Crochetholder for Christmas Ornament Vase
A while ago I saw a picture of a Christmas ornament, that was turned into a vase. I really liked the idea of this kind of Christmas deco, but wondered how I could make the ornament stay in place, when it was filled with water. So I made this crochet circle, that has a round of double crochets at the bottom, so the vase will not tilt.
The crochet circle is then starched. This gives enough strength and stability for the bottom double crochet row, so it can carry the vase. See below the free crochet pattern for the super easy vaseholder:
1 skein Marks & Kattens, Bianca in red. 100% mercerised cotton 160m/50g 175 yards/1,76 ounces.
1 skein metallic thread yarn.
Hook 3mm US: D/3
½ Cup Potato Starch
½ Cup Hot Water
½ Cup Cold Water
1 Christmas Ornament
Finished Size 6,5 cm – 2½ inches in diameter
Skill Level Easy
Work double stranded with metallic and cotton yarn held together throghout the work.
Make a magic ring/adjustable ring. See my tutorial for the magic ring.
Round 1 Chain 3, 12 dc in ring, 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd chain to join ring.
Round 2 Chain3, [2 dc in next stitch] 12 times; 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd chain to join ring.
Round 3 Chain3, [2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] 12 times; 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd chain to join ring.
Round 4 Chain 3, [2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] 12 times; 1 sl st in this row’s 3rd chain to join ring.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
See the crochet chart/diagram for the circle below.
Start crocheting into the wrong side of the vase holder between the 3rd and 4th row: Chain 3 and continue crocheting in the round with double crochets. Finish this round by joining with a slip stitch. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Stiffen the vase holder with the potato starch. Please, see my Tutorial How to stiffen with potato starch for guidance.
Wrap plastic foil over the bottom of the ornament. Place the soaked vase holder over the ornament, so it will get the shape of the bottom of the ornament. Make sure, that the last row with double crochets ‘stands up’, so it will be able to carry the vase.
Wait until the starch is completely dry. This can take from one night to a couple of days.
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
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