The Base - work in rounds, do not turn.
- Worsted weight yarn
- Size H hook
- Polyester Fiber fill
- § sc2tg - insert hook into stitch, yo and draw through, insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw through (3 loops on hook) yo and draw through all 3 loops.
- † sc3tg -insert hook into stitch, yo and draw through, insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw through, insert hook in next stitch, yo and draw through (4 loops on hook) yo and draw through all 4 loops.
Round 1- Begin with magic ring. 6 sc in magic ring. Pull tight.
Round 2 - 2 sc in each sc. (12 stitches)
Round 3 - [1 sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc] around (20 stitches)
Round 4 - 1 sc in each sc working 3 sc in the center sc of each 3 sc. (28 stitches)
Rounds 5-10 - repeat round 4 (76 stitches)
Rounds 11-13 - work 1 sc in each stitch
Round 14 - 1 sc in stitch, working 1 †sc3tg in the 3 corner stitches of each corner (68 stitches)
rounds 15-21 repeat round 14 (12 stitches) - stuff bottom of base with fiber fill
Continue working 1 sc in each stitch until you have a post tall enough for your rings, stuffing with fiber fill as you go.
Last round, work 6 §sc2tg. (6 stitches) Fasten off. Weave end through last row and pull tight so stuffing can't come out. Weave in remaining ends.