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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Bright lights, bright ideas

A new year, new ideas, some weird, some wonderful, some instantly dismissed or forgotten, some put aside for later and some so good that you can't wait to try them out. Lately I've had so many ideas I've taken to carrying around a notebook and pen because I want to remember them all. I made a crochet light bulb for a colleague at work last year, a brilliant gift for an ideas man, I forgot to write the pattern down and suddenly this week decided I needed to, so I borrowed it back for a while, wrote it down, made a few more in bright colours and now here it is to share with you....

Bright lights, bright ideas




You will need:
3.5mm crochet hook (or the size appropriate for your yarn/tension)
DK acrylic yarn in yellow or any bright colour (I used Stylecraft Special DK)
A small amount of grey and black yarn,
Polyester filling.

Abbreviations: (UK terms)
ch - chain,
dc - double crochet,
dec - decrease (dc two together)

Light Bulb (using main colour)
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Round 1 Dc 6 in second ch from hook (6 dc)
Round 2 2 dc in each st around (12 dc)
Round 3 (Dc 1, 2 dc in next st) six times (18 dc)
Round 4 (Dc 2, 2 dc in next st) six times (24 dc)
Round 5 (Dc 3, 2 dc in next st) six times (30 dc)
Round 6 (Dc 4, 2 dc in next st) six times (36 dc)
Round 7 to 13 36 dc,
Round 14 (Dc 4, dec) six times (30 dc)
Round 15 to 16 30 dc,
Round 17 (Dc 3, dec) six times (24 dc)
Round 18 24 dc,
Round 19 (Dc 2, dec) six times (18 dc)
Round 20 to 21 18 dc,
Round 22 (Dc 1, dec) six times (12 dc)
Stuff the light bulb with polyester filling,
Fasten off (no need to close the gap) and weave in ends.

Screw Fitting (using grey)
Ch 2
Round 1 Dc 6 in second ch from hook (6 dc)
Round 2 2 dc in each st around (12 dc)
Round 3 12 dc,
Round 4 to 6 Working in back loop only for these three rounds, 12 dc,
Round 7 12 dc,
Fasten off leaving a longish thread.
Join yarn to last unworked loop from round 6 and dc in each loop around to first unworked loop of round 4 (36 dc)
Using black yarn, embroider a circle between rounds 1 and 2.
Stuff and sew screw fitting to light bulb, through back loops of screw fitting only.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make one on its own or string them together.
I would love to see your makes, tag me on Instagram

Thanks Flo and Dot

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