Can't believe there are only 111 days until Christmas...wow
Found this pattern surfing the Internet and thought I'd give
it a try. Its a free vintage pattern. I don't like the way
it pulls up in the middle of each side. I'm thinking of trying
it again but using half double crochet stitches instead of single
crochet stitches...maybe even double crochet stitches.
I used a size 'G' hook and Peaches and cream cotton.
I also only did 6 rows of the 14 row pattern...
GAUGE: 5 sc make 1 inch; 5 rnds make 1 inch.
Starting at center with Spanish Red, ch 4. 1st rnd: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, 3 dc in same ch) 3 times; ch 1, drop Red, insert hook in top of ch-4 and draw a loop of White through loop on hook. 2nd rnd: With White, sc in same place as sl st, sc in next 2 dc, * ch 2, sc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, drop White, insert hook in first sc, draw a loop of Red through, thus changing color - always change color in this manner. 3rd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st and in next 2 sc, * (thread over and insert hook in Red ch-1 sp 2 rnds below, draw loop up to same height as rnd in work) 3 times; thread over and draw through all loops on hook (puff st made), ch 2, make another puff st in same place, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with puff st, ch 2 and puff st. Drop Red, pick up White. 4th rnd: 2 sc in same place as sl st, * sc in each sc to next puff st, sc in puff st, thread over, insert hook in ch-2 sp 2 rnds below and complete a puff st, ch 2, puff st in same place, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Change color (there are 2 more sc between corners on each side of rnd). Repeat the 4th rnd until 14 rnds in all have been completed. Break off White. 15th rnd: With Red sc in same place as sl st, * sc in each sc to next puff st, sc in puff st, 3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join. 16th rnd: Sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of 3-sc group at each corner. Join and break off. Make another piece the same way.
With wrong sides facing and working through both thicknesses, attach Red to center sc at any corner, 3 sc in same place, sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc at each corner. Join and break off. With Red sc closely around bone ring. Join and break off. Sew in place.