Thursday, December 03, 2009

Candy Cane Countdown to Christmas

Candy Cane Countdown To Christmas

Candy Cane Countdown is copyrighted by Cute Crochet 2009

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Candy Cane Countdown

Materials: Red Heart Classic 4-ply worsted weight yarn, 1-1/2 oz. Country Red and 1 oz. White;
F hook;
tapestry needle;
6-1/2" x 8-1/2" Chalkboard with Wooden Frame (black chalkboard area measures 5" x 7");
Coordinating Wire-edged 1-1/2" Ribbon, 25" OR
coordinating color fabric, 1-1/2" x 25" cut with pinking shears;
Aleene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue;
WOODCRAFT White marker (white paint pen);
1-1/2" Wooden Split Flower Pot;
White acrylic paint;
paintbrush;
sawtooth hanger;
piece of chalk

Gauge: 9 sc = 2 inches

Row 1: With Red, ch 115; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn. (114).

Row 2: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (114), changing to White in last st made of Row 2.

Row 3: With White, 3 sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (342).

Row 4: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn (342), changing to Red in last st made of Row 4.

Rows 5 & 6: Sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn. (342), changing to White in last st made of Row 6.

Row 7: (right side) With White, sc in ea sc across; (342); fasten off.


Border: Join Red with a sc in first ch on opposite side of starting ch; sc in ea ch across. (114). Fasten off.

Attach sawtooth hanger to back of chalkboard for hanging.

Using White Paint Marker, write

days until Christmas

on front of chalkboard. Let dry.

Starting at center top of chalkboard, glue ruffle to inner edge of wood of chalkboard, easing to fit at corners, and making sure inner wooden edge does not show. Work slowly, glue small amount at one time, and hold in place for a several seconds until glue holds ruffle in place. Let dry.


Paint wood split flower pot White. Let dry. Glue flower pot to side of chalkboard as shown in photo.


Tie Wired Ribbon into a bow and glue to top center to cover joining of crochet ends. Let dry.


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3 comments :

Unique2wh0 said...

Very cute idea!! TY!!!

Anonymous said...

cool blog..................................................

Anonymous said...

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