I don't write patterns. I usually make up a sample of my work for myself and I get my pattern from there if I ever want to use the same stitch or shape again.
This is harder than what I thought and now realize what all those pattern writers have to do and I've nothing but admiration for their patience and tenacity.
I'm also going to say something now which just may horrify some crochet pattern writers out there......writing out patterns is BORING!!!
Anyhow...I'm averting the task at hand...so here we go:
I've called this pattern JIGSAW PUFF COVER as it is a bit of a jigsaw putting together the hexagons for the top of the cover. It does depend on the type of puff you wish to cover,of course.
JIGSAW PUFF COVER
Top: 36 cm diameter
Sides 103cm circumference
Height: 32 cm
Materials: You can use any yarn at all however I used cotton.
It's too hot here to sit on wool with shorts on!
Coats SMC Catania RED x 3
Coats SMC Catania Brown x 2
Coats SMC Catania Orange x 2(looks yellow in the photo)
Coats SMC Catania Green x 2
Hook: depending on the yarn you use. I used a 2,50 hook.
I used UK abbreviations throughout.
sl st - slip stitch sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet htr - half treble crochet
dc- double crochet tr - treble crochet
tr - triple crochet dtr or dbl tr - double treble
ch - chain
st = stitch
RS= right side
Magic ring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Basic crochet stitches:http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/crochet/basic-stitches.php
Spikey Centre Hexagon
Row 1. 6 ch ring joining to first ch with a sl st
Row 2. 3 ch and 11 tr into ring sl st into top of 3 ch
Row 3. 2 chain into top of 3 chain, *2 ch, htr into next st,2 ch * repeat from * to * to end sl st into top of 2ch.
Row 4. 3 ch * 1 tr,2 ch,1 tr into 2 ch space,2 tr into next ch space x 2,1 tr, 2ch,1 tr into next 2 ch space * repeat * to * to end. Sl st into top of 3ch.
Row 5. 3 ch,*1 tr 2ch,1 tr into 2 ch space,1 tr into next 5 trs,1 tr,2ch,1 tr into next 2ch space * repeat from * to ^to end,sl st into top of 3ch .
Row 6. 3ch * 1 tr,2ch,1tr in next 2ch space,1 tr in next 7 trs,1 tr,2ch,1tr in next 2 ch space * repeat from * to * sl st in top of 3 ch
Crinkle Centre Hexagon
Row 1. Magic ring. 6 dc into ring.
Row 2. 2 ch, 1 dtr ,1 ch , 1 dtr in each dc to end,sl st in top of 2 ch chain. (12)
Row 3. 2 ch,*1 htr in 1 ch space,2ch,1 htr in next 1 ch space* repeat from * to * to end. Sl st in 3 ch
Row 4. 3ch,1 tr,2ch 1 tr in 2 ch space,1 tr in next htr,1 tr in 2ch space,1 tr in next htr,1 tr,2ch.1 tr in next 2ch space * repeat from * to * to end. Sl st in 3 ch.
Row 5. 3ch in 2 ch space,2ch,1 tr,*1 tr in next 5 tr,1 tr,2ch,1 tr in next 2ch space* repeat from * to * until end. Sl st in 3ch. Fasten Off
RS facing return to Row 2,join yarn with ch in 1 ch space,dc ,ch 5,1 tr all in same space,*1 dc in next 1 ch space,ch 5,1 tr in same space * repeat from * to * until end sl st in first dc.
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Row 1. magic ring 3 tr,6ch into magic ring, sl st into first stitch
Row 2. 3ch in first tr, 2 tr in next two stitches,*3 tr,6ch ,3 tr in 6ch space,1 tr in each of next 3 tr* repeat from * to * to end. Sl st in 3ch.
Makeup as many Spikey Centre and Crinkle Centre Hexagons as you need to cover your puff top. Make up as many triangles as you need for spaces which are too small for a hexagon.
This is the jigsaw part.
Once you have completed the jigsaw join together RS facing. You can do so by crocheting the hexagons together using dc stitches which will give it a ribbed effect or by sewing them together.
RIM: this very much depends on the shape of your puff. I did 3 rows of dc around the completed Hexagon top . I didn't want the hexagons completely on the rim as they would get worn with use. I thought closed rows of dc would make it firmer. You may have to increase if its too tight or decrease if too loose. You may have to do a few more rows of dc but you are aiming at just going over the rim.I just started to overlap the rim by the 2nd dc row.
SIDES:If the top of your puff is winder than the sides then you will have to invisible descrease as you do the following:
Row 1. dc all around. Invisible decreasing after each 10 stitches for 2 rows. Invisible deceasing after each 8 stitches for 2 rows from Row 6 to Row 8.
Row 2. htr all around
of each colour
until 2 rows away from the bottom of the puff.
Last 2 rows
1. dc all around
2. sl stitch all around
The sides must be snug! Your aim is a tight fit otherwise it will go slack and baggy with use. I struggled to slip my cover over the puff but I'm glad I kept it pretty tight because I can see there is slack already.
I hope I haven't missed anything out but you know where I am if you have queries
Enjoy your weekend