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Julie's Shoo-Fly Cover

Julie's Shoo Fly Cover Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This piece is designed to keep flies and bugs out of your drinks when you are out side. It is made to cover a glass or dish up to 6½" in diameter. The weight of the beads should be enough to keep it on the dish or glass. Someone requested a pattern for a shoo-fly cover and this is what I came up with.
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Materials Needed
Piece of cotton/polyester or chintz fabric 8"x8" square
Size 20 crochet cotton to match fabric. DMC Cebelia was used in the example.
165 pearlized E-Beads or glass beads 4mm diam with a 2mm hole available at most craft stores
Sharp fabric scissors
Large Coffee Can lid 6¼" diam
Pencil
Size 11 steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle thin enough to go through beads

Thread Thickness: 20thread
Gauge: 12sc=1"
Finished Size: 8" diam
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
Prepare Fabric
Using the coffee can lid or a 6¼" diam template, trace a circle on the fabric with your pencil and cut out.

String All Beads onto thread

RND 1: Poke hook through fabric ¼" from the edge. Make slip knot in the fabric, put on the hook, then pull it through the hole. Ch1. Sc in same hole. Ch2. *Poke next hole ¼" from the edge and ¼" from the previous hole and make another sc. Ch2. Rep from * around the edge of the fabric so you end up with 99 evenly spaced ch2 spaces.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch2 sp. Ch1. (Dc, ch2, dc, ch3, dc, ch2, dc in next ch2 sp.) Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. *Sc in next ch2 sp. Rep bet () once. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1.

RND 3: Slst into the next ch2 sp. Ch5. (Work the fol in the next ch3 sp. Dc, ch3, pull up a bead, ch4, pull up 3 beads, ch4, pull up a bead, ch3, dc.) Ch2. Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. *Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep bet () once. Ch2. Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off, weave ends into back of work.

Iron lightly if desired or needed.

Design written on Friday, August 17, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc f118007

JPF Crochet Club where Crocheting is Just Plain Fun http://www.jpfun.com This pattern is for personal use only and not to be resold.