Stitches you need to know

YO yarn over - bring your yarn over your hook from the back over the top to the front

CH chain - pull your yarn over through the loop on your hook.

SLST slip stitch - insert hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.

DC double crochet (US sc - single crochet) - insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

TR treble crochet (US dc - double crochet) yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook twice.

CH-SP chain space - the space created by a chain stitch.

PREV previous

Special Stitches

PUFF-ST puff stitch – YO and pull up to the height of the 3ch. Insert hook into chain space and YO, pulling through up to the height of the stitch again. Do this 5 times, until you have 11 loops on your hook. YO and pull through all loops. YO and pull through loop to secure.

Tension

Round measurements: Approx 2.5 : 5 : 7.5 : 9.5 : 10.5 : 13 : 14.5 : 15 cm

The Pattern

Using your CC2, start your round with your chosen method.

RND 1: Ch 3 (counts as tr here and throughout), 2 tr, *ch 2, 3 tr, rep from * 3 times. Ch 2. Join with sl st into top of ch 3. (12 sts)

RND 2: ch 3 (counts a tr), *tr in each st to corner-sp, (puff-st, ch 2, puff-st) into corner space, rep from * 4 times. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (20 sts)

RND 3-6: ch 3 (counts a tr), *tr in each st to corner-sp, (puff-st, ch 2, puff-st) into corner space, rep from * 4 times. Tr to end. Join to top of ch 3 with a sl st. (28⁄44⁄64⁄80 sts)

RND 7: ch 1, *dc in each st, (dc, ch 1, dc) into corner-sp, rep from * 4 times, dc to end. (88 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.