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Cathy's Crochet

Materials:

2 oz each color worsted weight cotton yarn: MC=rose and CC=cream

Crochet hook size F

 

Special stitch:  CL=cluster stitch. Work [yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops only] over the number of stitches stated, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions:

With MC, Ch 47

Row 1:  (RS) 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *skip 3 ch, 7 dc in next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch; rep from * to 4 ch from end, skip 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch, turn, attach CC (do not fasten off MC, carry it behind).

Row 2:  1 ch, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, *3 ch, 1 CL over next 7 stitches, 3 ch, 1sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * to 4 ch from the end, 3 ch, 1 CL over last 4 sts, turn.

Row 3:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in 1st st, * skip 3 ch , 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, skip 3 ch, 7 dc in loop that closed next CL; rep from * to last 3 ch, skip the last 3 ch, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc, turn, pick up MC (do not fasten off CC, carry it behind).

Row 4:  3 ch (counts as 1 dc), skip first st, 1 CL over next 3 sts, 3 ch, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts,  3 ch, 1 CL over next 7 sts, 3 ch; rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5:  1 ch, 1 sc, in each of 1st 2 sc, *skip 3 ch, 7 dc in loop that closed next CL, skip 3 ch, 1sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * to last 3 ch, skip last 3 ch, 4 dc in top of turning chain, turn,  attach CC (do not fasten off MC, carry it behind).

Rows 6-17: rep rows 2-5, 3 times.

Row 18-20: rep rows 2-4.  Fasten off CC at end of row 19.

Edging:

Ch 1, with right side facing, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip st to 1st sc.

1998 Cathy Ruddy

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