||One ball red heavy
Small amount of green for leaves
No. 2 knitting needles
Size 6 steel crochet hook
|| single crochet
Make this cute apple shaped string holder to
hang in your kitchen. Make it larger or longer and use it as a yarn
holder. Simple to knit in garter stitch; make as a gift or as bazaar item.
thread, cast on 32 sts.
K in garter st (k each row) for 74 rows. Bind off.
Sew narrow ends together.
Gather one long edge up tight for top of
Run a length of string or elastic through lower edge for a draw string.
(Make 2 leaves)
With green thread, ch 4, sc in second st
from hook, sc in each of next 2 sts of ch.
Ch 1 to turn all rows.
Rows 2 and 3:
Sc in each sc.
2 sc in first sc, sc in sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Sc in each sc across.
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times or until there
are 13 sc in last row.
Dec at beginning and end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times, (3 sc in last
Insert hook in each of the 3 scs, pulling up a lp in each and hold on
hook, thread over and pull through all lps at once. Fasten.
Work a row of sc around entire leaf.
Cover bone ring
with single crochet, using either red or green.
Sew ring in place at centre top of apple.
Sew one leaf each side of ring.
Place a ball of string inside the knitted
portion, leaving a length hanging below lower part of string holder. Pull
draw string at bottom and tie. Tuck ends up inside cover and hang string
holder by ring.
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