Materials: Size 10 (bedspread weight) cotton Steel crochet hook: size 1.75mm
Finished size: App. 5" wide by 4" tall. For a smaller ornament, use size 20 or 30 thread and suitable hook.
Notes: Always start rounds of dc with ch3, counts as first dc.
To work dec: draw up loop in each of next 2 sts. YO, draw through all 3 loops.
To dc 3 sts tog: (YO, draw up loop in next st. YO draw through 2 loops) 3 times. YO, draw through all loops.
To hdc 3 sts tog: (YO, draw up loop in next st) 3 times. YO, draw through all 7 loops.
Ch5, join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: (Dc, ch1) 8 times in ring. Join to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. (8dc, 8ch1 sps)
Rnd 2: *Dc in dc. (Dc, ch2, dc) in ch1 sp. Repeat from * around. (8 groups of 3dc)
Rnd 3-5: *Dc in each dc and (dc, ch2, dc) in each ch1 sp. Repeat from * around. (8 groups of 9dc at end of rnd 5)
Rnd 6: ch1. Sc in same st and in each st around, working 3sc in each ch2 corner. (96 sc) FO.
With RS facing: Join thread in 3rd sc of any 3sc corner.
Row 1: Ch1. Sc in same st and in next 10 sts. Turn. (11sc)
Row 2: Dec, sc in 3 sts, ch4, sk 1 st, sc in 3 sts, dec. (8sc)
Row 3: Dec twice. (4dc, ch2, sl st in top of last dc, 4dc) in ch4 sp. Dec twice, FO.
With RS facing, directly opp. Lid:
Join thread in 1st sc of ch3 corner. Ch2. Hdc in next st, sc in 11 sts, hdc in next. Ch2, sl st in next st, FO.
With RS facing, sk 6 sts to right of base. Join thread with a sl st in next st.
Row 1: Sc in 4 sts. Ch15, sk 13 sts, sc in 4, turn. (8sc)
Row 2: Dec twice. 2sc in each of 15 chs, dec twice. (34)
Row 3: (Sc, hdc, sc) in 1st st. Sk 1 st, sc in 6 sts, (2sc in 1 st, sc in next 2) 6 times. Sc in 6 sts. (Sc, hdc, sc) in last st. FO.
With RS facing, sk 18 sts to left of base. Join with sl st in next st.
Row 1: Ch1. Sc in same st and in next 7sts, turn. (8sc)
Row 2: 2sc in 1st st, sc in 6 sts, 2sc in last. (10)
Row 3: 2sc in 1st st, sc in 2 sts, hdc in 3. Dc in 1, dc last 3 sts tog. (9)
Row 4: Ch2. Dc next 2 sts tog. Hdc in 5 sts, 3hdc in last. (9)
Row 5: Ch4. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch. Hdc in 2 sts, sc in 4, hdc last 3 sts tog, FO.
~~photo and directions from: crochetville.org~~