One of 3 free crochet patterns by JaKiGu – just in time for holidays! Links to the other two free patterns are at the bottom of this post.
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Any appropriate combination of yarn/thread and hook should work; I used Sugar n’ Cream Cotton in Ecru (medium weight) and a 5mm hook.
(Chain 1 instead of the first sc)
Magic circle – *2scs into magic circle – ch 3 – sl st into bl of 2nd ch from the hook, sc into bl of next ch* 6 times – work an invisible join
Cut yarn after the last single crochet. Leave a 6 in (15 cm) tail and pull it through the stitch. Insert the hook under both loops of the first chain of chain 3 at the beginning of the round, from the wrong side (back) to the right side (front). Pull tail end through. Insert hook under back loop of the last single crochet, from the wrong side (back) to the right side (front). Pull yarn through, weave the end securely in, and trim excess.
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
bl: back loop