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January Thaw
January's Mystery Pattern
by Denise Augostine

Materials: Approx 70 yds. size 10 crochet cotton, blue; size 7 steel crochet hook.

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 1.25 inches

Finished Size: 7 inches in diameter

Special Sts:
   Beginning Cluster (beg cl):
Ch 2, dc in same st or sp.
   Cluster (cl): yo, insert hook into st or sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st or sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru all 3 loops on hook.
   Shell:
(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or sp indicated.

Rnd 1: Ch 6, join to form ring, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (dc in ring, ch 2) 9 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (10 dc and 10 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st into sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 2, (2 dc in next sp, ch 2) around, join. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: Beg cl in same st as joining and in next st, ch 2, cl in next sp, * cl over next 2 dc, ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around, join. (20 cl's)

Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp around, join. (60 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next st, ch 3, skip next dc, * sc in next 2 dc, ch3, skip next dc; rep from * around replacing last ch-3 with dc in beg sc to join and form last sp (20 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, * ch 4, 2 sc in next sp; rep from * around ending with ch 1, dc in beg sc to join and form last sp.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, * ch 5, 2 sc in next sp; rep from * around, ch 5, join.

Rnd 8: Sl st into next sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same sp, 6 dc in each sp around, join. (120 dc)

Rnd 9: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next dc, * ch 5, skip next 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc; rep from * around, ch 1, trc in beg sc to join and form last loop. (20 ch-5 loop and 2- ch-3 loops)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in loop just formed, ch 5, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in center ch of next ch-5 loop, ch 5, shell in next ch-5 loop, ch 5; rep from * around ending with ch 2, dc in top of beg ch-3 to join and form last loop (10 shells)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in loop just formed, ch 5, * (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5) in next shell, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5) in center ch of each of next 2 ch-5 loops; rep from * around ending with (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5) in last shell, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center ch of last ch-5 loop, ch 1, trc in first sc to join and form last loop.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in loop just formed, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5) in center ch of next ch-5 loop, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2) in center ch of next ch-5 loop, * shell in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5) in center ch of next ch-5 loop, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2) in center ch of next ch-5 loop; rep from * around, join.

Rnd 13: Sl st to ch-2 sp of shell, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in same shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 4, sl st in last dc, 3 dc) in next ch-5 loop, ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, * (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 4, sl st in last dc, 3 dc) in next ch-5 loop, ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join and fasten off.


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