7 inch square
By Phyllis Glaz
Worsted weight yarn:
Color A: white
Color B: blue
Color C: red
Crochet hook: size G or size needed for gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Skill level: intermediate
Baby Bullion St: Yo 5 times loosely, insert hook into space indicated, draw up loop even with loops on hook, yo, draw through all 7 loops(wiggling hook as needed), ch 1 to close.
Cluster(cl): (Yo, insert hook in st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (uses 3 sts).
With color C, ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 baby bullions in ring; join with sl st to top of first bullion (this is right side); ch 1, turn.
Note: You may substitute (tr, ch 1) for the bullions in this round if desired. Just omit the ch 2 and begin with a ch 5 for the first triple.
Rnd 2 (wrong side): (Sc in ch sp between bullions, ch 3) 12 times; join with sl st in first sc. Finish off color C.
Rnd 3: Working on right side, join color B with sc in any sc, [ch 1, dc in bullion (working behind ch-3 loop), ch 1, sc in sc] 11 times, ch 1, dc, ch 1; join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3 to count as first dc, 4 dc in same sp(corner made); working in ch-1 spaces, (dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, 5 dc) 4 times, omitting last 5 dc; join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off color B.
Rnd 5: Join color A with sl st in 3rd double of corner group, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, ch 2, [(cl, ch 2) 3 times, 5 dc in next dc, ch 2], repeat between [ ] 3 times, omitting last (5 dc, ch 2); join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off color A.
Rnd 6: Join color C with sl st in ch-2 sp to left of any corner, ch 3, dc in same sp, (dc in cl, 2 dc in ch-2 sp) 3 times, ch 2, [cl, ch 3, cl (working first st of second cluster in same stitch as the last st of first cl), ch 2, (2 dc in sp, dc in cl) 3 times, 2 dc in sp, ch 2], repeat bet [ ] twice, cl, ch 3, cl, ch 2; join with sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off color C.
Rnd 7: Join color A with sc in any corner, sc, ch 2, 2 sc in same corner,* sc in next 17 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner*, repeat from * to * twice, sc in next 17 sts; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp (21 sc on each side). Finish off and weave in ends