Thursday, November 3, 2016

Crochet Bottle Cozy -- Football Pattern...

Crocheted up this bottle cozy for the football fans out there.



Materials:
--5.5 mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in brown and white
--tapestry needle

Special stitch:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC):  YO and insert hook into ring, stitch or chain.  YO, bringing hook through loop and 1 chain on hook.  YO and bring hook through remaining two loops on hook.  (Alternately, you could use the half double crochet stitch...)

Abbreviations:
--YO= yarn over
--MR= magic ring
--Ch= chain
--Sl st= slip stitch
--St= stitch
--FO= fasten off

Directions:
With brown yarn, make a MR and ch 1.
1.  12 HHDC into MR.  Sl st to join to first st.  Ch 1.  (12)
2.  2 HHDC into each st around.  Sl st to join to first st.  Ch 1.  (24)
3.-5.  1 HHDC into each st around.  In the last st, join with white yarn and sl st to first st.  Ch 1.  (24)
6.  With white yarn, complete one round of 1 HHDC into each st around.  Re-join brown yarn.   Sl st to join to first st and ch 1.  (24)
7.-15. 1 HHDC into each st around.  At end of round 15, rejoin white yarn.  Sl st to first st.  Ch 1.  (24)
16.  Repeat round #6. (24)
17.  1 HHDC into each st around.  Sl st to first st and FO.  Weave ends.  (24)

Use a small amount of white yarn to embroider football stitches.  (See pic to help.)

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