Use a marker in the stitch on the hook to indicate the beginning position of rounds and move up after every completed round. This will mean the start position will slope slightly, however on this project it is not critical and does not affect the finished item.
LEGS and BODY
*With colour A make an adjustable slip knot and chain 2
Rnd 1: Work 7dc into slip knot
Rnd 2: 2dc in every stitch (14sts).
Remember to pull the starting tail tight to close the centre hole and sew in the end.
Rnd 3-16: Dc in every stitch marking the start of the row with a stitch marker as rounds are worked in spirals*.
Crochet 4th leg from to
Do not fasten off 4th leg continue to form body as follows:
Rnd 17: Place marker in stitch on hook, work 8dc on 4th leg, take another leg and working in stitch after the fasten off tail, work 1dc, work 1dc in each of next 9sts around the leg. Repeat from ** to ** 2 times more.
You now have four legs in a line. From the stitch marker on the first leg, count back 2 stitches. Dc in the 2nd stitch and then 1dc in the first stitch by the marker (40dc).
Move the stitch marker up a row and consecutive rows.
Rnd 18-20: Dc all round
At this point, using the long tails that fastened off the legs, sew the four legs together towards the middle.
Rnd 21: 6dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stitch marker (35dc)
Rnd 22: Dc all round
Rnd 23: 5dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stitch marker (30dc)
Rnd 24: 4dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stitch marker (25dc)
Rnd 25: 3dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stich marker (20dc)
Stuff the feet and body
Rnd 26: 2dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stitch marker (15dc)
Rnd 27: 1dc, dc2tog repeat from to to stitch marker (10dc)
Ss into next st and fasten off leaving tail of yarn to weave the end through the 10 sts of last round, pull tightly to close the hole ensure back is flat, and weave in end.