Winter's First Snow
Designed by Denise Augostine

Materials: Size 10 crochet cotton, size 7 steel crochet hook.

Gauge: Rnds 1-5 =  2 1/8 in diameter (blocked)

Finished Size: 8 inches in diameter

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join to form ring, (ch 1, sc, ch 3) 8 times in loop, join. (8 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch 3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next loop, dc in same loop, * sc in next loop, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next loop, dc in same loop; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 3,  * sc in next sc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 3; rep from * around, ending with ch 1, hdc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (16 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in loop just made, ch 4, * (sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 4) around, ending with ch 1, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (16 ch-4 loops)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in loop just made, ch 2, 5 dc in next loop, ch 2, * sc in next loop, ch 2, 5 dc in next loop, ch 2; rep from * around, join. (40 dc and 16 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 4, sc in center dc of next 5-dc group, ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, * sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, sc in center dc of next 5-dc group, ch 4, sc in next ch-2, ch 4; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 7: Sl st in next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, 5 dc in next loop, ch 2, * sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 2, 5 dc in next loop, ch 2; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 8: Sl st in next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 2, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2, * sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join. (80 dc)

Rnd 9: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, (dc-dec next 2 dc tog, ch 2) 4 times, dc-dec next 2 dc tog, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, * sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc-dec next 2 dc tog, ch 2) 4 times, dc-dec next 2 dc tog, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next 2 ch and in next dec, ch 1, sc in same st, (2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next dec) 4 times, 5 dc in next ch-4 loop, * sc in next dec, ( 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next dec) 4 times, 5 dc in next ch-4 loop; rep from * around, join. (104 sc and 40 dc)

Rnds 11-12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. (144 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, * 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 5 sc, ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 3; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, (2dc, ch 2) 2 times in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3, * dc each of next 2 dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) 2 times in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2) 2 times in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, * (dc in next 2 dc, ch 2) 2 times, (2 dc, ch 2) 2 times in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 17: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 2 times, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 3 times, * dc in each of next 2 dc, (ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 2 times, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 3 times; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 18: Ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 5 times, skip next dc, sc next 2 dc tog (decrease), * ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, (dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 5 times, skip next dc, sc next 2 dc tog (decrease); rep from * around ending with skip next to last dc, sc in last dc, sl st to first ch of beg ch 4 to join. Fasten off.


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