My Pencil Cozies
Copy Right to; Judith Prindle 8/28/05
Worsted Weight Yarn
Chain 5, slip stitch together to form a circle.
Do not join, work 5 single crochet around until the pencil
cozy is as long as you want it. I made them 2 & 1/2 to 3 inches.
Slip stitch to end. Feed the yarn on the ending up to the top.
(both ends of yarn on same end) I slipped the loose end into
itself so it will stay put. Both ends are open.
These ends become part of the fringe.
Fill in with more yarn. You can slide the cozy to the writing
end to use as a cushion if you want.
I chose to unwind the yarn on these.
I used buttons (the stars and car)
and strung alphabet beads to make my grandkids names.
The ways you can decorate these cozies are almost endless.
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Copyright to Judith Prindle 8/24/05
Worsted weight yarn. (I used from a 5 ounce skien and had quitte a bit left.)
Small amount of baby yarn.
Pony Beads (optional) I used 4
1 Button (optional)
2; 1&1/8 inch rings (mine were plastic, traditional you would use metal)
Crochet Hooks; G & F
sc= single crochet
st= stitch or stitches
sl st= slip stitch
Need to know.
gauge: 5 sc & 5 & 1/2 rows = 1 inch
appproximate measurements of the bag are:
end to end about 13 & 3/4"
slit in tube is about 3 & 1/2"
However you could make this any size you want and gauge is not that important.
The rings traditionaly would be metal.I just used what I had on hand.
You will not join rounds. I did not keep track of the begining exactly.
I just hung a loop of yarn on the beginning side of the bag and eye balled it.
Single crochet over your rings (if you use plain plastic); with an f hook and baby yarn,
until they are covered. Hide ends. Put the rings on your worsted weight
yarn. You will just let them hang on your yarn until needed.
With G hook from now on;
Rnd 1; Chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain. (6)st.
Rnd 2; 2 sc in each stitch. (12st.)
Rnd 3; 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st, around. (18)st.
Rnd 4; sc even (18)st.
Rnd 5; 1 sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next st, around. (24)st.
Rnd 6; sc even (24)st.
Rnd 7; 1 sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st around. (30)st.
Rnd 8-22; sc even. (30)st.
Rnd 23; sc 2 tog, 1 sc, around. (20)st.
Rnd 24; sc even. (20)st.
Rnd 25; sc 2 tog, sc 2, around. (15)st.
Rnd 26 - 27; sc even. (15)st.
Row 28; Sl in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc, in each st to end, ch 1 turn. (15)st.
Rows 29 - 44; sc in each st, ch 1 turn. (15)st.
Except at the end of row 44 do not turn and do not ch 1.
Rnd 45; Now join your work again by instead of turning by doing the following;
sc in the next st there by joining your work. sc around. (15)st.
Rnd 46; sc even. (15)st.
Pull your rings up over the tube just formed. This is what holds the slit just made closed.
Rnd 47; sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, around. (20)st.
Rnd 48; sc even.
Rnd 49; sc in 1 st, 2 sc in next st, around. (30)st.
Rnd 50 - 54; sc even. (30) st.
I made my flap on the oppisite side of the slit in the tube that joins the
2 ends of the bag. You can make yours on either side. Or don't make it at all.
If you choose not to make the opening and flap just sc even until the end of the bag.
Rnd 55; Fold your bag flat, decide which side you want your flap on, then
when you work this rnd, work 2 st from the side, then do the following,
chain 11, skip 11 st, work to end of rnd. (29 sc & 11 chains)
Rnd 56; sc in each sc and chain around. ( 30) st.
Rnd 57 - 74; sc even. (30) st.
You will close your bag by folding it flat to make the slit in the middle of the side it is on,
then sc it tog. I did this then unraveled the round so I could cut it an put the beads on
my yarn to finish. When you pull up your beads will depend on how many (if any) you use.
Just work them on evenly spaced. In my case I didn't have very many of the ones I wanted
use and this is how I did it.
Closing Row; sc, pull up a bead, sc 2 times, to end. I used 4 beads and ended with 1 sc.
This is just my method.
Flap on squared end of bag.
Row 1; Join yarn in the end of the opening ( same st as last worked sc before the ch made in
rnd 55; sc in this st and each st across, sc in same st as next sc in rnd 55. (13) st.
You have 2 more st than the unworked edge of rnd 55.
Row 2; sc across (13)st.
Row 3; sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc 2 tog (11)st.
Row 4; sc even (11) st.
Row 5; sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc 2 tog (9)st.
Row 6; sc even (9) st.
Row 7; sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc 2 tog (7)st.
Row 8; sc even (7)st.
Row 9; sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc 2 tog (5)st.
Row 10; sc even (5)st.
Row 11; sc 2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc 2 tog (3)st.
End and hide ends.
Join yarn with sl st in top right corner of flap.
Sc in next st, and in the end of each row to the 3 st row,
sc in 1st sc, sc in ch 1 space, sc i n next sc,
sc in the end of each row up the other side of the flap,
sl st in the corner end off.
Hide all ends not already done and sew on a button.
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