates raised bumps that are more delicate and pliable than a clones knot.
The texture for this sun type flower is created by rotating the piece in the round to work the bar of the preceding double crochet; rather than crocheting on top of the circle. The shell stitch is sideways in the round, giving it texture.
Tip: Create different flowers by following various doily patterns up to round 3 or 4, then add petals.