It's spread out across my lap here so looks a bit bumpy and wavy, but it's actually quite a good shape. I think the bottom will need a bit of blocking but other than that its looking pretty good. I wasn't sure on the size of the finished article and lost count so many times while doing my starting chain that I gave up counting. I thought I'd done 250 chains but upon counting I have since discovered that I actually have 246.
I'll give you a little bit of a description of the rows of stitches as I progress in case anyone else fancies having a go at making on, just beware, it's pretty addictive! (I'm in the UK so all my stitches are described in UK terms)
Rows 1 to 5 are basic single crotchets in pale blue, raspberry pink, lemon yellow, lilac and sage green.
Rows 6,7 and 8 are cluster stitches in dark red and dark pink.
Rows 9 and 10 are trebles
Rows 11, 12 and 13 are a kind of zigzag and I direct you to LITTLE WOOLIES blog to see how to do this as she describes it far better than I can!
Rows 14 and 15 are half treble crochets in purple and lilac.
Row 16 is a shell stitch in raspberry
Row 17 is a half treble with a treble worked in between the shells in mint green.
Row 19 is a shell stitch in turquoise.
Row 20 is worked the same as row 17 but in sage green.
Row 21 is a half treble in sunshine yellow
Row 22 is worked as 1 treble followed by 1 chain, and missing a stitch each time to give a ladder effect.
Row 23 is half trebles
Row 24 is a row of trebles
Row 25 is dark pink bobble stitch and mid blue trebles
Row 26 is trebles worked in a mid blue
Phew 26 rows already, however looking at the size of it I think it'll take at least 200 rows to complete, I could be here a while!!!!