Materials used in the example: Simply Soft light worsted weight yarn, color 9605 Mango with a U.S. size G hook. The finished size is about 5 inches in diameter, when made with these materials.
To start: Ch 6, join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 19 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of first ch-3. (20 dc total for this round)
Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, * ch 2, dc in ea of next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** around, then ch 2, sl st in top of first ch-3 of this rnd. The 1893 pattern had 1 chain between the dc groups but I found that it worked out nicer with 2 chains between. In the era that this pattern was first written, crocheters often made looser stitches (instead of increasing the number of stitches) to keep circular pieces from curling. Today we prefer to use increases.
Next: Rnds 3 and 4 --->
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