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Racing Stripes
12 inch square. Good with two strongly contrasting colors.  
Materials:
I hook
2 colors worsted weight yarn
CA - Bright Yellow
CB - Dark Navy (I know, it looks black)

V-Stitch: Dc, ch 2, dc.
 
With CA, ch 4, join to form a loop
Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in loop, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc, ch1), (dc, ch 1) in each dc around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Round 3: Ch 5, dc in same st as joining (beg V-stitch), V-st in each dc around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Finish off CA

Round 4: Join CB to any ch 2 sp of a V-Stitch, (ch 4, 2trc, ch 3, 3trc) in same sp, [*(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp) twice, ch 1* (3trc, ch 3, 3trc) in next sp] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 4th ch of beg ch 4.

Round 5: Sl st to corner sp, (ch 3, 2dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner, [*(3 dc in next sp) 3 times, * (3dc, ch 3, 3dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off CB

Round 6: Join CA to any corner, +(ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [*dc in each dc across, * (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Finish off CA

Round 7: Join CB to any corner, and do round 6 from + Finish off CA

Round 8: Repeat round 6.

Round 9: Repeat round 7 but don't finish off.

Round 10: Sl st to corner sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner, [*(ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) across to last dc, ch 1, skip last dc,* (2dc, ch 3, 2dc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

Round 11: Sl st to corner sp, (ch 2, hdc, ch 3, 2hdc) in corner, [*hdc in each dc and sp across, * (2hdc, ch 3, 2hdc) in corner] 3 times and * to * once more, join to 2nd ch of beg ch 2.

© Dayna Audirsch, September 6, 2004  
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