The great yarn eater clutter container

 

Wow, this container used 5 balls of wool (or should I say 5 skeins of yarn as it’s cotton). It’s a bit of a freeform project in that I just made up the pattern as I went along. I like the outcome though I’m not keen on the colour. That doesn’t matter since it’s going to be put in a drawer to control some of my clutter.

Yarn: RYC cotton jeans mull, 5 skeins

Hooks: 6mm and 5.5mm

Stitches (UK terminology): magic loop, double crochet (dc), slip stitch (ss), treble crochet (tc), front past the post treble (fpt)

R1: Using larger hook. Make a magic loop with 6 dc, do not join (6)

R2: inc in next stitch, repeat in all stitches do not join (12)

R3, *inc, dc in next stitch** repeat from * to **, do not join (18)

R4: *inc, dc in next 2 stitches**, repeat from * to **, do not join (24)

R5: *inc, dc in next 3 stitches**, repeat from * to **, do not join (30)

R6: *inc, dc in next 4 stitches**, repeat from * to **, do not join (36)

R7: *inc, dc in next 5 stitches**, repeat from * to **, do not join (42)

R8: *inc, dc in next 6 stitches**, repeat from * to **, do not join (48)

R9: *inc, dc in next 7 stitches**, repeat from * to **, ss to first stitch (54)

R10: dc in front loop only all way around, ss to first stitch (54)

R11: Switch to smaller hook. ch2, tr in each stitch around, ss to first stitch (54)

R12: ch2, turn, fppt in treble below, repeat around (54) (I turned because I didn’t want to do back post trebles)

R13-20: ch2, fppt in treble below, repeat around (54)

R21-24: dc in each stitch around, ss to first stitch (54)

R25: dc in front loop of each stitch around (54)

R26-29: dc in each stitch around, ss to first stitch (54)

Finish off. Weave in ends. Stuff with clutter. Have a long lovely drink as this is a killer on the hands, especially the thumbs.

 

Probably not practical, there are rows inside the container which are like little seats in an amphitheatre. If I was going to put this container on display, I would try to get the edges stiffer by using some sort of starch. I’d also try to dye it a dark red as the current colour is not to my taste.

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