RE­CY­CLE IT! HANDY HELPERS

Re­duce your clut­ter by turn­ing empty cans into handy helpers!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­signs by Bendy Carter

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Large tin: 43/ 8 inches tall x 3 inches in di­am­e­ter Small tin: 21/2 inches tall x 21/2 inches in di­am­e­ter

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Creme de la Creme medium ( worsted) weight combed cot­ton yarn ( 21/2 oz/ 125 yds/ 71g per ball):

1 ball each # 118 linen and # 500 aqua • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • 14– 15 oz can ( green bean size) • 5 oz can (evap­o­rated milk size) • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch marker • Mea­sur­ing tape

GAUGE

Rnds 1– 6 = 3 inches in di­am­e­ter

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Mark first stitch of round; move marker up with each round. Work in con­tin­u­ous rounds; do not turn or join un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

LARGE TIN COVER Bot­tom

Rnd 1 (RS): With linen, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc in next st, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes), [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times, join (see Pat­tern

Notes) in beg st. Fas­ten off. (36 sts)

Rnd 7: With RS fac­ing, join aqua in any st, ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join­ing, sc in each st around, join in beg st. Fas­ten off. (37 sts)

Sides

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS fac­ing, join linen in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of any st, ch 1, sc in same lp as join­ing, sc in back lp of each rem st around, do not join. (37 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc in first st, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st] 18 times. (19 sts, 18 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sk first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st] 18 times. (18 sts, 19 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4: Sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp] 18 times. (19 sts, 18 ch-1 sps)

Rnds 5–12: [Rep rnds 3 and 4] 4 times.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sk first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st] 17 times, sc in ch-1 sp, sk last st, join in beg ch-1. Fas­ten off. (18 sts, 18 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 14: With RS fac­ing, join aqua in same ch-1 sp as join­ing on last rnd, ch 1, [work­ing over ch-1 sp, sc in sc 2 rnds be­low, ch 1, sk next st] 18 times, join in beg st. Fas­ten off.

Rnd 15: With RS fac­ing, join linen in last ch-1 sp made, ch 1, work­ing over ch-1 sp, sc in sc 2 rnds be­low, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp] 17 times, ch 1, sk next st, sc in same ch-1 sp as join­ing, do not join. (19 sts, 18 ch-1 sps)

Rnds 16 & 17: Rep rnds 3 and 4. Rnds 18–20: Rep rnds 13–15. Rnds 21–24: [Rep rnds 3 and 4] twice.

Rnd 25: Sl st in next st, ch 1, [sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st in next st, ch 1] 18 times, join in beg sl st. Fas­ten off. (37 ch-1 sps)

Fin­ish­ing

Place large tin in­side cover.

SMALL TIN COVER Bot­tom

Rnds 1– 4: Rep Bot­tom rnds 1– 4 of Large Tin Cover.

Rnd 5: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in beg st. Fas­ten off. (30 sts)

Rnd 6: With RS fac­ing, join aqua in any st, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing and in each rem st around, join in beg st. Fas­ten off.

Sides

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS fac­ing, join linen in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of any st, ch 1, sc in same lp as join­ing, sc in back lp of each rem st around, do not join. (30 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around, join in beg st. Fas­ten off.

Rnd 3: With RS fac­ing, join aqua in any st, ch 1, sc in same st as join­ing and in each rem st around, join in beg st. Fas­ten off.

Rnds 4–9: [Rep rnds 1–3] twice. Rnds 10 & 11: Rep rnds 1 and 2.

Rnd 12: [Sl st in next st, ch 1] 30 times, join in beg st. Fas­ten off. (30 ch-1 sps)

Fin­ish­ing

Place small tin in­side cover. C!

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