I hope everyone has had a good week. Ours has been very mucky, and the Weather Network says it’s going to be that way for a few more days at least. I’m ready for some sun and dry roads. My SUV is no longer black, but brown. There isn’t much point washing it until the roads are dry again. Maybe in May.
In my last post I talked about making a cable/cord holder, and posted a picture of the one I listed in my Etsy Shop. After giving it some thought, I have decided to post the pattern here for you to use as you wish. All I ask is if you do use it and sell the items, please link back to this post as your Pattern source.
Now, for the pattern:
- 3.75 mm crochet hook
- 1 button, no larger than 2.5 cm
- Scraps of acrylic yarn (worsted weight) in the colours of your choice
- Tapestry needle
- Needle for sewing on button
- Piece of cotton thread (doily yarn works great) for attaching the button to the Cable Buddy
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 1. Turn. (10 st)
Row 2: Sc in each stitch across. Ch 1. Turn.
Row 3 – 17: Repeat Row 2.
Row 18: Scin 1st 4 stitches, ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 4. Ch 1. Turn.
Row 19: Sc in each st and ch 2 space across. Ch 2. Fasten off.
Weave in the ends with the tapestry needle and sew on the button.
To use: roll the cord, then wrap the Cable Buddy around it and secure with the button.
These work up quickly and can be made from any colour of yarn. I use acrylic, simply because it is easy to care for. I plan on making some with alpaca yarn, but will have to adjust the hook size and/or number of stitches to allow for shrinkage.
Speaking of alpacas, it is time to go and feed mine. Have a great weekend everyone! I am working on a new project which I will be sharing with you before month-end.
The photo is of the Cable Buddy in use.
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