1- Ch 4, join with sl st to first chain, making a ring.
2- Ch 1 (counts as first sc). Sc 5 more times in ring. On this and all following rows join to the top of first stitch of row with sl st to finish the row. 6 sc.
3- Ch 1, 1 sc in sl st space (counts are first 2 sc), 2 sc in each sc to end of row, join. 12 sc.
4- Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end, join. 18 sc.
5- Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end, join. 24 sc.
6- Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end, join. 30 sc.
7- Ch 1, sc in back loop of each stitch.
8- Do 2 rows of sc in each sc.
9- Do 4 rows of dcr. The changeover from sc to dcr will create the little expansion at the bottom of the cup that would fit inside a saucer (pattern to follow. Perhaps.). The 4 rows of dcr are just a guideline, really you’ll be using that ultra sophisticated method of measurement called eyeballing for the height of the cup. When it looks like a cute little kiddie tea cup, you’re done.
10- To wind down the dcr row so it’ll blend in levelly with the rest of the cup once you’ve reached the desired height, continue the row as though you were going to keep going in dcr but do 4 sts in sc, then 2 in sl st.
Out of the sl st you’ve just made to finish the cup ch 16 (roughly) and hook the chain where you think it should go to look like a handle with a sl st. Turn. Pack as many sc into the “ring’ as you can, fasten off.
Author’s note: While I was crocheting this cup, my son forgo (forgot?) playtime with Mommy, urging me to get back to my “ticot” (from the French word for knitting, tricot) and make his cup! Once I had finished this grey cup, he pulled out a ball of pink yarn while I was in the bathroom, put it beside my hook and told me I needed to get going on the cup for his sister.