Yarn: Medium, worsted
Needle: 4mm or 5mm (depending on how tight or loose you crochet. For better results, check the suggested number for the yarn you will use)
Size: 4 yrs to adult
Baby: skip rows 3 and 4 (for the rib part, you must have 36DC)
If you use baby yarn (fine), follow the instructions of a toddler size.
Toddler size: skip row 4, and on the 5th row you must skip a st after the 3DC. For the rib part, you must have 48DC.
Ch = Chains
DC = Double crochet
FpSt = Front-post st
BpSt = Back-post st
Slst = slip stitch
Magic ring ( or ring of 4 chains)
1) 12DC on magic ring.
2) Chain 3 (counts as first DC), and 1 DC on same st. Then reperat: *2DC on each st * (Total: 24DC)
3) Chain 3 (counts as first DC). 2 DC on next st. Then follow this pattern all around: *1DC on the next st, and then 2 DC together on the next st* (Total: 36DC)
4) Chain 3, and 1 DC in next st. Then repeat all around: *2 DC + 2 DC on each st below* (Total: 48 DC)
5) Chain 3 (counts as first DC) , and DC on next 2 st. Repeat all around: *Chain 1, DC in next 3 st* (Total: 48 DC and ch)
End with sc on top of the first 3ch (This will leave the st in place to start the granny pattern on the following row. I do this instead of the traditional way, which ends with a chain and slip st, and then make slip sts until reaching the next chain-space.)
6-12> Chain 3 + 2 DC (on the space below, between the group of 3 DC´s). Now repeat the following all around: *Chain 1 + 3 DC on 1ch-space below*, end with sc on top of the first 3 chains.
13> DC in each DC of prior row and 1 DC in each chain 1 space (Total: 64 DC) (Total: 64 DC)
14-16> For the rib part: Chain 2 (counts as first BpSt) + * 2 FpSt + 2BpSt* end with sl stitch, and cast off.
Optional: add a flower.