Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Popcorn Parade - 12" square



Popcorn Parade
Designed by: Melinda Miller

SKILL LEVEL:         Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:      12” square

MATERIALS:            Worsted weight yarn
                                    Crochet hook size I / 5.5 mm
                                    Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:      Sc = single crochet
                                    Hdc= half double crochet
                                    Dc= double crochet
                                    Tr = triple crochet (yo twice)
                                               
SPECIAL STITCHES:       

Popcorn: work 5 dc into next st, drop loop off hook, insert hook into first of these dc, pick up dropped loop and draw through.



COMMENCE PATTERN:

With color A, ch 6; join to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in same sc, 2 dc in each rem sc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in between next 2 dc posts,  ch 3, sk next 3 dc, *sc in sp between last dc skipped and next dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, rep from * 6 times more, join in first sc. (8 sc) (8 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc, in next ch-3 sp work (hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc hdc), * sc in next sc, in next ch-3 sp work (hdc, dc, 3 tr, dc, hdc), rep from * 6 times more, join in first sc. (8 petals) Fasten off color A.

Rnd. 5: Join color B with sc to to any center tr, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, *sc in center tr of next petal, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd. 6: Sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 4 sc into same sp, *5 sc into next ch-3 sp, 4 sc into next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sc)

Rnd. 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 3 tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 next sts; rep from * twice more join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off color B. (19 sts on each side)

Rnd. 8:  Join color B with sl st to any middle tr, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *[ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st] 9 times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next st (corner made), rep from * around square, sl st to beg ch-3. (10 ch-1 sps on each side)

Rnd. 9: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), in same st work 2 dc (corner made), [ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 10 times, ch 1, in corner st work 3 dc, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg ch-3. (11 ch-1 sps on each side)

Rnd. 10: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next st, work 2 sc in each ch-1 sp,  in 3 dc corner group work 1 sc in first dc, 3 sc in middle dc, 1 sc in third dc, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off color B. (26 sc on each side)



Rnd. 11: Join color A with sl st to middle sc of 3 sc corner, ch 3, in same st work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in next 2 sc, *popcorn in next sc, ch 1, dc in next 2 sc, rep from * to corner, in corner st work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off Color A.. (8 popcorns on each side)

Rnd. 12: Join Color B in any corner sp, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), in same sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *dc in next 4 dc, [skip popcorn, dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc] 8 times, dc in each of next 2 dc,** in corner sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * 4 times ending at **, join with sl st to beg dc. (34 dc on each side)

Rnd. 13: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *dc in each dc to corner, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg ch-3. (38 dc on each side)

Rnd. 14: Ch 2 (count as 1 hdc), *hdc in each dc to corner, in corner work (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg ch-2. (42 hdc on each side) Fasten off, weave in ends, block.


Copyright - This Popcorn Parade Pattern is copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)

8 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I've been eager to make something with the popcorn stitch and this is perfect. Thank you for so generously sharing the PDFs of your patterns.

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  2. Is is beautiful! I'm going to be making it for a CAL I found at www.lookatwhatimade.net

    Thanks for posting the pattern for free!
    Carrie

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  3. In round 11 it states to dc 2 at beginning and end. This gives you 4 dc between popcorn stitches and leaves you with 5 popcorn on each side and not 8.

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  4. This is a lovely pattern, but, as someone commented in early September, there is an error in row 11 (the popcorn round) which, if you follow the pattern as written, causes you to have four DCs between the popcorns and to end up with five popcorns per side instead of eight.

    I think round 11 should read:



    Rnd. 11: Join color A with sl st to middle sc of 3 sc corner, ch 3, in same st work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc

    in next 2 sc, *popcorn in next sc, ch 1, dc in next 2 sc, rep from * to corner, in corner st work (2 dc, ch 2,

    2 dc), rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off Color A.. (8 popcorns on each side)

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  5. Just be nice if it were corrected so we dont all have to figure it out but it is a nice pattern.

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  6. Just be nice if it were corrected so we dont all have to figure it out but it is a nice pattern.

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  7. Pattern is updated. Thanks for your patience!

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