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Kaleidoscope Blossom

12 inch square

Copyright 2004 Chris Simon

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H hook or size needed for gauge.

Stitch Guide:

sl st dec: YO, draw up a loop in next stitch, YO draw up a loop in next stitch and pull through both loops on hook.

V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch.

Begin pattern:

Ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times. Ch 3, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: 5 sc in each ch 3 sp around. Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next two sc (this should put you in the center sc of the 5 sc group). Ch 1, sc in same st. (Ch 4, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc) 5 times. Ch 4, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off.

Rnd 5: Join next color with sc in any ch 4 sp. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, sc) in same ch 4 sp. (Sc, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, sc) in next five ch 4 loops. Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 4. * In next ch 3 sp, (dc, ch 1) five times. Dc between next two sc. Ch 1, repeat from * five times. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Finish off.

Rnd 7: Join next color with sc in ch 1 sp to the right of any 5 dc "fan". Working in ch 1 spaces between dcs, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp. (Sc in next ch 1 sp, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp) five times. Join with sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 8: * Sl st in next 10 dc, sl st dec in next 2 sc. Repeat from * five times. Join with sl st in starting sl st. Finish off.

Rnd 9: First let's find the stitches we'll be working in for this round. Look back at Round 6 (the last round of your second color). Find the center dc of a 5 dc "fan". We'll be starting in the back loop of that dc. Let's call this the dc at the top of the fan. Also locate the dc between the "fans" on Round 6. We'll also be using the back loop of these dcs. Let's call this the dc between the fans.

Join next color with sc in back loop of the dc at the top of the fan. (Ch 5, sc in back loop of the dc between the fans. Ch 5, sc in back loop of the dc at the top of the fan) 5 times. Ch 5, sc in back loop of the dc between the fans. Ch 5, join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch 5 spaces)

Rnd 10: Sl st into ch 5 sp. (Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in same sp, *(ch 1, 4 dc in next ch 5 sp) twice, ch 1, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch 5 sp. Repeat from * twice. (Ch 1, 4 dc in next ch 5 sp) twice, ch 1, join with sl st in beginning ch 3. (4 groups of 4 dc per side)

Rnd 11: Sl st in next 3 dc, sl st in corner ch 3 sp. (Ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp. *(Sc in next 4 dc, sc in ch 1 sp) 3 times, sc in next 4 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch 3 sp. Repeat from * twice. (sc in next 4 dc, sc in ch 1 sp) 3 times, sc in next 4 dc. Join with sl st in first sc. (21 sc per side)

Rnd 12: Sl st in corner ch 2 sp. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. * Sk next sc, V-st in next sc, (sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc) 6 times, sk next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice. Sk next sc, V-st in next sc, (sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc) 6 times, sk next sc. Join with sl st in beginning ch 3. (7 V-sts per side)

Rnd 13: Sl st in next dc, sl st in corner ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp. * Sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice. Sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across. Finish off. (27 sc per side)

Rnd 14: Join next color with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *Dc in next sc, (Ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc) 13 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice. Dc in next sc, (Ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc) 13 times. Finish off. (13 ch 1 sps per side)

Rnd 15: Join next color with sc in any corner ch 2 sp. (Ch 2, sc) in same sp. * Sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice. Sc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across. Finish off. (33 sc per side)

Rnd 16: Join next color with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. * Dc in each sc across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice. Dc in each sc across. Finish off. (37 dc per side)


Corrections:

3: 10/14/04 - Minor correction to Round 12 (does not affect outcome).


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