|Materials: 2 balls of
closely-covered white and silver, and 1 ball of pink and silver twine;
a crochet needle.
For the bottom: Make a chain
of 4 stitches and unite it, work 3 long, 3 chain, and repeat three
2nd round: Work 3 long into
the 1st 3 chain, make 3 chain, work 3 long
into the next 3 chain, make 3 chain, work 3 long into the same place,
make 3 chain, and repeat.
3rd round: 3 long, 3 chain,
working twice into the 3 chain of last round.
4th round: 3 long, 3 chain,
increasing in every other 3rd chain by working twice into it.
5th round: Increasing in
every 3rd chain, repeat.
For the leaves: Make a chain
of 32 stitches, then work a row of 1 long stitch and 1 chain stitch
with the silver twine.
2nd round: Work 1 long stitch
into each chain stitch in 1st row, make 1 chain stitch, repeat. (At
the point, make 4 long, with a chain stitch between each), repeat on
the other side of the chain, 1 long stitch and 1 chain stitch
3rd round: With pink: Work
over a wire in double crochet 1 stitch into each loop, work 15 more
leaves in the same way, join each leaf half way, then sew it to the
centre, work a row of double crochet 1 yard in length, and twist it
for the handle. This should also be crocheted over wire.