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mooncup cosies

Post: # 141214Post mrsflibble »

I've been asked not to put russiandoll's on here cos she's embarrassed lol. hers is in the shape of a cat.


anyway, after putting hers on a parenting forum, then being asked to remove it by her (in such a sweet way lol!!) i was asked by another parent if i could see my way to making her one. ok I said. she offered to pay, to which i answered no way! it stops me snacking in front of the telly, keeps me busy on the bus and is a great stashbusting exercise!!

so, here's her strawberry...

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i found completing that one so satisfying that i thought what the heck and made myself one.

It's a blackberry. i am sooo pleased with the puff stitch; thank you Debi Stoller's Happy Hooker lol!!!

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lined with non-fluffy yarn (yeah i know, the cup'll still need a rinse before use...)
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tri-point leaves (and oops, the edge of my cup!!!)
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this is currently sat on my bathroom windowsill lol!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 141244Post Clara »

Mrs F I think you could become the first Etsy millionaire with these! How fab!
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Niche market !
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Post: # 141273Post mrsflibble »

i've just been asked for another!!!! she wants a mouse, just trying to find out if she wants a normal mouse or a vacanti mouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse) cos shes one of the people who laughed at Claude, the knitted vacanti lol!!!


you know, i think i might start making them to sell... its something to think about!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 141297Post eccentric_emma »

oh wow! A mouse would be great (my husbands nickname for me is The Mouse). Do you have patterns or anything you can share?!!
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i love the strawberry Mrs F...well done you!!

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Post: # 141428Post mrsflibble »

not really, i kind of make it up as a go along... general rule of thumb is the cup itself has a diameter of between 44 and 47 mm depending on what size and brand, mine for instance is 45mm.
circumference therefore is 142mm approx.

chain as many as it takes to hit 142 mm.
join with a slst. ch1.
dc in each ch, right around to create the foundation.
get to the end again, ch4.
*miss 1dc, tc in next dc (i.e. 3rd from hook) rep from * to end. ch1, turn.
dc along the line.

now dc about 4-5 rows. this will be the top of your drawstring bag.
on the next row to kee an idea of where you are, dc in each stitch, but make sure you only do it through the inside loop, not both loops like normal.

on the next row, dc as normal.

once this is done you can see a raised line. once the cup is in you will see what purpose it serves!! $

now, keep dcing rounds for about 2-2.5cms. on next round, begin decreasing. do this by dc in 2st 2 stiches, then miss one. dc in next 2, then miss one. keep doing this,

next row, dc in each stitch.

next row, dc in 1st 2, miss 1. dc in next 2, miss 1. carry on to end of round.

next row, dc in each stitch.

keep decreasing until you have a hole which when pressed flat is about 1cm in diameter.

blanket stitch or crochet closed.

done!

decorate any way you like. if you're lining it, at $, change colour/ yarn. for example, on the blackberry i did green to just below the holes, then i did purple to $ where i left a loop in the purple wool and then did the rest in the black. after i had done the black, i went back to that look and made the purple bit... does that make sense? prob not lol!!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 141432Post bryony »

that's incredible!!! i love them!

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When you go into full production I'd love a witch's hat for mine.....

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Post: # 141444Post Helsbells »

....next row, dc in each stitch.

next row, dc in 1st 2, miss 1. dc in next 2, miss 1. carry on to end of round.

next row, dc in each stitch....
But what does it all mean?!?

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I love the strawberry!

I love the idea of the ear mouse even more...

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seriously reckon you could flog these. go to ti!
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Post: # 141519Post hedgewitch »

They are all awesome!!
FAB idea!!

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Post: # 141558Post JulieSherris »

What a lovely idea!

The only problem I'd have is that they are so cute, I'd find Leah playing with mine...... she already thinks my mooncup should be used with her dolly tea set.... :shock:
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Post: # 141634Post mrsflibble »

Helsbells wrote:
....next row, dc in each stitch.

next row, dc in 1st 2, miss 1. dc in next 2, miss 1. carry on to end of round.

next row, dc in each stitch....
But what does it all mean?!?

next row, double crochet in each stitch.

next row, double crochet in its 2 stitches, miss one stitch, double crochet in the next two then miss another one.
begin another row, double crochet in each stitch....
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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