Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
H” hook and WW Cotton yarn in green or your choice.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=Front post double crochet is worked around (ar) the post of st indicated. Change the color and use this for anytime of the year!
Make 2 pieces, but to not fasten off on 2nd one.
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 7DC in 4th ch from hook. Join in top of beg ch4. (8dc)
Round 2: Ch3, 2DC in joining. [FPDC ar next st. (3DC) in next st] 3Xs. FPDC ar last st. Join in top of beg ch3. (16sts)
Round 3: Ch3, 2DC in same st. DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc. [FPDC ar next dc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc]3Xs. FPDC ar last dc & join. (32dc)
Round 4: Ch3, 2DC in same st. DC in next 5dc, (3DC) in next dc, [FPDC ar fpdc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 5dc, (3DC) in next dc] 3Xs. FPDC ar last fpdc & join. (48dc)
Rnd 5: Ch3, 2DC in joining. DC in 9sts, 3DC in next st. [FPDC ar fpdc, 3DC in next, DC in 9sts, 3DC in next]3Xs. FPDC ar last fpdc, join. (64sts)
Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 14sts. [FPDC ar fpdc, DC in 15sts]3Xs. FPDC ar last fpdc. Join. (64sts)
Rnd 7: Slst in next st, [+skip-2sts, 4DC in next 2sts. Skip-1st, slst in next st, skip-1st, 4DC in next 2sts. Skip-2sts+. Slst in 5sts]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once. Slst in 2sts, slst in next slst, (above fpdc). Fasten off 1st piece ONLY.
Wrong sides together & matching sts, SC in the dcs around, and slst in the slst stiches, on last st, ch 8, TC in 4th, and DC in remaining chains. Slst into next st on hotpad. Fasten off.
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