Gothic Crochet Center Piece

This Gothic crochet center piece is made with one skein of yarn. The crochet pattern is worked in the round with the size increasing as you continue to work through the project.

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Crochet Gothic Center Piece Swirled in the Middle Displayed on a Table
Crochet Gothic Center Piece Swirled in the Middle Displayed on a Table

One Skein of Yarn for Tablecloth

With this tablecloth being made of just one skein of yarn that is normally used to crochet a shawl. Using one skein of yarn is economical and fun. If you are a person that does not enjoy weaving in your yarn ends from changing color; this pattern is for you.

The yarn that was used in this pattern today has all the color changing done for you. Just enjoy watching the colors emerge as you crochet.

A few months ago, I had purchased quite a bit of this yarn on sale. I have made some lovely shawls with this yarn. If you have not seen those yet, you can find them with this link.

I thought I would see how this yarn would look making something else. Therefore, I used the Fen Shui Grey Shawl in a Ball yarn to make this pretty center piece.

Gothic Crochet Center Piece Laying Flat
Gothic Crochet Center Piece Laying Flat

Just perfect for the grey and white home decor colors. If you love to decorate for fall or Halloween, this would be a great addition to your decorating inspiration.

Just take a look at how the tablecloth looks with an innocent looking ceramic cat placed in the center. (I thought even that was a little creepy looking…good for Halloween).

Gothic Tablecloth with Ceramic Black Cat
Gothic Tablecloth with Ceramic Black Cat

Spider Web Effect

My daughter and I both thought that this crochet pattern paired with this color and type of yarn worked up into a lovely tablecloth that has a spider web effect.

If you look closely in the photo below, you will notice that in some places, the yarn is a little extra fuzzy. To be honest, I almost ripped out what I had done so far. However, as my daughter and I really started to look at the drape and look, we felt I should continue as it was beginning to have that spider web effect. Then we thought about Halloween decorations.

White Center of Tablecloth Near the Beginning of the Project
White Center of Tablecloth Near the Beginning of the Project

12-Point Star Crochet Project

This particular pattern is a 12-point star that is worked in the round. Increase the size as you work through the pattern.

Working the Star Points

The star is crocheted in a chevron style. When making the points to the star, stitches are added. On the other hand, in making the valleys of the star, stitches are skipped.

It is important to count the stitches between the points to make sure that the pattern aligns properly.

Edge of the 12-Point Star Crochet Center Piece
Edge of the 12-Point Star Crochet Center Piece

Video on 12-Point Star Stitch

There is a video tutorial of this crochet pattern below the written pattern for this 12-point star blanket for both left hand and right hand crocheters.

Gothic Crochet Center Piece Pattern Printable
Gothic Crochet Center Piece Pattern Printable

Directions: Gothic Crochet Center Piece

Gauge

Gauge is not critical for this pattern. 12 Stitches per 4 inches.

Size

32 inches around. Measured from the tip of one peak to the tip of a peak on the other side.

Materials

Fen Shui Grey Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball 481 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, here are two options for you to look. Option 1, Option 2.

Size J Crochet Hook

Size I Crochet Hook for the last round

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

Gothic Crochet Center Piece Folded in Half
Gothic Crochet Center Piece Folded in Half

Special Stitches

Small Shell: (DC, CH 2, DC) in same space

Large Shell: (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in same space

Pattern Notes:

Always CH 2 at the beginning of a round, not 3. This makes the join less visible.

Starting with Round 5, and beyond, you will be completing between 2 rounds of the large shell and 1 round of the small shell. Adding stitches between the shells as needed and making the valley by skipping two stitches.

Directions

Starting with the larger crochet hook Size J. You will use this hook for all the rows except for the last one.

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Crochet Chevron Tablecloth with Decorative Bowl in the Middle
Crochet Chevron Tablecloth with Decorative Bowl in the Middle

Begin

CH 4, Join with ST ST to form a ring.

Round 1

CH 2 (Counts as first DC throughout the pattern), work 11 DC inside the ring. (12 DC). Join with SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST. (Continue to join the end of the round in this manner throughout the pattern).

Round 2

CH 2, DC in same ST, 2 DC in each DC around. (24 DC). Join with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST.

Round 3

CH 2, [SK next DC, work (DC, CH 2, DC) in next DC]. Repeat between [ ] around, ending with DC in the base of the beginning ST, CH 2. Join with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST. At the end of this round, you should have (12 small shells). I will note this at the end of the rows as we continue the pattern throughout.

Round 4

In CH 2 SP, Work (CH 2, DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in CH 2 SP. [Work large shell in each CH 2 SP]. Repeat between [ ] around.  Join with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST. (12 large shells)

Round 5

CH 2 (counts as DC). [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next DC, Sk next 2 DC, DC in next ST]. Repeat between [ ] around. Join with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST. (large shells, plus 1 DC)

Round 6

CH 2, DC in next ST [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in each of the next 2 DC, SK the next 2 STs, DC in each of the next 2 DC] Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join with a SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 2 ST. (large shells, plus 2 DC)

Round 7

CH 2, DC in next 2 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 3 STs, SK 2 STs, DC in the next 3 STs]. Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shells, plus 3 DC)

Round 8

CH 2, DC in next 2 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 3 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 3 STs]. Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 3 DC)

Round 9

CH 2, DC in next 3 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 4 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 4 STs]. Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 4 DC)

Round 10

CH 2, DC in next 4 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 5 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 5 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shells, plus 5 DC)

Round 11

CH 2, DC in next 4 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 5 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 5 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 5 DC)

12-Point Star Stitch Tablecloth
12-Point Star Stitch Tablecloth

Round 12

CH 2, DC in next 5 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 6 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 6 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 6 DC)

Round 13

CH 2, DC in next 6 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 7 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 7 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shells, plus 7 DC)

Round 14

CH 2, DC in next 6 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 7 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 7 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 7 DC)

Round 15

CH 2, DC in next 7 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 8 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 8 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shell, plus 8 DC)

Round 16

CH 2, DC in next 8 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 9 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 9 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shells, plus 9 DC)

Round 17

CH 2, DC in next 8 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 9 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 9 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 9 DC)

Round 18

CH 2, DC in next 9 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 10 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 10 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shells, plus 10 DC)

Round 19

CH 2, DC in next 10 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 11 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 11 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shell, plus 11 DC)

Round 20

CH 2, DC in next 10 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 11 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 11 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shell, plus 11 DC)

Round 21

CH 2, DC in next 11 STs [work large shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 12 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 12 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (large shell, plus 12 DC)

Round 22

This round *** Change the Crochet Hook to the Smaller Hook Size I

I had to do this, as I did not have enough yarn to make it all the way round. It was very close. Therefore, I ripped out this round and used a smaller hook size so I could make this last round. However, I still only had a few inches left! Yikes.

CH 2, DC in next 12 STs [work small shell in CH 2 SP, DC in next 13 STs, SK next 2 STs, DC in next 13 STs].  Repeat between [ ] around. Ending with SK 2 STs. Join. (small shell, plus 13 DC)

Finishing

Weave in the 2 yarn ends. Cut off any excess.  In my case with such as little about of yarn left, I actually made a few little knots in the end to make sure it held.

12-Point Star Crochet Doily with Wash Basin in the Middle
12-Point Star Crochet Doily with Wash Basin in the Middle

Video on 12-Point Star Stitch

Right Hand Crochet Tutorial to show how the chevron pattern is worked in the round to create this 12-Point Star pattern.

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Left Hand Crochet Tutorial to show how the chevron pattern is worked in the round to create this 12-Point Star pattern for folks that crochet left handed.

Left Hand Crochet: 12-Point Star Crochet Pattern
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