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Free Crochet Pattern

Materials: No. 12 crochet hook
No. 30 crochet cotton thread
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sl st  slip stitch
 p  picot
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet

Cross: In color, begin at lower tip of cross, ch 8, sl st in first st of ch to form ring, fill ring with sc and join.

Join white, ch 3 (for a dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc, 1 dc in next sc, * ch 3, turn, shell of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc over center of previous shell, dc in top st of end ch of previous row. Repeat from * until 16 shell rows have been worked, fasten off after dc in end st of previous row.

Arms of Cross – Join thread in 11th ch-3 from the beginning, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) over next ch 3, dc over next ch 3, turn. * Ch 3, turn, shell over center of shell just worked, dc in end st of previous row. Repeat from * until 4 shells have been made; fasten off.

Work arm on opposite side to correspond with that just worked.

Edge: Join color at bottom of ring, where 1 dc is worked, sc in each free sc of ring, 3 sc over each ch-3 or dc around cross. In working across arms, make ps (sc, ch 3, sc in same place) at tip of arms and upper part of cross (center and on each side) as shown in illustration.

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