by M. J. JoachimWater Wheel Crochet Motif that is a few rounds larger than the diameter you need to fit your recipient. Once your motif is large enough, add the trim according to the following steps.
Add Trim to Water Wheel Crochet Motif
Step 1: Chain 1, single crochet in same space; single crochet in each stitch around
Step 2: Chain 1, single crochet decrease (working over the next 2 stitches the same way you worked double crochet decrease stitches) in the 1st two and last two stitches of each double crochet block of stitches; back loop single crochet in all the stitches in between the single crochet decrease stitches.
Single Crochet Decrease
Step 1: Insert hook in desired stitch or space.
Step 2: Yarn over, draw up a loop
Step 3: Insert hook in next stitch or space
Step 4: Yarn over, draw up a loop
Step 5: Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook
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