I started my crocheting late today and only got 2 blocks made, one in each color. But I love the shape and pattern. My blocks are a bit smaller than the template but think they will pull out nicely when I block them and I used the H hook. I do crochet loosely most of time, I've come along way from when I learned and many of my stitches were to tight to get the hook into, but that was a very long time ago.
For those of you having trouble with following the repeats, it can also help to actually write it all out for the 5th rnd: [1dc, ch2 (1dc, ch1) twice] in same ch5 sp *[1 dc, ch1, 1dc, ch2 (1dc, ch1) twice] in next ch5 sp. rep from * around
becomes [1dc, ch2, 1dc, ch1 (1st time) 1dc, ch1 (2nd time) in same ch5 sp *[1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch2 ,1dc, ch1 (1st time) 1dc, ch 1(2nd time) in next ch5 sp. rep from * around. Hope this helps.
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