Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Silly Little Caterpillar

This little creature is from the book Crocheted Gifts by Kim Werker The pattern designer is Toni Rexroat

Well, actually, it's a bracelet and a variation because I wasn't going to use size 10 thread or a size 1 hook. I can and have made things with size 10 thread, but I just wasn't in the mood. Plus I thought "I have a lot of pretty size 3 thread that will take way less time to work up."

Looks like a caterpillar just up and died on it's back right on my blocking board!

The beginning chain needed to be a multiple of 6, so I tried 60, which yielded a 7 1/4" bracelet. On the second round, I sc 2; sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch; sc 2, sl st in next chain, repeating until the end of the side. At that point, I attached a shank button by using an impossibly small size 1 hook, inserting it through the button hole and drawing up a loop through the shank hole. Then I switched back to the size 10 hook and sl st in the same stitch to anchor it. Then just keep going with sc 2; sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch; sc 2, sl st in next chain and repeat to the end of the round.

I think crocheting the button on is way better than sewing it on. First of all, it is permanently anchored. Secondly, there are no sewing ends to weave in; not to mention I didn't have to dig through my notions box for a sewing needle and a threader! I think it turned out very pretty. I sent it to a special friend. When she gets it, I'll let you know what she says!
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  1. Oooh! Super cute! I want one!!
    Rachel, via swap bot

  2. That looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to my blog. I'll come back sometime.