I can’t say I’m a fan. Not really. It’s probably just a reaction from seeing them in eye bleeding colors over the years. I have seen a few now and then that are pretty, but the image of horrible color choices tends to be forefront in my mind.
So it’s a bit of a surprise to me when I decided to make one. I have a bunch of leftover yarn and started playing with it. However, I didn’t change colors as is proper, nor did I use solid colors. I ended up using stripped sock yarn.
I am both pleased and displeased with the result.
Yarn: Red Heart and Sole with Aloe
Row 1: Ch 4, join together with a ss.
Row 2: Ch 3, counts as 1st DC, 2DC in same st as Ch 3, Ch 3, 3DC in next Ch Sp, repeat till end joining with top loop of Ch 3.
Row 4: Ss to 1st Ch sp, *Ch 3, 2DC in same sp, Ch 3, Sk middle sp, 3DC in last Ch sp, FPDC, BPDC, FPDC in next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC, BPDC, FPDC in next 3 sts. Repeat from * joining at the end of round.
Bind off as usual. If you are joining them use the following on the last row.
On the 2nd Ch of Ch 3 of the corner, Ss into the middle Ch on the corner of the joining square. Continue as usual until the middle DC. On the middle DC insert hook through both loops, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, insert hook in both loops of joining square, YO, and pull through all loops finishing your DC. Continue to 2nd Ch of corner and repeating Ss with joining loop.
Here is a link to explain a bit more about Front and Back Post stitches and the possibilities.