Saturday, 24 October 2009
the old ball and chain
ok not sure why i wanted one but there was Halloween coming up so could be useful also good for stag and hen nights cheeky wedding pressies lol! so i made this wee pattern up very simple ! one 25g ball of Filz-It Felting Wool - Black 4mm needle i suggest you make the ball and neck/ankle/wrist bit first so you know how much you have left to make chain links remember if you are wearing an ankle chain make sure your careful not to trip over it!! Ball. chain 4, slip stitch into first chain to form a ring round 1 sc 6 times into ring..no need to slip stitch closed just continue to work in a spiral round 2 2sc into each sc round 3 *2sc in 1st sc, 1sc in next sc* repeat round round 4 *2sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc* repeat round round 5 *2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc* repeat round rounds 6 and 7 sc in each sc round round 8 *sc in next sc sc 2 sc together* repeat around round 9 *sc 2 sc together * repeat around stuff lightly at this point round 10 till end ..continue in this manor until the ball is closed ..slip crochet ball shut and fasten off neck strap chain 43 (but please measure around neck once chained before second row should be about 2 inches longer than the length around your neck/ankle wrist these are my measurements) 1st row hdc in second chain from hook hdc across to end chain 2 turn 2nd row hdc in second chain from hook hdc across to end fasten off wrist strap alternative as above but chain 32 ankle strap as neck strap but chain 35 links first link chain 18 1st row in 2nd chain from hook hdc, then hdc to end fasten off now sew/slip crochet link shut to form a circle 2nd and subsequent links as above yet before closing shut to form ring thread through the first/lower link the sew/slip crochet shut this method will form your chain links to make up simple sew chain to ball, sew other end of chain to the middle of your neck , wrist, ankle strap ..all done now bung in the washing machine at 40 degree wash ..allow to dry now just sew a small length of black acrylic either side of your strap so you can tie it on and there you go all done!