EN­CORE & BRAVO

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EN­CORE FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

43/4 inches in di­am­e­ter

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Medium ( worsted) weight wool yarn: 31/2 oz/ 220 yds/ 100g each taupe and cream • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Mo­tif = 43/4 inches in di­am­e­ter Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Re­fer to Stitch Di­a­gram as needed. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first tre­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

EN­CORE

Rnd 1: With cream, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first tr), 17 tr in ring, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg ch-3. Fas­ten off cream. (18 tr) Rnd 2: With taupe, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) in any st, (ch 3, sc) in same st, sc in

Tile mo­tifs to­gether to form larger projects like blan­kets or shawls.

each of next 2 sts, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * 4 times, join in first sc. (6 ch-3 sps, 24 sc)

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), 4 tr in same sp, ch 3, *5 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, rep from * around, join in top of beg ch- 4. Fas­ten off taupe. (30 tr, 6 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 4: With cream, sc join in 3rd tr of any tr-5 group, (ch 3, sc) in same st, *sc in each of next 2 sts, work­ing be­hind next ch-3 sp, tr in each of next 4 sc on rnd 2, sc in each of next 2 tr on rnd 3**, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in first sc. Fas­ten off cream.

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

43/4 inches in di­am­e­ter

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Medium ( worsted) weight wool yarn: 31/2 oz/ 220 yds/ 100g each taupe and cream • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Mo­tif = 43/4 inches in di­am­e­ter Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Re­fer to Stitch Di­a­gram as needed. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

3- dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter (3-dc cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each dc on hook, 2 dc in in­di­cated st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook. Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion on page 30). Tre­ble cro­chet join (tr join): Place slip knot on hook, yo twice, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times. 3-tre­ble cro­chet clus­ter (3-tr cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each tr on hook, 3 tr in in­di­cated st, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook.

BRAVO

Rnd 1: With taupe, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), 11 dc in ring, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in top of beg ch-2. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: (Ch 2, 2 dc) in first st (counts as first 3- dc cl), ch 2, sk next st, 3- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 5, [3- dc cl in next st, ch 2, sk next st, 3- dc cl in next st, ch 5] 3 times, join in top of first 3- dc cl. (8 3- dc cl, 4 ch-5 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next cl, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next cl, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off taupe. (36 sc)

Rnd 4: With cream, sc join (see Spe­cial Stitches) in mid­dle sc of any 5- sc cor­ner, 2 sc in same st, *sc in each of next 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, rep from * 2 times, sc in last 8 sc, join in first sc. Fas­ten off cream. (44 sc)

Rnd 5: With taupe, tr join (see Spe­cial Stitches) in mid­dle sc of any 3- sc cor­ner, hold­ing back last lp of each st on hook, 2 tr in

same st, yo and draw through all lps on hook (counts as first 3- tr cl), (ch 5, 3-tr cl— see Spe­cial Stitches) in same st, *ch 5, sk next 4 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 5, sk next 4 sc**, (3-tr cl, ch 5, 3-tr cl) in next sc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in top of first 3- tr cl. (8 3- tr cl, 8 sc). Fas­ten off taupe.

Sin­gle Cro­chet Join

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