Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter the Pretty Pink Pen Holder is for you. This is also a great project for a young child just learning to crochet. You start by crocheting a circle at the bottom of the container. After several rounds you stop increasing the circle and continue in rounds to cover a 15 ounce tin can. Pen flowers complete the adorable set. We used crochet cotton yarn and medium size crochet hook for the model. These are so quick and easy to make you’ll enjoy making several.
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Pretty Pink Pen Holder
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: To fit empty can 2¾” diameter. Flowers about 2 inches wide.
Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Baby Yarn:
Pink (MC) – 1oz, 50 yds (28 grams, 45 meters)
Green (G) – 17 yds (15.5 meters)
Yellow (Y) – 1 yd (.9 meter) per flower
Dark Pink (DP) – 4 yds (3.6 meters) per flower
(Bernat Cottentots was used in our model.)
Additional Materials: Yarn Needle; 8 oz Can, Glue
Crochet Hook: Size F-5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: First 4 Rnds of Can Cover = 2½” across
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with MC, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. (24 sc) DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH ROUND.
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.
Rep Rnd 5 until reaches height of can.
Next Rnd: Working in back loops only, *sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With right side facing, working in front lps and front lps of skipped sc of second to last Rnd, join Green with sl st to any front lp, * (ch 6, sl st in same lp) twice, ch 6, sl st in next lp; rep from * around. (72 lps)
With MC, ch 50. Finish off and weave in ends.
Weave Drawstring through ch-1 sps of Rnd before Ruffle. Pull up Drawstring and tie in a bow.
FLOWER (Make 3)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Y, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join DP with sl st to any sc, * ch 5, sl st in same sc, ch 5, sl st in next sc; rep from * around. (12 lps) Finish off and weave in ends.
– Glue back of Flower to end of pen or pencil.
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