Crafting Newletter


Apr 10, 2011

FREE PATTERN used to Clock Crocheting Speed

I am set to do this project tomorrow - it will be about speed and so I will be timing myself to see how long it will take me. I'm a pretty fast crocheter and I want to work on getting faster - you know the old saying "time is money and money is time"...

My guess is 4 hours..

Note: Do NOT turn after Joining. Ch 2 at first of round counts as a DC. If you have counted correctly your 2dc space with be made in the first stitch of the 2dc stitch on the row below.

For all sizes:
Chain 3

1: Dc 11 times in the end chain. Join with a slip stitch. (12 Dc made)
2: Ch 2, DC in same space, 2dc in each stitch around. Join. (24 DC made)
3: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Join. (36 Dc made)

4: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (48 Dc made).

5: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 3 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (60 Dc made)

6: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, (Dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc in next stitch) around. Join. (72 Dc made)

7: Ch 2, Dc in same stitch, Dc in each stitch around. Join.

8: Ch 2, Dc in NEXT stitch and each stitch around. Join.

For 5-6lb size:

Rows 9-24: Repeat Row 8, for 24 rows or until cocoon reaches about 14″.

For 7-10lb size:

Rows 9-28: Repeat Row 8 for 28 rows or until cocoon reaches about 18″.

For babies a little larger or for a 0-3mos size, you may use a size I hook with worsted weight (SOFT please!) yarn and continue cocoon until it reaches 24″ or desired size.

Now, finish off or for girls you may add a shell or picot edging. I don’t for boys but that is up to you. For Boys you may add a few rows to be turned down at the top, or simply stop at row 28 or so.

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Have you ever timed yourself on a project? 
And why?
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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my clip-on row counter on your blog! I look forward to reading more of your posts. I hope that you and your readers find Judyswag products as time saving as I do! Use coupon code 'ROADCRAFTER' and receive a 15% on your next order placed in 2011. Thanks again and happy crafting! -Judy

  2. Hi Evie...just love that your fingers are nimble and can zoom through a project. My old fingers just poke along like a snail but that's all good too.
    Cool item you featured today.

  3. I am always timing myself on a project. Why? Because I want to crame too much into too little space. So I'm forever tense in my shoulders!

  4. sounds cute can't wait to see it