05 December 2008

Rock On!

It's funny the things that can come out of a sore head. (No, I don't mean brain goop...) I added a new pattern to my portfoliotoday. The drum cozy idea came out of a night when I had a horribly sore head, and my friends were "trying to play Rock Band quietly"; turning the sound down did nothing to muffle the *%^Thwack!&* of the drums, so I resolved to make cozies.




I like to provide patterns for people to try out, and I truly get a kick out of seeing people's finished projects, but I also think it's important to give people the opportunity to say thankyou for the work that has gone into creating the pattern, if they so wish.

So, I have the pattern written out below, in UK stitch names, but if you'd prefer an easy-to-print pdf of the pattern, with both UK and US stitch names catered for, then please, click below, give whatever you feel is appropriate, let me know your email address, and I'll happily email the pdf on to you.

Thanks!








You Spin Me Right ‘Round
RockBand Drumkit Cozy

This pattern is written with UK stitch names

Artist’s Name:
Aoibhe Ní Shúilleabháin
mise_5@hotmail.com

Materials:
1 ball each of green, red, blue and
yellow. Scraps will do fine.
1 big ball of black yarn, split into
three smaller balls (all will become
clear), or...well, 3 small balls to
begin with..

3.5 mm crochet hook

Finished Size: Rockband Drum pad

Method:

1. Taking 1 ball of black yarn (Black 1) ch 4 and sl st into furthest ch from hook, making a loop.
2. Ch 2, tr 7 into loop and sl st into 2nd ch to close off.
3. Still using Black 1, ch 1 & dc 1 into same st, then tr 2 into next st. Don’t cast off.
4. Using Black 2, cast on to next available st and ch 1 & dc 1 into same st, then tr 2 into next st. Don’t cast off.
5. Using Black 3, cast on to next available st and ch 1& dc 1 into same st, then tr 2 into next st. Don’t cast off.
6. Using Colour, cast on to next available st and ch 1& dc 1 into same st, then tr 2 into next st. Don’t cast off.

This will give you 4 active yarns, three black and one colour. Building these up simultaneously will give the coloured yarn a spiral effect. Every time a yarn change is called for, I suggest you pull a big loop in the yarn you’ve just finished with (or add a clip to stop it ripping).

7. Black 1. tr 2 into each of 4 sts available on top of Black 2. (8 sts Black 1 added)
8. Black 2. tr 2 into each of 4 sts available on top of Black 3. (8 sts Black 2 added)
9. Black 3. tr 2 into each of 4 sts available on top of Colour. (8 sts Black 3 added)
10. Colour. tr 2 into each of 4 sts available on top of Black 1. (8 sts Colour added)
11. Black 1. *tr 1 into first st, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (12 sts Black 1 added)
12. Black 2. *tr 1 into first st, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (12 sts Black 2 added)
13. Black 3. *tr 1 into first st, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (12 sts Black 3 added)
14. Colour. *tr 1 into first st, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (12 sts Colour added)
15. Black 1. *tr 1 into first 2 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (16 sts Black 1 added)
16. Black 2. *tr 1 into first 2 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (16 sts Black 2 added)
17. Black 3. *tr 1 into first 2 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (16 sts Black 3 added)
18. Colour. *tr 1 into first 2 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (16 sts Colour added)
19. Black 1. *tr 1 into first 3 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (20 sts Black 1 added)
20. Black 2. *tr 1 into first 3 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (20 sts Black 2 added)
21. Black 3. *tr 1 into first 3 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (20 sts Black 3 added)
22. Colour. *tr 1 into first 3 sts, then tr 2 into next st available* repeat 3 more times. (20 sts Colour added)
23. Repeat sequence until it fits the diameter of the drum pad.

For Red and Green Drum Cozies:

24. Black 2. tr 6, dc 6, sl st 6. Cast off and weave in
25. Black 3. tr 6, dc 6, sl st 6. Cast off and weave in
26. Colour. tr 6, dc 6, sl st 6. Cast off and weave in.
27. Black 1. tr 72 sts. ch 1, turn.
28. Black 1. tr 72 sts. ch 1, turn.
29. *tr2tog, tr 1* repeat over all sts (48 sts) ch1
30. *tr2tog, tr 1* repeat over all sts (32 sts) Cast off and weave in ends.

For Yellow and Blue Cozies:

24. Be aware that the orientation of the cozy pad is important to get all your spirals spinning correctly.

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