Tiny Box

Author

Sarah Margaret Crittenden

Introduction

My sister has a collection of little boxes so I like making them for her. They are great for gifting small things, and they are just so darn cute!

Materials List

small amount of yarn, any type, any weight ( I use one strand light pink fingering weight wool, one strand light purple fingering weight wool, and one strand glittery silver cotton thread all held together for the example shown here)

any size hook (I used a 00/3.5 mm hook for the example shown here)

Finished Size

the size varies with choice of yarn and hook (the example shown here is about 2 inches, 5 cm tall and about 3 inches,7.5 cm wide)


Gauge

gauge does not apply

Notes

This pattern is worked in the round without joining rounds unless stated in pattern.

The choice of yarn and hook is up to you, but may I suggest that you choose a combination that results in nice tight stitches for a stiff fabric.

Another way to vary the size of your box is to change the number of stitches you work into the beginning adjustable ring of each piece 

Yet another way, is to skip or add rounds from the pattern ( I suggest rounds 4 and/or 5 )make sure you skip/add rounds from both bottom and top pieces! 

To avoid a lot of counting tediousness, mark the first stitch of each round as you go. I use a contrasting color yarn tucked into the stitch, some people use earrings, or even those stitch markers they make for this very purpose!

The Pattern

bottom

1. make a magic adjustable ring

2. 6sc in ring, tighten

3. 2sc in each sc, (12 stitches total)

4. 2sc in each sc, (24 stitches)

5.(2sc in next stitch, one sc in next stitch) repeat to end (36 stitches)

6. 1sc in each sc (36 stitches)

7. repeat round 6 until desired height, end with a sl st, tie off (the example shown here has 7 rounds of round 6) 

top

1. make adjustable ring

2. 6sc in ring, join with a sl st

3. ch 2, 2dc in next stitch, 3dc in each sc to end do not join (18 stitches)

4. (2sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch) repeat to end (30 stitches)

5. repeat round 4 (45 stitches)

6. 1sc in each sc to end (45 stitches)

7. repeat round 6 until desired height, end with  a sl st, tie off ( the example shown here has 4 rounds of round 6)

handle

this part is where you can get creative and use whatever you want as a handle. Here are a couple of suggestions. Do embelish!

                  circle           

 

1. make adjustable ring

2. 6sc in ring, tighten and sew to outside top of box

 

                      fan             

1. make adjustable ring

2. 4sc in ring, tighten

3. turn, ch 1, 2sc in next stitch, 1sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, tie off and sew to outside top of box

weave in all ends

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