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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My hands can do this --- Crocheted Cabinet Door Glass Closer


I have noticed that when my elder daughter touches the cabinet door glass in our bathroom to get something in it, her fingerprints is marked on the glass. Thanks to her. It gave me an idea to make a project to keep her from touching the cabinet glass door and to fascinate her  to touch this little, cute thing instead, when opening or closing it.  I don’t need to wipe off any fingerprints often anymore.  Besides,  I can make use of my leftover yarns and used suction cup for this simple, stylish project. 


CROCHETED CABINET DOOR GLASS CLOSER


Materials:
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, leftover (dark sage)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, leftover (soft pink)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, leftover (baby brights ombre)
(1)  suction cup (old or new)
       crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75mm
       Elmer’s Glue
       many colored beads
       yarn needle

Level of Difficulty – easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)       chain                                                
(sc)       single crochet                                                
(dc)       double crochet
(pc)       popcorn
(sl st)    slip stitch
(sp)       space
(YO)     yarn over
(fpsc)    front post single crochet


Special Instructions:
(pc) popcorn – (5 (dc) in (sc).   Remove hook from loop and insert in 1st (dc).  Pull up loop of last (dc) and draw through 1st  (dc).  Pull yarn to tighten (pc) and press  outward.

(fpsc) front post single crochet - Insert hook from front to back around post of (dc).  (YO) and pull up a loop and draw through 2 loops.

(Note: I used leftover yarns for this simple project. Always count the number of  stitches in each row to avoid mistakes.)

Instructions: 
Baby Brights Ombre, Soft Blue, Limelight, and Soft Pink
1st Row -  Provide 10 inches allowance from the ends of both yarns before making the first (ch).  Gather all the ends of these yarns and tie them together after the 10 inch allowance. Drop the soft blue, limelight, and soft pink yarns. Use the baby brights ombre yarn to make 8 (ch) and (sl st) on the beginning (ch). Always turn the other yarns on the other side of your right hand to avoid obstruction while crocheting.  Make (ch). Hide the excess yarn ends of soft blue and limelight yarn as you beginning making (sc).  Make 16 (sc) around and (sl st) on the beginning (sc).  Cut the soft blue and limelight yarns at the end.  There should be 4 kinds of excess yarns hanging.
Result – 16 (sc)

2nd Row – Drop the baby brights ombre yarn and pick up the soft pink yarn.  Don’t include anymore the excess yarn ends hanging when you begin crocheting throughout. (YO) and pull up the soft pink yarn into the loop and pull the baby brights yarn to tighten it. Make 3 (ch) and 4 (dc) to make the first (pc).  2 (Ch). Skip next (sc).  [(Pc) on next (sc).  2 (Ch). Skip next (sc)]  7X.   (Sl st) on beginning (pc).
Result – 8 (pc) and 8 (2 ch-sp)


Connecting Another Yarn – Dark Sage
3rd Row -  Drop the soft pink yarn and insert the dark sage yarn end into the loop, tie them together, and cut the soft pink yarn. Hide the excess yarns as you begin crocheting. Skip first (pc). (Sl st) on first (2 ch-sp) and make 3 (ch).  2 (Dc) on same (sp). 2 (Ch). 3 (Dc) on same (sp). 2 (Ch). Skip next (pc).  [3 (Dc) on next (2 ch-sp). 2 (Ch). 3 (Dc) on same (sp). 2 (Ch). Skip next (pc)] 7X. (Sl st) on beginning  (dc).
Result – 48 (dc) and 16 (2 ch-sp)

4th Row -  Drop the dark sage yarn and pick up the baby brights ombre yarn. (YO) and pull up the baby brights ombre yarn into the loop, tie them together, and cut the dark sage yarn. Hide the excess yarns as you begin crocheting.  Make a (ch).  Do (fpsc) on first 3 (dc). 3 (sc) on first (2 ch-sp). [(Fpsc) on next 3 (dc). 3 (Sc) on next (2 ch-sp)] 15X.  (Sl st) on beginning (fpsc).  Cut  and tie it. Hide the excess yarn and apply glue on it. 
Result – 50 (sc)

Attaching the Beads
Pick the first hanging yarn and tie a knot twice at its upper portion. Using the yarn needle, insert the first bead and then tie a knot once at the end of the bead.  Insert the second bead and then tie a knot once at the end of the bead. Do the same procedure till you have inserted 8 beads on the first hanging yarn.  The last to insert is a flat one or anything to hold all the beads up  and then tie a knot twice at the end.  Don’t cut the excess yarns anymore at the end. Do the same procedures for the other hanging yarns.

Insert the middle part of the suction cup at the center part of the flower.  Stick it on the lower, left corner side of the  cabinet door glass in the bathroom.   You can position the beads on one side or downside by just turning the project itself.  Every time you want to open and close the cabinet without touching the glass, touch this little, cute thing instead (-.-)


Crocheted Cabinet Door Glass Closer (2)


Crocheted Cabinet Door Glass Closer (3)

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