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.

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.

HTR half-treble crochet (US hdc half-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.

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.

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

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

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Tension

Round measurements:  Approx 2.5 : 5 : 7.5 : 10 : 11 : 12.5 : 15 cm

The Pattern

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

RND 1: ch 3 (counts a tr here and throughout), 11 tr. Join with sl st into top of ch 3. (12 sts)

RND 2: ch 3, (2 tr) 12 times. (24 sts)

RND 3: ch 3, (2 tr), *tr, (2 tr), rep from * 11 times. (36 sts)

RND 4: ch 3, (2 tr), tr, *tr, (2 tr), tr rep from * 11 times.  (48 sts)

Join to any tr before a (2 tr).

RND 5: ch 3, tr, *(2 dtr, ch 2, 2 dtr) between inc tr from prev rnd, 2 tr, 2 htr, 4 dc, 2 htr, 2 tr, rep from * 3 times. 2 tr, 2 htr, 4 dc, 2 htr.

RND 6-7: ch 3 (counts a tr), tr in each st to corner-sp, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) into corner space, rep from * 4 times, tr to last st.

Alternate between your colours until the end, ending with your MC.