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Apples for the Teacher
designed by Denise Augostine

Materials: Size 10 crochet cotton, small amounts of Ecru, Red, and Green; size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 1 inches

Finished Size: 7 inches at widest point.

Special Stitches:
   Shell:
5 dc in st indicated.
   Picot:
Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Rnd 1: With Ecru, ch 8, join to form ring, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc in ring, ch 1) 11 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (12 dc and 12 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 3), (dc in next dc, ch 3) 11 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 3: Ch 8 (counts as dc, ch 5), (dc in next dc, ch 5) 11 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-8, fasten off.

Rnd 4: With Red, join with sl st in next sp, ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 6 dc in same sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, * 7 dc in next sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join. (42 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 2 ch-3 loops, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 2 ch-3 loops; rep from * around, join. (54 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 4, * dc in next 9 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 4; rep from * around, join. (54 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, skip next dc, shell in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, shell in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5, * sc in next dc, skip next dc, shell in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc, shell in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5; rep from * around, join and fasten off. (12 shells)

Rnd 8: (PLEASE READ THIS ROUND CAREFULLY) * Attach Green with sl st to sc between next 2 shells, (ch 3, trc, ch 4, sl st) 2 times in same st and fasten off. * Repeat from * to * 5 more times. At this point, take the time to hide all ends carefully before moving on to Rnd 9.

Rnd 9: Attach Ecru with sc in top of first trc, ch 7, sc in next trc, ch 7, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 7) 2 times, * (sc in next trc, ch 7) 2 times, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 7) 2 times; rep from * around replacing last ch-7 with ch 3, trc in first sc to join and form last loop. (24 ch-7 loops)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, (5 trc, ch 3, 5 trc) in next loop, sc in next loop, 11 trc in next loop, * sc in next loop, (5 trc, ch 3, 5 trc) in next loop, sc in next loop, 11 trc in next loop; rep from * around, join. (126 trc)

Rnd 11: Sl st in next 3 trc, ch 1, sc in same trc, (4 dc, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next 2 trc, sc in next trc, skip next 2 trc, (trc, picot) in each of next 10 trc, trc in next trc, skip next 2 trc, * sc in next trc, (4 dc, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next 2 trc, sc in next trc, skip next 2 trc, (trc, picot) in each of next 10 trc, trc in next trc, skip next 2 trc; rep from * around, join and fasten off.


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