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Temari Pattern SSh03 / TemariKai 10-Combination Patterns

Intermediate design; interpreted design.  Contributed by Sue S.
Materials: 25 cm mari, wrapped in green thread.

Pearl cotton #8  aqua blue, orange, pink, purple, white, yellow.

Marking thread: medium light gold metallic thread

Prepare a 10-Combination Division

Outer Sections of motif: Locate pentagon ABCDE around 10-point center
Locate points 1,2,3,4,5 which are 1/2 distance from Pt X (center) to corners ABCDE. Locate points FGHIJ which are just over the marking line into adjacent pentagons. With pink work 1 rounds of chidori kagari  following points 1,F,2,G,3,H,4,I,5,J,1. Locate points 6,7,8,9,10  which are 1/2 +1mm of the distance from center X  to marking line on short leg of pentagon marking pentagon marking. With pink, stitch 1 round chidori kagari following points A,6,B,7, C,8,D,9, E,10,A. The outer point stitches should fit tightly into the corners  A,B,C,D,E. Work 2 more rounds on each sequence, stitching uwagake on inner points of 1,2,3,4,5 and uwagake on outer points A,B,C,D,E. This is the top or "north" of the design.

Move to an adjacent pentagon,  stitch one round of Outer Section with white. Move clockwise to pentagon adjacent to pink and white, and using purple stitch one round of Outer Section. Continue to move clockwise to adjacent pentagon and stitch 1 round with orange, aqua and yellow  in each pentagon. From the yellow motif, move to an adjacent pentagon on bottom Inner Sections of motifs: Using the same colors in each as the outer section, repeat  the outer section stitching using the starting points shown in black and blue on Diagram 2. All inner points are placed as close to center as possible. Bottom points are 1/2 distance from center to last stitch of Rnd 3 of outer section. Work 2 rounds. Embellish the 6-point open areas where 3 pentagons adjoin each other with gold metallic straight stitches, as shown in photo.

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