A couple of years ago, I crocheted a very festive Santa hat (being worn today by Teddy).
Of course, this year, Otis was the unwilling target of my crochet hook, with a lovely crocheted Christmas tree hat (see post below). And for myself, I crocheted a cute Candy Cane Clutch for my tablet—t’was quick and easy to make. You’ll find the pattern below, in case you’d like to whip one up for yourself.
Candy Cane Clutch
Materials: worsted weight yarn, one ball in red, one ball in white;
5 mm crochet hook.
Starting with red, chain (ch) 41 (39 + 2).
Row 1: Work 2 single crochet (sc) in second ch from hook; *sc in each of next 5 spaces (sps); skip (sk) 2 sps; sc in next 5 sps; sc in next 3 sps; repeat from * across to last sp; 2 sc in last sp; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1; 2 sc in first sc; *sc in each of next 5 sc; sk 2 sc;
sc in each of next 5 sc; sc in each of next 3 sc;
repeat from * across to last sc; 2 sc in last sc; turn.
Repeat Row 2 once more, then fasten off and switch to white.
Continue pattern by repeating Row 2, switching colours after every 3 rows with red, after every 2 rows with white. Crochet to desired length (I made mine long enough to fit my tablet.)
Crochet a border of red sc around the entire piece to finish the edges, then fold piece and whipstitch either side to seam, leaving enough of the top to fold over for closing. (See photos.)
Crochet a little loop on each of the three closing points, then sew jingle bells instead of buttons for the loops to fasten over.
Voila! This season, you’ll go everywhere with bells on! 🙂