Materials: One skein Lion Brand “Homespun” (7 wraps per inch), and a crochet hook that will give YOU the gauge below (I use a “K”).
Gauge: 2 1/2 sc = 1″
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, dec = decrease, fpst = front post stitch, rnd(s) = round(s), sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, yo = yarn over.
Note: If you are not familiar with front post stitch, you may benefit from this tutorial: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa060797.htm
Ch 46. Join, without twisting, to form a circle. Sc around for 7rnds. Turn inside-out, and crochet to the left again (which is the way you just came) sc in the FRONT LOOPS ONLY. Sc for 6 rnds. Join with a sl st. Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Dc around. Ch 2 counts as first Dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Ch 2.
Rnd 2: Fpst around next dc, dc in next dc, fpst around next dc…and so on. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Repeat this round for a total of 8 rnds.
Rnd 10: Ch 1. Fpst. Dec in next two sts as follows: Yo, go in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, go around next st as to fpst, yo, and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through remaining loops on hook. Continue around in this manner.
Rnd 11: Fpst around in each st.
Rnd 12: Dec in this rnd and each rnd here after, till only 6-8 sts rem (dec by crocheting 2 tog with fpst).
Cut yarn, pull through sts to close, darn in ends.
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