Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Copyright © October 2011 by Letitia Sherriff
* Approximately 35 grams of Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton (or substitute any worsted weight yarn)
* 4.00mm crochet hook (US size G)
* One adult-sized wooden craft hanger
* Yarn needle for finishing
* (Optional) Approximately 15 cms (6 inches) of plastic tubing
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
ST = stitch
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
(US crochet terminology used)
Bobble Stitch = yarn over and insert hook in stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through two loops (two loops on hook). Yarn over and insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (four loops on hook), yarn over and draw through two loops (three loops on hook). Yarn over and insert hook in same stitch again, yarn over and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through two loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all four loops, leaving one loop on hook.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and each CH to end (51 SC).
Row 2: CH-1, turn. (WS) *SC in first ST, bobble (see special stitches) in next ST*. Repeat from * to * 24 times ending with SC in last ST. (26 SC & 25 bobbles made).
Tip: try to pull your SC stitches tight so the bobbles will “pop” more.
Row 3: ch-1, turn. (RS) SC in each ST. (51 sc)
Row 4: (WS) repeat row 3.
Row 5: (RS) repeat row 3.
Row 6: (WS) repeat row 2.
Row 7: (RS) repeat row 3.
Row 8: (WS) repeat row 3.
Finishing: Leaving tail of approximately 60 centimetres (24 inches), break yarn and secure last stitch. With RS facing out, whipstitch last row and beginning chain together. Insert hanger and align so bobbles are on the sides of the hanger, and whip stitch ends closed as well. Put plastic tubing over hanger hook if desired. You’re done!
Please note: This pattern is for free PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may not sell items made from this pattern, or republish this pattern in any form without the express written permission from the author.