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I wrote up the pattern and had it tested-- have fun! Click the text for the pdf! Crochet to your heart's content!
Turtle Tape Measure Cover by Alice Kaufman Rich
Materials: 2 inch diameter plastic tape measure, size 10 thread in variegated green (or Green for MC and a coordinating color for CC), 1.65 mm steel hook (or size for gauge), small amount of polyester fiberfill, black thread or beads, for eyes.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
1. Cut 3 12" pieces of wire
2. Then choose your beads. I line them up in 3 rows that are 9-10 inches long. (If you are using larger beads 10 mm and larger, intersperse them with smaller beads so the wires bend well)
3. String a row onto each of the wires.
4. Holding the 3 ends of wire together, twist the strands together and loop them into a circle.
5. Carefully hook the 2 ends together are try to hide where they are joined. Pull the ends of the wire tightly with needle nose pliers and weave them in. (Sometimes I tie a coordinating piece of ribbon over the join if I'm having a hard time camouflaging it.)
You will end up with a roughly 3 inch diameter pin. Use a chopstick, DPN, or a 5 inch piece of ¼ inch dowel to fasten it.