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Birthday Flower

12 inch square

Copyright 2004 Chris Simon

This square exhibits multiple personalities! It looks great worked in a single color, or you can make it feature either a star or a flower depending on where you change colors. It's called Birthday Flower simply because I designed it on my birthday.

Star Variation: Change colors at beginning of Rounds 4 and 7, and create frame by changing at beginning of Round 10 if desired.

Flower Variation: Change colors at beginning of Rounds 5 and 7, and create frame by changing at beginning of Round 10 if desired.



H hook or size needed for gauge.

Ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 3, sc in next dc) around. Ch 3, join with sl st in first sc. (16 ch 3 loops)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 3 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 3 sp. Sc in next ch 3 sp, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 3 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * 6 more times. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next st and into ch 2 sp. Working in back loops only for entire round, including the chain stitches, Ch 1, sc in first ch of ch 2 sp, ch 2, sc in second ch of ch 2 sp. *# Hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next sc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, #(sc in first ch of ch 2 sp, ch 2, sc in second ch of ch 2 sp). Repeat from * 6 times, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 2 sp. Ch 1, sc in same sp. (Ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, sc in next ch 2 sp) seven times. Ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, join with sl st in first sc. (16 ch 4 spaces)

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch 4 sp, (ch 2, dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc, hdc) in same ch 4 sp. (Hdc, dc, tr, ch 2, tr, dc, hdc) in each of the next 15 ch 4 spaces. Join with sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch 2. (16 petals)

Rnd 7: Ch 6, sc in next ch 2 sp, (ch 3, dc between 2 hdc of Round 6, ch 3, sc in next ch 2 sp) 15 times. Ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 6. (32 ch 3 spaces)

Rnd 8: Ch 4, 3 tr in same st. *# Ch 3, sk 1st ch 3 sp, dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, hdc in next ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) twice, ch 3, hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk last ch 3 sp, # 7 tr in next dc. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. 3 tr in same st as beginning ch 4. Join with sl st in 4th ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 9: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st as joining. *# Dc in next 3 tr, 3 sc in each of next seven ch 3 spaces. Dc in next 3 tr, # (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next tr. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next st and into ch 2 sp. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 2 sp. *# (Ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st) 16 times, ch 1, sk next st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (17 ch 1 spaces per side)

Rnd 11: Sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp around, with 3 sc in each corner ch 2 space. Finish off.


Corrections:
1: Fixed typos in Rounds 1, 2, and 8. Thanks, Carolanne!


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