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Dragon Claws

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn in 2 colours
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 5½”/14cm square excluding the corner claws

Abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
BLO – back loop only
claw – 3ch, working back along ch, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next st

Foundation Round: Using colour A, into mc, 1ch, 6hdc, sl st in 1st hdc to join changing to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Round 1: Using colour B, 6ch (counts as 1tr, ch2), 1tr in same place, 2ch, *[1tr, 2ch, 1tr, 2ch] in next st* repeat from * to * 5 times, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch changing to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Round 2: Using colour A, 1ch, 1sc in same place, *[1sc, 1claw, 1sc] in next 2ch space, 1sc in top of tr* repeat from * to * 11 times, omitting last sc in tr, sl st in 1st sc to join changing to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Round 3: Using colour B, 9ch (counts as 1tr, ch5), *sk next sc, claw & sc after, 1tr in next sc (so it lines up with tr on Round 1), 5ch* repeat from * to * 11 times, sl st in 4th ch in beg ch to join.

Round 4: Using colour B, 1ch, 1sc in same place, *5sc in 5ch space, 1sc in tr* repeat from * to * 10 times, 5sc in 5ch space, sl st in BLO of 1st sc to join.

Round 5: Using colour B, 1ch, 1sc in same place, working in BLO, 1sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 6: Using colour B, 4ch (counts as 1tr), [1tr, 3ch, 2tr] in same space (corner), *3ch, sk 2sc, 4hdc, 5sc, 4hdc, 3ch, sk 2sc, in next st [2tr, ch 3, 2tr]* repeat from * to * twice more, 3ch, sk 2sc, 4hdc, 5sc, 4hdc, 3ch, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to join changing to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Round 7: Using Colour A, 1ch, 1sc in same place, 1claw, 1sc in next tr, *[1claw, 1sc in 3ch space] twice, 1sc in next tr, 1claw, 1sc in next tr, 2sc in next 3ch space, 13sc, 2sc in next 3ch space, 1sc in next tr, 1claw, 1sc in next tr* repeat from * to * twice more, in 3ch space work 1sc, [1claw, 1sc] twice, 1sc in next tr, 1claw, 1sc in next tr, 2sc in next c3ch space, 13sc, 2 sc in next 3ch space, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off Colour A, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2016

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