* 3 oz. size 5 bulky acrylic (I used Loops & Threads Charisma Tweed)
* M hook
Size: 11" x 7" when layed flat (size can be enlarged by adding multiples of 5 chs)
* beginning open shell = (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
* open shell = (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)
* I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook
Rnd 1: Ch 60, join with a sl st to 1st ch. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining st. Sc in each ch around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 2: Beginning open shell in same sc as joining sl st, skip next 4 sc. *open shell in next sc, skip next 4 sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top ch of beginning ch 3. (12 open shells)
Rnd 3: sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-2 space. Beginning open shell in same ch-2 space. Open shell in each open shell ch-2 space around. Join as before.
Rnds 4 to 8: Repeat Rnd 3.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as beginning sl st. Sc in each dc around with 2 sc in each ch-2 space. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. End off.