About 3" tall
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.
Tombstone is worked in continuous rnds; do not join and do not turn at beg of rnds. A marker is used to indicate the beg of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc - 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc - 16 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc - 20 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 5-16: Sc in each sc around.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 8 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Stuff Tombstone firmly. Sew Base to bottom of Tombstone. With black yarn, embroider straight st "RIP" on front of Tombstone. Cut a 3" length of yarn, fold in half to form a loop and tie to top of Tombstone for hanging loop.
Weave in ends.
beg = begin(ning)
ch = chain
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)