By Donna Kay
Tested by: QueenE79, Mamamackie, Susimaloney, Imjkblkbrn, and Carleta3021.
Sample made with Vanna’s Choice
A – aqua (15 yds)
B – silver heather (10 yds)
C – scarlet (14 yds)
US Size 8/H (5.0)
6” X 6”
Abbreviations and Special Stitches:
Beginning Puff Stitch (beg puff) – Ch 1, [yo, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, pull up a loop the height of a dc] 2 times, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to lock.
Puff Stitch (puff) – [Yo, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, pull up a loop the height of a dc] 3 times, yo, pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to lock.
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc) – Yo, insert hook from back to front around the post of stitch indicated, pull up a loop, [yo, draw through two loops on hook] 2 times.
Back Loop Only (BLO) – This is the stitch farthest away from you regardless of whether you are working on the right side or the wrong side of your piece.
All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.
Rnd 1: With color A, form an adjustable ring, beg puff, [ch 1, puff] 5 times, ch 1, sl st to top of beg puff. (6 puffs, 6 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, beg puff, ch 1, puff in same sp, [(ch 1, puff) 2 times in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, ch 1, sl st to top of beg puff, fasten off. (12 puff, 12 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Join color B with a sc in any ch-1 sp, [ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp] 11 times, ch 2, sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (12 sc, 12 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 4: Join color C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 6 (as tr, ch-2), (tr, dc) in same sp, *(dc, 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp, (2 hdc, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ** corner as (dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc)* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, dc in same sp as beg ch-6, sl st to 4th ch of beg ch-6, fasten off. (8 tr, 16 dc, 16 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 5: Join color A with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5 (as dc, ch 2), 2 dc in same sp, *dc in next 10 sts, ** corner as (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-3 sp,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, dc in same sp as beg ch-5, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5, fasten off. (56 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 6: Join color B with a sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 4 (as tr), 2 dc in same sp, * bpdc around next 14 sts, ** corner as (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, 2 dc in same sp as beg ch-4, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4, fasten off. (4 tr, 16 dc, 56 bpdc)
Rnd 7: Join color C with a sc in any corner tr, 2 sc in same st, * sc in next 2 sts, sc in BLO of next 14 sts, sc in next 2 sts ** corner as 3 sc in next tr,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join, to fasten off. (84 sc)
Weave in any remaining ends. Block according to yarn contents.
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