Wednesday, October 1, 2008
i made this up the day before yesterday on a laundry-mat trip. i usually bring my current project along to keep my brain busy while paulie is playing his DS. sometimes we look over at what the other is doing :)
anyways, i had these two colors in my bag that day and decided to just wing it. this stuff happened, and then paulie named it after himself. when i asked him if i should alternate the colors, he said Nope, cuz he likes the "star" in the middle.
i used WW yarn and an aluminum size I hook (US)
with first color:
ch6, join with sl st to form ring
1) ch3 to count as first dc. Make 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (16 dc)
2) ch1 (this does not count as a stitch). sc in same st as joining. *(3dc in next dc) twice. sc in each of next 2 dc*, rep from * to * around. Last stitch on round will be an sc. Join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off yarn
(you will have four "hills" and four "valleys")
join second color with sl st to 3rd dc of any "hill"
3) ch1, sc in same st as joining and in next. *hdc in next, dc in next. Make (3tr, ch3) in next sc, 3tr in next. dc in next dc, hdc in next, sc in each of next 2 dc* rep from * to * around. Last st of round will be an hdc. Join with sl st to top of first sc.
4) ch3 to count as first dc, dc in next sc. *skip 2 sts, make (dc, ch2, dc) in next tr, skip 2 sts, make (3dc, ch5, 3dc) in next ch3 space. skip 2 sts, make (dc, ch2, dc) in next tr, skip 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sc's* rep from * to * around. Last sts will be (dc, ch2, dc) in last tr, skip remaining 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch3.
fasten off yarn, weave in ends.
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