Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, fp – front post, bp – back post, bl – back loop, tbl – third back loop.
ROUND 40. Join with a standing fpsc around last popcorn (R40.1), *blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts, 3bldc in next st, blhdc in next 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts (R40.2), (fpsc around next st, 2sc in ch2 space) 7 times, fpsc around next st (R40.3)(R40.4)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R40.5)
Stitch count: 112 sc, 64 fpsc, 160 blsc, 64 blhdc, 24 bldc
ROUND 41. ch2 (does not count), dc in same st (R41.1), dc in next 15 sts, *3dc in next st (R41.1), dc in next 52 sts (R41.3)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last 16 dc. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off and secure ends. (R41.4)
Stitch count: 440 dc
ROUND 42. Join with a standing bpdc around any 1dc of 3dc group (R42.1), *around next st (fpdc, ch1, fpdc) (R42.2), (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st (R42.3)) 27 times (R42.4), around next st (bpdc, ch1, bpdc) (R42.5), (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 27 times (R42.6)*, repeat ** 4 times, omit last bpdc. Join to standing bpdc with a sl-st, fasten off and secure ends. (R42.7)
Stitch count: 224 fpdc, 224 bpdc, 8 ch1 spaces