Chinese Lanterns

Crochet StitchChain multiple: 8 + 2

Instructions

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 4 chs; *ch 4, sk next 4 chs, dc in next 4 chs; rep from * to last 2 chs, dc in last 2 chs; ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.

Row 2: Dc in next 5 dc; *ch 4, sk next ch-4 lp, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts; ch 3, turn. 

Row 3: Dc in next 5 dc; *ch 2, insert hook under both ch-4 lps and work one sc, ch 2; dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Dc in next 5 dc; *ch 4, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts; ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Dc in next dc; *ch 4, sk next 4 dc; dc in each of next 4 chs; rep from * across to last 6 dc, ch 4, sk next 4 dc, dc in last 2 dc; ch 3, turn. 

Row 6: Dc in next dc; *ch 4, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, ch 4, dc in last 2 dc; ch 3, turn.

Row 7: Dc in next dc; *ch 2, sc under both ch-4 lps as before, ch 2; dc in each of next 4 dc; rep from * across, ending last rep dc in last 2 dc; ch 3, turn.

Row 8: Rep row 6.

Row 9: Dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 chs; *ch 4, sk 4 dc, dc in each of next 4 chs; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts; ch 3, turn.

Rep rows 2-9 for patt. End last rep after working row 8.