Leaving a long end, use color A to make a slip ring.
1st row (RS): ch 3, dc 4 in ring, pull end to close ring. 5 sts.
2nd row: ch 3, dc 2 in each of next dc 3, dc 1 in top ch of ch 3. 8 sts. Fasten off.
3rd row: Join color B in front strand of top of last dc, [ch 5, sl st in front strand of next dc] 6 times, ch 5, sl st in front strand of top ch of ch 3. 7 loops. Fasten off invisibly.
4th row: With RS facing, fold loops forward and join color C in back strand of end dc of 2nd row, [ch 8, miss 1 ch, sc 1 in next ch, hdc 1 in next ch, dc 1 in each of next 3 ch, hdc 1 in next ch, sc 1 in next ch, sl st in back strand of next dc] 7 times, ending sl st in back of top ch of ch 3 of 2nd row. Fasten off invisibly.
RS facing, insert hook in slip ring at base and pull yarn through. Ch 10, miss 1 ch, sl st in each of 9 ch. Fasten off invisibly.
Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009