Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein):
small amount each in 2 colors
DMC Gold Glitter thread (optional)
Shown in: #9730 Autumn Red (A); #9707 Dk. Sage (B), with a strand of Gold held together with yarn.
One size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
Gauge is not critical for this project.
Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.
Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice.
Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.
Using A, chain 5; join with slip to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring, join with slip to first sc—10 sc.
Round 2: * Ch 6, skip next sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, join with a slip st in base of beginning ch-6—five ch-6 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 1, work [3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc] in each ch- 6 space, join with slip to first sc—five ch-5 corner spaces.
Fasten off A; join B with a sc in any ch-5 corner space (counts as first sc).
Round 4: Work [2 sc ch 3, 3 sc] in same space as joining, * sc in next 2 sc, sc in center of ring (see photo), skip 2 sc, + sc in next 2 sc, work [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in next corner space; repeat from * 4 times, end last repeat at +, sc in last two sc, join with a slip st to first sc.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.