This week we will crochet a circle around the little leaves and work a lot of popcorns in various colors. This week might be challenging, but I have provided a lot of photos and references to them. It is important that y ou keep track of the stitch count.
htr half treble
dtr double treble crochet
sl-st slip stitch
bl back loop only
dc double crochet
fp front post
bp back post
SS - Standing Stitch: When you start a new round with a new color, you can make a Standing Stitch beginning. The Standing Stitch can be e.g. doublle crochet or treble. If you prefer starting rounds with join and chain, feel free to do so. Join with slip stitch and chain 2 or 3 depending on whether you are working sc or dc. Standing Stitch tutorial by Tamara Kelly / Moogly.
PC – Popcorn: Make 4 tr in same st, remove hook from last tr (leave the loop), insert the hook into the top of the 1st tr and then into the dropped loop and pull through. Ch1 to close. This closing chain is not counted in any chains following the popcorn.
There are a lot of pictures and references to photos in the pattern. If there is a special starting point for the round, a picture will be provided. This week all work is done with the right side facing.
Please be aware that the video tutorials use US terms.
SS dc into 7th htr of any little leaf (Pic 1),*dc into next htr, chain 12, move to 7th htr of next leaf (Pic 2), dc*, repeat * to * 15 more times. Omit last dc. Join with sl-st to dc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 32 dc, 192 ch (16 x 12 ch sps) total 224 sts
SS bldc into any dc (Pic 3), bldc into next 223 sts (Pic 4), join with sl-st to 1st bldc.
Stitch count: 224 bldc
(Start in any bldc from Round 27 if changing color.) Chain 3 (first tr), tr into 223 next sts. Join with sl-st to 3rdch. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 224 tr
Round 29: (Pic 5)
SS dc into any tr, dc into same tr, dc into next 223 sts, join with sl-st to first dc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 225 dcc
Round 30: (Pic 1)
SS tr into any dc, *ch 2, skip one dc, trinto next 2 sts*, repeat * to * 73 more times, ch 2, skip one sc, dc and join with sl-st to first dc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 75 x 2 ch sps, 75 x 2 tr groups
Round 31: Note! (Pics 2-13) In this round we will crochet popcorns with five (version 1) or three (version 2) colors. The popcorns are worked in front of the 2ch sps and into the skipped dc from round 29 (pic 3 – 5). Be careful to keep all yarns behind your work and work the dc’s around all yarns behind your work (Pics12-13). The color is always changed in the last loops of dc before the next popcorn (Pics 8-11).
SS bldc into 2nd tr of any 2 tr group (Pic 2). *Make PC into skipped dc from Round 29 (Pics 3-5), bldc into next 2 sts from Round 30, change color during last dc (Pics6-7)*. Repeat * to * 74 more times. Bldc into next tr, join with sl-st to first dc. Fasten off and secure all ends.
Stitch count: 15 five color popcorn groups (version 1), 25 three color popcorns (version 2), Total 75 popcorn s
When working this round be careful not to pick up any of the threads carried behind the work from the previous row. SS fpdc around any PC (Pics 1-2), *htr into 2ch sp behind PC on round 30 (pick up the loop from back to front as shown in Pic 3), fptr around next 2 tr from Round 30 (Pic 4), fpdc around PC, (Pic 5)*, Repeat * to * 74 more times omitting fpdc around PC on last repeat. Join with sl-st to first fpdc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 300 sts
Round 33: (Pic 1)
SS dc into any st, dc into same st, *dc into next 74 sts, 2 dc into next st*, repeat * to * 2 more times, dc into following 74 sts till the end of round. Join with sl-st to first dc. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 304 sts
Round 34: (Pic 2)
SS tr into any dc, tr into next 303 sts, join with sl-st to first tr. Fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch count: 304 sts
This week is complete.