Okay - I'm sure by now you are ready to move on to the steps of creating a Teeny Tiny Tea Light Cozy.
If you don't know what a Tea Light Cozy is, check out THIS POST and then head over to Tea Light Tutorial Part 1 to get the details about the materials being used for this project.
The pattern is not difficult but if you are a complete beginner to crochet, working with a very thin yarn that doesn't have a lot of "give" may be a bit tough for you - so, consider making the cozy in a somewhat bigger yarn for practice and then trying it with the very thin carpet warp.
The pattern has 14 rounds. This Part 2 tutorial takes you from Round 1 through Round 9.
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
st - stitch
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc -single crochet (UK dc)
scblo - single crochet in back loops only (UK dcbl)
decr - decrease
dc - double crochet (UK tr)
Here we go:
First. Begin the round as you would any motif worked in the round. I prefer using the magic ring technique as I like the middle of the circle to be closed very tight and the magic ring is perfect for doing just that. If you aren't familiar with the magic ring - just google Magic Ring or Magic Circle Crochet or Adjustable Ring (it has a lot of names). There are a ton of tutorials and youtube videos for how to do it. I admit when I was learning it- I had to view quite a many tutorial before I found one that made sense to me - so if you don't understand one explanation - hunt down another!
If you don't know or don't like the magic ring, simply chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring OR chain two and perform Round 1 in the 2nd chain from the hook (the latter of these probably being better in this instance).
Okay - moving on:
Round 1. ch 1, 6 sc in magic ring. Join to first stitch with a sl st. (6 stitches) With the carpet warp and the B-sized crochet hook, I got a measurement of about 1 cm after joining Round 1.
Round 2. ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc from round 1, sl st to join with first st. (12 stitches and ~3/4")
Round 3. ch 1, *sc in next sc then 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join w/ first st. (18 stitches)
Round 4. ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc then 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join w/ first st (24 st and 1.25")
Round 5. ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc then 2sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join w/ first st. (30 st and 1.5" or 4cm)
Round 6. ch 1, scblo in ea sc from Round 5 (30 st)
NOTE: You will notice that going into the the back loop only causes your work to turn upwards slightly. This is intentional.
Rounds 7 & 8. ch 1, sc in ea st around. join to first sc w/ sl st. (30 st)
Round 9. ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next sc and in all sc to end of round. join w/ sl st. (30 st)
NOTE: At the end of Round 9 your project should look like a little bowl.
Okay - go have a cup of tea and something lovely and sweet to eat and I'll be back as soon as I can with the final rounds of the Tea Light Cozy Tutorial!
Continue to Part 3