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April Showers
designed by Denise Augostine

Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, any pastel color (I used yellow); size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed for gauge.

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 2 inches diameter.

Finished Size: 9 inches diameter

Special Stitches:
   Cluster (cl):
Holding back last loop of each dc, work 2 dc in sp indicated, yo and pull thru all 3 loops on hook.
   Cluster Shell (cl-shell): (cl, ch 3, cl) in sp indicated.
   Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of sc.
   Large Picot: Ch 5, sl st in top of sc.

Rnd 1: Ch 12, join to form ring, ch 2, dc in same place as joining, ch 3, (cl, ch 3) in each ch around, join with sl st in beg dc. (12 cl's)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 ch's, (ch 2, dc, ch 3, cl) in same ch, cl-shell in center ch of each ch-3 around, join with sl st in beg dc. (12 cl-shells)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 ch's, (ch 1, sc) in same ch, * ch 7, sc in center ch of next cl-shell; rep from * around ending with ch 3, trc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (12 ch-7 loops)

Rnd 4: (Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc) in loop just formed, (cl, ch 3) 5 times in next loop, cl in same loop, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in next loop, (cl, ch 3) 5 times in next loop, cl in same loop; rep from * around, join. (36 cl's)

Rnd 5: Sl st into ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc) in same loop, (ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp) around ending with ch 2, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (36 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, * (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 5 times, sc in next ch-5 loop; rep from * around, ending with (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 4 times, ch 2, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (30 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, 2 dc in next 2 sc's, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 4 times, * sc in next ch-5 loop, 2 dc in next 2 sc's, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 4 times; rep from * around replacing last ch55 with ch 2, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (24 dc and 24 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next sc, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 3 times, * sc in next ch-5 loop, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next sc, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) 3 times; rep from * around replacing last ch-5 with ch 2, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (48 dc and 18 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, 2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next sc, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) twice, * sc in next ch-5 loop,  2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next sc, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 5) twice; rep from * around, join. (78 dc and 12 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 10: (Ch 1, sc, picot) in same st as joining, sc in next 4 dc, picot, sc in next 6 dc, picot, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc, picot, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop) 2 times, ch 5, * sc in next sc, picot, sc in next 4 dc, picot, sc in next 6 dc, picot, sc in next 3 dc, sc in next sc, picot, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 loop) 2 times, ch 5; rep from * around replacing last ch-5 with ch 2, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (18 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, ch 12, skip next 2 picots and next 2 sc, cl in next sc, ch 12, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 6) twice, * sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 12, skip next 2 picots and next 2 sc, cl in next sc, ch 12, (sc in next ch-5 loop, ch 6) twice; rep from * around replacing last ch-6 with ch 3, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (12 ch-12 loops, 12 ch- 6 loops)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, ch 6, sc in 4th ch of ch-12, ch 6, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, cl in next cl, ch 3, (skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6) twice, sc in next ch-6 loop, ch 6, * sc in next ch-6 loop, ch 6, sc in 4th ch of ch-12, ch 6, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, cl in next cl, ch 3, (skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6) twice, sc in next ch-6 loop, ch 6; rep from * around replacing last ch-6 with ch 3, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (30 ch-6 loops and 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, (ch 6, sc in next ch-6 loop) twice, ch 6, skip next ch-3 sp, cl in next cl, skip next ch-3 sp, * (ch 6, sc in next ch-6 loop) 5 times, ch 6, skip next ch-3 sp, cl in next cl, skip next ch-3 sp; rep from * around ending with (ch 6, sc in next ch-6 loop) 2 times, ch 3, dc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (36 ch-6 loops)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, (ch 7, sc in next ch-6 loop) around ending with ch 3, trc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (36 ch-7 loops)

Rnd 15: (Ch 1, sc, large picot) in same st as joining, ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4, * sc in next ch-7 loop, large picot, ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4; rep from * around, join and fasten off.


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