onsdag 2. november 2016

African Flower tape measure, crochet pattern

Every crafter needs a cute tape measure. This one you can make in your favorite colors, to match your crochet hooks, scissors, wallpaper, your purse or your outfit. (Don't laugh... I know I'm not the only crafter who gets a kick out of realizing my crochet hooks matches my shoes)

African flower, tape measure

You need:

Thin cotton yarn in 1-4 different colors. I've used DMC, Natura Just Cotton
2 mm or 2,2 mm crochet hook, depending on how tight you crochet and which yarn you're using. My crocheting is quite tight and I've used a 2,2 mm hook
A round tape measure, approx.5 cm (2 inches) in diameter. Mine is 5,2 cm
Scissors
Needle


US crochet terms.
Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (triple crochet)
ch-sp = chain space
rnd = round

Work a magic circle

  1. Color 1.  Around the circle: Ch2, 1 dc, *ch1, dc 2 together*, repeat from*-* 4 more times, ch1, finish with 1 ss in 1st dc. Cut yarn, weave in ends
  2. Color 2. Attach yarn in any ch1-sp, on rnd 1. 
    Ch3 = 1 dc, ch1, 2 dc around the same ch1-sp as the ch3, *[2 dc, ch1, 2 dc] in next ch1-sp*, repeat from *-* 4 more times, finish with 1 dc around the 1st ch1-sp, finish with 1 ss in 3rd ch.
  3. 1 ss around the 1st ch1-sp, ch3 = 1 dc, 6 dc around the same ch1-sp as the ch3, [7 dc around next ch-sp]x5, finish with a ss in 3rd ch = 6 petals. Cut yarn, weave in ends.
  4. Color 3. Attach yarn with a sc in any 1st dc in a petal, on rnd 3.
    1 sc in the next 6 dc, 1 dc in between the last dc in a ch-sp and the first dc in the next ch-sp on rnd 2, *1 sc in the next 7 dc, 1 dc in between the last dc in a ch-sp and the first dc in the next ch-sp on rnd 2*, repeat from *-* 4 more times, finish with 1 ss in 1st sc. Cut yarn, weave in ends. Make sure the flower fits on top of your tape measure.

    Note: Insert the hook between the last dc in a ch-sp
    and the first dc in the next ch-sp on rnd 2, not rnd 3.
  5. Color 4. Attatch yarn in any 1st sc after a dc, on rnd 4.
    Ch4 = 1 tr, 1 dc in each st around except in the last dc. = 47 tr Cut yarn but leave a long tail for sewing the two flowers together

    The little gap between the first and the last dc
    is where you pull out the tape measure.
Make another one, but only rnd 1-4. 
Do not crochet rnd 5, on the second one.

Start sewing the two flowers together. Make sure the petals line up together. Once you have sewed 4 of the petals together, insert the tape measure, and sew it together all around.


Weave in ends, and its ready for use.

African flower, tape measure

~ Camilla ~






2 kommentarer:

  1. About how long does it take to crochet this tape measure cover?

    Thanks, Darlene

    SvarSlett
    Svar
    1. I'm guessing about one hour 😊

      Slett