Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Get a Grip on Your Can, Man!

Use two strands of worsted weight yarn and a size K hook (6.5mm) to make this crocheted can holder with handle.
Ch 2, 6sc in second ch from hook, join to first sc with a sl st.
Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st. (12 sc)
Ch 1, (sc in first st, 2 sc in next st) around, join with sl st. (18 sc)
Ch 1, (working in back loops for this rnd only) sc in each st around, join with sl st. (18 sc)
Ch 1, (working in both loops this and all future rnds) sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Ch 1, sc in each st around, do not join.
Cont to sc in each st around until can holder is 3 1/2 inches tall. Fasten off.
Ch 12, sc in second ch from hook and in next 9 chs, 3 sc in last ch.
Working in back side of ch, work 9 sc across, 3 sc in end st.
Sc around both sides once more.
Fold in half and sc through tops of stitches together along the length of the handle. This gives you twice the width and a nice even seam. Fasten off at opposite end.
Threading the tapestry needle with two strands of yarn, sew handle to side of can holder. Weave in ends.
Enjoy your new crocheted can holder!


Friendly Flamingo said...

Every now and again I feel I really, really ought to learn to crochet. Then other things get in the way (like knitting).

But this.... This is genius! This will inspire me to learn.

I will make this tin holder. And when I do I will shout out to the world.

(But what's a size K hook in mm?)

yoursandi said...

Well you got me giggling and smiling out loud with that comment! The answer to your question is 6.5mm = size K hook.

I moved this month and so I did not have the industry standards readily available. Your comment prompted me to find the book and so I will amend the pattern to show that.

It's good to have friends that keep me on my toes.