Skill Level: Easy
Guage: Not important
- 1 ounce of worsted weight cotton yarn in 1 color
- Crochet hook size H (5mm)
- Tapestry needle
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain(s)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- fpsc – front post single crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull through all loops.
- fpdc – front post 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
NOTE: Beginning ch3 will always count as a fpdc in rnds 2 & 3.
Round 1: ch5. sl st to first ch to form ring, ch3 counts as dc in this round only, 2dc in loop, * ch2, 3dc in loop* 3 times, ch2, join to the top of beg ch3. 12dc, 4 ch2 sp
Round 2: ch3, fpdc around beg ch3 of r1, 2fpdc around next 2 sts, * (ch1, dc in ch2 sp, ch1), 2fpdc around next 3 sts * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 24fpd, 4dc, 8 ch1 sps
Round 3: ch3. fpdc around beg ch3 of r2, fpdc around next 4 sts, 2fpdc around next st, * (ch1, 2fpdc around dc or rnd 2, ch1), 2fpdc around next st, fpdc around next 4 sts, 2fpdc around next st, * 3 times then ( ) once more. 40fpdc, 8ch1 sps You do not have to do the ch1 sps if they make this to wavy.
Round 4: ch1, fpsc around r3 beg ch3, ch2. fpsc on next st, ch2 repeat around. You will be skipping the ch1 sps. Join with a sl st on first fpsc. FINISH OFF & weave in ends. 40fpsc & 40 ch2 spaces