Beaded drink covers

My lovely friend Lady Deborah mentioned in passing that she wanted a cover to protect her drink from bugs when she crochets outside. As she had arranged for a few of us from our crochet group to have a day with our hooks and wips in her garden I thought it might be nice to crochet up a simple pattern so we could make some whilst we were relaxing!

covers

You will need:

4ply cotton yarn – we used Yarn and Colors must have minis (one ball makes one cover with a little left over)

4mm crochet hook

16 beads (any beads will work so long as it has a little weight to it and will thread onto your yarn)

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double crochet

Tr – Treble crochet

Slst – Slip stitch

Adding beads

When instructed to add a bead pull one down as close to your work as you can and ch1 to secure it.

Method:

Thread 16 beads onto your yarn, using your 4mm hook make a magic ring

Round 1 – Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr x11 into ring. Join with a slst into top of the initial ch3 (12tr)

Round 2 – Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr into st at base of ch. Tr x2 in each st around. Join with a slst into top of the initial ch3 (24tr)

Round 3 – Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr x2 in next st. *Tr in the next st, tr x2 in the next st. Rep from * until the end of the round, join with a slst into the top of the initial ch3. (36tr)

Round 4 – Ch3 (counts as a tr), tr in the next st, tr x2 in the next st. *Tr in the next 2 sts, tr x2 in the next st. Rep from * until the end of the round, join with a slst into the top of the initial ch3. (48tr)

Round 5 – Ch1 (does not count as a st), dc in the next st. *Ch5, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st. Rep from * until the end of the round. Join with a slst into the first dc of the round.

Round 6 – Slst into the first 2 chs of the initial ch5 from previous round, dc into the third ch. *Ch5, dc into the third ch of next ch5. Rep from * until the end of the round (omit the last dc). Join with a slst into first dc of the round.

Round 7 – Ch1 (does not count as a st), *dc x2 into the first ch5 space of previous round, ch3, add bead, ch3, dc x2 into the same ch5 space. Rep from * into each ch5 space. Join with a slst into first dc of round.

Fasten off yarn and sew in any loose ends.

So simple and very quick to make! You could easily make them bigger to cover other things, you’d just need to thread extra beads on and work out the spacing 🙂 If you decide to make one please tag me in on Instagram so I can see it and use the hashtag #lyndascraftroom

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda-Rose xx

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