ss- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
Worked in size H hook
Ch 8. Join with ss to form circle
Round 1: Ch 8 (4dc. ch 5) 3 times in circle. 3dc in circle. Ss in 3rd st of ch8.
(Equals 4 sets of 4dc- looks like a cross)
Round 2: Ch 1. *6 sc in ch 5 space. 1sc in each dc. Repeat from * to end of round. Ss in first sc.
Round 3: Ch2. 1dc in each of next 3 sts. Ch5. *1dc in each of next 10 sts. Ch5. Repeat from * twice. 1dc in each of last 6 sts. Ss in top of Ch2.
(Basically- there should be 2 dc, ch 5, 2dc in each corner/space; and 6dc on each straight-away
Equalling 10dc, corner space)
Round 4: Ch1. 1sc in each st and 6sc in each space to end of round. Ss in first sc.
Round 5: Ch2. 1dc in each of next 4 sts. *Ch3. 1dc in each of next 16 sts. Repeat from * twice. Ch3. 1dc in each of next 11 sts. Ss in Ch2. Fasten off.
(Simplified- There should be 3dc, ch3, 3dc in each corner/space and 10dc on each straight-away
Equalling 16dc across, corner space)
Excerpt from A Complete Guide to Crochet Stitches by Mary M. Dawson, 1972