Friday, 14 June 2013

How To - Crochet a Small Box


This sweet little project is just perfect as a small gift for someone, perhaps to hide some chocolates in or even a special piece of jewellery. Why not give it a go!

Finished box using suggested materials measures 3" x 3" approx.

You will need;

  • Some DK/Light worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
Bottom

Round 1
Work 10sc into magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)


Round 2
ch2, 1dc in same st as chains, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (20)


Round 3
ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (30) Fasten off and tie in all tails.


Round 4
Re-join your yarn around any dc post from round 3 and ch2, 1dc around each dc post from round 3, around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (30)




Round 5 - 8
ch2, 1dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (30) Fasten off on round 8 and tie in all tails.



Top

Round 1
Work 10sc into magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
ch2, 1dc in same st as chains, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (20)

Round 3
ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (30)

Round 4
ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (40)

Round 5
In back loops only for this round, ch2, 1dc in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (40) Fasten off and tie in all tails.



Flower

Round 1
Work 10sc into magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
*[1sc, 1dc, 1tr] in next st, [1tr, 1dc, 1sc] in next st* repeat from * to * until end to make five petals, sl st in next st regardless of round and fasten off, use your tails to sew and tie into place on the top of your box.

You can watch my video tutorial here on how to make the flowers.


And now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more tutorial crochet fun then please pop by my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/HappyBerryCrochet or come say hi on my Twitter page at www.twitter.com/happyberryUK





© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.

9 comments:

  1. That is so sweet, would make a lovely gift box, in fact I am off to make a couple now. Thank you for sharing x

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  2. So glad you like our little crocheted box pattern! Thankyou for your kind comments.

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  3. This is adorable - am definitely making a few of these. TFS xx

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  4. Would love to see video tut on this... for us beginners =) This is adorable!

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  5. I have a blog buddy that I have to have something special for. I love gift exchanges! This little box is perfect for the yarn ball ear rings I am going to make to put in it. Thanks for sharing. I use your site and patterns a lot. So simple, but so pretty.

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  6. Mine turned out looking more like a little mushroom than a small box, but it is still as cute as it can be!

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  7. bellissimi lavori ad uncinetto,brava ciao.

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  8. I belong to a quilting group and each year I make a simple gift for each lady's birthday. This year it is this small but lovely box. I fill it with tissue, a couple of Hershey's kisses and a small charm that represents the personality of the birthday 'girl'. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Mine looks more like an acorn.. its not firm. I didnt use cotton yarn, but instead used acrylic. Could that be the problem?

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