Bigger and more Orange – Pattern 211

For whatever reason, this next pattern, which I modified, took some time to get started. The starting circle was not coming out the way I wanted. Eventually, it started to behave.

This is another gift bag for my friend. I recently found some larger Mason jars in basement which I will give to her for her canning needs. Each will be in its own little gift bag.  I am using orange Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn and a size H hook.

Here is the yarn:


The special stitches for this pattern are the 2-dc cluster and the 2-tc cluster. They are each made the same way, The pattern calls for the 2-dc cluster, but after doing 1 row of them, I wanted to make it a bit taller so I modified the pattern to use 2-tc clusters.  Here is how you make these stitches:

  •  2-dc cluster:  Yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and draw up a loop, Yo and draw through 2 loops. yo, skip 1 st, and insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  You have 2 connected dc that join at the top with a stitch between them like an upside V.
  • 3-dc cluster: Yo twice, insert hook in stitch, yo and draw up a loop, Yo and draw through 2 loops – twice. yo, skip 1 st, and insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops – twice, yo and draw through remaining 3 loops.  You have 2 connected tc that join at the top with a stitch between them — like a larger inverted V.

Here is the pattern:

Ch 2

Row 1: 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. sl st to join.

Row 2: Ch1, 2 sc in each sc (16 sc), sl st to join.

Row 3: Ch1, *sc  then 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * (24 sc), sl st to join.

Row 4: Ch1, *sc  in next 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * (32 sc), sl st to join.

Row 5: Ch1, *sc  in next 3 sc, then 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * (40 sc), sl st to join.

Row 6: Ch1, sc  in each sc, (40 sc), sl st to join.

Row 7: Ch3 (serves as dc), create a 2-dc cluster with the 1st part of the cluster starting in the sc right after the dc. make 2-dc clusters around the circle until you get to the start. dc in the same stitch as the last part of the last cluster. Count your stitches as you need to end up with 40 stitches across. Sl st to join with start of row.

Row 8: Ch5 (counts as tc ch1), create 3-dc cluster with the first part of the cluster in the space between the dc and the cluster from the prior row. When making the cluster, skip over the cluster below.  Envision the pattern as rows of inverted V’s stacked on top of each other list this: <<<<<< (except imaging they are stacked on top of each other). Repeat around until you get to the beginning, Count your stitches as you need to end up with 40 stitches across. Sl st to join with start of row.

Rows 9-13: repeat Row 8

Row 14: ch1: hdc in each stitch completely around (including the ch-1 spaces). 40 st.

Row 15: Ch1, sc in each of the next 10 st, chain 25, skip 10 st, sc in next 10 st, chain 25, skip 10 st, sc to join chain to start of row.

Row 16: ch1 : sc across to start of ch 25, sc along ch-25 space. I fit in 28 sc. Put in as many as can fit. sc along to next ch-25 space, sc smame number of sc in the ch-25 space. Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Here is the final product.

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