Tips for Improvising
- It's OK to loosely base your pattern on somebody else's...but give them credit if you copy more than about 50% of their ideas!
- It's OK to mess up!
- Make sure you really know the stitches you are planning to use
- Make sure you have all your equipment
- Even if you see something on the web that's similar to your design, it's OK to take credit for yours...IF it is yours and yours alone!
Button-Up Coffee Cozy
This is a great gift for dad. I used Impeccable Ombres (see my Ravelry stash for more details on that yarn) and a wood button to create a masculine look for my dad.
|My improvised pattern!!!|
- Ch 3.
- Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 more sc
- Ch 1, turn. Sc 2 in each existing sc.
- Ch 1, turn. Sc in each existing sc.
- Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in first sc, sc to end of row, 2 sc in end stitch
- Ch 1 turn. Sc in each existing sc.
- CH 1, turn. 2 sc in first sc, sc to end of row, 2 sc in end stitch
- Continue until your row is 14 sc across.
- Ch 3, turn. Sc to end of row.
- Sc approximately 30 rows or until desired length is achieved (remember we still have to decrease down to a point again.)
- Sc2tog at beginning of row, sc to last 2 st, sc2tog.
- Continue alternating between a decreasing row and a row that stays the same number of sts until. you have only 2 sts left.
- Cut a long tail of yarn at end of project.
- Use tail from beginning of project and yarn needle to thread a button and secure it.
- Use end tail to create a loop, tie a knot, and use a yarn needle to thread ends into project.
- Button it up, and enjoy your gift!
Hope you liked my project, and don't forget to say thanks to your dad!