Crochet Votive Holder
I love Anthropologie, and now, of course, BHLDN. Who doesn’t? Sometimes, though, one cannot justify the cost of those beautiful things. I’m sure you have all seen the Anthro tutorials around. With a little ingenuity, we can make lots of pretty things for ourselves! Here are a few Anthro/BHLDN inspired projects:
This is just a small sampling – you get the idea. So, I was browsing the BHLDN site the other day, and I saw this. I almost fell out of my chair. This is an excellent crochet project for a beginner, and if you have any crochet experience, you can bust these out in about five minutes. I tried to write this pattern for those who are just beginning (like, you have a hook and yarn, but you’ve never really made anything), so I’ll have written instructions first, then very detailed photo instructions. Wanna make one? Okay, let’s go!
You will need 100% cotton yarn (medium weight), a 5mm hook, a large blunt needle, a shot glass/small jar/glass votive holder, and a scissors. These are the terms you will need to know: magic circle, chain (ch), double crochet (dc), and slip stitch (sl st). This votive holder measures about 2.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall once you get it on your glass holder.
Here’s the pattern in words:
Make a magic circle.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as your first dc). Make 9 dc in ring. Cinch your circle tight. Join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1, now and throughout). Make a (dc, ch 1) in each dc around. Join with sl st to third ch of beginning ch 4. (10 dc, 10 ch 1 spcs)
Rounds 3-6: Repeat round 2. Cut yarn, finish off, weave in ends.
Here’s the pattern in pictures:
Make 9 dc in your ring (the ch 3 counts as your first dc), then join round by inserting hook in the top of your first ch 3, yarn over, draw yarn through ch 3 AND loop on your hook:
Make a (dc, ch 1) in the top of each dc from the previous round. Work under both loops at the top of each dc, and do not work into the ch 1 spaces:
Repeat this process until you have a total of 6 rounds. Each round will start with a ch 4, and it will have 9 “real” double crochets and 9 chain 1 spaces. At the end of round 6, join as you did on the previous rounds and finish off your work: