Plastic bowl, 7” diameter
DK yarn: warm yellow, white, green, turquoise, orange, pink, red, blue, lemon yellow
Crochet hook US size G-6
Warm yellow = A
White = B
Green = C
Turquoise = D
Orange = E
Pink = F
Red = G
Blue = H
Lemon yellow = J
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = triple crochet
sp(s) = spaces
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(Tension: First 4 rounds of pattern measure 4” diameter.)
Make a magic circle using A or ch 4, sl st into a circle.
Round 1: Using A, ch 2, 9 tr into circle, sl st to complete round. Cut and weave in end. 10 sts.
Round 2: Using B, attach yarn in any st, ch 2, 1 tr into same st, 2 tr into next st, ch 3, *2 tr in next 2 sts, ch 3, repeat from * to end. Sl st to complete round. Cut and weave in end to create five petals.
Round 3: Using C, attach yarn in any st, ch 2, (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 2) into first sp, *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr, ch 2) into next sp, repeat from * to end to create five pairs of leaf granny shells. Cut and weave in end.
Round 4: Using B, attach yarn in any sp, ch 2, (2 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in same sp, ch 1, *(3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sp, ch 1, repeat from * to end. Cut and weave in end to create 10 pairs of granny shells.
Round 5: Using D, attach yarn in any sp, ch 2, 2 tr in same sp, *3 tr in next sp, repeat from * to end. Cut and weave in end to create 20 granny shells.
Rounds 6–15: Repeat round 5, in following color sequence: B, E, B, F, B, G, B, H, B, J. Cut and weave in ends for each round for a total of 20 granny shells.
To shape bowl, cover outside of plastic bowl with plastic wrap. Cover your crocheted piece in PVA glue and mold it over plastic bowl. Let it dry completely, then gently pull crochet bowl off mold. If inside of bowl is still damp, leave it to dry for another day before use.
If you leave the bowl unstiffened it makes a cute hat for a child.
Reprinted with permission from Granny Squares & Shapes by Susan Pinner, published by GMC Publications LTD, ©2015.