The end of July is always a bittersweet time for me. I love the long hot days of July, the inevitable vacations that we embark on during the only full month of summer, but the closing of this month reminds me of sending kiddos back to school and bracing for the upcoming colder weather. So this month, I figured we would keep this pattern as stress free as possible with a simple and quick motif, so it won’t take up much of your August, since we only have so many minutes of Summer left! I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Abbreviations:

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

CH: Chain

SK: skip a stitch

5 DC is sometimes referred to as “shell stitch” to explain placement of stitches.

Pattern:

Beginning on either side with the LOW TEMP color — as this pattern is reversible.

Row 1: HDC across. Ch1 and Turn. (180 sts)

Row 2: HDC across, switch to HIGH TEMP color on last stitch. CH2 (will count as first DC) and turn.

Row 3: SK 2, 5DC, *SK 2, DC, SK 2, 5DC* Repeat ** across until two sts remain, SK 1 and DC in last stitch. CH 2 and turn.

Row 4: 2DC in same st, SK 2, DC (in third st of 5DC from previous row), *SK 2, 5DC (in DC from previous row), SK 2, DC* Repeat ** until three sts remain. SK 2 and 3DC in turning chain of previous row. Change to LOW TEMP color, CH 2 and Turn.

Rows 5 – 6: Repeat rows 3 and 4 in LOW TEMP color. (Change color and CH 1 at the end of row 6.)

Row 7 (HIGH TEMP): HDC in first 2 sts, *CH 1, SK 1, DC, CH 1, SK 1, HDC in next 3 sts* Repeat ** across. CH 1 and turn.

Row 8: HDC in each stitch across being sure to work into chain spaces as well (180 sts). Change to LOW TEMP color on last stitch, CH 1 and turn.

Row 9: HDC between each stitch across (making sure to work 180 sts). Change to HIGH TEMP color, CH 1 and Turn.

Row 10: HDC between each stitch across (making sure to work 180 sts). Change to LOW TEMP color, CH 1 and Turn.

Row 11 (LOW TEMP color): HDC between each stitch across (making sure to work 180 sts). CH 2 and turn.

Row 12 (LOW TEMP): SK 2, 5DC, *SK 2, DC, SK 2, 5DC* Repeat ** across until two sts remain, SK 1 and DC in last stitch. CH 2 and turn.

Row 13 (LOW TEMP): 2DC in same st, SK 2, DC (in third st of 5DC from previous row), *SK 2, 5DC (in DC from previous row), SK 2, DC* Repeat ** until three sts remain. SK 2 and 3DC in turning chain of previous row. Change to HIGH TEMP color, CH 2 and Turn.

Rows 14-15: Repeat rows 12 and 13 in HIGH TEMP color. CH 1 and Turn.

Row 16 (HIGH TEMP): HDC in first 2 sts, *CH 1, SK 1, DC, CH 1, SK 1, HDC in next 3 sts* Repeat ** across. CH 1 and turn.

Row 17: HDC in each stitch across being sure to work into chain spaces as well (180 sts).

Bind OFF and weave ends.

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