Crocheted Thimble Cozy

Becky Dwyer 2007

   
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This thimble cozy can be used as a scissor fob, or attached to a Hussif.

These directions are using American stitch abbreviations.

CH = chain stitch
DC = double crochet
SC = single crochet
Made using size 8 DMC perle cotton and a Size 10 steel crochet hook

To start, CH 8 and close to form ring.

Round 1: CH 3, DC 15 times into the ring for a total of 16 DC, including the first CH 3), slip stitch into CH 3 to close round.

Round 2: CH 4, slip stitch into the first DC from previous round, *CH 4, slip stitch into next DC from previous round, repeat from * around the ring  (for a total of  16 loops) and slip stitch into the base of first CH4 to finish round.

Round 3: 2 SC into 1st loop on previous round, CH 4, * 2 SC into the next loop on the previous round, CH 4, repeat from * around the ring (maintaining 16 loops), slip stitch to end round.

Rounds 4 - 7: continue as with round 3 increasing the CH 4 to a CH 5.

Round 8: *4 DC into CH 5 loop from previous round, CH 2, repeat from * around the ring for a total of 16 sets of 4 DC, then close.

Round 9 - 11: *4 DC into the CH 2 space from previous round, CH 2, repeat from * around the ring and close.

Round 12: *CH 4, slip stitch into 4th DC of a 4 DC set from previous round, CH 4, slip stitch into 1st DC of next set of 4 DC, CH 4, slip stitch into 4th DC, repeat from * around the ring for a total of 32 loops, slip stitch to close.

Round 13: Finish this round in any way that you like. I did mine with 12 to 14 dc in every other CH 4 from previous round connected with a slip stitch into the one skipped CH 4 so that it creates 16 shells and looks kind of like this drawing.   

Lastly, crochet a chain long enough to thread through last row of DC 4 spaces. This chain will be the drawstring for the pouch and connect it to your scissors.

Assistant Editor's note:

In rounds 9 -11, I found it easier to start the round by slip stitching across the first set of 4 DCs and into the CH 2 space, then CH 3 to create the first DC of the next round.

Even with a size 10 steel crochet hook, I crochet with a looser tension than Becky. My first thimble pod was lovely, but large enough to hold a ball of perle cotton. To get this closer to the intended size, I needed to use a much finer thread. 

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