*Continue this method, adding 1 square at each end (so, 2 squares added to each row) while you are increasing.
*When you reach the point of needing to decrease on one side, use 3 ss up the side of the last square you made to put your hook back in the right spot to start the next row. Make sure these ss’s are loose so your project won’t slant to one side.
*When you get to the pointed side of the piece, use the graph to pay attention to where you need to either add or not add a new square.
*When you pick up a new color, pull the tails tight so that the color changes look seamless. I prefer to carry the colors up through the piece (it causes less ends to weave in), but you can also clip and reattach on each row if you prefer.
***TIP: I worked the graph upside down – starting at the side with the cherry. I find it’s easier to END the piece on the pointed edge rather than begin there, but it can be worked either way.