This pattern can help you learn or practice the following crochet techniques: crocheting in a chain space, decreasing in single crochet, skipping stitches

Materials used in the example: Red Heart Fiesta (worsted weight yarn), color Baby Pink
US size H hook

Finished Size: When made with the materials listed above, the finished size is about 8 inches along the starting chain side and 5 1/2 inches on each of the two shorter sides.

Knowledge Needed For This Pattern:
Substitute any worsted weight or other yarn of your choice. If you use a thicker yarn, such as bulky weight with a US size I, J or K hook, the triangle will be larger. If you use a thinner yarn, such as sport weight with a US size F or G hook, the triangle will be smaller. You could also make it with crochet thread, such as size 10 thread with a US size 7 or 8 steel hook for a very little triangle shape.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ch-3 sp = chain-3 space, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sp = space

These directions are written in American English crochet pattern terms.

How to make a decrease over two single crochet: (refer to photos on the right, to see the steps that go along with these instructions) Insert hook in first sc to be worked for the decrease, yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch (leave this loop on the hook), insert hook in the second sc to be worked for the decrease, yarn over hook, pull this loop through the stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all three loops on the hook (you have just made one decrease in single crochet).

Starting chain: ch 30.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (29 sc)

Row 2: Note – See above for how to decrease. ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across until only 2 sc remain, then decrease over last 2 sc.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (You should have 25 sc in the row at the end of Row 3.)

The photo on the right shows the look of these crochet directions: sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc (used in row 4).

Row 4: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, (ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc) 5 times, then decrease over last 2 sc.

This photo shows the end of Row 4:

This photo shows the beginning of Row 5:

Row 5: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, (make 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc) 4 times, then make 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, decrease over last 2 sc.

This next photo gives you a closer look at 3 sc made in a ch-3 sp:
(the single crochet are actually made around the chain length, by inserting the crochet hook through the space below the chain, yarn over hook, pull the yarn through the space under the chain length, yarn over hook, pull yarn through both loops to complete one single crochet stitch).

Row 6: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across until only 2 sc remain, then decrease over last 2 sc.

Row 7: Repeat Row 6. (You should have 17 sc in the row at the end of 7.)

Row 8: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, (ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, then decrease over last 2 sc.

Row 9: ch 3 to turn, dc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, dc in ea of last 2 sc.

Row 10: ch 1 to turn, decrease in sc over first two dc, sc in next sc, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice, then sc in next dc, skip the ch-3 at the end of the row.

Row 11: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc across until only 2 sc remain, then decrease over last 2 sc.

Row 12: Repeat Row 11. (You should have 7 sc in the row at the end of row 12.)

Row 13: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, decrease over last 2 sc.

Row 14: ch 1 to turn, insert hook in first sc, yarn over hook, pull yarn through that sc (leave this loop on the hook), insert hook under ch-3 length, yarn over hook, pull yarn through under the ch-3 so that it is in front of the ch-3, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on the hook (this made a decrease using the first sc and the ch-3 length), then sc in same ch-3 space, then make another decrease as follows:
insert hook under ch-3 length, yarn over hook, pull yarn through under the ch-3 so that it is in front of the ch-3 (leave this loop on the hook), insert hook in next sc, yarn over hook, pull yarn through that sc, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.

Row 15: ch 1 to turn, decrease over first 2 sc, sc in last sc.

Row 16: ch 1 to turn, decrease over the 2 remaining sc.

If you are not adding an outside round or if you are going to add an outside round in a different color, end off now and weave in the ends.

If you are adding an outside round in the same color, continue with:
ch 1, turn so the right side of the piece is facing you, then begin working along the side of the triangle, making one sc in the end of each row along the edge, except for the row which began with a ch-3 and ended with a dc (on that row, you should make 2 sc around the post of the ch-3 on the one side and 2 sc around the post of the dc on the other side when you come to that row).

Outside Round Corners: Make 3 chains to go around each corner as you come to it.

On the bottom side (the edge with the starting chain and first row), sc in the remaining loop of each chain along that side.

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