New Year's Eve

 12 inch square

By Sherry Welch
Copyright
December 2001

Materials
2 Colors of Worsted Weight Yarn
H hook or size needed for gauge

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 Special Stitches

Front post treble crochet
- yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop even with loops on hook (so your hook is horizontal), yo draw threw 2 loops 3 times.  If you do these too tight your work will pucker so make sure you draw your first loop up far enough.

Elongated front post treble crochet- yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop even with loops on hook (so your hook is horizontal), yo draw threw 2 loops 3 times.  If you do these too tight your work will pucker so make sure you draw your first loop up far enough.

Back post treble crochet - yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop even with loops on hook (so your hook is horizontal), yo draw threw 2 loops 3 times.  If you do these too tight your work will pucker so make sure you draw your first loop up far enough.

Elongated back post treble crochet - yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around stitch indicated, yo draw up a loop even with loops on hook (so your hook is horizontal), yo draw threw 2 loops 3 times.  If you do these too tight your work will pucker so make sure you draw your first loop up far enough.


Instructions:

With color 1 ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  
Ch 4, 19 trc in loop, join with sl st to 4th ch of beg ch 4 (20 trc)

Rnd 2: Insert hook from to back around post of beg ch of previous rnd, yo pull all the way through the loop on your hook. Ch 5, work bptc (See Special Stitches) around next st * ch 1, work fptc (See Special Stitches) around next st, ch 1 work bptc around next st * rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st to 4th ch of beg ch 5. (10 fptc & 10bptc)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch, ch 3, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st* rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off. (60dc)

Rnd 4: Join color 2 with a sl st in joining of rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in next st, *(working behind rnd 3) work ebptc (See Special Stitches) around post of bptc on rnd 2, skip the next dc of rnd 3, dc in next 2 dcs, (working in front of rnd 3),  work efpt (See Special Stitches) around post of fptc on rnd 2, (skip next dc on rnd 3), dc in next 2 dcs*, rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (10 efptc, 10ebptc, & 40dc)

Rnd 5:Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st* rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off. (80dc)

Rnd 6:Join color 1 with a sl st in joining of rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *(working behind rnd 5) work ebptc around post of ebptc on rnd 4, skip next dc on rnd 5, dc in next 3 dc, work efptc around post of efptc of rnd 4*  rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (10 efptc, 10ebptc & 60dc)

Rnd 7:Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, skip 1 st, *sc in next st, ch 3, skip 1 st* rep from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off..

Rnd 8:Join color 2 with sl st in any ch 3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 4, *sc in next loop, ch 4 * rep from *to* around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 9:Sl st in next ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 4, *sc in next loop, ch 4* repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 10:Sl st in next ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch10, sc in next loop (ch 5, sc in next loop) 9 times, ch 10, sc in next ch loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 9 times, ch 10, sc in next ch loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 9 times, ch 10, sc in next loop (ch 5, sc in next loop) 8 times, ch 5. Join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. (4 ch 10 loops & 36 ch 5 loops)

Rnd 11:Join color1 with a sl st in any ch 10 loop, ch 4, work 10 trc in same loop, 3 trc in next loop, 3 dc in next loop, 3 hdc in next loop, 3 sc in each of next 3 loops, 3 hdc in next loop, 3 dc in next loop, 3 trc in next loop, *11 trc in ch 10 loop, 3 trc in next loop, 3 dc in next loop, 3 hdc in next loop, 3 sc in each of next 3 loops, 3 hdc in next loop, 3 dc in next loop, 3 trc in next loop* rep from *to* around.  Join with sl st to beg ch 4.

Rnd 12:Ch 2, hdc in each of next 4 sts, 5 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 37 sts, 5 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 37 sts, 5 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 37 sts, 5 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 32 sts.  Join with sl st in beg ch 2. (168 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends.