HOW TO MAKE A CRO­CHET FREAK­SHAKE

Mollie Makes - - INTRODUCIN­G -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

■ Paint­box Yarns Sim­ply Aran, 100% acrylic, 184m/201yd per 100g, one ball each in Can­dyfloss Pink (249) (Yarn A), Pa­per White (200) (Yarn B), Cof­fee Bean (210) (Yarn C), Light Caramel (208) (Yarn D), Bub­blegum Pink (250) (Yarn E), Rose Red (213) (Yarn F) and Neon Green (259) (Yarn G)

■ 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) cro­chet hook

■ Yarn nee­dle

■ Two stitch mark­ers ■ Two 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") pieces of card­board ■ Fi­bre­fill toy stuff­ing ■ Multi-coloured seed beads

■ Sewing nee­dle ■ Thread to match Yarn C and Yarn E

■ Pa­per straw ■ Wooden skewer

■ Hot glue gun

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not im­por­tant for this project, but the stitches should be dense enough so the stuff­ing doesn’t show through

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es)

ch(s) chain(s)

ss slip stitch

dc dou­ble cro­chet

htr half tre­ble

tr tre­ble cro­chet

yrh yarn round hook

dc2­tog dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether – (in­sert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook

BLO work stitch through back loop only

FLO work stitch through front loop only

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 18cm (71/ 8") tall ex­clud­ing dough­nut and strawberri­es x 14cm (5 ") wide in­clud­ing cup han­dle x 9cm (35/ 8") deep More is more when it comes to freak­shakes, and we’re ob­sessed with this deca­dent cro­chet ver­sion com­plete with whipped cream, strawberri­es and a sprin­kled dough­nut. It’s one tasty project.

Use the eraser tip of a pen­cil to help push polyester stuff­ing into small shapes like the straw­berry. When used strate­gi­cally and spar­ingly, hot glue can be re­ally help­ful in cro­chet projects.

In­struc­tions

When work­ing in rounds, the RS of the work should al­ways show on the out­side. When sewing on em­bel­lish­ments, like the choco­late sauce, ic­ing or straw­berry leaves, you don’t have to sew through each st. Ch1 at the start of a row/round does not count as a st.

Cup

Us­ing Yarn A, ch3 and ss to 1st ch to form a ring

Round 1 ch1, 4dc into the ring [4 sts]

Round 2 (3dc in next st) 4 times, ss to 1st dc to join [12 sts]

Round 3 ch1, *3dc in next st, 2dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [20 sts]

Round 4 ch1, *2dc in next st, 4dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [24 sts]

Round 5 ch1, *3dc in next st, 5dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [32 sts]

Round 6 ch1, *2dc in next st, 7dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [36 sts]

Round 7 ch1, *3dc in next st, 8dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [44 sts]

Round 8 ch1, *2dc in next st, 10dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [48 sts]

Round 9 ch1, *3dc in next st, 11dc; re­peat from * to last st, ss to 1st dc to join [56 sts]

Place a 30cm (117/ 8") length of scrap yarn here to mark the cor­ner

Rounds 10-31 1dc in each st around, do not join at the end of each round, at the end of Round 31, make a straight ver­ti­cal line with the scrap yarn to en­sure you’re end­ing the round on the same cor­ner you started at in Round 10 (you may have to work a few more sts), ss to next st to join.

Break yarn, leav­ing an arm-length of yarn for sewing later and weave in other end

Base

Us­ing Yarn A, ch3 and ss to 1st ch to form a ring. Re­peat Rounds 1-9 of cup to make a square Break yarn and weave in both ends

Han­dle

Us­ing Yarn B, ch17

Row 1 miss 1st ch, 16dc, turn [16 sts]

Row 2 ch1, *2dc in next st, 3dc; re­peat from * to last st, turn [20 sts]

Row 3 ch1, *2dc in next st, 4dc; re­peat from * to last st, turn [24 sts]

Rows 4- 6 ch1, 1dc in each st to end, turn

Row 7 ch1, *dc2­tog, 4dc; re­peat from * to last st, turn [20 sts]

Row 8 ch1, *dc2­tog, 3dc; re­peat from * to last st [16 sts]

Break yarn leav­ing a 40cm (15 ") tail and weave in other end Form a tube by whip­stitch­ing Row 8 to the bot­tom of Row 1, stuff­ing the cup han­dle as you sew. Knot to se­cure, but don’t trim the yarn tail.

Assem­bly

Cut two card­board squares slightly smaller than the cup base. Place one square in­side the top of the cup and fill the cup with stuff­ing. If the card­board looks like it’s stretch­ing the cro­chet, take it out and trim it to size. Place the se­cond square on top of the stuff­ing, mak­ing sure the corners of both squares line up. Place the cup base on top of the card­board. The yarn tail on the cup is where you’ll start sewing at a cup base cor­ner. Pin to se­cure the cup base in place be­fore whip­stitch­ing it to the cup. Be­fore sewing the last side closed, add a lit­tle more stuff­ing if needed. Pin the cup han­dle to the cup and use the yarn tail to sew into place. Weave in other end. Use Yarn B to sew the other end of the han­dle.

Whipped cream

This piece is a par­al­lel­o­gram with angled sides, not a true rec­tan­gle Us­ing Yarn B, ch25

Work ev­ery row in BLO

Row 1 miss 1st ch from hook, 2dc in next ch, 21dc, dc2­tog, turn

[24 sts]

Row 2 ch1, dc2­tog, 21dc, 2dc in last st, turn [24 sts]

Row 3 ch1, 2dc in 1st st, 21dc, dc2­tog, turn [24 sts]

Rows 4-28 re­peat Rows 2 and 3 an­other 12 times then re­peat Row 2 once

Break yarn leav­ing an arm-length of yarn for sewing Whip­stitch Row 28 to the bot­tom of Row 1 to form a tube. Tie the yarn to se­cure. Weave the yarn in and out through ev­ery other row around the open­ing of the tube, then pull to close. Tie to se­cure. Poke the nee­dle into the top of the closed end of the tube and bring the yarn tail to the other side, where you can sew closed the other tube open­ing in the same way. First add a lit­tle stuff­ing to main­tain the whipped cream’s poofy shape. To make one side of the whipped cream – which will end up be­ing the top – a bit pointy, weave yarn and nee­dle 1cm ( / ")

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8 be­low the cen­tre of the swirl, and all the way around, pulling tightly to close and pinch the tip. Tie off and weave in yarn ends.

Choco­late sauce

This also makes up the rim of the cup. Us­ing Yarn C, ch44, ss to 1st ch to form a ring, mak­ing sure there are no twists in the ch

Round 1 ch1, 1dc in each ch, ss to 1st dc to join [44 sts]

Rounds 2-5 ch1, 1dc in each st, ss to 1st dc to join

Round 6 Work this round in FLO, ch1, *2dc in next st, 4dc; re­peat from * an­other 7 times, 4dc, ss to 1st st to join [52 sts]

Round 7 *ch6, miss 1st 3 ch from hook, 3tr, miss next 2 sts on Round 6, 2ss, ch9, miss 1st 3 ch from hook, 6tr, miss next 2 sts on Round 6, 2ss, ch13, miss 1st 3 ch from hook, 10tr, miss next 2 sts on Round 6, 2ss; re­peat from * an­other 3 times, ch6, miss 1st 3 ch from hook, 3tr, miss next 2 sts on Round 6, 2ss [13 drips] Break yarn leav­ing an arm-length of yarn for sewing later and weave in other end

Dough­nut

Made in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral, do not join rounds and use a stitch marker to in­di­cate the start of each round Us­ing Yarn D, ch18, ss to 1st ch to form ring, mak­ing sure there are no twists in the ch

Round 1 ch1, 1dc in each ch [18 sts] Round 2 *2dc in next st, 2dc;

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