Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Recycled Crochet Project: Bottle Cap Flower Pincushion Crochet Pattern

I designed this cute little flower pincushion using a plastic bottle cap (from vodka or any similar size of approx 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 inch high.) You can use any size you wish,(you just need to adjust the rounds to accommodate) but i'll use this for the example. I stuffed the cap with fiberfill and crocheted the flower around it. I use one right by the computer for easy access when I'm reading patterns off the computer and need my needles.
This is also a great way to use up little yarn scraps!
So here's what you'll need to make it
a plastic bottle cap  (any size you want)
a small amount of fiberfill or leftover scarp yarn
a small amount of yarn (your choice of colors, textures)
size F crochet hook




Pattern

9 comments:

FoFo said...

Very Cute!!!

DaCraftyLady said...

isn't that adorable, love it so cute. :)

Maricruz said...

Me encanta! Voy a intentar hacerlo hoy mismo I love it! I `m gonna try to make today. Best regards from Venezuela!

krochet4kids said...

I too have been making bottle cap pin cushions and crocheting flowers for the tops but I use #10 thread and a 7 hook....Paula

Faith's Boutique said...

I have an addition to add for you and your followers. Before starting drill 2 small holes in the top of the bottle cap. You will need between 2 and 3 " of the round elastic. Crochet the botton. then thread the elastic thru both holes with the ends inside the cap. Knot each end and put a small amount of glue on the knot. After you have finished your project, you then have a finger pin cushion. I do this with material. Kids wear them as ring and sewes love them. fortuna@cox.net

JoanH said...

What a great pattern for people who have crafting friends who have "all" gadgets!!!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks gunna try and super easy + super cuite

Richardson said...

I'm excited to try this one, and just picked up the just perfect thread. But a lot of my view of the pattern are covered by photos. How can I make this go away?

Thanks,
Vicki

Debs Crochet said...

Here's the pattern without the photos.Thanks everyone :)

I designed this cute little flower pincushion using a plastic bottle cap (from vodka or any similar size of approx 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 inch high.) You can use any size you wish,(you just need to adjust the rounds to accommodate) but i'll use this for the example. I stuffed the cap with fiberfill and crocheted the flower around it. I use one right by the computer for easy access when I'm reading patterns off the computer and need my needles.
This is also a great way to use up little yarn scraps!
So here's what you'll need to make it
a plastic bottle cap (any size you want)
a small amount of fiberfill or leftover scarp yarn
a small amount of yarn (your choice of colors, textures)
size F crochet hook


Pattern
Flower Base (color A)
Make a magic loop (really easy to do, just check you tube video for instructions)
Row 1) Make 8 scs in loop, tighten. Join with sl st to first sc.
Row 2) Ch 1, sc in same as joining and 2 scs in each sc around , join with sl st to first sc. (16 scs) Now your circle should be just about the same size as the bottom of your bottlecap

Row 3-? ) ch 1, make 1 sc in each sc around (join) 16 scs. Keep doing this until you can cover the bottle cap
Now put the stem you just made over the bottle cap . It will be snug, but that's what you want. Finish, tuck end in cap (no need to hide, pretty cool!)


Middle of flower. With color B, repeat rows 1 thru 2. Finish


Base of Petals. Place your middle flower part over petal and start joining with color C to the stem with a sc around working through the sc of the top and stem work from top down (it's a little tricky) Do this for about 12 scs, leave a little opening to put the stuffing in .Add stuffing through opening and complete closing up-join


Ch 2. Make 2 dcs in same place as joining, * skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in same place as sc you just made, repeat from * around. join to base of first petal, weave in end with embroidery needle.