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MORNING STAR
Designed by Denise Augostine

Materials: Size 10 crochet cotton, size 6 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: Rnd 1 = 7/8 inches.

Finished Size: 11 inches in diameter.

Special Stitches:
   Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in st or sp indicated.

Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join to form ring, ch 1, sc in ring, (ch 5, sc in ring) 11 times, ch 2, dc in first sc to join and form last loop. (12 loops)

Rnds 2-4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in loop just formed, * ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 loop; rep from * around, ch 2, dc in first sc to join and form last loop.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in loop just formed, * ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 loop; rep from * around, dtr (yo 3 times) in first sc to join and form last loop.

Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 1) 5 times in same loop, sc in ch-3 loop, ch 1, shell in next ch-5 loop, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, * (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-5 loop, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, shell in next ch-5 loop, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 7: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 4 times, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next 2 ch-1 sps, * (sc in next sp, ch 3) 4 times, sc in next sp, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next 2 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 8: Sl st into ch-3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 3 times, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, * (sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3) 3 times, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 9: Sl st into ch-3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) 2 times, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, * sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc in next loop) twice, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) twice, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 10: Sl st into ch-3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) twice, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next 3 dc) twice, ch 1, * sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) twice, 2 dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next 3 dc) twice, ch 1; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 11: Sl st into ch-3 loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, 3 dc in next sp, (ch 2, dc in next 3 dc) 3 times, ch 1, * sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, 3 dc in next sp, (ch 2, dc in next 3 dc) 3 times, ch 1; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 12: Sl st in next 7 sts, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, dec next 2 dc's tog [yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook, yo, pull thru all 3 loops on hook], dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, * dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, sc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, dec next 2 sts tog, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 sc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc next 3 sts tog, dc in next dc, ch 2, * dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 sc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc next 3 sts tog, dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next ch-sp, dc next 3 sts tog, ch 2, * dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 ch's, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, (dc in next 3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, skip next 2 ch's, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next ch-sp, dc next 3 sts tog, ch 2; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in sp, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in sp) 6 times, dc in dc-dec, dc in sp, * (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in sp) 7 times, dc in dc-dec, dc in sp; rep from * around, join. (264 dc)

Rnd 16: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same st, [ch 6, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st], 5 times, ch 6, skip next 7 sts, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, rep from [ to ] 6 times, ch 6, skip next 7 sts; rep from * around ending with ch 2, trc in first sc to join and form last loop. (42 ch-6 loops)

Rnds 17-21: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in last loop formed, * ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next loop; rep from * around, ending with ch 2, trc in first sc to join and form last loop.

*NOTE* At end of Rnd 21, ch 1 and dtr (yo 3 times) to join and form last loop.

Rnd 22: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same loop, ch 1, sc in ch-3 loop, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-6 loop, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, * shell in next ch-6 loop, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-6 loop, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 1; rep from * around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next sp, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 4 times, skip next 2 ch-1 sps, * sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next sp, (ch 3, sc in next sp) 4 times, skip next 2 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join and fasten off.


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