The Patchwork Mystery Crochet Along has officially started and the 1st square is from Stephanie at Crochet Instinct. The Star Portal Square features extended post stitches to create a design that is out of this world.
I am very familiar working with post stitched but I have never worked with double triple crochet stitches. Stephanie explains the stitches very well in her pattern and there is also a step by step video available by Sammi from Hook, Wine, and Stitches.
I made 2 versions of the square. The first uses 3 colors and was worked as written in the pattern. The second uses 2 colors, one for the main stitchses and on for the post stitch sections.