NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Toilet Paper Cover ~ a quick gift

TV ads lately have reminded me about these little goodies, a quick gift for a whole bunch of friends, or not so friends. It’s fast, cute, colorful and they’ll think of you every time they - - -  (you Know)!

Toilet Paper Cover
By Berta Gilholm


Materials:
1 skein of Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz; 164 m/180 yds)  (39521 Rustic-(A)) and (39011 Soft Taupe(B)),  About  3 yards of (39222 Fern) (39514 Topaz)
Crochet Hook: US J/10, 6mm
Yarn Needle and marker
Gauge: 6 sc and 6 rows = 2 ins [5 cm].
Note:  The first Main Pattern is for the Embroidered Roll, The second Pattern is with the Standing Flower. Of course you can incorporate any design motif you would like on top.

Embroidered - Pattern (1): work in rounds
Using (B) Taupe, Ch 4, and join in first ch with a slst to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc’s in ring, join with a slst in first ch, (mark as right side)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *2 sc’s in each of next 8 sc, join with a slst in ch 1, (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from* around, join with a slst in ch 1, (24 sc’s)
Rnd 4: Ch 1,  2 sc in same stitch as ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,  repeat from* around, sc in last sc,  join with a slst in ch 1  (32 sc’s)
Rnd 5: Ch 1,  2 sc in same stitch as ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from* around, sc in last 2 sc,  join with a slst in ch 1  (40 sc’s)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from* three times, sc in last  4 sc,  join with a slst in ch 1  (44 sc’s) Fasten off (B) and join (A) Rustic, in any sc
Rnd 7: Ch 1,  Hdc in each sc around, join with a slst in ch 1  (44 Hdc’s)

Rnd 8 - 15: Ch 1, Hdc in each hdc around, join with a slst in ch 1  (44 Hdc’s) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Embroidered Top: With Fern and yarn needle, join yarn and whip stitch in and out of each sc on 6th row.  With Topaz and yarn needle, whip stitch in the ditch between 1st and 2nd rows in any sc , whip stitch around sc in 5th row above ditch just worked, whip stitch in sc in ditch previously worked coming up through next sc in ditch (petal shape formed), repeat around 8 more times to form a 9 petaled flower. Fasten off weave in ends.

Standing Flower - Pattern (2): work in rounds
Using (B) Taupe, Ch 4, and join in first ch with a slst to form a ring
Rnd 1 - 2: Repeat Rnd 1 and Rnd 2 of Pattern (1), Fasten off (B) Taupe and join Topaz
Rnd 3 through Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3 through 5 of Pattern (1), Fasten off Topaz and join (A) Rustic
Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 6 of Pattern (1), Fasten off (A) Rustic and join (B) Taupe
Rnd 7: Ch 2,  Dc in each sc around, join with a slst in ch 2  (44 Dc’s)

Rnd 8 - 13: Ch 2, Dc in each dc around, join with a slst in ch 2  (44 Dc’s) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Stand-up Flower Top: With Topaz and yarn needle, join yarn in the ditch between 1st and 2nd rows in any sc, ch stitch 10 times in this ditch, join to first ch with a slst, fasten off and weave in ends.
With Fern and yarn needle, join yarn in the ditch between 2nd  and 3rd rows in any sc , *ch 3, slst in next sc, repeat around, fasten off and weave in ends.

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