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Lace Petals

12 inch square

Copyright 2005 Chris Simon

3 to 5 colors worsted weight yarn, H hook or size needed for gauge.

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch 1), dc in ring, (ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) 5 times in ring. Ch 2, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. (6 ch 1 sps and 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st into ch 1 sp. Ch 1, sc in same sp. (5 dc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp) 5 times. 5 dc in last ch 2 sp. Join with sl st in beginning sc. Finish off. (6 petals)

Rnd 3: Join next color with sc in any sc. #* (Dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times. Dc in next dc. * Sc in next sc. Repeat from # 4 times, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st. #* Hdc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) twice, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, hdc in next dc, * sc in next sc. Repeat from # 4 times, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in beginning sc. Finish off.

Rnd 5: Locate the following stitch - look at one petal of flower. Find the left-most of the 5 dc sts on the hump of the petal. Join next color with sc in back loop only (BLO) of this st. * Ch 2, dc in BLO of sc in valley between petals. (Ch 2, sc in BLO of next dc) 5 times. Repeat from * 4 times. Ch 2, dc in BLO of sc in valley between petals, ch 2, sc in BLO of next dc) 4 times, ch 2, join with sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch 2 sp. Ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch 2), dc in next ch 2 sp. #* Ch 2, hdc in next ch 2 sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp) twice, ch 2, hdc in next ch 2 sp, * (ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp) twice. Repeat from # 4 times, then from * to * once. Ch 2, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 2 sp. Ch 4, (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp. #* 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch 2 sp, 2 sc in each of next four ch 2 sps, 3 hdc in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, * (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in 4th ch of beginning ch 4. (26 sts per side)

Rnd 8: Sl st in next 2 tr and into ch 2 sp. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp. #* (Ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st) 8 times, ch 2, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in beginning sc. (9 ch 2 sps per side)

Rnd 9: Sl st into ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. #* (Ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp) 9 times, ch 1, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once. Join with with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Finish off. (10 ch 1 sps per side)

Rnd 10: 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 corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in beginning sc. Finish off. (34 sc per side)

Rnd 11: Join next color with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. #* Dc in BLO of each sc across. * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from # twice, then from * to * once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Finish off. (38 dc per side)


Corrections:
9/7/05 - Fixed typo in round 2. Thanks, Shannan!


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