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Sunday, August 12, 2012

My hands can do this --- Clover Honey Bear Holder


You get the health benefits of having honey in your food or cooking, but don’t throw this  plastic container away when it is already empty.  This cute honey plastic bottle is useful for keeping toothpicks, needles, candies, hair pins, marbles, and other small items. It can be displayed on your kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom-- depending on your usage. This family honey bear holder can be a cute gift for somebody, too.  


*CLOVER HONEY BEAR HOLDER

Materials:
(4) Clover Honey bottles (Great Value) (cleaned and dried)
(1) Caron Simply Soft (Plum Perfect/Bone) - Sonny Bear  
(1) Caron Simply Soft (Autumn Red/Soft Pink) - Missy Bear
(1) Caron Simply Soft (Orchid) - Mama Bear's hair & hat
(1) Bernat (Violet Blossom) - Mama Bear's body
(1) Vanna's Choice (Dusty Blue) - Papa Bear

(4) Craft ribbons
      Elmer’s glue clear (small)
      Ultra Bond super glue (small)
      crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75mm
      scissor
      cotton balls
         
Level of Difficulty -  easy


Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)     chain
(sc)     single crochet
(dc)     double crochet
(sl st)  slip stitch
(sp)     space

Note:  Count first all the stitches you have made before going to the next row to avoid mistakes.  I used leftover yarns for this project.


Instructions:
Making the Hat (Plum Perfect)
1st Row - Make 4 (ch).  Make 11 (dc) in 4th (ch). Hide the excess yarn as you make the double crochets. Join in top of beginning (ch) 4. 
Result - 12 (dc)
2nd Row - Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next 2 (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on  next 2 (dc)] 3X.  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.  
Result - 16 (dc)
3rd Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next 3 (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next 3 (dc)] 3X.   Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.
Result – 20 (dc)
4th Row
 Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 19 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 20 (dc)
5th Row – Make a (ch). (Sc) on same (sp). (Sc) in next 19 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (sc). 
Result – 20 (sc)
6th Row -  Make a (ch).  (Sc) on same (sp).  (Sc) on next 7 (sc).  Make a (ch) and turn around. 
Result – 8 (sc) 
7th Row -  (Sl st) on first (sc). (Sc) on next (sc) and the next 5 (sc).  (Sl st) on last (sc).  Make a (ch) and turn around. 
Result – 6 (sc)

8th Row - (Sl st) on first (sc).  (Sc) on next (sc) and the next 3 (sc).  (Sl st) on last (sc).  Make a (ch) and turn around.
Result – 4 (sc)
9th Row -  (Sc) on first (sc) and the next 3 (sc).  Make (sl st) on last (sl st) to make an even round shape of the edge. Finish off.  Hide excess yarn. 
Result – 4 (sc)


Attaching the Hat to Cap
Spread out 2-3 pieces of cotton and put inside the hat evenly.  Fit the hat on the cap well   and be sure it is centered when you screw the cap back on the bottle.  Apply Super glue around between the hat and the cap.  Apply Elmer’s glue all over the hat to harden it and then set  aside to dry.



Front Side / Belly (Bone)
Don’t cover the arm and leg parts. Tie a knot at the end of the yarn. Starting at the center of the belly, glue the yarn on it. As you turn the yarn around, apply glue and press the yarn. Do the same procedure  until you reach the edge of both hands. When you make the last round, cut the yarn upon reaching the neck side.  Be sure to provide space for the edging of both hands and arms. 


Front Side / Shoulder (Left and Right)
On the upper side of the body (right shoulder), glue the yarn on the spaces left uncovered following the round curve and press. Cut the yarn as you reach each end. Provide space for the edging of the arms and shoulders. For smaller spaces, make pre-cut strips of yarn for easy attaching until you reach the visible dividing line.  Do the same on the left shoulder. 



Lower Abdomen (Left and Right)
On the lower side of the body (right of the abdomen), glue the yarn on the spaces left uncovered following the round curve and press. Cut the yarn as you reach each end.  Provide space for the edging of the arms. For smaller spaces, make pre-cut strips of yarn for easy attaching  until you reach the visible dividing line.  Do the same procedure on the left side of the abdomen.  Be sure the yarns applied on both sides should be in line together.  This will make it easier for making the edging straight.



Back Side / Center
Do not cover the arm and leg parts. Tie a knot at the end of the yarn. Starting at the back center, glue the yarn on it. As you turn the yarn around, apply glue and press the yarn. Do the same procedure  until you reach the edge of both arms. When you make the last round, cut the yarn upon reaching the neck side.  Be sure to provide space for the edging of the arms. 


Upper Back Side
Glue some more yarns on the upper back side until you reach the neck by following the curve.  Cut the yarn as you reach each ends.  Provide space for the edging of the arms.


Back Side / Shoulder (Left and Right)
Apply the same procedure shown on the front side -shoulder for this back side (right and left shoulders).    Glue yarn around following the curve and cut it as you reach each end.  For smaller spaces, make pre-cut strips of yarn for easy attaching  until you reach the visible dividing line.  Provide space for the edging of the arms.   


Lower Back (Left and Right)
On the lower back of the body (right), glue the yarn on the spaces left uncovered following the round curve and press. Cut the yarn as you reach each end.  Provide space for the edging of the arms. For smaller spaces, make pre-cut strips of yarn for easy attaching  until you reach the visible dividing line.  Do the same procedure on the left side.  Be sure the yarns applied on both sides should be in line together.  This will make it easier for making the edging straight.


Edging of Arms (Left and Right)
Start on the inner part of the right arm where my left thumb is pointing.  Glue the yarn around the arm, cut, and press the sides.  Do the same with the left arm.

Edging of Lower Abdomen and Back Side
Start on the right side of the dividing line where my left pointing finger is.  Glue the yarn around the lower part of the abdomen and around the back side. Cut, press, and align the sides.  


Making of Ribbon
Cut 15 inches of small yellow ribbon and tie it around the neck part.  Make the ribbon and cut both ends diagonally.  Clean the uncovered spaces with damp paper towel to remove any glue residue.

Making of Braided Hair

When making a braided hair, don’t glue the hat yet. Cut 60 inches yarn.  Put both ends together, fold it into 3 equal parts, and then cut.  It should make 6 pieces of yarn strands.  Using your crochet hook, skip one hole from the hood of the hat and insert it into the second hole.  Pull all the yarn strands into the second hole.  Gather all the ends to balance its length.  Braid, but leave extra yarn at the end.  Get two strands to tie it at the back of the braid to keep it from getting loose.  Cut the ends evenly and cut 8 inches of ribbon. Tie a small ribbon around it.  Do the same procedure on the other side.  Spread out 2-3 pieces of cotton and put inside the hat evenly. Be sure to provide space at the center. Fit the hat on the cap well   and be sure it is centered when you screw the cap back on the bottle.  Apply Super glue around between the hat and the cap.  Apply Elmer’s glue all over the hat to harden it except the braided hair. Set  aside to dry.  


CLOVER HONEY SONNY BEAR HOLDER

CLOVER HONEY MISSY BEAR HOLDER


CLOVER HONEY MAMA BEAR HOLDER


CLOVER HONEY PAPA BEAR HOLDER



*This project was featured also in my crochet designer profile as Clover Honey Bear” and posted #3 in Top Home Decorating Projects (What's Hot) at All Free Crochet (Nov. 14, 2015).   Though this ranking is not permanent, I'm still very grateful to all for liking my project. Thank you very much to all viewers.
          

What's Hot

2.      Magical Pillowghan
3.      Clover Honey Bear
7.      Tea Light Flower
9.      3 D Butterfly
*This project was featured also in my craft designer profile at Favecrafts as “Recycled Honey Bear Holder Crochet Pattern.” 
It's also listed as one among my Top Green eCraft Projects.



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