Saturday, October 14, 2017

Candy Corn Inspired Ripple Soap Cozy, Candy Pouch or Small Gift Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

At the end of March, I shared the Granny Square Soap Cozy (or Small Gift Bag) for the April Granny-Spiration Challenge. It took me almost a year from working it up to publishing it. This ripple soap cozy was also created back in June of 2016, along with four other soap cozy patterns yet to be shared. Yikes! My original ripple design was made in yellow and pink, and reminds me of pink lemonade, but I wanted a design I could share for Halloween that would also make a great candy bag! 

You still have plenty of time to work up a bunch of these, stuff with candy and/or favors and stock up for the sweet little trick or treaters, or to hand out at a Halloween party.

Alternatively, it makes a great soap cozy as well. You could even make a Halloween themed soap to include in it as a gift!

An actual candy corn is yellow on the bottom, orange in the middle and white on the top. I wanted my bottom and top to be white, so I reversed my colors. Reverse them back for a true candy corn pattern.


Materials:
     - About 50 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in White, Yellow and Hot Orange 
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Bernat's Handicrafter, Lion Brand's Kitchen Cotton, Peaches n Cream, Crafter's Secret

Time Spent:
     I had my cozy ready in about 45 minutes.

Measurements:
     4.5" Wide by 5.75" Tall; 16" Long Tie

Gauge:
     16 HDC by 10 Rows = 4" 

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet
     TC - Triple Crochet
     dc3tog - Double Crochet Three Stitches Together (Decrease)
        To dc3tog: Yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch of the decrease, yarn over and pull through (3 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through (5 loops), yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:
     Beginning chain does not count as a stitch, except in Rounds 3 through 7, where it counts as a double crochet.

Join to the beginning chain for all rounds, except the first two and last two, in which you'll join to the first stitch of the round.

Round 9 works into the previous rounds double crochets and chain 1 space. I recommend working into the actual chain, not just into the space to keep a consistent and clean appearance.

The way I worked my color change for a seamless change while carrying up the yarn: I worked all the way around up to the last stitch before the join. I worked a yarn over, inserted my hook into the stitch, pulled the other colors over my hook so I could work over it, and then completed the first half of my double, I pulled the tails of the other colors over my hook again to work over, yarned over with my current color, and completed the second half of my double crochet. I pulled my other colors over my hook once more to work over, and joined as normal, and chained 1. To complete the color change, pull new color through, and pull previous color tight. Drop and repeat for color change. I do have a photo tutorial you can see of this - How to Carry Up Yarn in the Round
Alternatively, you can fasten off at the end of each round, work an invisible join for a seamless color change, and join your new color into the first stitch, but this will create many ends to weave in. OR, you could work all of the cozy in a solid color and not have to worry about color changes. Just join to the first stitch at the end of the round, and begin again.
In this image, you'll see my seam from the inside on the left, and from the outside on the right.

I am referring to my colors as I have used them for the Candy Corn inspired cozy, but basically you just need three colors for the pattern I used. You could use as many as you like, or just one. Completely up to you! 

Pattern:
     In White, Chain 16. 2 HDC into the 3rd chain, and the next 12, 3 HDC into the last chain, HDC into the next 12 along the opposite side of the foundation chain, HDC into the 1st stitch. Join. (30 HDC)

R2: Chain 3. TC into the 1st SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, HDC into the next SC, SC into the next 3 SCs, HDC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, (TC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs, HDC into the next SC, SC into the next 3 SCs, HDC into the next SC, DC into the next 2 SCs) 2x. Join with Orange. (30 stitches)

R3: In Orange, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Yellow. (30 DCs)

R4: In Yellow, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with White. (30 DCs)

R5: In WhiteChain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Orange. (30 DCs)

R6: In Orange, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with Yellow. (30 DCs)

R7: In Yellow, Chain 2. DC into the 1st 4 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches, (3 DC into the next stitch, DC into the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, DC into the next 3 stitches) 2x. DC into the 1st stitch. Join with White. (30 DCs)

R8: In White, Chain 1. SC into the 1st 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, TC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, (SC into the next 3 stitches, HDC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, TC into the next stitch, DC into the next 2 stitches, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, SC into the last stitch. Join. (30 stitches)

R9: Chain 4 (counts as a DC plus chain 1). Skip the next stitch, (DC into the next stitch, chain 1, skip the next stitch) 14x. Join to the beginning chain 3.

R10: Chain 1. SC into the 1st stitch, and into each chain 1 space and DC around. Join. (30 SC)

R11: Chain 1. SC into the 1st SC, and into each SC around. Join. (30 SC)

Fasten Off, and Weave in End/s.

Tie: 
     With Orange. Chain 2, 4 SC into the 1st chain. Join to the 1st SC. Chain 62, 4 SCs into the 2nd to last chain. Join to the 1st SC.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Remaining Ends.

Finishing:
     Weave the tie in and out of Round 11. No crochet hook needed to weave in this tie. Both of my ties came out of the center hole to keep it all even.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Ripple Soap Cozies using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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11 comments:

  1. Those are so cute Alexandra and would make a lovely little gift or even a stocking filler for Christmas. How I wish I knew how to crochet so I could make some

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  2. What a cute idea for a gift bag. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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  3. Aww, this is such a lovely idea. Beautiful colours together too. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us again soon.

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    1. Thanks again for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. Pinned and featured this week at the blog hop

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  4. These are adorable!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!! I am also now following you too!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. These are so lovely, such a versatile pattern too, great for little gift bags for any occasion in a different colour way. Thanks

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  6. It's lovely, and the granny square one too. Thank you for sharing them at The Really Crafty Party this week. Pinned!

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  7. What a great idea for a treat bag! Too cute! Thanks for joining out Halloween hop!
    Kim

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  8. Love this! I enjoy making "quick" projects like this one!

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  9. So cute! And thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! I hope you link up again next week :) PINNED!

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  10. Really cute, love the candy corn colors. And I was actually looking for a soap bag pattern, so bonus! It won't be Fall themed, but I'm whipping one of these up! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

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