They start out kind of funny looking and it is very hard to see how they will turn into anything like the end result.
Ronnie says that they are downright ugly at this stage,
but if you look closely you can see that the spikes are starting to turn, which will eventually make the final shape.
This is my first attempt. I think it turned out pretty well.
I really like the brown and blue color combination.
For this last one, I changed the final round to half double crochets
instead of singles. I like the way it sets off the color change.
So, anybody want one? I'm having too much fun playing with the color combinations to stop now. At the moment, I'm working on one that has a brown center with yellow for the contrast. I may even throw in a third color, but I haven't decided between sage green or a coral color.
(Here's a link to the pattern, in case anyone is interested ... Colorful Kitchen Trivet)