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Topic: Recycled Yarn Cozy from a CD Canister pattern and instructions w/new photos!  (Read 5490 times)
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« on: August 11, 2008 12:17:45 PM »


Variations:

(Kaethe suggested using the 2-liter)

I saw something like this in the craft store over the weekend.  This is my version, recycled and using only stuff I had on hand.  I hope you like it!

  • small amount of worsted weight yarn (I used cotton)
  • one cd or dvd value-sized container lid
  • F Hook
  • G or H Hook
  • Drill or dremel, with 1/4" or slightly larger bit
  • Masking tape
  • scissors



Snip off the tabs off the sides of the lid that would hold it in the base.


Measure out masking tape around the container. Tear off enough to have a small overlap.


Add 1/2" marks along the tape. Stick on the lid approximately 1/2" from the top, being careful to keep it even.


Drill holes along the 1/2" marks on the tape. Just a quick warning here: I broke a hole punch in my enthusiasm to make this project. Use a drill if you have one, putting a piece of scrap wood behind the plastic to catch the drill bit when it pops through. And please be careful, power tools are, after all, power tools!


Row 1: Using a hook that will fit through the hole (I used an F, but you can go larger or smaller depending on the holes), Sl st in any hole. sc loosely around. Sl st to join in beg sc.


Row 2: Using the larger hook (I changed from F to G), Ch 1., sc in first st. *2 sc in next st, sc in next* around. Sl st in first sc to join.
Note: adapt this row in whatever way you need to in order to have even stitching around the perimeter of the circle.


Row 3 - 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc around. Sl st in top of first hdc to join.


Row 8-9: Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around. Sl st in top of first dc to join.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in first sc to join.

Row 11: Ch 2, sl st in next sc, *ch 2, sl st in next sc* around. Finish off.

Drawstring:
Ch 75. Pull ends tight, trim to approximately 1" or weave in ends. For some fun varation, use a ribbon or other trim as a drawstring.

Weave drawstring over and under through every two stitches of Row 8 (first row of dc).

 


also posted on my craft blog

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008 12:47:00 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 12:48:36 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial, I think I will make some of these as gifts for "Crafty" friends. I love yours, recycled and recreated.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 01:29:43 PM »

Oh neat, I was thinking of making something for my yarn and thats a great idea.  It kinda looks like a cupcake, or I could just be hungry.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008 01:40:06 PM »

good idea my husband has a lot of these and i needed somewhere to put my yarn.  Smiley thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008 01:41:23 PM »

fantastic, just what I need, thanks for sharing  Smiley **wanders off to look for a plastic tub**
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008 02:02:42 PM »

Cool!  Wonder if the bottom of a 2 liter bottle would work? It might be easier to make the holes!  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008 04:36:40 PM »

clever!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008 05:59:47 PM »

Nice Smiley
Thanks!

Thanks for the tutorial, I think I will make some of these as gifts for "Crafty" friends. I love yours, recycled and recreated.
Cool, please share photos if you do!

Oh neat, I was thinking of making something for my yarn and thats a great idea.  It kinda looks like a cupcake, or I could just be hungry.
Oh, ha!  That's really funny...it does look a little like a cupcake.  I'm sure you could tweak the yarn colors and make it really look like a cupcake!

good idea my husband has a lot of these and i needed somewhere to put my yarn.  Smiley thank you.
A perfect fit, then!  I have a pile, too.  I'm planning to make several to share!

fantastic, just what I need, thanks for sharing  Smiley **wanders off to look for a plastic tub**
I hope you find one, but if not, Kaethe suggested the bottom of a 2-liter.

Cool!  Wonder if the bottom of a 2 liter bottle would work? It might be easier to make the holes!  Great job!
Ohhh, I bet it would!  I wish I had one to try it on.  You could use a hole punch without casualties, too!

clever!
Thank ya!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008 02:02:00 PM »

wow how useful!! that's awesome!

nice work  Wink
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