Here we are again, another installment of weekly crochet. This week is our final section in the round shape. We will be adding a bit of texture with a band of popcorns worked in the same colors as the eyes. This will draw the eye from the center out.
This is, again, a rather easy section. The chains between the popcorns can be worked over in the following rounds to hide them, or can be left in the back. I usually do not hide the chains in my work.
Bubo will grow seven rounds this week.
Round 36 color 1
Join with a standing hdc in the st before the starting ch2 of R35. Hdc in next st. *Dc in next st, also working between the 6th and 7th dc of R33. Hdc in next 7 sts* 40 times, omitting last 2sts. Join to the first st with a slst. DO NOT FO.
Ch2, counts as hdc, hdc in same st. *Hdc in next 15 sts, 2hdc in next st* 20 times, omitting last 2 sts. Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst. FO.
Round 38 color 2
Join with a standing BPdc around any st. BPdc around next 339 sts. Join to the first st with a slst. DO NOT FO.
Ch2, counts as hdc, hdc in next 339 sts. Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst. Pull working lp long and to the front. DO NOT FO.
Round 40 color 1
Popcorn Stitch (pc st)- work 5 dc in same st. After finishing the 5th dc pull your hook out of that st. Insert it into the lps of the 1st dc worked and pull the lp from the 5th dc through. Ch1. (The ch1 is a part of the pc st and is not counted as one of your chain sts). To make a starting pc st start with a standing dc.
Join with a standing pc st in the st after the starting ch2 of R39. *Ch5, sk 4 sts, pc st in next st* 68 times, omitting last pc st. Join to the first st with a slst. FO.
68 pc st
Round 41 color 2
Pick up lp and working yarn of R39, and working in front of the ch5 of R40. Ch3, counts as dc. *FPsc around pc st, dc in next 4 sts of R39* 68 times, omitting last st. Join to the top of the ch3 with a slst. DO NOT FO.
You may want to enclose the ch of R40 in the sts
Ch3, counts as dc, dc in next 339 sts. Join to the top of the ch3 with a slst. DO NOT FO.
Ch2, counts as hdc, hdc in next 339 sts. Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst. FO.
Another section of smooth sailing is complete.
Next week we will begin to add corners. The process of squaring the blanket is a slow one, and we will spend a few weeks working on changing the shape.
As always, take some time to stitch in all of your ends. This is a good place to block your work if you feel it needs a bit of polishing. Should you block, do not put a lot of stretch on your Bubo.
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