Village Love

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Gauge:

After round 3 piece is 3.5” wide.

Materials Needed:

  • 1-2 ounces of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors – CA, CB, CC
  • Size 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • At least 9 removable stitch markers

Stitches Used:

  • sl st – sl st
  • ch – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet
  • dtr – double triple crochet
  • bpsc – back post single crochet
  • bphdc = back post half double crochet
  • bpdc – back post double crochet
  • fphdc – front post half double crochet
  • fptr – front post triple crochet
  • dtr bobble – double triple crochet bobble – [Yo 3 times, inster hook in st indicated, yo, pull loop thru, yo pull through 2 loops 3 times leaving 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

ROUND 1: With CC ch5, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form a loop, ch3, 15dc in loop. Join with a sl st in top of beg ch3. 16dc

ROUND 2: ch3, 4dc in same st as joining, * (dc in next 3 sts), 5dc in next st * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. 32dc

ROUND 3: ch3, dc in next st, * 5dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts * 4 times omitting last 2 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. On each 5dc group mark the middle st with a removable stitch marker to top of st NOT around it. Also mark middle st of side –remove after you start rnd 4. 48dc

ROUND 4: With CA join in marked st on the side with a standing bpsc, bpsc in next 47 sts. Join with a sl st to 1st bpsc. Do not remove the stitch markers in the corner group – you will need them in rnd 8. 48bpsc

ROUND 5; ch3, dc, ch3, 2dc in same st as joining, * (sk next st, hdc next 3 sts, sc next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sk next st), 2dc, ch3, 2dc in next st * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Mark each ch sp with a removable st marker. 16dc, 24hdc, 12sc, 4 ch3 sps

ROUND 6: Keep stitch markers in the ch sps that you marked in rnd 5. ch3, tr in next st * 2tr, ch3, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st * 4 times – omitting last 2 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. 24tr, 16dc, 16hdc, 12sc, 4 ch3 sps

ROUND 7: With CB join with a sl st to any st before a ch3 sp, in the sp you marked in rnd 5 work 5dtr, sl st in st after ch3 sp. Finish Off. Do this for each ch3 sp – 4 times. Remove the stitch markers you placed in rnd 5. 20dtr, 8 sl st

The start of Round 7.
Part of Round 7 complete.

ROUND 8: Join CC with a standing bpsc in a st before any ch3 of rnd 6 – it should be the one you did the 1st sl st of rnd 7, * 5sc in the ch3 sp – should be behind the dtr of rnd 7, bpsc in next 7 sts, tr, ch3, tr in the st you marked the top of in rnd 3 keep the stitch marker in but make sure it is between the 2 tr you worked in that st, sk 3 sts, bpsc in next 7 sts * 4 times omitting last st. Finish Off. Mark the 1st sc you worked in any ch3 sp. 8tr, 20sc, 56bpsc, 4 ch3 sps

Back of Round 8 – the beginning.
Where to place the tr, ch3, tr in rnd 3.
Start of round 9 & the corner.

ROUND 9: Join CB with a sl st in any ch3 sp, * working in st you still have marked the top of the st from rnd 3 – dtr, ch3, dtr
BEWTEEN the 2 tr in the same st, sl st in same ch 3 sp, ch8, sk all sts, work bpsc in the 5 dtr sts from rnd 7, ch8, sk all sts, sl
st in next ch3 sp * 4 times, making the last sl st around the beginning sl st. Finish Off. Remove stitch markers you placed
in rnd 7.
8dtr, 20bpsc, 8 ch8 sps, 4 ch3 sps, 8 sl st

ROUND 10: The ch8 from rnd 9 will NOT be worked in – make sure they are to the back of your work and not visible. Join CC in st you marked in rnd 8 with a standing dc, dc in next 4 sts * working in front of the ch8 sp from prev rnd dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dtr in next 3 sts, fpdtr in next st should be tr of rnd 8, dc, ch2, dc in ch3 sp of rnd 9, fpdtr in next st should be tr of rnd 8, working in front of ch8 sp from prev rnd dtr in next 3 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, working in sts from rnd 8 dc in next 5 sts * 4 times – omitting last 7 sts. Join with a sl st to top of 1st dc. Finish Off. 8fpdtr, 24dtr, 16tr, 44dc, 4 ch3 sps
Mark the 3rd st to the right AND left of ch2 sp with removable stitch markers.

There is a total of 9 dc worked on each side.
The picture aove shows from the back of the work where each dc should be worked.

ROUND 11: Join CC with a sl st in a marked st BEFORE the ch2 sp, dtr bobble around the dtr of rnd 9 – should be same color, sl st in same st as prev sl st, sk 2 sts, sl st in ch2 of rnd 10, sk 2 sts, sl st in next marked st AFTER the ch 2 sp, dtr bobble around dtr of rnd 9 – should be same color, sl st in same st as prev sl st. Finish Off. Do this 4 times. 8Dtr bobbles, 20 sl st

Round 11 before with marked stitches.
Round 11 – 1 part complete.

ROUND 12: Join CC with a standing hdc in ch2 sp of rnd 10 you will be working over the sl st of rnd 11 in the same sp, 2hdc in same sp, * (fphdc around dtr bobble, sk the st with the sl st from prev rnd, fphdc around next st, hdc next 15 sts,fphdc around next st, sk the st with the sl st from prev rnd, fphdc around dtr bobble), 3hdc in ch2 sp or rnd 10 you will be working over the sl st of rnd 11 in the same sp * 3 times, then ( ) once. Join with a sl st to beg hdc. 72hdc, 16fphdc

ROUND 13: ch5 counts as a dtr, * 2dtr, ch2, 2dtr in next st, dtr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dtr in next st * 4 times omitting last st. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch5. 24Dtr, 16tr, 16dc, 24hdc, 20sc, 4 ch2 sps

ROUND 14: ch3 counts as a dc, dc in next st, tr in next st * 2tr, ch2, 2tr in ch sp, tr in next st, dc in next 23 sts, tr in next st * 4 times – omitting last 3 sts. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch4. Finish Off. 24tr, 92dc, 4 ch2 sps

ROUND 15: Join CA with a standing dc in any ch 2 sp, dc, ch2, 2dc in same st, * (bpdc in next 29 sts), dc, ch2, 2dc in ch sp * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 116bpdc, 16dc, 4 ch2 sps

ROUND 16: Join CB with a standing sc in any ch 2 sp, 2sc in same ch sp, * (bphdc in next 33 sts), 3sc in next ch sp * 3 times, then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. Finish Off. 132bphdc, 12sc

ROUND 17: Join CC in any middle sc of 3sc group from previous rnd with a sc, 2sc in same st, * (sc in next 35 sts), 3sc in next st * 3 times then ( ) once more. Join with a sl st to top of beg sc. Finish Off. 152sc