Crochet Containers

Nov 22, 2005
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by Missa

Introduction

containersThree different containers can all be made with one ball of Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton.  Embellish the pieces with large sequin-like paillettes (found in any craft store).

Use them as "jewelry cozies" or desktop pieces to store little goodies while you're at your computer.

Materials List

  • Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton (or 60yds of aran cotton yarn)
  • Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Large paillettes

Gauge

You will be using a hook smaller than what the yarn calls for to get a tight crochet. You can use just about any yarn to make these boxes. Start with the box pattern, choose a hook two sizes smaller than what the yarn calls for, the crochet piece should be tight with a little bit of curl. Use the same hook for all three projects.

The Pattern

Square-ish box

boxApprox: 2.25" (5.7cm) squares

Make five.
With F crochet hook, ch 10

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn

Rows 2 thru 8:  Sc across, ch 1, turn

Row 9:  Sc across, fasten off, weave in end

box topJoin squares edge to edge, alternating the direction of the crochet sts (join one side with rows horizontal to another square with rows vertical). 

Join 4 sides first, then sew on bottom.  Add large paillettes to outside of box.

Ring cave

ring caveApprox: 1.75" w x 2" d  (4.5 cm x 5cm)

With F crochet hook, ch 24
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across,  ch 1, turn

(start decreases)
Row 2:  Skip one, 19 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 3:  Skip one, 17 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 4:  Skip one, 15 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 5:  Skip one, 13 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 6:  Skip one, 11 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 7:  Skip one, 9 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 8:  Skip one, 7 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 9:  Skip one, 5 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Rows 10 thru 15:  Sc across  (6 sc), ch 1, turn

Row 16:  Sc across, fasten off, weave in ends

FINISHING:  Look at illustration below.  Sew corners to each other (one side at a time), then sew along edge to join sides, forming a "cave".  Hang large sequin on inside of "cave"

ring cave illustration

Triangle watch dish

watch cozyapprox: 3" x 3.25"  (7.6cm x 8.3cm)

With F crochet hook, ch 12

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn

Row 2:  Skip one sc, 7 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 3:  Skip one sc, 5 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 4:  Skip one sc, 3 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 5:  Skip one sc, 1 sc, skip one, sc in end, ch 1, turn

Row 6:  2 sc, ch 1, turn

(start working around edges, not turning work until the end of round 1)
Round 1:  1 sc, 2 sc in last, rotate piece, 5 sc along this side, 3 sc in corner, 8 sc along next side, 3 sc in corner, 5 sc along next side, join to beg, ch 1, turn

Round 2:  6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, 9 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, 6 sc, 3 sc in last, join, ch 1, turn

Round 3:  11 sc,  2 sc in next, 12 sc, 2 sc in next, 7 sc, join to beg, ch 1, turn

Round 4:  8 sc, 2 sc in next, 13 sc, 2 sc in next, 9 sc, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, join to beg, ch 1, turn

Round 5:  1 sc, 2 sc in next, 11 sc, 2 sc in next, 14 sc, 2 sc in next, 8 sc, join to beg, fasten off, weave in ends


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Comments

Paula wrote
on Jun 8, 2006 3:54 PM

What A GREAT idea-----WTG

RUFFATTI wrote
on Mar 19, 2007 9:19 AM

GRAND CHILD ASKED FOR A CROCHET FLUTE CASE. ANY IDEAS HOW TO MAKE ONE? THANKS.