Monday, September 24, 2012

Coffee Cup Pin Cushion Crochet Pattern & a Discussion on Tension

Coffee Cup Pin Cushion Crochet Pattern


There are 3 pin cushions made. All 3 from the same pattern,
using cotton yarn, and a H Hook, But they are not the same size?
Why?

Have you ever tried working a pattern and it turned out
 too big, or too small? Well, I have and it is frustrating!!!!

The reason is we all have different tensions when we crochet.

I tend to be a 'Loose Hooker" while others may be tighter.

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to
different tensions of each individual and materials used.

There are 2 ways to remedy the different Tension issue:
1. If you tend to crochet tight, go up a hook size,
if you tend to crochet loose, then go down a hook size.

2. The second thing is to relax, if you crochet tight,
it might be you are tensed up, trying to get your project done...I understand.

But remember everyone crochets differently.

You can see the Video Tutorial on my Youtube channel at this LINK


Coffee Cup Pin Cushion Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your

Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook : H
Cotton yarn - I used Peaches and Cream Cotton yarn
Small amount of fiber fill - about a handful
Yarn Needle
2 straight pins

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)

The Pattern : Starting with the bottom of the cup:

R : 1 - Ch 4, (ch3 counts as dc) 9 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join with a sl st to form a circle, ch 3 (10dc)
R : 2 - 2 dc in each dc, around join, ch1 (20dc)
R : 3 - (WORKING IN THE FRONT LOOPS ONLY, this row only)
           1 sc in each dc around join, TURN,  ch 1(20sc)
R : 4 - 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1 (20sc)
R : 5-9 - Repeat R : 4
R : 10 - Repeat R : 4, Forming the cup handle, then ch 7, join ch to the loop that lines up even on R : 3, sc back up the around the ch, and join to the top, tie off.

Coffee/ Top of Cup

R : 1 - Ch 3, 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to form a circle, ch1
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc around, join, ch 2
R : 3 - *2 sc in the 1st sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, join
R: 4 - *2 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, join
Fill the Cup with the fiber fill, then ease the top of the cup on the cup, sc around
 joining the top and bottom together, contrasting yarn.
Embellish with buttons, flower or what ever if you want too.


Please, have fun, relax,
and enjoy this pattern.
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