Crocheted Floral Medallion

Row 1: chain 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Row 2: chain 3 [counts as first dc], make 23 more dcs in the ring, slip stitch to join to 3rd chain of first dc.

Row 3: chain 3 [counts as first dc], dc in same stitch that slip stitch went into on previous row, chain 3, make 2 more dc in that same stitch [first shell made], *skip 3 stitches from previous row, make 2dc-ch3-2dc shell into 4th stitch, repeat from * around row until a total of 6 shells separated by 3 stitches complete the ring. Join with a slip stitch to 3rd chain of first dc.

Row 4: Slip stitch in the 2nd dc of the first shell, slip stitch into the space formed by the next chain 3, chain 3 [counts as first dc], make 7 more dcs into the chain 3 space, sc into space between two shells formed by skipping three stitches on the previous row, 8 dc in the space on top of the next shell, sc in the space between shells, continue in this manner around the row. End by making a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the first dc.