Frostvirkas Christmas bauble

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Copyright Ellinor Widéen @frostvirka    frostvirka.wordpress.com

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona from Favoritgarner

Hook: 3,0

UK terms used:

st – stitch
loop
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
ss – slip stitch
htr – half treble crochet
tr – treble crochet
ttr – triple treble crochet
ch-space – chain space
ldc – long double crochet. You make this the same way as a dc, except it will be worked into a round two rounds back, instead of  previous round, keep your yarn loose.

I joined my circles around an old bauble with the circumference of 18, 5 cm.

Make a magic circle.

Round 1
Make 10 tr in the ring with ch 1 between every tr. First tr is made of ch 3. Join to initial ch 3 with a ss.

Round 2
Ch 1, 1 dc in the back loop of every tr, and 1 dc in every ch-space. Join to initial dc with a ss. You now have 20 dc. Fasten off.

Round 3
Standing htr in the back loop of any dc in ch-space, * tr + ch 1 + tr in the front loop of tr from round 1, htr in the back loop of dc in ch-space, repeat* around and after your last tr,  join to initial htr with a ss. Fasten off.

Round 4
1 dc in  every tr and in every htr and one 1 dc in every ch-space. You now have 40 dc. Fasten off.

Round 5
Dc in the back loop of any dc that is made in the first tr of a pair of tr from round 3, 1 dc  in the back loop in each of the following 2 dc, * ttr in the front loop of dc from round 2  (between two pair of tr), skip one dc on round 4, 1 dc in each of the following 3 dc, repeat  * around and after your last ttr, join to initial dc with a ss. Fasten off.
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Round 6
2 tr in the back loop of any ttr, *skip 1 dc, 2 tr in next dc, skip 1 dc, 2 tr in ttr, repeat * around and join to initial tr with a ss. You now have 40 tr. Fasten off.

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Round 7
*Dc between two tr, ldc in dc from round 5, repeat * around and after your last ldc, join to initial dc with a ss. Fasten off.

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In the picture there is a tr instead of a ldc. If you crochet very tight this might be to prefer. If you crochet very loose, use a ldc.

Make 2 circles. Weave in all the ends. Join them around a bauble in the right size. I joined the in the back loop.