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A Little Teal Box

05 Aug

Gift basketI made a little gift box with RHSS Teal. I use a “G” hook for these and it really does a number on my hand. I used to use that size hook all the time–maybe that’s why I never entirely embraced crochet before. The combo of using an “H” hook and switching to Bates style made all the difference.

But I digress. I’ve made a few of these little boxes and I like the way they look. It’s basically a hat. I make increases until the base is the size I want. On the next row I SC in BLO to give it a defined edge. For the sides I just freeform–alternating between rounds of SC, DC, or HDC. The lid is just the same, but including one extra round of SC to make it slightly larger than the box.

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Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Crochet, Scraps

 

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7 responses to “A Little Teal Box

  1. ukcrochetpatterns

    August 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Reblogged this on UK Crochet Patterns.

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  2. mandasiefert39

    August 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    That is really, really nice!!

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    • craftlyn

      August 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      These turn out well I think, but I wish they were easier on the hands!

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  3. katythenightowl

    August 6, 2013 at 4:54 am

    One of my favourite RH yarns and colours – lovely box ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. katythenightowl

    August 6, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Reblogged this on The Night Owl and commented:
    I love the yarn – and the colour used – in this pattern, so I might have to give it a go myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. DonettaSd

    August 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My grandmother used to crochet any time she was resting. It never interested me when I was younger, and now that I would love to make some of the things she made, it’s too late for her teach me. She passed away when I was 22. I imagine it does make your hands sore, but I love this teal one you posted. I would love to have some. I’m not interested enough to actually learn though and make them. It would be a hobby that would last a month and then I’d never touch it again. I adore things like this though for decorations around the home. Very nice!!

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    • craftlyn

      August 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for your kind words. I started crocheting years ago but like you mentioned I got tired of it and let it lie for years. I guess things were just right when I picked it up again. Now I love to do it!

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