Wednesday, November 23, 2005

HONEYCOMB

copyright © 02/15/05 Dot Matthews

honeycomb Honeycomb

Fits head size 22 1/2"

J Hook
2 oz Red Heart Super Saver ww yarn
gauge: 7 sts = 2"

ABBREVIATIONS:
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
ch - chain
st - stitch
sts - stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip

Note 1: numbers in ( ) at end of round is not instruction you to do anything, it is stating the number of stitches for the round.

Note 2: ch-# - ch followed by a dash followed by a number (ch-3) referrs to the space made by the chains and skipped stitches of the previous round.

ROUND 1: ch 3, 11 hdc in first ch. Join in first real hdc. (12 hdc)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as join, *2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 1 hdc in same place as beginning ch2 , join in first hdc. (24 hdc)

TIP: Always skip over the beginning ch 2 and join rounds in first real stitch. When counting stitches for the round, you will count the ch 2 as a stitch.

ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 2 hdc in next st. Join in first hdc. (36 hdc)

ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as join, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 1 hdc in last st. Join in first hdc. (48 hdc)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as join, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 1 hdc in next 2 sts. Join in first hdc. (60 hdc)

ROUND 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as join, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 1 hdc in next 3 sts. Join in first hdc.(72 hdc)

Piece measures approximately 7" from edge to edge at end of round 6.

ROUND 7: ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, *sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 spaces)

ROUND 8: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc over next ch-3 space, *sc in next st, 3 sc over next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)

ROUND 9: sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 3, *sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 spaces)

ROUND 10: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc over next ch-3 space, *sc in next st, 3 sc over next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)

ROUND 11: sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 3, *sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 spaces)

ROUND 12: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc over next ch-3 space, *sc in next st, 3 sc over next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)

ROUND 13: sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 3, *sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 spaces)

ROUND 14: ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 sc over next ch-3 space, *sc in next st, 3 sc over next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (72 sc)

ROUND 15: sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 3, *sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 ch-3 spaces)

ROUND 16: sl st in next ch-3 space, ch 2, 4 hdc in ea ch-3 space around. (72 hdc)

ROUND 17: ch 2 (do not count as stitch), 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in ea st around. (72 hdc)

ROUND 18: ch 2 (do not count as stitch), 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first hdc. (84 hdc)

ROUND 19: *ch 1, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.