Grin and Giggle

 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
Skill level: intermediate

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Special Stitches:
Beginning Popcorn: Ch 3 in space, 3 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
: 4 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.

Baby Bullion St
: Yo 5 times loosely, insert hook into space indicated, draw up loop even with loops on hook, yo, draw through all 7 loops (wiggling hook as needed), ch 1 to close.

Directions:

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

Rnd 1
: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) three times, ch 3; join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off color B.
Rnd 2: Join color A with sc in any corner, sc, ch 2, 2 sc in same corner, [sc in front loop only of next dc, ch 8, skip next st, sc in front loop only of next st, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last corner; join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off color A.

Rnd 3
: Join color B with sc in any corner, sc, ch 2, 2 sc in same corner, [sc in next 2 sts, working behind ch-8 loop, dc in back loop only of next 3 sts of round 1, sc in next 2 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last corner; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 4
: Sl st in next st, ch 3, skip next st, [5 baby bullions in corner, dc, skip next st, dc in next 7 sts, skip next st, dc], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last dc; join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off color B.

Rnd 5
: Join color C with sl st in first bullion of 5-bullion group, ch 1, [sc in first bullion, (ch 2, sc in next bullion) 4 times, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 sts, insert hook through ch-8 loop of round 2 and complete dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next dc)], repeat between [ ] 3 times; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off color C.

Rnd 6
: Join color A with sl st in sc at top of 3rd bullion in round 5, beg popcorn, [ch 3, dc in next 7 sts and spaces, ch 2, skip next dc, popcorn in  dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next 7 sts and spaces, ch 3, popcorn in sc], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last popcorn; join with sl st to beg popcorn. Finish off color A.

Rnd 7
: Join color B with sc in beg popcorn, 2 more sc in same st, [2 sc in ch sp, sc in next 7, sc in ch sp, sc in popcorn, sc in ch sp, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in ch sp, 3 sc in popcorn], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting 3 sc in beg popcorn; join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off and weave in ends