Skill Level: Beginner
Gauge: Use recommended hook on yarn ballband/label.
- 1-2 ounces each in at least 2 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn
- Size 5.5mm (I) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- At least 9 stitch markers if needed to help keep track of stitches.
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain(s)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- fpdc – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over & pull through last 2 loops. Link to front post stitches : http://www.redheart.com/how-to/articles/ultimate-guide-crochet-post-stitches
Round 1: With C1 ch4, 4dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch2, 5dc in same st* 2 times, ch2. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. 15dc, 3 ch2 sp
NOTE: You may want to mark the 1st, 3rd, & 5th st on each side.
Round 2: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc next 4 sts, * (2dc, ch2, 2dc in corner sp), dc next 5 sts * 2 times then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3 sp. Fasten Off 27dc, 3 ch2 sp
Round 3: With C2 join with a sc in any ch2 sp, 2sc in same sp, * (sc next 3 sts, fpdc around marked st from round 1, sc next 3 sts), 3sc in next ch2 sp * 5 times then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. 54sc, 6fpdc
Round 4: With C1 join with a sl st in any middle sc of 3 sc group, ch3 (counts as a dc), 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same st, * (dc in next 11 sts) 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next st * 2 times then ( )once. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 51dc, 3 ch2 sp
Round 5: With C2 join with a sc in any ch2 sp, 2sc in same sp, sc in next 6 sts, * ([fpdc around fpdc of rnd 3, sc next st] 3 times, sc next 5 sts), 3sc in next ch2 sp * 2 times then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off. 54sc, 9fpdc
Putting It Together
Place both pieces wrong side the side without the fpdc together. You will be working through both pieces.
With either color join with a sc in middle sc of 3sc group, sc in same st, * (sc next 19 sts), 3sc next st *, 2 times then ( ) once. Ch 16, sl st to 16th ch from hook, sc in same st as joining, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off. 66sc