Fanciful Desk Set - Crochet Pattern


 This 3-piece set is a stylish way to organize your desk. What a great way to add a little flair and brighten up your workspace. The set includes a pencil cup, trinket box and memo cube. (Hint: It also works perfectly to store your hooks and other small tools like stitch markers, yarn needles and row counters.)

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Yarn

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (3.5 oz (100 g) / 186 yd (170 m)) 1 ball Rose

Lion Brand Fun Fur (1.75 oz (50 g) / 64 yd (58 m)) 1 ball White


Materials / Tools

C 2 / 2.75 mm Hook

E 4 / 3.5 mm Hook

Locking stitch marker

Yarn Needle

Lg. Bead (for trinket box cover) 

Fabric Stiffener


Difficulty

Easy


Size

Pencil Cup: 4 in. tall x 3 in. diameter

Trinket Box: 1 ½ in. tall x 3 ¾ in. diameter

Memo Cube: 3 ¾ in. x 3 ¾ in.


Gauge

In sc with C 2 / 2.75 mm hook and cotton yarn

23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches



Notes

The pencil cup and round trinkets box are worked in a continuous circle What that means is that you won’t join the beginning and end of each round.  Rather you will continue around, making the first st of each round in the first st of the previous round. To keep track, I use a locking stitch marker to mark the end of each row.



PENCIL CUP


Round 1: With C2 / 2.75 mm Hook and cotton yarn make 6 sc in MC (Magic Circle)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st) place marker in last st

Round 3: * sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st) place marker in last st

Round 4: * sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st) place marker in last st

Round 5: * sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st) place marker in last st

Round 6: * sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st) place marker in last st

Round 7: * sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st) place marker in last st

Round 8: * sc in first 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st) place marker in last st

Round 9: sc in each st around 

Round 10: working in BLO, sc in each st around

Rounds 11 - 32: working in both loops, sc in each st around, finish off cotton yarn

Round 33: With E 4 / 3.5 mm hook attach fun fur and ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in each st around, finish off fun fur.

Weave in ends and turn down the fun fur row like a cuff. 


TRINKET BOX BOTTOM


Round 1: With C2 / 2.75 mm Hook and cotton yarn make 6 sc in MC

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st) place marker in last st

Round 3: * sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st) place marker in last st

Round 4: * sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st) place marker in last st

Round 5: * sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st) place marker in last st

Round 6: * sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st) place marker in last st

Round 7: * sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st) place marker in last st

Round 8] * sc in first 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st) place marker in last st

Round 9: * sc in first 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (54 st) place marker in last st

Round 10: * sc in first 8 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (60 st) place marker in last st

Round 11: sc in each st around 

Round 12: working in BLO, sc in each st around

Round 13: working in both loops, sc in each st around

Rounds 14 -20: Repeat round 13.

Round 21: sc in each st around, sl st in next 2 sts finish off.

Weave in ends


TRINKET BOX COVER


Round 1: With C2 / 2.75 mm Hook and cotton yarn make 6 sc in MC

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st) place marker in last st

Round 3: * sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st) place marker in last st

Round 4: * sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st) place marker in last st

Round 5: * sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st) place marker in last st

Round 6: * sc in first 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st) place marker in last st

Round 7: * sc in first 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st) place marker in last st

Round 8: * sc in first 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st) place marker in last st

Round 9: * sc in first 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (54 st) place marker in last st

Round 10: * sc in first 8 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (60 st) place marker in last st

Round 11: * sc in first 9 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (66 st) place marker in last st

Round 12: sc in each st around, finish off cotton yarn.

Round 13: With E 4 / 3.5 mm hook attach fun fur and ch 2, hdc in each st around, finish off fun fur.

Weave in ends.

Sew bead to top side center of cover for handle



MEMO CUBE 


With C2 / 2.75 mm Hook and cotton yarn ch 22

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch1, turn (21 st)

Rows 2-4: sc across, ch 1, turn

Row 5: sc across in BLO, ch 1, turn

Rows 6 – 26: sc across, ch 1, turn

Row 27: sc across in BLO, ch 1, turn

Rows 28 – 29: sc across, ch 1, turn

Row 30: sc across, finish off


Sides


With wrong side facing you, (so the “line” from the BLO row is facing away from you) attach yarn at side of row just below the BLO row

Row 1: work 20 sc between the BLO rows, ch 1 turn

Rows 2 - 3: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn

Row 4: sc in each st across, finish off


Repeat for other side

Fold up sides and ends at BLO rows. Sew corners to make a shallow box. With C2 / 2.75 mm Hook attach cotton yarn and sl st around making sure to ch 1 at each corner.

Finish off and weave in all ends.


Finishing


To give your set more stability and keep its shape use a fabric stiffener. I used a purchased stiffener, if you prefer to make your own from white glue and water, that works just as well. Soak the yarn in the stiffener or apply with a paint brush until well saturated without being dripping wet. Use some type of form to keep its shape and size while drying. Before I soaked the yarn, I cut plastic canvas and secured it in the proper shape as a form for each piece. It has holes to let the air flow for better drying and the plastic won’t stick to the stiffener as much for easy removal of the mold. Then I placed it in a dry space and let it air dry. Cotton yarn can take up to 2-3 days to completely dry.  

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Tracee


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