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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Crochet Shell Candle Holder







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This crochet candle holder can make for a nice gift or just great to use in your own home!

Abbreviations:
sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
sl st=slip stitch
ch=chain
beg=beginning
st=stitch
picot=chain 3, slip stitch in the 3rd chain from the hook.

Materials: 1.65 size hook, cream Red heart thread yarn size 10, votive Candle, the Candle is about 6 inches around at the bottom.
Chain 5, sl st to form a ring
Rnd 1. Ch 2 (counts as a dc), work 11 dc in the ring, sl st in the ch 2. -12 dc
Rnd 2. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 2), *dc in the next dc, ch 2, *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -12 dc
Rnd 3. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 3), *skip the ch 2, dc in the next dc, ch 3,  *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -12 dc
Rnd 4. Ch 2 (counts as a dc), work 4 dc around the ch 3 space, *dc in the next dc, work 4 dc around the ch 3 space, *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -60 dc
Rnd 5. Ch 2(counts as a dc), dc in each front loop around, sl st in the ch 2. -60 dc (this will make the candle holder stand up)
Rnd 6. Ch 2(counts as a dc), work 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the same stitch as the ch 2, skip 5 dc, *3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the next dc, skip 5 dc, *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -10 shells
Rnd 7. Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3, *sc in the beginning dc, ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3 *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -20 chain 3's
Rnd 8. Sl st in the chain 3 and your way into the previous sc of the ch 3 space, ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the ch 3 shell space), *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch 3 shell space), *Repeat around, sl st in the beg.st. -10 shells
Rnd 9. Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3, *sc in the beginning dc, ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3 *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -20 chain 3's
Rnd 10. Sl st in the chain 3 and your way into the previous sc of the ch 3 space, ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the ch 3 shell space), *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc  in the next ch 3 shell space), *Repeat around, sl st in beg. st. -10 shells
Rnd 11. Ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3, *sc in the beginning dc, ch 3, sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3 *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -20 chain 3's
Rnd 12. Sl st in the chain 3 and your way into the previous sc of the ch 3 space, ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the ch 3 shell space), *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch 3 shell space), *Repeat around, sl st in beg. st. -10 shells
Rnd 13. Sc in the next 2 dc, *2 sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 2, 2 sc , sc your way into the next ch 3 space, *Repeat, sl st in beg. Stitch., sl st -100 sc
Rnd 14.  Bottom of the candle holder. Sl st in any back loop of Round 5. to start, ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the same dc
, skip 5 dc, *3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the next dc, skip 5 dc, *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -10 shells
Rnd 15. Sl st your way into the ch 3 shell space, ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, *3dc, ch 3, 3 dc in the next ch 3 shell space, *Repeat around, sl st in the ch 2. -10 shells
Rnd 16. Sc in the next 2 dc, *2 sc in the ch 3 shell space, ch 3, picot stitch, 2 sc , sc your way into the next ch 3 space, *Repeat, sl st in beg. Stitch. -100 sc
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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