Saturday, May 22, 2010

Week Twenty-One: My Eye!

Fabulous Husband mentioned in passing last week that an eyepatch that curved outward might come in handy.

I don't think this is quite what he had in mind, but he seemed amused.

Eyepatch

My Eye! Patch is knit in the round using scrap yarn. It fastens around the head with crocheted chains. Infinite variations are possible--anything from a plain black patch to buggy alien eyes.

Eyepatch

Yarn: You will need just a few yards of worsted-weight scrap yarn in your chosen colors. I used less than 10 yards total of three different wool/acrylic blends.

Supplies:
  • 4 US size 8 double-pointed needles
  • 1 size F crochet hook (size isn't terribly important)
  • tapestry needle

Gauge: 1 inch = 4 sts/7 rows in stockinette

Finished Measurements: Finished eyepatch is approximately 2.25 inches in diameter.

Symbols and Abbreviations Used:

k = knit
(x) = repeat x as indicated
CO = cast on
k2tog = knit the next 2 sts together as one st.

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CO 30 sts in Color A. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: (k4, k2tog). Repeat to end. 25 sts.
Round 3: (k3, k2tog). Repeat to end. 20 sts.
Round 4: (k2, k2tog). Repeat to end. 15 sts.

Break yarn, leaving tail to weave in. Switch to Color B.

Rounds 5-8: Knit.

Break yarn, leaving tail to weave in. Switch to Color C.

Round 9: (k1, k2tog). Repeat to end. 10 sts.

Break yarn, leaving long tail. Using tapestry needle, pull tail through remaining sts several times and pull tight to close.

Using tapestry needle, weave in all loose ends.

Ties:

Push crochet hook through eyepatch near the edge. With Color A, make a slipknot and place on crochet hook.

Eyepatch

Chain one, pulling the new loop through both the slipknot and the eyepatch, thus fastening the chain to the eyepatch.

Eyepatch

Continue to crochet a chain of at least 12 inches.

Eyepatch

When chain is desired length, break yarn and pull yarn through last loop. Tug ends to tighten and trim with scissors.

Make an identical chain on the opposite edge of the eyepatch.

5 comments:

  1. Cute! My grandkids will love it!

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  2. Okay...that's totally hilarious!! Great job!

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  3. SPOOKY!! What a great idea for Halloween!

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  4. Susan - Thanks!

    BunnyKnut - Glad my husband's not the only one who's amused. :)

    Ann - My dad's first comment was, "Mad-Eye Moody!"

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  5. "Mad-Eye Moody" was my first thought too!

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