Monday, May 9, 2011

Otter Pop Holder and pattern (crochet)

Last summer I made a bunch of these out of craft felt for dirt cheap and they lasted all through summer and are finally starting to look rather sad. So I decided to crochet some up this time. Here is the pattern for anyone else who'd like to make some, too!

Otter Pop Holders

F hook* 100% cotton yarn (I used one main color and one color for putting together) *tapestry needle

(make 2)
chain 16. sc into 2nd ch from hook and across (15)
R1-5: sc across, ch 1, turn (15)
R6: sc across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Using the 2nd yarn color, hold two rectangles together and beginning at one corner, sc through both pieces all around 3 of the edges (leaving one short side open for holding the otter pop). When you are at the corners, put 2 sc into the same stitch to help round the corner and keep work flat. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Very, very basic and easy...perfect for beginner crocheters to try out something other than a potholder! And it's quick and uses next-to-no yarn at all. :) Make them up in all sorts of colors to match your frozen treats! :)


Jameelah said...

My sister is having a baby shower this summer, how cute it would be to hand otter pops out in girlie colors? I need to start now.

Deborah Misfit said...

Very cool idea - especially for us older folks with cold feeling hands that love these pops! Thanks so much!

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

Thank you :) The possibilities on color combos for these are endless! You can match them to a party theme or your kids' favorite colors, etc.. :)

Cheryl said...

Just made my son one of these.
He really likes it.
Thank you

Tara said...

Thank you for your creativity! I had come across this pattern over the winter and thought, oh how cute! Well, I didn't bookmark the page or anything. This summer, we get the pops out, and my 2 yr old is complaining about how cold her hands were getting holding them! I searched, and found you again!! I will be making a few of these up. Thanks again!!

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

You're welcome!! I have to make new ones every once in a while still...but only because they seem to be like socks and get lost in a void somewhere eventually! haha