Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Patriotic Cozy....

The 3R's are a little different today than what it stood for in my school days.  It's - Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose!!!!  So, I set out to rid myself of one of the many large infant powder milk baby containers from storage into something usable and functional.  Multiple ususes.

Patriotic Cozy...


Patriotic Cozy Pattern
Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
-- 5mm hook
-- tapestry needle for weaving
-- small amount of elastic 1/4" in width
-- red, white and blue cotton yarn (I used Hobby Lobby's, I Love This Cotton)
-- large, empty powder milk baby can (like Enfamil) 

Abbreviations:
-- MR:  magic ring
-- ch: chain
-- Sl st: slip stitch
-- st: stitch(es)
-- HDC:  half double crochet
-- sc: single crochet
-- BLO:  back loops only
-- FO:  fasten off

Directions:
1.  With red yarn, 10 HDC into MR.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (10)
2.  2 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (20)
3.  *2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next,* repeat around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (30)
4.  *2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 2 st,* repeat around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (40)
5.  *2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in the next 3 st,* repeat around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (50)
6.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1.  (50)
7.  1 HDC in the BLO of each st around.  Sl st to first st and Ch1. (50)
8.  *1 HDC and 1 sc in first st, skip next st,* repeat around. Sl st to first st and Ch1. (50)
9-11.  Repeat #8. At the end of Round 11, switch to white yarn.  (50)
12-15.  With white yarn, repeat #8. At the end of Round 15, switch to blue yarn.  (50)
16-20.  With blue yarn, repeat #8. At the end of Round 20, FO, leaving a long tail.

Stars:
I used white yarn and tapestry needle, to make small and large star-like appliqués.  I placed each star in the blue section.  I just simply made  x's sporadically around.

Elastic Band:
I measured around the container and cut the elastic.  I used the tapestry needle to weave in and out by attaching the last row to row 19.  As I weaved, I worked my elastic into it.  Once around, I joined the flat ends together, pulled and sewed the elastic ends together.  Then closed up what was left.

That's it!!!
Happy Crocheting!!!

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