Finished size: 6.5” diameter (center opening ¾” diameter)
100 yds. each of two colors of size 10 bedspread-weight cotton thread
- or - 200 yds. of one color (thread will be held double-stranded throughout project)
- or - thread/yarn of choice in thickness equivalent to double-strand of size 10 thread
Sample projects shown in size 10 cotton thread (one strand each of white & tan held together) and in Bernat “Cool Crochet” (70% cotton/30% nylon, single strand of Rosewood pink)
Set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns), size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge.
One 16”, 18” or 20” circular needle, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge.
Crochet hook size D/3 (3.25 mm)
Gauge: 8 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch with size 10 thread doubled on size 2 (2.75 mm) needle
Project is knit in the round, beginning with cast on to 4 double-pointed needles (working with the 5needle) at center opening.
Increases are worked on subsequent rounds with yarnovers. To make counting easier when stitches become numerous, place markers every 50 sts or at intervals of your choice.
When stitches become crowded on dpns, change to circular needle.
Final round is finished off by transferring stitches to crochet hook and working chain loops around to form ruffled edge.
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), chain (ch),
decrease (dec), hook (hk), increase (inc), knit (k), loop (lp), needle (ndl), purl (p), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarnover (yo)
Note: when stitches become crowded on dpns, change to circular needle for remainder of project.
Rnd 1: With thread doubled (or with single strand of equivalent thickness), CO 16 onto dpns, placing 4 sts on ea ndl. Join for working in the round, being careful that sts are not twisted. Place marker to note beg of rnds.
Rnds 2-3: K.
Rnd 4 (inc rnd): *K1, yo, k2, yo, k1, rep from * around (24 sts)
Rnds 5-6: K.
Rnd 7 (inc rnd): *K1, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, rep from * around (40 sts)
Rnds 8-9: K.
Rnd 10 (inc rnd): *(K1, yo)9 times, k1, rep from * around (76 sts)
Rnds 11-12: K.
Rnd 13 (inc rnd): *(K2, yo)4 times, k3, (yo, k2)4 times, rep from * around (108 sts)
Rnds 14-15: K.
Rnd 16 (inc rnd): *(K3, yo)8 times, k3, rep from * around (140 sts)
Rnds 17-20: K.
Rnd 21: *(K2, yo), rep from * around (210 sts)
Rnds 22-25: K.
Rnd 26: *(K1, yo, k3, yo, k1), rep from * around (294 sts)
Rnds 27-28: K.
Crochet bind-off edging:
Slip first 2 sts from ndl to crochet hk, yo and pull lp through both knit sts, ch 5, *slip next 2 sts from ndl to hk, yo and pull lp through both knit sts and lp on hk, ch 5, rep from *around until all sts have been worked off. Join with sl st to beg of rnd and fasten off. Cut thread and weave in tails.
To use: Insert silverware setting or candle through center opening and arrange as shown.