Rounds 1-7

Brace yourself. It's time. Time to learn the magic loop. Using brown yarn, watch this tutorial:

Magic loop giving you trouble? Try this easier chain method instead. It'll probably leave you with a hole in the middle, but that's OK – you gotta do what you gotta do to make a circle.

Whether you made a circle using the magic loop or chain method, give yourself a pat on the back for finishing Round 1. Now make the rest of the shell:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic loop (6)
Round 2:
inc x 6
Round 3:
[sc, inc] x 6
Round 4:
[5 sc, inc] x 3
Rounds 5-7:
21 sc


If you're having trouble seeing the stitches in this magic loop, use the 3 stitch markers that came in your kit and mark the stitches as you make them.