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Chili

CHILI
Using A, make a slip ring.
1st round (RS) 3ch, 3dc in ring, pull end to close ring, ss in top ch of 3ch. 4 sts.
2nd round 3ch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, ss in top ch of 3ch. 6 sts.
3rd round 3ch, 2dc in next dc, [1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc] twice, ss in top ch of 3ch. 9 sts.
4th round 3ch, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, [1dc in each of next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc] twice, ss in top of 3ch. 12 sts.
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th rounds 3ch, 1dc in each of next 11dc, ss in top ch of 3ch.
9th round 1ch, sc decrease in next 2dc, [1sc in next dc, sc decrease in next 2dc] 3 times, with B, ss in 1ch. 8 sts.
Continue with B.
10th round 1ch, ss in each of next 7 sts, ss in 1ch. Without breaking yarn, insert spare yarn A as filling.
11th round 1ch, working in back strand of each st, sc decrease in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st, [sc decrease in next 2 sts] twice, ss in 1ch. 5 sts. Do not break yarn.

 

STEM
9ch, miss 2ch, 1sc in next ch, ss in each of next 6ch.
Fasten off and use end to secure base of stem.

 

Directions reproduced with permission from 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet, St. Martin's Press, 2011

 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

ch = chain dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)