I started a Popcorn Pinwheel Bedspread... Frances Johnson is a hero among many crocheting women,her bedspread will be remembered for years.It took her 67 years to finish it and it's beautiful.Here's the video link to her showing it...
Here's the pattern...
MOTIF . . . Starting at center, ch 12, join with sl st.
1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Join to 3rd st of ch-3.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, 4 dc in same place as sl st; drop st from hook, insert hook back in 3rd st of ch-3 first made and draw loop through the one on hook (a pc st). * Ch 5, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, 5 dc in next dc; drop st from hook, insert hook back in last ch made and draw loop through the one on hook (a pc st). Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st at tip of first pc st made.
3rd rnd: Sl st in ch-5 sp, ch 3 and complete a pc st; * ch 2, a pc st, ch 5, dc in next sp, ch 2, a pc st. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st at tip of 1st pc st made.
*I just wanted to add this here, because a couple of people have gotten confused on this 3rd rnd with the "ch 3 and complete a pc st", at the beginning of this round. It only means the ch 3 will be the first dc of the pc, so you'll have ch 3 and 4dc to make the 5 dc pc. Just enlarge the above photo and you'll see it.
4th rnd: Sl st in next sp (between pc sts), ch 3 and complete a pc st; * ch 2, in next ch-5 sp make 2 pc sts with ch-2 between; ch 5, dc in next sp, ch 2, pc st in sp between 2 pc sts. Repeat from * around, ending as before.
5th and 6th rnds: Same as 4th rnd, making pc sts between pc sts of previous rnd and 2 pc sts in ch-5 sp, always making ch-2 between pc sts (4 pc sts in each group on 5th rnd; 5 pc sts in each group on 6th rnd).
7th rnd: Sl st in next sp (between 1st 2 pc sts), ch 3 and complete a pc st; * (ch 2, pc st between next 2 pc sts) 3 times; ch 3, dc at tip of next pc st, ch 3, dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in next sp, ch 2, pc st between next 2 pc sts. Repeat from * around. Join.
8th rnd: * 3 pc sts between pc sts of previous rnd, with ch-2 between; ch 3, dc at tip of next pc st; (ch 3, dc in next sp) 4 times; ch 2 and repeat from * around. Join.
9th rnd: * 2 pc sts between pc sts of previous rnd, with ch-2 between; ch 3, dc at tip of next pc st; (ch 3, dc in next sp) 6 times, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join.
10th rnd: Sl st in sp (between pc sts), ch 3 and complete a pc st; * (ch 3, dc in next sp) 3 times; ch 3, skip next dc and sp; in next dc make 3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, skip next sp and dc; dc in next sp; (ch 3, dc in next sp) twice, ch 2, pc st between pc sts of previous rnd. Repeat from * around. Join and fasten off. She said in the video she put 31 motifs across, (she calls them little doilies, so cute), and 30 motifs from head to foot for the spread. :D Use a sc to join motifs.
Update: I've gotten a question about the pattern, her's is cupping and I'm wondering if it might be due to the pattern not being as clear as many old ones aren't always, this is from the 1940's.
~For example look at Rnd 2...Rnds are in sequence to form a pattern. So although it doesn't say at the end of the rnd to dc 1 in the last stitch, ch 2, join at the top of the pc in the beginning of the round, you know to keep that same sequence. Someone reading that pattern might think it ends in pc and ch 2 to join. Missing that last dc is a big deal and will throw the pattern off. So when you're finished with the round you'll have 6 pcs with a dc and ch 2 in front of each pc, and the ch 5 to join each.
Here's a still shot of Frances' motif and click to enlarge.
Also pc is popcorn stitch, so where it just says do a pc, you'll know to work those 5 dc, here's a youtube video of how to do the popcorn for anyone new to it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF-83OSOSYg
BTW, I'm sorry I don't have the border around instructions, it's all I had written down. You can make any border you want and maybe someone has a photo of it online to go by.
Frances Johnson's video...
Here's a stillshot of her's, looks like sc to join the motifs.