One-Two-ChaChaCha Snuggle

What a fabulous way to expand on the Single-Double crochet stitch but to add an expansive border of the Front-Post to add lift to this wonderful Snuggle.
Designer
Rae French
Materials
Worsted weight, acrylic or cotton
Crochet hook size K
Pattern Note
Work with double strands of yarn throughout.
Instructions

Middle Section

Chain a length to equal desired width in multiples of 2 + 1

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc, in next ch) across, turn (you will have an even number of stitches).

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn. Repeat this row until you have the desired size. Fasten off.

Border Section

Row 1: Join double strand yarn to any stitch of the last row worked. It is best to begin in the middle instead of at the beginning of the row. Work 1dc in each stitch and work [1dc, ch2, 1dc] for corner. Continue around. Join to first stitch.

Row 2: Ch3, work Front-Post Double-Crochet (fpdc) to each stitch around, work [1dc, ch2,1dc] for each corner. Join to first stitch.

Continue working Border Row 2 until desired border width. Fasten off. Work all loose threads into work.

Modeling the One-Two-ChaChaCha Snuggle is Madeline, a petite 4 year old, 4 pound Chihuahua at the Multnomah County Animal Services, Troutdale, Oregon. Isn't she gorgeous? Madeline is waiting for her forever home. If that home is yours, make an appointment to visit.

Copyright Notice
This pattern is provided for the Snuggles Project (www.snugglesproject.org) and is for personal use only.
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