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How to crochet: a Mario Shell




This month I'm dedicating entirely to the Mushroom kingdom! Why? Because why not!?You can learn how to make all the different miniature Mario villians and items with my new Crocheted Mini Mario Villains pattern bundle in my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780

And check out the free video pattern for a mini Koopa shell below!!



Materials
-Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice (Grey, and Brown)
-Size US-I/5.50 mm Crochet Hook
-Needle to sew in ends

Abbreviations
-Sc : Single Crochet
-Sl.st : Slip stitch
-St : Stitch or stitches
Gauge : 5 Rnds and 4 stitches per 1”
Finished piece is about 4” tall
Worked in the round

Pattern: 

Main (Starting in color: Red)
Ch 2
(1:35) Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6)
(2:00) Rnd 2: sc 2 (inc) in each st (12)
(3:10) Rnd 3: sc in each st around (12)
(4:00) Rnd 4: sc in next st, inc in next st, Repeat 6 times (18)
[4 red, 2 black, 7 red, 2 black, 3 red]
(6:30) Working in back loops for red sts, and both for black
Rnd 5: sc one in first, dec in next, Repeat 6 times (12)
(9:00) Rnd 6: Rnd 6: dec in each (6)
Cut, stuff and sew together

(12:45)

Bottom (In color: Sand)
Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from the hook (6)
Rnd 2: sc 2 (inc) in each st (12)
Rnd 3: sc in next st, inc in next st, Repeat 6 times (18)
Cut, sew end in

Border (in color: white)
(15:25) Ch 19
Cut and pull through, leaving a long end

(16:30) Sew the border around the outside of the shell, through the back loops of the ch, front loops from Rnd 4 on the main, and back loops of the bottom.


And don't forget, you can learn how to make the whole lot of these characters, as well as how to make the shell into a Blue Shell with the new eBook in my shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouiesLoops?section_id=10439780

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