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JPF Pencil Cup

JPF Pencil Cup Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

I made this pencil cup cause I wanted something new and fresh on my desk to put pencils and pens in instead of the coffee mug that I have been using. And since I crochet, I figured I should have one that is crocheted. This is a cover which is removable so it can be washed. Also you can wash the plastic container as needed. Hope you like it.
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Materials Needed:
LusterSheen Rose Pink & White
Size C (3mm) aluminum crochet hook
One empty plastic drink mix Container*
Small yarn needle

Yarn Thickness: 2mm
Gauge: 3 clusters per inch 2cl rows per inch with C hook
Finished Size: 4½" highX2¾" diameter
Skill Level: Beginner

Special Stitches
Beg cluster (Begcl) Ch2, *yo, insert hook in sp, yo and pull through st, yo, pull through two lps on hook, rep from * once more. * Yo pull through 3 lps on hook.
Cluster (cl) Rep bet * * in beg cluster 3 times and pull yarn through all 4 lps on hook.

Instructions
With Rose Pink
Work bet the sts throughout.
RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch4, (counts as 1 dc and ch1. *Dc in ring, ch1. Rep from * until you have 12 dc in ring. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch1 sp. Ch3, dc in same ch 1 sp. Work 2dc in each ch1 sp around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (24 sts)

RND 3: Slst into the first sp bet dcs. Ch3. Dc in same sp. 1dc in next sp bet sts. *2dc bet next two sts. 1dc in next sp bet sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (36 sts)

RND 4: Slst into the first sp bet dcs. Ch2. Hdc in same sp. 1hdc in next sp bet sts, twice. *2hdc bet next two sts. 1hdc in next sp bet sts, twice. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch2. (36 sts)

(bpdc)
Now you are going to work around the post from the back of work. To do this yo insert hook from the back, around the front of the stitch and come out the back just under the top of the stitch. Then yo and pull yarn back through the way you went through. And finish your dc as you normally do.

RND 5: Ch3, work one bpdc on each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off pink

RND 6: Tie on white bet sts. Beg cluster in same sp. *Sk next sp, cl in next sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of begcl. Fasten off White.

RND 7: Tie on pink to the sp bet clusters. Ch3, dc in same sp. *2dc in next sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off pink.

RND 8: Tie on white bet dc directly over the cluster in RND 6. Rep RND 6.

RND 9-18: Rep RNDs 7& 8 alternately. You will end with RND 8.

RND 18: Tie on pink to the sp bet clusters. Ch1, sc in same sp. * 2sc in next sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off Pink. Weave all ends into work. Slip cover onto plastic container.

*Note: The drink mix container is the one that has smaller tubs of the mix in it. It comes with 4 tubs and has a separate lid. The drink mix is sugar free. I would tell the name but I can't without permission from the company who makes this drink mix. Email me if you can't figure out the name of it. You can also use empty frozen juice concentrate containers.

Designed on Wednesday, July 01, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc f117001

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