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Topic: Eye Ball Door Knob Cover - With Pattern.  (Read 42510 times)
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bella_domanie
« on: August 11, 2007 07:40:14 PM »

I saw a painted rubber one like this last year, when I was looking for Halloween decorations.  I wasn't about to pay $20 for something that looked like it would rip if it was grabbed too hard.  So, I made one!  Here's my result....


http://a626.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/71/l_8b9b5bfdeacf1a1654d2851da38ebee1.jpg

The red lines are just sewn on.

..Pattern...

This is asuming you know a little about using patterns.  I don't know how right this is, I'm that great at writing the patterns out.  But, here's hoping:

You'll need:
Black
Whatever color you want your eye to be (e.x.: blue, green, brown)
White
Red crochet or embroider thread
A needle with an eye big enoug for your thread

Black:
1. (I used a 'Magic Ring') Ch. 2, 5sc in second ch. from hook.  Join with Sl St.  Fo.

Green:
1. 2Sc in each around.  Twice.  Join with Sl St.  Fo.

White:
Join to green.
1. 2Sc in each around.
2 1Sc, 1Sc, 2Sc repeat around.
3. 1Sc, 1Sc, 1Sc, 2Sc repeat around.
4. Dec, 1Sc, 1Sc repeat around.  Twice.  -After this round, do a fitting on your door knob to make sure it fits ok.  I'll be a little smaller when you finish the next step.
5. 1Sc in each around.  Reapeat this round untill it's long enough for your door knob.

You want it to be pretty tight.  It should take a little work to get onto your door knob.  If it's any looser, it'll slide around making it hard to open the door and even come off.  It will also take a few tries to get it on the door knob untill you get used to it.

Good luck.  I hope this works.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007 07:43:03 PM »

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now thats cool.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007 07:45:07 PM »

Ha! Holy smokes this is great! I would use this year round! Do you find it slippery at all?
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bella_domanie
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007 07:49:28 PM »

Thank you! No, it's not at all.  After several fittings with the door knob I got it just tight enough that it fits perfectly.  It's barely big enough to get over the door knob lol.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007 07:53:27 PM »

Good golly that's awesome! I'd use it all year too.  Did you use a pattern, or just wing it?
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007 07:54:14 PM »

hahaha!  That is amazing!  Wayyy better than some over-priced piece of rubber that isn't even made especially for your door knob.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007 07:55:41 PM »

Hahah! That's EXCELLENT! Love that.
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bella_domanie
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007 08:02:21 PM »

Umm I kinda just made it up lol.  But, I am making another one right now, a brown eye.  I can write out the pattern for you if you want.  It fits a few different styles of door knobs.  We have a couple different ones in our apartment and it works on all of 'em.  I'm thinking of making a pumpkin one too, if I get brave enough a Frankenstein too.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007 08:05:38 PM »

A pattern would be great, if you wouldn't mind sharing. I'm sure lots of people would love one of these! Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007 08:14:03 PM »

I just saw one of those rubber door knob covers in a catalog a few days ago for the first time.  I thought they were cool, but not worth the money... and now I know that there is a better alternative out there.  Too bad for me that I don't crochet or knit or... much of anything with yarn.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007 08:21:32 PM »

Awesome!  Now if only my house had doorknobs, instead of handles... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007 03:09:44 AM »

Hahaha!

Awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007 10:17:39 AM »

Fantastic. Thanks so much for the pattern! It looks clear and easy to follow. I can't wait to try making one!
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2007 04:20:18 PM »

aw man i really wish I knew how to crochet. this is sooo rad!
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2007 08:22:43 PM »

Thanks for the pattern! Yet another reason for me to master this "crocheting" thing  Wink I thought that all of the knobs in my house were those cyllindrical ones, I was bummed until I realised that the knob on my bedroom door is spherical! Woot!
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bella_domanie
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2007 10:20:48 PM »

Your welcome.  None of mine are round.  It still looks good even though they're not.  And like I said, good luck with the pattern.  You'll most likely need to do a little 'tweeking' to it to get it to work with you door knobs.  Thank you again.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2007 11:17:40 PM »

Oh wow, that is excellent. Makes me wish we have round door knobs where I live.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2007 08:27:43 PM »

I am making one of these for the door of my classroom for Halloween. I hope it doesn't make anybody cry...I've never worked with elementary kids before so I'm a bit nervous about that... Wink
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007 08:02:02 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2007 08:15:47 PM »

What size hook did you use?

I read the pattern and didn't see it.
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007 08:52:55 PM »

I used an 8 or 5mm.  I have no idea what size the yarn was, it was from a couple small balls that I have in a gigantic bag of yarn that I have.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2007 02:10:49 AM »

That's great! Nice simple construction and very effective look. I'll look forward to seeing your variations if you do those. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007 10:46:58 AM »

lol .... that made my day =)) A really great idea(assuming I live in Bulgaria and we don't have Halloween) !!
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2007 03:12:09 PM »

this will be perfect for the front door of my haunted house!!!  it's so creepy.  i love it!  thanks so much for posting a pattern.
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2008 08:05:04 PM »

This is excellent! I'm very tempted to make a few for my dorm room, just to switch things up a bit!
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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2008 02:18:38 AM »

Fantastic! If only I had doors with doorknobs...
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2008 09:13:56 PM »

This reminds me of all the kooky covers for everything growing up in Japan!  I had a doorknob cover too, as a matter of fact!  You could call it a doorknob cozy since your hand doesn't get cold in the process of opening the door.  Hehe!
Very awesome and clever project!
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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2008 12:42:02 AM »

I love this! So cool Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2008 07:09:27 AM »

This is really neat!
I don't have round doorknobs either, just the handle kind.
But I had an idea to prevent slipping.
What if you wrapped a rubberband or two around the knob before you put the cover on?
Then the crocheted cover would have something to grip onto, (if it wasn't extremely tight like your's is). Just an idea.
ANYWAY, it's very cool! Great job!
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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2008 11:23:42 AM »

bwahaha! this is awesome!
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2009 11:34:01 PM »

Now that's cool! And I thought my hubby's "eye"dea  for an eye ball hat was good! Very similar, I think. The basics are pretty much the same.

Nice job. That's really cool looking.
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« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2009 10:37:12 AM »

Awesome!  Definitely making TONS of these for my friends!! Thanks  Wink
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