Sunday, March 18, 2012

IceCream! (Pattern)

I think these pregnancy cravings are very largely the power of suggestion. I am not an ice cream fan under normal circumstances, but I have been making ice cream cone rattles for Saturday Market, and I have been craving ice cream like there is no tomorrow...

Here is the culprit!

Pattern is improvised, and very popular!

Edit: 3-21-12

So popular, in fact, that I have written up the pattern.

This piece is made in 2 parts which are then single crocheted together. It is created using amigurumi basics, and is crochet in a spiral, so don't connect your rows.

Any yarn will do, just use 1 hooks size down from recommended for a tight material that won't leak the stuffing.

Cone: (bottom up)
Row 1
Option 1: 6sc into magic loop (link goes to "crochet me" tutorial) (6)
Option 2: ch2, 6sc into 2nd chain from hook (you will need to sew this gap closed in the end.) (6)

Row 2: sc in each of the next 6 sc (note: place marker in last st of this row)(6)

Row 3: 2 sc in each sc to marker, move marker (12)

Row 4-5: sc in each stitch to marker, move marker (12)

Row 6: *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next* to marker, move marker (18)

Row 7-8: Sc in each sc to marker, move marker (18)

Row 9: *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc* to marker, move marker (24)

Row 10-11: sc in each stitch to marker, move marker (24)

Repeat this process of increasing every 3rd row until you have 36 sc around, complete 2 more rounds of sc in every sc to marker, sl st in next, pull through, cut tail at approx. 3 inches.

Complete rows 1,3, 6, 9, etc until you reach 36 sc around. sc in each sc for 5-6 rounds (until it look the right size of scoop for you)

Note: if you want sprinkles or swirls, this is the time to do it.

Have stuffing and rattle insert (jingle bell) ready to go.

Insert hook through next stitch in scoop, AND through any stitch in cone, sc these together, repeat around, try to pick up and tuck in the strands from cone tail. when you are approx half way around, fill with stuffing and bell, then finish sc'ing around.

Embellish with scallops or picots to show dripping, or leave plain to look clean. tie off and weave in end.


Less fattening than actual icecream!


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