Tuesday, 20 October 2015

MY RAPHAEL TMNT CASE


 MY RAPHAEL TMNT CASE


I love making little cases that are multi functional.. and this one could be used as a pencil case, but the general pattern can be adapted for several other uses too.

So we’re back again.. and I just *know* we’re going to love doing this one together.

I’ve written this pattern for a simple pencil case some time back.  Using this pattern (link below) for the base, I’ve added the TMNT bit to shake it all up.

Materials used : Indian Polyester cone yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
This will be superb with our Indian Laura cotton and a 3.5 – 4 mm crochet hook too.

Size : 10.5” x 5”

Difficulty level : Easy to intermediate skill level. 

Stitches used :

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Extended Single Crochet (e-sc) : hk into st, yo (2 lps on hk), pull through one lp, yo (2 lps on hk),pull through both lps.  One e-sc made. (An e-sc is basically an sc on an sc)

Abbreviations used :
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                            sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                               ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                                     sl-st : Slip stitch
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                          hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                                                            
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet

So first make the basic pencil case from the link given above and then we will make the Rafael ‘mask’ to give this the TMNT look.

So as usual, let’s see what we’re going to do here.  The pencil case has been made, so we’ll make the distinct Rafael face mask now.

Start with 8 fsc. Turn.

Row 1 : (Increase row) : 2 sc in the 1st fsc ; sc in the next 6 fsc ; 2 sc in the last fsc. Turn.

Row 2 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 3 : (Increase row) : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 8 sc ; 2 sc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 4 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 5 : (Increase row) : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 10 sc ; 2 sc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 6 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 7 - 23 : Rep Row 6.

Row 24 : (Decrease row) : sc 2-tog in the 1st  2 sc ; sc in the next 10 fsc ; 
sc 2-tog in the last 2 sc. Turn.

Row 25 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 26 : (Decrease row) : sc 2-tog in the 1st  2 sc ; 
sc in the next 8 fsc ; sc 2-tog in the last 2 sc. Turn.

Row 27 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 28 : (Decrease row) : sc 2-tog in the 1st  2 sc ; 
sc in the next 6 fsc ; sc 2-tog in the last 2 sc. Turn.

Row 29 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 30 : (Decrease row) : sc 2-tog in the 1st  2 sc ; 
sc in the next 4 fsc ; sc 2-tog in the last 2 sc. Turn.

Row 31 – 33 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 34 : (Increase row) : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 4 sc ; 
2 sc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 35 : sc in the 1st sc and each sc till end. Turn.

Row 37 : (Increase row) : 2 sc in the 1st sc ; sc in the next 6 sc ; 
2 sc in the last sc. Turn.

Rep Rows 2 – 29.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

We’ve made the face mask.  Now to add in the whites and blacks of the eyes.

Eyes 1 (Whites of eyes)
Make two using white

Start with a 4 fsc.  Turn.

So in the following round, we’ll work till the end of the fsc row, turn around and then work around the bottom of the same fsc row till the 1st st.

Round 1 : 2 hdc in the 1st fsc , hdc in next 2 fsc ; 
3 hdc in the last fsc ; (turn and working on the bottom of the fsc row) ; 
hdc in the next 2 fsc ; hdc in the last fsc and join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Round 2 : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ; hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 
(2 hdc in the next hdc ; hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc) ; 
hdc in the next 2 hdc ; 2 hdc in the last hdc.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Round 3 : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ; hdc in the next 5 hdc ; 
(2 hdc in the next hdc ; hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc) ; 
hdc in the next 4 hdc ; 2 hdc in the last hdc.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto main piece.

Eyes 2 : (Blacks of eyes)
Make two using black.
Now for the little black bits of the eyes, we’ll start with a fsc chain, and then work till the end of that chain, and turn around and work under the chain.

Start with a 4 fsc.  Turn.

Round 1 : 3 sc in the 1st fsc , sc in next 2 fsc ; 3 sc in the last sc ; 
(Turn and working under the fsc chain) ; sc in the next 2 fsc 
and join with a sl-st to the 1st fsc.

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the whites of the eyes.




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