Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.
Techniques used in this stitch
UK / US crochet term:
Chain stitch – ch
Slip stitch – sl.st
Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc
Half treble / Half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc
Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc
Picot of 5 ch - picot
Work 2 ch.
Round 1: 12 dc/sc in last ch and sl. st in first dc/sc.
If you plan to change color in next round you should do sl.st with another color yarn.
Round 2: 2 ch, * picot, 1 h.tr / h.dc; rep from *, 10 times, 1 picot and sl.st. in second of two ch.
For picot work next:
At first make 5 chs, look at the pictures given below and insert hook through loops of h.tr / h.dc, make sl.st.
Round 3: 1 ch, * work 1 dc/sc in next way: insert the hook from back to front through picot in space between h.tr / h.dc and two ch and work dc/sc as usual. Then make 1 ch; rep from *, 11 times. All next dc/sc work in spaces between h.tr / h.dc.
Work sl.st in first dc/sc.
Round 4: 1 ch; make in each space of 1 ch: 1 dc/sc +2 ch. Work sl.st in first dc/sc.
Round 5: 1 ch; * work in space of 2 ch: 1 dc/sc, 1 h.tr/ h.dc, 2 tr/dc; work in next space of 2 ch: 2 tr/dc, 1 h.tr/ h.dc, 1 dc/sc; rep from *, 5 times. Work sl.st in first dc/sc.
Round 6: 2 ch, * 1 dc/sc in dc/sc of round 4. Work this stitch in next way: insert the hook from back to front between two tr/dc in dc/sc of round 4 and work 1dc/sc as usual.
6 ch; rep from *, 5 times. Work sl.st in dc/sc.
Round 7: 1 ch, work in each space of 6 ch: 1 dc/sc, 1 h.tr/ h.dc, 3 tr/dc, 2 ch, 3 tr/dc, 1 h.tr/ h.dc, 1 dc/sc. Work sl.st in first dc/sc.
For little flower work rounds 1 and 2.
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