This is the main element that the Riviera Skies top is made of. You will find the detailed instructions below, or else you can download the PDF file for ease of use.
I have tried making a sort of chart for this motive in many different ways, but nothing worked out. I also feel that just written explanations may be confusing, so here’s the photo tutorial. I hope it will be of help. US terminology and abbreviation is used.
Use the magic loop to start in the round: ch4, [dc, ch1]x11 times for a total of 12 dc. Sl st in the 3rd ch of ch4 to join the round.
1. Ch 12
2. 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook:
3. 2 dc in each of the next 4 ch = 5 clusters of double dc’s
4. dc in the next ch
5. dc in the next dc from round 1
6. ch6 and turn your work so that the first “petal” is below your hook
7. dc in the 6th dc from the right
8. ch1, sk1, dc in the next dc
9. repeat previous step 2 mote times
10. ch4 and turn
11. sk1, dc in the next dc, [ch1, sk1, dc in the next dc]x2 times
12. 2 dc in the each of next ch 5 times, dc in the next ch
13. Repeat steps 5-12 until you have done the full circle.
14. sl st in the 3rd ch from the bottom of the initial ch12 that this round was started with.
15. sl st in the back of the next 6 ch
16. Turn and dc into the 5th dc from the bottom of the previous petal .
17. Repeat steps 8 to 11 once again
18. Sl st to join the round
1. ch 1
2. sc in the next space
3. sc in the the next “intersection”
4. sk 1 (small chain, usually hardly to be seen), sc in the next ch
5. 3 sc in the next – turning corner. If you joining this corner to another motive: 2 sc, joining sl st, sc (join into the 2nd sc of the corresponding corner of the other motive)
6. sc in the next ch
7. sc in the next dc
8. sc in the next ch1-space
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8
10. Repeat steps 2-9 until you finish the round. Join with sl st and finish off. Tighten the magic round and weave in the ends.