Kluster

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Other
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Our felted crochet hook case features a lacy, un-felted crocheted panel in a contrasting color, an ingenious device to organize your crochet hook collection in style.


Finished Measurements

Approximately 7” wide x 12” long (after felting)


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6231 Saddle Brown (MC) and 1 ball #6286 Verdigris Mix (CC)

Crochet hooks, sizes 4.50 mm (G) and 11.5 mm (P) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Matching sewing thread and sewing needle

One 1” button


Gauge

20 dc’s = 10” with 2 strands of MC held tog using size 11.5 mm (P) crochet hook

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Body

With larger crochet hook, using 2 strands of MC held tog, ch 22.  Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 20 dc’s.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, dc in each dc across.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until body measures approximately 17” from beg.  Fasten off.

Felt body in washing machine, using hot water, until piece measures approximately 7” wide x 12” long.  You may have to put it through the cycle more than once.  Remove from washer and flatten, pulling into shape.


Cluster Section

With smaller crochet hook, using one strand CC, ch 10.  Dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 ch’s, 5 dc’s in next ch (shell made), skip 2 ch’s, dc in last 2 ch’s.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next dc, skip dc’s, 5 dc’s in center dc of shell, skip 2 dc’s, dc in each of the last 2 dc’s.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until piece measures 12” from beg (or length of felted body).  Fasten off.


Finishing

Sew cluster section down center of felted body with sewing needle and thread.

Buttonloop:  With smaller crochet hook, join one strand CC in end of cluster section.  Chain 8, join with a sl st in end of cluster section.  Fasten off.  Roll felted body loosely with cluster section on the inside.  Mark placement of button on outside of felted body opposite buttonloop.  Sew on button.