For this pattern you will be working with a main color as well as contrasting colors. The main color is worked in every other row, whereas the contrasting colors can be changed up as you like. You will need to carry your yarn up at each round, and I’ve included to images on that towards the very end.
1.) To start the pattern, I worked my rounds of ribbing until desired height. Then to begin the cool stripes I continued the first round with the main color. The stitch pattern is a (fphdc, ch 1) in every other stitch around. Join the round and drop the main color.
2.) This probably goes against all crocheting rules, I don’t know. But I worked the next round into the exact same round as the last round, only this time I worked into the stitches that I skipped earlier. (Refer to arrows in image). And as before, you will continue to make a (fphdc, ch 1) into every other stitch. (See step 3)
7.) At this point you can pick up your previous contrasting color, OR, join a new contrasting color to the old one as pictured. I simply pulled my new color through the old contrasting color and began working around the posts of the previous contrasting color. Refer to arrow in image below. 8.) Continue in pattern as shown, working your main color on top of the main color, and the contrasting colors on top of the contrasting colors. Add as many or as few contrasting colors as you like
9.) To carry the yarn, drop your last color and pick up your new color. The color you just dropped gets ignored and does not need carrying at this point. The only yarn you need to carry up at this point is any unworked yarn that sits below the color you’re picking up. Bring that yarn over the new color that you’ll be working with as shown. Then simply chain one to secure.10.) After you’ve secured the yarn with a chain 1, drop it to back so it doesn’t get tangled with your new stitches.