an order i finished last sunday. it works up quite quickly.
(start with color 1) for the foundation, chain multiple of 3, plus 1.
row 1 - v stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook. [sk 2 ch, v stitch] to last 2ch. sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
next rows - ch 3, v stitch in each ch1 sp across, dc on top of turning ch from last row.
edging: (change to color 2, or not - your call) ch 1, sc around evenly, working 2 or 3 scs on each corner, join with sl st.
(change back to color 1) ch 1, work shell (sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st.
this last part can be a little tricky if your stitch count doesnt match up. but you can get around it, by adjusting the shell (sk 1 or 3 sc instead of 2) in some places.