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Crocheted Embellishments for Box

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Crocheted red and white spiral snowflakes (3)
  • Dowel, scrap
  • Green paint and brush
  • Silver ribbon
  • Wire edged ribbon: red, white with silver glitter
  • Narrow ribbon: white, red
  • Gift bag and wrapped box
  • Cardstock: white, blue, Christmas print
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Black marker
  • Paper trimmer and scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hole punch
  • Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®

DIRECTIONS:

PEPPERMINT COASTER (To Knit)


INSTRUCTIONS
Stripe Pat
With A, work 5 rnds.
With B, work 5 rnds.
These 10 rnds form Stripe Pat.



Knitting Spool Version

Note: To change colors the first time, pull end of new color though center of Knitting Spool. Do not cut previous color. Work as usual, keeping color not in use in center of Knitting Spool. To change colors each subsequent time, drop old color and work with new color, continuing to keep color not in use in center of spool.



Pull end of A through the center of Knitting Spool, leaving a 4 ins [10 cm] tail. Wrap working end of yarn around each peg in a counter-clockwise direction. Once all pegs have been wrapped, work in a clockwise direction, holding yarn around outer edge of next peg. With Knitting Spool hook, lift lower loop up over yarn and over peg. Cont in this manner until each peg has been worked once – one rnd is now complete.



Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, work until Cord measures approx 35 ins [89 cm] long ending with 5 rnds of B. To cast off, *take last stitch worked and place it on peg to left of it. Lift the bottom stitch over this stitch. Rep from * until 1 st remains. Cut yarn leaving a length of yarn 25 ins [63.5] cm long. Pass the end through the last loop and pull firmly.



Knit Version

With A and pair of double-pointed knitting needles, cast on 4 sts.

1st row: K4. Slide sts to other end of needle. Do not turn.

Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep last row for i-cord until work measures approx 35 ins [89 cm], ending with 5 rnds of of B.

Cast off leaving a length of yarn 25 ins [63.5] cm long.



Both Versions: Finishing: Beg with cast off end, coil the cord into circular shape as shown in picture and sew tog with yarn end using whipstitch.

CANDY SWIRL HOTPAD


INSTRUCTIONS

Note: When removing hook from st, pull out a long loop of yarn from rem st to ensure work does not unravel.

With A, ch 2.

1st rnd: (1 sc. 3 hdc) in 2nd ch from hook. Remove hook. Make a slip knot with B and draw up through same sp as previous sts. Ch 1. (1 sc. 3 hdc) in same sp.

2nd rnd: With B, 2 hdc in first sc worked with A. (2 hdc in next hdc worked with A) 3 times. Remove hook. Return to last st worked with A, 2 hdc in first sc worked with B. (2 hdc in next hdc worked with B) 9 times. Remove hook.

3rd rnd: Return hook to last st worked with B, (2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc) 10 times. Remove hook.

4th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with A, (1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc) 10 times. Remove hook.

5th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with B, (1 hdc in next hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc) 10 times. Remove hook.

6th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with A, (1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc.
2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc) 10 times. Remove hook.

7th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with B, (1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc.
2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc) 10 times. Remove hook.

8th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with A, (1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc) 9 times. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 sc in next hdc. 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc. Break A.

9th rnd: Return hook to last st worked with B. (1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc) 4 times. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. 2 sc in next hdc. 1 sc in each of next 4 hdc). Break B.

10th rnd: Join C with sl st in last st worked with A. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.

11th rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

1. Paint dowel scrap with green paint, and glue it to the back of the crocheted red and white spiral to make a lollipop.
2. Make a tag using cardstock, alphabet stickers and narrow red ribbon.
3. Tie the ribbon into a bow on the wrapped package. Slip the lollipop under the bow and tie on the tag.

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