Irish Petals

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Skill Level: Easy

Guage: Complete square is 6 inches wide.

Materials:

  • 1-2 ounces each of worsted weight yarn in at least 3 colors.
  • Crochet hook size H (5mm)
  • Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – hald double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • fpsc – frost post single crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet
  • dc2tog – 2 double crochet together
  • dc3tog – 3 dv together

For how to do dc2tog & dc3tog check out http://www.cherryheartcrochet.co.uk/2014/03/double-crochet-decrease-23dctog.html .


ROUND 1: with CA ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. With stitch markers mark every 3rd st – making sure you start counting from beginning ch3. 12dc

ROUND 2: ch3, dc2tog over next 2 sts, *ch7, dct3og over next 3 sts* three times, ch7. Join with a sl st to top of 2dctog. Finish Off 1 dc2tog, 3 dc3tog, 4 ch7 sps

ROUND 3: With CB join with a sc in ch7 sp, 3sc in same sp, *(fpdc in marked st of rnd 1, 4sc in same ch7sp, fpsc around dctog of prev rnd) 4sc in next sp* three times then ( ) once. Finish Off. Remove stitch markers. 4fpsc, 4fpdc, 32sc

ROUND 4: With CC join with a sc in any fpsc of prev rnd, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, *(2dc, ch2, 2dc in next st), dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc next 5 sts, hdc next st, dc next st* three times, thnen ( ) once, dc next st, hdc next st, sc next 2 sts. Join with a sl st to beg sc. 20sc, 24dc, 8hdc

ROUND 5: sl st to next st, ch4 counts as a ch1 sp & dc, *[sk next st, ch1, dc next st] 2 times, ch1, (2dc, ch2, 2dc ch2 sp), [sk next st, ch1, dc next st] 6 times, sk next st, ch1* three times, then ( ) once, [sk next st, ch1, dc next st] 3 times, ch1, sk next st, join with a sl st to 3rd ch in beg ch4. Finish Off. 32dc, 28 ch1 sps

ROUND 6: With CA join with a sc in any corner. 2sc in same sp, *(sc in next 17sts/sps), 3sc in corner sp* three times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to beg sc. 80sc

ROUND 7: ch2, *3hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts* four times, omitting last hdc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch2. Finish Off 88hdc

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