BOX FILE HANDLES
Personalise your filing system by adding your own easy-grip handles in any combination of colours you like. Designed by Anne Egan.
■ DMC Woolly (100% merino yarn, 50g/125m), less than 5g of each:
Yarn A Grey (124)
Yarn B Mustard (091) or
Yarn A Light Blue (073)
Yarn B Charcoal (076)
■ A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
■ Box files
■ 2 small metal eyelets per box file ■ Eyelet (or hole-making) tool
Tension is not critical for this project
BOX FILE HANDLE
Using Yarn A, ch46.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in each of next 16 ch, htr in next ch, dc in next ch, ss in next ch. [21 sts]
Fasten off, leaving remaining 24 ch unworked.
Turn work and rotate, so that WS is facing and the remaining loops of the starting ch are at the top.
Using Yarn B, ch24.
Row 2 Ss in same ch as last ss of Row 1. Now work into the remaining loops of Yarn A starting ch as follows: dc in next ch, htr in next ch, tr in each of next 16 ch, htr in next ch, dc in next dc, ss in next ch, do not fasten off.
Fold work in half along its length with WS together and with Yarn A row facing at front, ch1 (not counted as a st), ss through both layers to end, matching up the sts (ss to ss, dc to dc, htr to htr and tr to tr).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make 2 holes on the side of the file to match the metal eyelets and fix eyelets. Thread chains of handles through holes and tie together on the inside.