Crochet Corner To Corner Minecraft Ghast And Creeper Pencil/Storage Cases Pattern

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Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases

Following my first successful attempt at corner to corner crochet with my corner to corner hearts blanket I decided to venture back and try something else.  I have had an idea for some crochet storage cases for a while now and combined with my like for making things Minecraft related I decided to combine to two and make some Minecraft themed storage cases.

After digging out my graph paper again I got started on the patterns for a Creeper and a Ghast (I was thinking of starting with a mooshroom cow but didn’t have any red!).  once I had got the pattern sorted I could get started on the crochet part.

Update: I finally got some red wool and completed a Minecraft Mooshroom version.

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These cases measure up at approximately 20 x 11 cm, when using DK wool and a 4 mm crochet hook.   The Ghast uses 3 colours (grey, black, white) and the Creeper uses 4 (black, dark green, medium green, light/sage green).

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Pencil/Storage Case Assembly:

After I had completed the crochet part and sewn in all the loose ends it was time to put the cases together. 

  • Taking one of the cases: fold it in half with the right sides together and slip stitch down the two sides. Turn back out the right way.
  • Attach the zip:
    • I used a 20cm length zip, but make sure to measure along the top edge of your finished case to ensure zip size due to variations in wool and tension.
    • Before sewing the zip I completed a few stitches at the bottom to hold the loose sides together which makes it easier for sewing in.
      • I first sewed the zip along one of the top edges, then opened the zip and sewed it to the other side.
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I decided to add some lining to my case just to ensure no bits could fall out.  I opted for lining which had a white wrong side and pattern on the right side for my Ghast so that you wouldn’t see any pattern through the case but would on the inside, however, you could choose any pattern or colour you would like.   

  • To add lining: cut a piece of fabric (for each case) 21 x 22 cm and fold this in half (placing right sides together) so you have a piece 21 x 11 cm and sew down the sides.
  • Fold the top edge over by 0.5 cm and press, then sew the lining into the case by placing the lining inside the case, pinning it in place with the top edge of the lining 0.5 cm from the zip and secure using a slip stitch.
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Crochet Mini Apples Pattern – Perfect For Teachers Gift Tags

Looking sweet and crisp like a Granny Smith! A crochet Apple! 

I’ve had this one on my list a while now after a few friends mentioned about them having to get gifts for school teachers, it gave me the idea to do these little crochet apples which would be great as present decorations!

I couldn’t decide whether to do one completely green or do one like an apple had been cut in half so decided to do both and see how they looked, I still don’t think I can decide which I like best!

I have used green for those as this is what I had in my stash! But you could also use red, which would look really good with the green leaf, and you could also leave the leaf off of you didn’t want to include it.

All this apple making is making me hungry!


Crochet mini apple pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook
  • Wool in cream, green, brown

Making the apples:

In cream:

Make a magic ring ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

Round 2: 2sc into same stitch, 1sc. Repeat around.

Round 3: 2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into same stitch 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into same stitch 4sc. Repeat around.

Change to green:

Round 6: Slip stitch whole way around the edge.

Round 7: slip stitch around again Into the previous green slip stitch round, and slip stitch into first green slip stitch to finish.

Fasten off.

  • For a whole green apple, work rows 1-6 in green, completing the first round of slip stitches around the edge only, then fasten off. Then attach stem and leaf.

Stem:

In brown:

Fasten on at end of previous round, but fasten on into the row down from the last row, dc, ch4, slip stitch into second ch from hook and the remaining, slip stitch into same dc stitch at the base that you started on.


Leaf:

Row 1: Ch2, 2sc into 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, sc.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

sc around edge of leaf.

Fasten off.

Sew line down the centre of the leaf in green with two long stitches.

Sew leaf onto back of stem half way down.

Pips:

Sew on pips diagonally in brown onto the 3rd round 4dc apart, sew the stitches diagonally and do two stitches into the same space to make them stand out.