Dreaming of Dogwood

 7 inch square

By Phyllis Glaz
Copyright
2002

Materials

Worsted weight yarn:
Color A: white
Color B: blue
Color C: red
Crochet hook: size H or size needed for gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: makes 7 square
Skill level: easy

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Special Stitches:
Beginning Popcorn: Ch 3 in space, 4 dc in same sp; remove hook from loop; insert hook in top of ch-3, pick up dropped loop and pull through; ch 1 to complete.
Popcorn: 5 dc in space; remove hook from loop and insert in top of first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through; ch 1 to complete.
Double crochet twist (dc twist): skip a st, dc in next st, working behind first st, dc in skipped st.
V- stitch: (Dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same stitch.

Directions:

With color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1
: (Ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in ring) 4 times. Finish off color A.
Rnd 2: Join color B with sl st in ring over sl st of previous round, ch 4, dc in same sp, [ch 1, skip next dc, sc in back loop only of next dc, ch 1, V-st in ring over next sl st], repeat between [ ] twice, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Finish off color B.
Rnd 3: Join color C with sl st in chain sp of V-st, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, [ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in V-st], repeat between [ ] twice, ch 1, sc, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off color C.
Rnd 4: Join color B with sc in first dc to left of corner ch-3 sp, [ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip corner ch-3 sp, sc in next dc ], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last sc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off color B.
Rnd 5: Join color A with sl st in corner ch-3 sp, beg popcorn, [(ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp) 4 times, ch 3, popcorn in corner], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last popcorn; join with sl st in beg popcorn. Finish off color A.
Rnd 6: Join color C with sl st in beg popcorn, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same corner, [(2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in popcorn], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off color C.
Rnd 7: Join color A with sl st in corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same corner, [ch 2, skip next 2 dc, ( note that this will be 3 skipped sts when you include the beginning of first twist st), (twist st) 7 times, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last corner; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off color A.
Rnd 8: With color B, sc in each st around (22 sc on each side), working 3 sc in each corner. Finish off and weave in ends.