Saturday, May 9, 2015

Crinolette





FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 3” wide x 5” tall without tassels. YARN: 6-ply cotton, about 25-30 grams

HOOK: 3.5mm crochet hook for pouch; 3mm crochet hook for ball

NOTIONS: Yarn needle

SPECIAL STITCHES

Picot: Ch 3, sl st in third ch fr hook.




INSTRUCTIONS:

POUCH

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch. Sl st in first sc to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Sl st in first sc to join. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (count as dc), sk first sc, dc in each of next sc all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (30 dc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each dc all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (30 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. Turn. (15 3-ch loops)

Rnd 9: In each 3-ch loop work (sc, hdc, dc, picot, hdc, sc).

Rnd 10: Sc around nearest sc from rnd 8; *ch 4, sc around next sc from round 8; rep fr * all around. End with sl st in first sc to join. (15 4-ch loops)

Rnd 11: In each 4-ch loop work (sc, hdc, dc, picot, dc, hdc, sc).

Rnd 12: Sc around nearest sc from rnd 10, *ch 2, sc around next sc fr round 10; rep fr * all around. End with sl st in first sc to join. Turn. (15 2-ch loops).

Rnd 13: In each 2-ch loop work 2 sc. Sl st in first sc to join. (30 sc)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (15 2-ch loops)

Rnds 15 – 23: Sl st to next 2-ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 2, sc in next loop; rep fr * all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (15 2-ch loops)

Rnd 24: As in rnd 13. (30 sc)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep fr *all around. Sl st in first sc to join. (15 3-ch loops)

Rnd 26: Sl st in next 3-ch loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, *ch 4, sc in next loop; rep fr * a;l around. Sl st in first sc to join. (15 4-ch loops)

Rnd 27: In each 4-ch loop work (3 sc, picot, 3 sc). Sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.


BALL

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc in first ch. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] all around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 5: As in rnd 4.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc tog in next 2 sc] all around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, [2 sc tog in next 2 sc] all around. Fill ball with polyester fiberfill or with pieces of same yarn. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

STRAP

With 2 strands of yarn held together, make 120 ch or to make a strap at least 30” long.

TASSEL

Make one tassel. Here’s how to make a tassel:

1. Cut or fold up a sturdy piece of cardboard that’s about half to one inch longer than the desired length of the tassel you want to make. My tassel is 5 inches long so I used a cardboard 6 inches long.

2. Wrap the yarn lengthwise around the cardboard as may times as you need to get a good thick tassel. I wrapped the yarn for my tassel about 35 times.

3. Get another yarn cut to 24 inches and slip this under the wound yarn and pull up towards the top. Now tie this yarn (called a “hanging loop”) securely around the top of the tassel. Slide the tassel off the cardboard then cut the yarn at the base.

4. Cut another piece of yarn about 3 times the length of the tassel and wrap this tightly around all the strands about half to an inch away from the hanging loop of the tassel. Secure the ends of the wrapping yarn by threading them under the strands and down through the center of the tassel. Trim the ends with sharp scissors if desired.

ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING

Refer to the photograph for assembly.

Sew ball and tassel to bottom of pouch as in photograph. Weave the strap through the 3-ch loops at rnd 25. Make two knots together at both ends. Weave in all ends.