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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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Monday, May 7, 2012

Hook and Needle Cuff


Recycle Crochet Hook and Knitting Needle Cuff
By Berta Gilholm

All those containers and so little time! These quickie covers are great for summer work or gifts. I like them because they’re handy. I did one for crochet hooks and one for knitting needles. I use the hook pockets for hooks or needles, the inside for pencils/pens, small rulers/measuring tapes and stitch holders/markers. I also run my yarn needles through the front side of the cover to keep them handy.
Materials: Any leftover ww #4 yarn will do. I used:
Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz. Grey Heather for the crochet hook cover,
Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz. Royal Blue for the knitting needle cover,
Crochet Hook size US I/9, 5.5mm
Knitting Needles size 8 – 4.5mm and size 10 -5.5mm
Yarn Needle
10 stitch markers or safety pins for marking sewing rows
1 - empty clean plastic icing tub (short for crochet hooks)
1 - empty clean plastic instant drink container (tall for knitting needles)

Crochet Hook Cuff

Crochet Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet,  Scdec = single crochet 2 together for a decrease, FO = fasten off, Rnd = round, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first stitch.
Crochet Instructions: Work back and forth across rows. Fits over plastic icing tub.
Cuff: With Grey Ch 13,
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn (12 sc)
Row 2 through 70: Ch 1, sc in same sc and each sc across, turn (12 sc) FO leave a 3 ½ foot tail for sewing hook channels and ends after next step.
Step 1, Sewing: Cut a 10 inch piece of yarn and thread needle, line up row 1 and row 38 and sew through both thicknesses sewing these 2 rows together. FO and weave in end.
Step 2, Sewing: Thread the needle with the long tail piece of yarn (about 4 feet long), line up row 70 and row 32 folding piece over sewn cuff and sew these 2 rows together. At the end, sew all the way around the edge of bottom cuff. Do not fasten off. Use tail for next step.
Step 3, Sewing:
Hook Channels: Line up rows for hook pockets on the top of the cuff – place a marker in the edge every 2 rows through both pieces, pick up the tail at the bottom and *stitch back to marker row stitches and sew the pinned rows together through both thicknesses across cuff from bottom to top, Repeat * for each set of marked hook channels around.  FO, weave in ends.
Bottom: Join yarn in any stitch on bottom of cuff with hook.: Work in rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around cuff in the ends of the joined rows, jwslst, Do not turn. (32 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 6 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (28 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (23 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (12 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, * Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (6 sc) FO, leave 6 inch tail and sew center together, weave in and cut.


Knitting Needle Cuff:

Kntting Abbreviations: K = knit, CO = cast on, FO = fasten off.
Knitting Instructions: Work back and forth across rows. Fits over plastic instant drink container.
Cuff: With Size 8 knitting needles and Royal Blue, CO 28,
Row 1: Knit every stitch across row, turn (28 k st)
Row 2 through 62:  Repeat Row 1 for pattern (28 k st) Place a marker at both ends of last row and change to the size 10 knitting needles for next rows.
Rows 63 through 116: Repeat the pattern for Row 1 using the size 10 knitting needles,
At the end of Row 116, FO leave a 4 foot tail for sewing needle channels and ends after next step.
Step 1, Sewing: Cut a 10 inch piece of yarn and thread needle, line up row 1 and row 62 and sew through both thicknesses sewing these 2 rows together. FO and weave in end.
Step 2, Sewing: Thread the needle with the long tail piece of yarn (about 4 feet long), Roll the rest of the cuff smoothly around cuff and line up row  116 and row 96 and put your hand inside the cuff and sew these 2 rows together. At the end, sew all the way around the edge of bottom cuff. Do not fasten off. Use tail for next step.
Step 3, Sewing:
Needle Channels: Line up rows for needle pockets on the both ends of the cuff – place a marker in the edge every 3 to 4 rows through both pieces on both ends, so that you have 8 channels marked,  pick up the tail at the bottom and *stitch back to marker row stitches and sew the pinned rows together through both thicknesses across cuff from bottom to top, and Repeat from top to bottom, going back and forth for each set of marked needle channels all the way around cuff.  FO, weave in ends.
Crochet Bottom: Join Royal Blue yarn in any stitch on bottom edge of cuff with (I) crochet hook.: Work in rounds, Same as for crocheted cover bottom.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, 32 sc around cuff in the ends of the joined rows, jwslst, Do not turn. (32 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 6 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (28 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (23 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (12 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, * Scdec in next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (6 sc) FO, leave 6 inch tail and sew center together, weave in and cut.


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