Simply Crochet - - TRAVEL IDEAS -

Once you’ve made one of th­ese beauties, you’ll be hook­ing up more to hang them from ev­ery­thing. By Emma Leith.

■ DMC Natura Medium (100% cot­ton, 50g/75m), small amounts of each: Vanilla (03), Or­ange Tree (109), Emer­ald (138), Amethyst (06), But­ter­cup (99), Su­per Red (55)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

A small amount of polyester stuff­ing Wooden bead (avail­able at www.spoil­trot­ten­beads.co.uk)


Each Charm mea­sures 5cm (2in) di­am­e­ter


Spiked dc Insert hook into st spec­i­fied, yrh, pull up the loop to height of cur­rent round, yrh, pull through all loops on hook


Us­ing any colour ex­cept Vanilla, ch6, join with a ss into first ch to form loop. Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into loop, ss into beg ch-3 to join. [12 sts]

Fas­ten off.

Round 2 Join Vanilla in any st, ch2 (counts as htr through­out), htr in same st, 2htr in each st around, ss into beg ch-2 to join. [24 sts]

Fas­ten off.

Round 3 Join any colour ex­cept Vanilla in any st, ch1 (does not count as st), *dc in next st of Round 2, spiked dc in next st of Round 1, skip next st on Round 2; re­peat from * around, ss into first dc to join.

Fas­ten off.

Round 4 Join Vanilla in any st, ch2, htr into same st, *htr into next 2 sts, 2htr into next st; re­peat from * around, ss into beg ch2 to join. [32 htr]

Fas­ten off.

Round 5 Sur­face chain stitch in any colour ex­cept Vanilla around Round 3.


Place two Mo­tifs with WS fac­ing each other and work the fol­low­ing through the stitches on both Mo­tifs.

Round 1 Join Vanilla in any st, ch1, (dc in next 3 st, 2dc in next st) 6 times, stuff with polyester fill­ing, (dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st) 2 times, ss in beg ch-1 to join. [40 sts]

Fas­ten off.

Make a tas­sel us­ing strands ap­prox 14cm long from each colour yarn. Lay a length of yarn across the cen­tre of the group of strands, fold the strands in half with the yarn around the cen­tre and thread a bead to sit on top of the tas­sel. Use ends of thread to at­tach to Wheel. Bind the tas­sel with a piece of Vanilla ap­prox 1cm from the head of the tas­sel. On the op­po­site side of the Wheel to the tas­sel join Vanilla, ch5.

Fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail. Tie the tail so that you can hang your Charm.

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