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Wrist Pincushion

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Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This pincushion fits on your wrist and keeps your pins always within reach. There is a milk cap inside the cushion to protect your wrist from pins that may end up poking through the bottom.
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Materials Needed:
Southmaid Crochet Cotton Size 10 Pink
Variegated Pastels
Clean Plastic Milk Jug Cap
Polyester Stuffing or nylon stocking scraps
8" -- 3/8" wide white elastic.
Sewing Needle & thread
Size 7 Steel crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Yarn Thickness: 10 thread
Gauge: 10sc =1"
Finished Size: =1½" diameter
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions
With Pink
RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2, work 9 hdc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch2.

RND 2: Ch3, 2dc in same st as slst. Ch2, *Sk next st. 3dc in next st Ch2. Rep from * around. Join wslst to top of ch3.

RND3: Ch3. Dc in next 2 dc. Work 3 tr in skipped st of pre RND working behind ch2 sp. *Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Work 3 tr in skipped st of pre RND working behind ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch5, *Sk next st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch2, sk next st, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, ch2. Rep from * around. You will end up with working 2dc in last st of rnd. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5.

RND 5: Ch3, *work 3 tr in skipped st of pre RND working behind ch2 sp. 1dc in each of the next 3 dc. Rep from * around. You will end up working 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 6: Sc in same st as slst and in next st. *Sk next st, sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off Pink. Weave in beg end into work. Leave the finishing end long enough for sewing to strap piece, about 24" long. Set top aside for now.

Bottom and strap:
With variegated pastels.
RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3, work 9 dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 2: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Work 2 dc in each st around. 20dc.

RND 3: Ch3, *2dc in next st. Dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. *Sc in next st. 2sc in next st. Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

Strap
Ch80. Tr in 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 75 chs. Sk 4 sts on RND 4, slst in the next st and in each of the next 15 sts. Ch1, slst into the top of ch4 at the other end of strap to join being careful not to twist strap. Ch4, slst in bottom of ch 4 on strap, ch1, Sk 4 sts of rnd 4, slst in next st and in each st to the beg of RND. Fasten off. Weave ends into work.

Assembly
The wrong side of the strap is the side which will be on the inside. Insert one end of the elastic into the trs starting on the inside. Weave the elastic all the way through the stitches. In and out, like a running stitch. It will gather up as you weave. When you reach the other side, Adjust to fit over the widest part of your hand with some stretch. Sew with needle and thread the two ends together so they are overlapping to make a continuous stretchy band. I made overcast stitches on either side of the elastic to secure them. Set aside.

Top Cushion:
Stuff the milk cap and slip the top part over the stuffed cap so that the stuffing is toward the crocheted part and the flat part of the cap is on the bottom. Sew the top part to the strap, using an overcast st, working 2stitches on the cushion to one stitch on the strap around the slst RND. You may need to adjust your stitches for best fit. Also work the trs into the stitchs as you work around. Weave all ends in and trim close to work.

Designed on Sunday, July 05, 1998. Copyright © 1998 by Julie A. Bolduc p106005

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