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, tbl – third back loop, clusters of 4dc – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Repeat thrice more in the same stitch or space. 5 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.
ROUND 1 (Color A). Slip knot (R1.1), ch4 (R1.2), insert hook into 1st chain (R1.3), yarn over and pull through to form a ring (R1.4), ch2 (does not count)(R1.5), 16dc into the ring. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st. (R1.6)
Stitch count: 16 dc.
ROUND 2 (Color A). ch2 (does not count as stitch), dc in same st (R2.1), *(ch3, skip next st, dc in next st)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last dc. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch count: 8 dc, 8 ch3 spaces
ROUND 3 (Color D). Join with a standing cluster of 4dc in skipped st of round 1 working in front of ch3 space of round 2 (R3.1), * ch4, cluster of 4dc in next skipped st of round 1 working in front of ch3 space (R3.2)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last cluster of 4dc. Join to standing cluster of 4dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)
Stitch count: 8 clusters of 4dc, 8 ch4 spaces
ROUND 4 (Color C). Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 4dc (R4.1), * 2sc in ch4 space (R4.2), fpdc around dc of round 2 working in front of same ch4 space of round 3 (R4.3), 2sc in same ch4 space of round 3 (R4.4), fpsc around next cluster of 4dc (R4.5)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. Do not fasten off (R4.6)
Stitch count: 32 sc, 8 fpsc, 8 fpdc
ROUND 5 (Color C). ch1 (does not count as stitch), sc in same st, *skip next 2 sts, 9dc in next st, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st (R5.1)*, repeat ** 8 times, omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R5.2)
Stitch count: 8 sc, 72 dc
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