4.17.2014

Pinya Glass Cozy - free crochet pattern

I saw a set of glass cozies with a pineapple design, for sale at the department store. It was quite expensive so I thought of making it myself ;)
This is a useful and lovely item, which I think will be well appreciated as a gift especially for homemakers :)

pinya glass cozy
Pinya Glass Cozy



Pinya Glass Cozy
copyright Mimi Alelis, 2014
This pattern is originally published on this page:
http://mycottonthreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/pinya-glass-cozy.html

Materials
Cannon or Monaco cotton thread, size 8 (can be substituted with size 10 thread), one ball, 50gm (one ball will make 3 to 4 glass cozies)
Crochet hook size 1.5mm (use a bigger hook to make a bigger size glass cozy)
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Finished size: about 4 inches across top, measured flat

Glass Cozy
(Note: Ch 3 at the beg of rnds counts as dc.)
Start with an adjustable ring, or ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 19 dc in ring, join with sl st to beginning ch 3. (20 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 6 (counts as tr and ch 2), tr in next dc, ch 2, (tr, ch 2 in the next dc) rep around, join with sl st on top of beg ch 4. (20 tr with ch-2 space in between)
Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, (ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space) rep around, sl st in the 1st sc to join. (20 ch-3 loops)
Rnd 4: Sl st in next loop, ch 1, sc in same loop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 loop) rep around, sl st in the 1st sc to join. (20 ch-3 loops)
Rnd 5: Sl st in next loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop, (4 dc in next loop) rep around, join . (20 groups of 4-dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc) rep around, sl st in the 1st sc to join. (20 ch-3 loops)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc in next loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same loop) rep around, ending with sl st on the 1st sc.
Rnd 8: Sl st on next 2 chs, ch 1 (sc in-between the ch-2 and the next dc, ch 4, skip 3 dc, sc in-between the ch-2 and the next dc, ch 3, skip 3 dc) rep around, join.
Rnd 9: Sl st to the 1st ch-4 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, [skip the next ch-3 space, in the next ch-4 space, make 7 dc with ch 1 in-between, ch 1, skip the next ch-3 space. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-4 space, ch 1] repeat around, join. (5 pattern repeats)
Rnd 10: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, [(sc, ch 3) in each ch-1 sp between the next 7 dc (making a total of 5 ch-3 loops), ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1] repeat around, join.
Rnd 11: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc, in next ch-3 loop) 4 times, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 12: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc, in next ch-3 loop) 3 times, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 13: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, (ch 3, sc, in next ch-3 loop) 2 times, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 14: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, ch 1,  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)  in next ch-2 space [ch 1, sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 3, sc, in next ch-3 loop,  ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 15: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc)  in next ch-2 space [ch 2, sc in ch-3 loop, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 2 hdc in ch-1 space, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 16: Sl st to the ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, (ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space) twice, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)  in next ch-2 space [skip the next ch-2, sc, ch-2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)  in next ch-2 space, (ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space) twice, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)  in next ch-2 space] repeat around, join.
Rnd 17: Sl st to the ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, (ch 3, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch-space) repeat around, join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

1.17.2014

Romantic Shrug - crochet cotton shrug

Mimi Alelis Designs
Romantic Shrug in red Cannon thread
Pattern: Romantic Shrug by Mimi Alelis
Materials: Coats Manila Bay's Cannon cotton thread size 8, 6 balls,
Crochet hook size 2mm or 3/0

for more details please see project page on Ravelry

3.18.2013

Snake Amigurumi Neckpiece





This is made using two strands of Cannon gold color thread. I designed and crocheted this snake necklace as an entry to a contest for the Year of the Snake, but it didn't win any prize. I'm glad to have it back, though I don't know if I'm ever going to use it. Its very comfortable to wear and the color looks nice with black attire...ordinarily, I will look crazy wearing this design. I never fancied crocheting a snake before, but surprisingly I enjoyed this project :)

3.03.2013

Chain Shrug

This is my project made from a crochet buddy's published design, the Beatriz Shrug featured in this month's issue of Inside Crochet :) For this project I used 3 balls of Cannon thread and 3mm size crochet hook.
More details of the pattern here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beatriz-shrug


Cannon, a versatile cotton thread

Cannon thread can have various uses, so I can say its a versatile cotton thread. We can use different sizes of hooks, or use them in double or triple strands (as I've mentioned before). We can also try out different kinds of patterns and use it to substitute for more expensive yarns.
I've just checked out my project page on Ravelry and so far I had entered 200 projects made from Cannon threads :)
Here are some of my latest projects: