Thursday, 15 April 2010

Pretty Floral Trinket Box

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Here's an idea for a gift for someone (or yourself) - a little trinket box that you could give as it is, or use to put a little gift or some goodies (the chocolate variety?) inside.


You will need:
2.5 mm hook
DK weight yarn
9 seed beads
It’s important to work tightly so that the pot retains its structure. Cotton yarn will work best for the pot, but any type of yarn can be used for the flowers.
Two colours are needed for the flowers – whatever combination you like.

The finished pot has a diameter of 7.5 cm / 3 inches.


PATTERN
(English terms used)
dc (English) = sc (American)
tr (English) = dc (American)
Pot

With 2.5 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc (US = sc) into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)

8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)

9th round: 1ch, 1 dc into back loop of same stitch as chain, 1 dc into the back loop of each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

10th – 16th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

Fasten off.


Lid

With 2.5 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 6 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (12 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (18 dc)

4th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 2 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 2 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (24 dc)

5th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 3 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (30 dc)

6th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 4 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 4 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (36 dc)

7th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 5 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 5 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (42 dc)

8th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 6 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 6 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (48 dc)

9th round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 7 dc, [2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 7 dc] 5 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (54 dc)

10th round: 1ch, 1 dc into back loop of same chain, 1 dc into the back loop of each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

11th – 12th rounds: 1 ch, 1 dc into each stitch to end, sl st into first dc.

13th round: 1 ch, 1 dc into same stitch as chain, 1 dc into next 8 stitches, [dc2tog, 1 dc into next 16 dc] 2 times, dc2tog, 1 dc into next 7 dc, sl st into first dc. (51 dc)

Fasten off.


Flowers (make 3)

With 2.5 mm hook make 2 chain.

1st round: 5 dc into 2nd chain from hook. Join with a slip st into 1st dc.

Change colour.

2nd round: 1 ch, 2 dc into same stitch as chain, [2 dc into next dc] 4 times. Sl st into 1st dc. (10 dc)

3rd round: 1 ch, 2 tr (US = dc) into same stitch as chain, [2 tr, 1 ch, 1 sl st, all into next dc, sl st into next dc, 1 ch, 2 tr all into same dc] 4 times, 2 tr, 1ch, 1 sl st , all into last dc, sl st into 1st ch.

Fasten off.
Neaten all loose ends. Sew 3 coloured seed beads into the centre of each flower, group the flowers together and sew in position on top of the lid.




Fill the pot with goodies and give someone you love a treat.

27 comments:

  1. Love these! Wanted to Fav on Rav but the people I want to make them for will see them! LOL! (I'll for sure do it later!) Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  2. I like the doily, how about instructions for it?

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  3. ditto on the doily.

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  4. I like the doily too and would also love that pattern

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  5. Yes, the doily is pretty.
    I've nolonger got the pattern for this - I originally made it back in the 70s or 80s. I'll have a go at rewriting it for you all.

    January XXX

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  6. January @27 April 2010 14:26

    Thank you so very much. I like both (the gift box and the doily).

    Sir Napsalot

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  7. "They" say we are here on this earth to experience joy, to give it and to receive it. You have exceeded in this area! You are, obviously an extremely experienced needle artist. As such, you are a catalyst for your readers to do more and better. I am a newbie at crochet, being a knitter at heart. Your projects are so inviting that I have put my knitting aside for the while. I will definitely be trying this too cute little box and as for the doilie, well, maybe years down the road, as it is a little intimidating right now, but soooooo magnificent. Know that by sharing your time, talents, and treasures you are serving as such an inspiration and encouragement for your readers. Thanks you so much, Barbara (Florida USA)

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  8. I love the doily, too. If I had a picture, I could probably make it, but I cannot see the middle part. Looks like the old-fashioned stuff that hardly anyone makes anymore.

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  9. Really lovely and dainty little box. Congratulations!

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  10. We are going eurocamping when it is our twins birthday and these boxes will be a perfect way to store their present. ( Something small and sparkly) Thankyou...

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  11. What gorgeous boxes! i am definitely going to be crocheting these.

    Cora

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  12. I'm sorry to appear stupid, but what is meant by "DK yarn"?

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  13. Love the trinket box..great for Mother's Day!
    new Follower..Thanks for the pattern.

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  14. In the 9th round of bottom,whow to do the " 1 dc in backl loop of sane chain??" way does it mean,I don understand how to so it?? Pls help ,the same in lid as well??

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  15. In response to Anonymous's comment on the 27th April, DK yarn means double knitting weight yarn. It is a popular weight of yarn in the UK and is between sport weight and worsted weight. I hope this explains it OK.

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  16. Hi Swarnamuky, in answer to your question, on the 9th round, the dc are all worked into the back loop only. This forms a fold line for the rim of the base and is also worked on the lid. The very first dc of the round is worked into the same dc (of the previous round) as the initial chain st. I hope that this helps you.

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  17. What's between sport and worsted weight yarn? Is Caron Simply Soft right?

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    1. Hi Maris,
      Double knitting weight yarn comes between sport and worsted. Caron Simply Soft is an aran wight yarn so is thicker than worsted. Using this would produce a larger trinket box. Simply Soft is 100% acrylic so may be too soft for the box. A cotton yarn would be best because it is stiffer and the sides of the box will stand up better. I hope this helps.

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  18. Love this little box thanks for sharing!

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  19. I have been knitting and crocheting for sixty years, and Simply Soft from Caron is thinner than worsted. It is exchangeable for any DK yarn for ordinary purposes, however, too limp and slippery for this box.

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  20. These are beautiful! I will have to use this pattern sometime. I blog about crochet, too, and would love to have you link up to my fiber arts link party!
    http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/06/hookin-on-hump-day-2-link-party-for.html

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  21. Hi Janet,
    The box is cute, but this doily is beautiful! I have made many of them over the years. Haven't been able to do any crocheting lately due to my heart and a severe back injury, but this is one I plan to make as soon as I am able. A spring doily for my friends at Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing the doily pattern with us. I'm so glad that you added it to your website. The dark colors of the posted Pansy Doily threw me off for a moment, but it is the same doily as this one. Instead of pink you used dark blue and yellow. Made either way, it's a beautiful doily. Lord Jesus bless you for sharing it with us.

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  22. Been looking to begin crocheting for a while but can't understand the patterns yet. Being dyslexic doesn't help as I have a memory problem so I have to learn everything I read to remember what I've read which is different to reading and remembering.
    These little trinket boxes are gorgeous. I will be keeping this one to one side for when I can understand the pattern. Thanks.

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  23. Hi Janet,

    Since I saw the pattern I like it very much. Is easy to make and did not take long. I made one for my mom and one for me. I would like to show you the pictures. I used Red Heart brand. I like to crochet very much but im still a beginner. I wonder if I can can do it to sell it.

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