Final Product

Golden Snitch Tape Measure

Supplies

  1. 2" (5.08 cm) diameter tape measure
  2. US 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook
  3. Size 10 crochet thread in gold
  4. Size 10 crochet thread in white
  5. Stitch holder
  6. Yarn needle

Gauge

At the end of row 9 your piece must be nearly 2" (5.08 cm) across. Slightly small is better than too big because it will stretch a little and you want a snug fit. If you achieve that with just 8 rows, skip rows 9 and 14. If you need an extra increase row 9.5, just add a row 13.5 of decreases: (SC in next 8 Stitches, SC2TOG) around.

Instructions

  1. Using the gold crochet thread, ch 3 and join with sl st to form a ring.
  2. Row 1: 6 sc in ring. Do not join.
  3. Row 2: 2 sc in each sc. (12 Stitches)
  4. Row 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (18 Stitches)
  5. Row 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (24 Stitches)
  6. Row 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (30 Stitches)
  7. Row 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (36 Stitches)
  8. Row 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (42 Stitches)
  9. Row 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (48 Stitches)
  10. Row 9: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. (54 Stitches)
  11. Rows 10 ’ 12 : Sc in each sc (54 Stitches), ch 1, turn.
  12. Row 13: Sc in each sc. Do not turn.

Enclosing the Tape Measure

  1. After you do the first 3 stitches of Row 14, you need to put the cover around the tape measure.
  2. First, pull out a few inches of the tape to give yourself some slack.
  3. Then slip the plastic piece on the end of the tape through the hole in the cover.
  4. Be careful not to tear anything!!
  5. It will be a snug fit but should go through, and if it doesn't just rip the last 3 stitches and try crocheting a bit looser.
  6. Row 14: (Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (48 Stitches)
  7. Row 15: (Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (42 Stitches)
  8. Row 16: (Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (36 Stitches)
  9. Row 17: (Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (30 Stitches)
  10. Row 18: (Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (24 Stitches)
  11. Row 19: (Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (18 Stitches)
  12. Row 20: (Sc in next sc, sc2tog) 6 times. (12 Stitches)
  13. Row 21: Sc2tog 6 times.

Finishing

  1. To finish off, insert your hook into each of the 6 remaining stitches and pull up a loop, using a stitch holder to hold the stitches.
  2. Cut yarn with a 2" (5.08 cm) tail, and draw the tail through the 6 loops, tightening evenly.
  3. Tie off and weave in ends.

Wings

  1. With the white thread, ch 26, leaving a 3" to 4" (7.62 cm to 10.16 cm) tail of yarn.
  2. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 sc)
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog 3 times, sc in last sc.
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc, sl st in next sc.
  5. Row 4: Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, sc in next 13 sc, sc2tog, sl st in final sc.
  6. Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 12 sc, sl st in final sc.
  7. Finish off and weave in the end.
  8. Repeat for second wing.
  9. Using the 3"-4" tails from the foundation chains, attach the wings to each side of the snitch.

Credit

Kim Strauss' tutorial was taken with permission from ravelry.com.





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