“Universal Star Flower”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©12-2014
Size: 12” Square using, Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Red Heart WW in 2 colors: A & B
Notes: Bold print: Repeated in pattern. Sts: Work in next st/chsp. Join: Join W/slst in beg st, unless otherwise stated.
Abbreviations & Stitches Used
Beg=Beginning Ch=Chain Slst=Slip Stitch Sc=Single Crochet
Sp=Spaces Sk=Skip W/=With Dc=Double Crochet
St(s)=Stitch(es) Lps=Loops Fpdc=Front Post dc Fpsc=Front Post sc
Trc=Triple crochet Beg Corner=(ch3, dc,ch1,2dc) Corner=(2dc,ch1,2dc)
Rnd 1: W/A, ch4, 15dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4. (16dc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in joining st. [Ch2, sk-1, (dc, fpdc) in next dc]Repeat around, ending w/ch2, sk-1 & join. (8dc, 8fpdc)
Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st. [2sc in next sp, sc in next 2sts]Repeat around ending with a 2sc in last sp, join & fasten off color A. (32sc)
Note: when you see the sk-2sts, these are the two sc that were done directly over the skipped sts of rnd 2 in the sp.
Rnd 4: W/B join behind work in any skipped st of rnd 2. Ch5 (counts as trc, ch1), sk-2sts (see note above), sc in next 2sts, ch1, trc behind work in skipped st of rnd 2, ch1]Repeat around minus last trc, join. (8trc, 16sc)
Rnd 5: (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) in joining st, beg corner made. [Sc in next sc, fpdc in dc of rnd 2, sc in next sc, fpdc in dc from rnd 2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc), in next trc, corner made]Repeat around minus last corner, join. (48dc, 16sc)
Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st, [3sc in next sp (petal tip), sk-dc, sc in next 2sts, fpsc in next fp st, sc in next st, fpsc in next fp st, sc in next 2sts]Repeat around ending w/a fpsc in last st, join & fasten off B. (80sts)
Note: No sc sts from round 6 are skipped, all stitches will be worked into
Rnd 7: W/A join in middle sc of any 3sc tip, ch1, 3sc in same st. [Sc in next st, +fpdc in next dc of rnd 5, sc in next st, fpdc in next dc of rnd 5,+ sc in next 5sts, repeat +to+ once more. Sc in next st, 3sc in next st] Repeat around, minus last 3sc petal tip, join. (128 total sts)
Rnd 8: Slst in next sc, ch3, 4dc in same st. (petal tip) [Dc in next 2sts, fpdc in next 2fpsts together, sc in next 5sts, fpdc in next 2 fp sts together, dc in next 2sts, 5dc in next st]Repeat around minus last 5dc, join & fasten off A. (88dc, 40sc)
This next rnd will only be worked in top of the fpdc sts, there is a video explaining this as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8okXO74dSY&feature=youtu.be
Rnd 9: W/B join yarn in any fpdc, pinch your 5sc together and insert hook from back to front under both loops of next fpdc st, ch1, sc in same sts. [Loosely ch8, insert hook from front to back under both loops of next fpdc, pinch 5sc together and insert hook from back to front under both loops of next fpdc, and complete your sc] Repeat around, join. (8sc, 8ch lps)
*Note: Work in each individual ch of the ch8, NOT in the ch8 sp.
Rnd 10: Beg corner. [Dc in next 8 chs, dc in next sc, dc in next 8 chs, corner in next sc]Repeat around, minus last corner, join. (84dc)
Rnd 11: Ch3, dc in next st, [Corner in next sp, dc in next 4sts, hdc in next 13sts, dc in next 4sts] repeat around ending w/a dc in last 2sts, join & fasten off color B. (48dc, 52hdc)
Rnd 12: W/A join in any corner chsp, beg corner. [Dc in next 8sts, +trc in both the 3rd dc of 5dc grouping of petal tip in rnd 8 and next st of rnd 11 together,+ dc in 7sts, repeat +to+ once more, dc in next 8sts, corner in next sp]4x, minus last corner, join. (108dc, 8trc)
Rnd 13: Slst in next dc & ch1sp, beg corner. [Dc in next st, (ch1, sk-1, dc in next st)14x, corner in next sp]4x, minus last corner, join. (76dc)
*Note: If doing color change as in pic on the left, join color B w/slst in any corner sp.
Rnd 14: Ch3, dc in next dc. [Corner in next sp, dc in next 3dc, (dc in next sp, fpdc in next dc)13x, dc in next sp, dc in next 3dc]4x, ending w/a dc in last st, join. (148dc)
Rnd 15: Ch3, dc in next 3dc, [Corner in next sp, dc in next 37sts]4x, ending w/a dc in last 33sts, join. (164dc)
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