Friday, March 16, 2012

Draft Blocker

Along the bottom of our back door we get a draft of cold air in the winter. I have been putting a rolled up towel there but I thought it might be nice to have something cuter. It is nearly spring here and the weather is getting warmer. I don't need my new draft stopper as much now, but I like it so much. I think I will leave it up for a long while yet.

It adds just the right amount of spring into my kitchen.

And here is the mushroom pattern. I didn't make a pattern for the actual draft blocker because everyone has different sized doors. I just used the loop stitch, like I did here, and made a tube then filled it. I cut all of the loops to have it look like grass.

Use an f hook throughout

Small Mushroom:
Use the magic circle, sc5 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 2: *sc 1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (15)
Rnd 3-5: sc around (15)
Rnd 6: switch to white, *decrease, sc1* repeat around (10) Don't stuff top of mushroom or stem.
Rnd 7: decrease 4 times, sc2 (6)
Rnd 8-12: sc around (6)

Now it will look something like this:

Now take a length of white yarn and mold the top into a cap shape. Sew it in place with white yarn. See my first attempt at a crochet video for a better idea of what to do.

After sewing the cap in place sew up the hole in bottom.

Bigger Mushroom:
Use the magic circle, sc5 in a circle
Rnd 1: 2sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 2: *sc 1, 2sc in next st* repeat around (15)
Rnd 3: *sc 2, 2sc in next st* repeat around (20)
Rnd 4: *sc 3, 2sc in next st* repeat around (25)
Rnd 5-7: sc around (25)
Rnd 8: *sc1, decrease* repeat 7 times, sc1 (17)
Rnd 9: decrease 8 times, sc1 (9)
Rnd 10-16: sc around (9)
Sew up cap as you did with the small mushroom. Stuff a little string into the stem of the mushroom to make it firm.
Rnd 17: decrease 4, sc1 (5)
Sew up the hole.

Here is a picture of them by our front door which has a little better light, and one of those metal door kicks that acts like a mirror.

Cute little shrooms.


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  2. I know I'm late, but I just saw this. I absolutely love it. Awesome job. It's super cute!

  3. The next time you have me for Christmas, I would LOVE one of these!