It's a been a fair old while since I posted a new pattern...between the book and my design work I've neglected my blog readers! So here is a little pattern, adapted from a variation of one of the main blocks in 500 Crochet Blocks...and it happens to be one of my favourites. You'll need to know basic UK crochet terminology; it's all worked in chains (ch) and treble crochet (tr).
You will need:
Yarn of any weight and corresponding hook, scissors and darning needle. I've used Annell Cotton 8 and a 3mm hook!
Crochet terms are UK. Work into the top loops of each st, rather than in between.
Foundation: Make 3ch, join with ss to make a ring.
1. 3ch (counts as 1tr), 9tr into ring. Join with ss to 3rd ch of 3ch to join.
2. 3ch (counts as 1tr) 1tr into first st. 2tr into each st around. Join with ss into 3rd ch of 3ch.
3. 4ch (counts as 1tr, ch 1). Make 1 tr, 1ch into each st around. Join with ss into 3rd ch of 4ch.
4. 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr into ch sp. *1tr into top of tr of previous round, 2tr into ch sp. repeat from * around. Join with ss to 3rd ch of 3ch.
5. *miss 2 sts, 7tr into next st, miss 2st, ss into next. Repeat from * around. Fasten off and weave in ends.