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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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pen/Pencil Cup Holder


“Colors” Pencil/Pen Cup Holder
By Berta Gilholm

Intro: This is a recycle/new project. My husband loves this leftover yarn from a shawl I made and needed a place to hold his pens by his phone. If your children crochet, let them make this for Father’s Day or you can make it and let them prepare the cup.

Materials:
Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic, medium worsted weight yarn, color #9811 Embroidery
Crochet Hook size US H/8.5 – 5mm
1 White Plastic Cake Icing Cup or a similar recycle
Yarn Needle
 
Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, Sc = Single Crochet, Hdc = Half Double Crochet, Jwslst = Join with slip stitch to first stitch of round, St = slip stitch, FO = Fasten Off.

Instructions:  Cup Sleeve:
(Working in rounds)  make a magic ring or ch 3, jwslst in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 7 sc in ring, jwslst (7 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst (14 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (21 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (28 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, sc in last 3 sc, jwslst (31 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, sc in last 2 sc, jwslst (35 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around,  jwslst (37 sc)
Round 8: Turn and work in rounds in opposite direction,  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each sc around, jwslst (37 hdc) 
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each hdc around, jwslst (37 sc) 
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, *1 sc in next 16 sc, sc 2 together in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (35 sc)
Round 11: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each sc around,  jwslst (35 hdc)
Round 12  - 13: Repeat round 9, jwslst (35 sc)
Rounds 14 -19: Repeat Rounds 11 through 13 twice, jwslst, FO, weave in ends.

Make sure your plastic icing cup is clean, color the top lip with a permanent marker (I used green). Slip cup sleeve onto plastic icing cup and fill with pens. You can also color the inside an/or outside of the cup.




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