Crochet,  Free pattern,  Holiday

Christmas in July

You either love it or hate it…. personally, I LOVE IT!!

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has already begun their holiday movies and don’t get me wrong, I love them, but the real deal starts TODAY on the Hallmark Channel. Those are the good ones since nothing bag happens in them. No sad stories. There’s always a snowball fight and then the almost kiss. You know what I’m talking about. It’s awesome even though it’s cliche. The Christmas in July movies get me so excited every year. It’s just what I need to get myself into gear and start prepping for the holidays.

It gets me so excited, that I have been working on a Christmas in July campaign for you guys. Each Friday, for the month of July, I will release a post and will be giving you something Christmas related for free. This week I am gifting you guys the Cookie Container Cover from my Peppermint Swirl Gift Set.

If you love to give homemade goodies as gift then this set is perfect for you. The Cookie Container Cover works perfectly with a 1 QT Pyrex bowl w/ lid. The Wine Bottle Carrier holds a 750 ml bottle of wine, and the Peppermint Swirl Bag is perfect for a small bag of cocoa, homemade marshmallows or even a hot cocoa bomb.

You can find the patterns for the entire set over on Ravelry. Just click the link below.

Now let’s get on to the Cookie Container Cover pattern!!!

What you will need:
– 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in color red
– 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in color white
– I (5.5 mm) hook
– Scissors
– Yarn needle

– Ch 3 counts as a stitch.
– Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch
– When you make your bead stitch, you are creating TWO stitches within it. The top of the CH or DC and then the top of the second part of the stitch. See the special stitch section below.

Special Stitches:
– Bead stitch: Either CH 3 or DC, *yarn over, insert the hook behind the previous chain/double crochet from front to back, yarn over and pull up a loop*. Repeat from * to * 2 times (you will have 7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on the hook.

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BST- Bead Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch

Round 1: With white yarn, make a magic ring, CH 3 (this CH 3 does NOT count as a stitch) , 10 DC in the magic ring. SL ST into the first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: With red yarn, CH 3, DC in the same stitch, 2 DC in each DC. SL ST into the CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: With white yarn, CH 3 (counts as a stitch). *BST into the next, DC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * 9 times. SL ST to the top of the CH 3. (10 DC, 10 BST)
Round 4: With red yarn, CH 3, DC in the same stitch. DC in the next two stitches. *2 DC in the next stitch, DC in the next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * 8 times. SL ST into the top of the CH 3. ( 40 DC)
Round 5: With white yarn, CH 3, place the second part of the BST around the CH 3. *Skip next stitch, BST into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * 18 times. Skip the last stitch and slip stitch into the top of the CH 3 of the first BST. (20 BST)
Round 6: With red yarn, CH 3, DC in next stitch and in each stitch across. SL ST into the top of the CH 3. (40 DC)
Rounds 7 & 8: Repeat rounds 5 & 6
Round 9: Repeat round 5
Round 10: With red yarn, CH 1, SC in same stitch and in each stitch around. ( 40 SC) SL ST into the top of the CH 1. Tie off yarn and weave in all the ends.

And now you’re done! I would love to see a photo of your finished product. You can find me at any of the following places:
Facebook: @mandascraftycorner
Instagram: mandascraftycorner
Pinterest: Afarone

Please use hashtags #peppermintswirlgiftset and #mandascraftycornerwv when you post your work. I would love to see your project.

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