60-inch wingspan x 35 inches at the widest point after blocking
• Premier Yarns Cotton
Collage super fine (fingering) weight cotton/merino/polyamide/ PBT yarn (13/4oz/246 yds/50g per ball):
4 balls #1133-01 party multi
• Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Blocking tools
10 dc = 2 inches; 6 rows of dc = 2 inches
Take time to check gauge.
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Chain-4 at beginning of row counts as first treble crochet unless otherwise stated.
Chain-4 and double crochet in first stitch at beginning of row counts as first V-stitch unless otherwise stated.
After the first 3 rows, increasing occurs on rows 4 and 10 as well as repeats of each. On row 4 and all repeats of row 4, the increase occurs at the beginning of the row. On row 10 and all repeats of row 10, the increase occurs at the end of the row.
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