Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern: Honey Pot

This honey pot was originally requested by a customer. I liked the way that it came out so I decided to share the pattern. Enjoy!

Materials:
Crochet hook size E/4
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in tan, yellow and black
Tapestry / yarn needle
Polyester stuffing
White felt
DMC/embroidery floss in black and white
Sewing needle
* Optional – pinking shears for crinkled edge around label.

You’ll need to know how to do these stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double loop start
Single crochet (sc)
Single crochet together/ decrease

Honey Pot
Outer shell:
with yellow yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (36).
Rnd 7: working in back loops only, [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (42).
Rnds 8-16: sc in each sc around (42).
Rnd 17: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] 6 times (36).
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (36).
Rnd 19: sl st in each sc around (36).
Finish off.
Inner shell:
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).
Rnd 6: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 10 times (40).
Rnds 7-13: sc in each sc around (40).
Rnd 14: [1 sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 10 times (30).
Finish off leaving a 12" tail for sewing.

Label:
Cut a piece of white felt that is approximately 3” by 2” (I used pinking shears to get the crinkled edge). Using black DMC/embroidery floss and a sewing needle, stitch the word “Honey” onto the felt as shown in the picture. Stitch the label onto the outer shell using a 12” length of white DMC/embroidery floss and a sewing needle.

Insert inner shell into outer shell. Using a length of yellow yarn and a yarn/tapestry needle, tack the bottom center of the inner shell to the bottom center of the outer shell. Using the tail you finished the inner shell with and a tapestry needle, sew Rnd 14 of inner shell to Rnd 17 of outer shell. Weave in ends.

Lid:
With black yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (36).
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (42).
Rnd 8: sl st in each sc around (42).
Knob:
With black yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times (9).
Rnd 3: [1 sc in next sc, sc2tog] 3 times (6).
Finish off leaving a 12" tail. Weave tail through remaining 6 sts and pull up firmly to close hole. Sew to top center of lid. Weave in ends.
Lip:
With black yarn
ch 30, join to first ch with a sl st to form a loop.
Sc in each ch around.
Finish off leaving a 12" tail for sewing.
Sew top edge of lip around the underside of lid at Rnd 5. This will create a “lip” that will extend approx ½” from the bottom of the lid that will fit inside the honey pot when the lid is put on the pot.
End cap:
With black yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).
Finish off leaving a 12" tail for sewing. Sew cap to lip about 3/4 of the way around, stuff lightly with polyfil and continue to sew closed. Weave in ends.

Dripper
With tan yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into a double loop start and pull the loop closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around (18).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times (21).
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] 3 times (18).
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around (18).
Rnd 8: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times (12).
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around (12). Stuff.
Rnd 10: [sc2tog] 6 times (6).
Rnds 11-22: Sc in each sc around (6).
Finish off leaving a 6” tail. Stuff handle. Weave tail through remaining 6 sts and pull up firmly to close hole. Weave in ends.

7 comments:

Clotilde M. said...

Very cute! I also love to make cute things for kids.

sara chau said...

hi anna.. i found you on etsy.. i understand that you're currently unavailable for custom request.. will you please let me know when you will be free. thank you very much.. my main email is "xpireddotnet@hotmail.com" please reply to that email instead..i hardly ever get on this one.. have a nice day..

Squeeker said...

How do you do the double loop start?? I've tried looking it up online, but I have not been able to find how you do it.

ANNA said...

It is also called a magic ring, adjustable ring or magic adjustable ring. Here is a tutorial: http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx. I hope this helps :)

Squeeker said...

Yes it does help, and thank you. There are two other patterns that I would really like to get. I'm a mother of a single child and I crochet alot.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

omg!!! I love bees, and this is just too cute!! I have been looking for a good honey pot to add to my collection!! Thanks so much for offering it for free.

Jennifer said...

This is wonderful! I am crazy about honey and honeybees. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns :)