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Bavarian Crochet In the Round

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This is the second in my two-part series on Bavarian crochet.

Special Stitches

4-bptr cluster. Work a bptr over ea of the next 4 stitches, keeping the last loop of ea bptr on the hook. After the 4th bptr, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook. 4-bptr cluster is complete.

8-bptr cluster. Work a bptr over ea of the next 8 tr, keeping the last loop of ea bptr on the hook. After the eighth bptr, yo and pull through all 9 loops on the hook. 8-bptr cluster is complete.

Instructions

Beginning Chain: Ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1. *Ch 1, sc in ring, ch 3, tr4tog in ring, ch 3; rep from * 3 times. Join with sl st in first sc. 4 tr4tog and 4 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, *sc in next sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of next tr4tog; rep from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. 4 shells.
Finish off. Change colors if desired.

Rnd 3. Join with sl st in first ch-1 sp of any shell. Ch 3, 4-bptr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 8-bptr cluster over next 8 tr, ch 4, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 4-bptr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 8-bptr cluster over next 8 tr, ch 4; rep from * two more times. Join with sl st in first ch-1 sp. 4 4-bptr clusters and 4 8-bptr clusters.

Rnd 4. Ch 1, sc in first sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of the next 4-bptr cluster, sc in next sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of the next 8-bptr cluster, *sc in next sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of next 4-bptr cluster, sc in next sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of the next 8-bptr cluster; rep from * two more times. Join with sl st in first sc. 4 corner shells and 4 side shells.
Finish off. Change colors if desired.
Rnd 5. Join with sl st in first ch-1 sp of any corner shell. **Ch 3, 4-bptr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 4, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 8-bptr cluster over next 8 tr, ch 4; rep from * across to next corner shell, then rep from ** around. Join with sl st in first ch-1 sp.

Rnd 6. **Skip next 3 ch, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of next 4-bptr cluster, *sc in next sc, (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in top of next 8-bptr cluster; rep from * across to next 4-bptr cluster, then rep from ** around. Join with sl st in sl st.

Rep rnds 5 & 6, finishing off after each even row and changing colors at that time if desired.

Abbreviations

  • bptr (back-post treble crochet)
  • ch (chain)
  • ea (each)
  • hdc (half-double crochet)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • tog (together)
  • tr (treble crochet)
  • yo (yarn over)
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