Bulky #5 yarn in any fiber you choose. (I used Loops & Threads Charisma from Michael’s and LOVED it)
6.5 – 7 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Yarn or Tapestry Needle
sl: Slip Stitch
sc: Single Crochet
dc: Double Crochet
Gauge: 9 sts x 6.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm
Note: At the beginning of each round, you will chain 3. This counts as your first double crochet. At the end of each round, slip stitch in chain 3 to join
To begin, Ch 5 and join into a ring with a sl st in first ch. You can also do a magic ring here, which I did.
Round 1: 12 dc in ring.
Round 2: Ch3, 1dc in same stitch as ch3 from previous row, 2 dc in each st around. Sl to join (24 dc.)
Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in next st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in the next st*, repeat *-*. Sl to join (36 dc.)
Round 4: Ch3, 1 dc in next st, 2dc in next. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *-*. Sl to join (48 dc.)
*After round 4, the piece measures approx. 14 cm in diameter. This is a great place to make sure you’re on track for sizing
Rows 5-11 dc in each st around, sl to join. (48 dc.)
At this point you may want to try it on to see if you are ok with the height. If you want it longer just add another round.
Row 12: Ch1, sc in each st around. Sl in chain1 space to join. (48 sc.)
Fasten off and weave in ends. If you want a invisible, clean and nice looking way to finish off, click here! I started doing this and it makes a huge difference.