Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hello Kitty Locker Mirror



School is just around the corner, so I thought a Hello Kitty Locker Mirror might be a fun project to decorate the well-dressed high school Co-ed.


Materials:

  • Color A--Lily Sugar'n Cream, Hot Pink  Color B--Caron Simply Soft, White     
  • Color C--Lily's Sugar'n Cream, Hot Green
  • Color D--Lily's Sugar'n Cream, Sunshine 
  • H/8 (5.00mm) hook
  • G/6 (4.25mm) hook
  • Krazy Glue 
  • 5" diameter Craft Mirror (got mine at Michaels)(look in pattern for variations for different sized mirrors)
  • Cardboard
  •  Steel darning needle 
  • Yellow and Black Felt (8x10" squares are available at Michaels or fabric stores)
  • Tacky Glue              


Gauge:  For mirror case diameter after 3 rounds is 1 3/4"



Special Stitches
Sc2tog (Single Crochet 2 stitches together) Insert hook in first stitch (st). Yarn over (YO), draw up a loop (lp), 2 lps on hook. Insert hook in next st, YO, draw up a lp.  3 lps on hook.  YO, draw yarn through all three lps on hook.













Mirror Prep

The first thing I wanted to do was make the mirror a little less dangerous, so I decided to glue a piece of cardboard to the back of it.  This way if the mirror cracks it won't shatter all over the place.  We had some old UPS hardpacks laying around so I used it for my cardboard.


Lay the mirror on the cardboard and draw a circle around it close to the edge.


The hardpack has some stickers on the back, so I decided to use it for part of the glue.




I also used some Krazy glue to really make it stick.



Now you're ready to make the mirror case.

Mirror Case Pattern

With H hook and Color A
Rnd 1:  Begin with a Magic Circle, ch 1 crochet 6 scs into circle, sl st into first sc. (6 scs)



Now we start increasing
Rnd 2:  Ch 1, 2 scs per sc, sl st in first sc. (12 scs)






12 scs

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, *1 sc in first sc, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc. (18 scs)





Rnd 4: Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc. (24 scs)



Hopefully you can see the pattern here.  To make a circle you start with a certain number of sts, then you increase by the same number of sts in each round.  I started with 6 scs, so the rounds increase 6 sts each round.  

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc. (30 scs)

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 4 scs , 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc. (36 scs)

Rnd 7:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc. (42 scs)

Rnd 8:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc.
(48 scs)


Eight Rnds
Eight Rnds diameter = 4 inches
If you are using a 4 inch round mirror go to Row 11

Rnd 9:  Ch1, *1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc.
(54 scs)

Rnd 10:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sl st in first sc.
(60 scs)

If your mirror is bigger than 5 inches, continue adding one stitch per round until the  crocheted circle is the same diameter as the mirror, (i.e. *1 sc in next 9 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, then 10, 11, etc.) Then go to Rnd 11 (your stitch count will be different of course.)

Rnd 11:  Ch 1, sc in each sc all the way around, sl st in first sc. (60 scs)

Edges will start to curl in
Rnd 12:  Ch 1, *1 sc in each of next 6 scs, sc2tog* 5 times, 1 sc in each of next 4 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc. (40 scs)





Rnd 13:  Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, sc2tog* repeat all the way around, sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Slide Mirror into cover
Back of mirror cover


Pull the thread through from the edge


Begin to weave the tail through the cover, hiding your sts as much as possible

Pull the tail tight as you st around the mirror


After you have gone all the way around pull the tail through to the back of  your mirror.
The tail is still attached



Hello Kitty Face

Using the H hook and Color B 

Row 1:  Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to the end. (4 scs)



Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, 2 scs in first sc, sc in next two sts, 2 scs in next sc.  Turn so now the foundation ch is up.










2 scs in first foundation ch, 2 scs in next two chs, 2 scs in last ch, sl st in first sc.
(12 scs)





Row 3:  Ch 1, turn. Sc in first sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sl st into 1st sc. (17 sts)






You get the idea


Row 4:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc,  sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in first sc. (22 scs)

Row 5:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc. (29 scs)

Row 6:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 8 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 8 scs,
2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sl st in first sc. (35 scs)

Row 7:  C1, turn.  Sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 10 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, EAR(sl st in next sc, ch 1, hdc in next sc, ch 1, dc in same st, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, ch 1, hdc in same st, ch 1, sl st in next st), sc in next 4 scs, EAR, sc in next 2 scs, on next sc change to Color C before pulling last lp through, sl st in first sc.







Row 8:  Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 scs, skip sl st, sc in in hdc, sc in dc, 3 scs in tr, sc in dc, sc in hdc, sk sl st, sc in next 4 scs, sk sl st, sc in hdc, sc in dc, 3 scs in tr, sc in dc, sc in hdc, sk sl st, sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 8 scs, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in next 2 scs, sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.





Flower

Using Color D and a G Hook


Rnd 1:  make a magic circle, ch1, 6 scs in magic circle, sl st in beg sc, pull circle closed.

Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sl st in next sc* 6 times.  Fasten off. Weave ends to center leaving a long tail to use for sewing onto face.



 To mark where to put eyes and nose


Fold face in half


 Then fold back half again


Then fold back half on other side (now folded into quarters)


Keep folds in tact and pin






Sew on the Flower



Pink Border

Using Color A and H Hook
Rnd 1:  Attach yarn in the 5th sc from the increase on the right.




Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, 3 dcs in next st, 2 dcs in next st (these increases form the first corner), hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dcs in next st, 2 dcs in next st, dc in next 8 sts (across the top), 2 dcs in next st, 3 dcs in next st, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 st, 2 dcs in next st, 3 dcs in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, st st in top of first hdc.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Weave tail up through pink yarn to top of motif.








Backing

Using Color C and H Hook
Row 1:  Attach yarn to Hello Kitty motif, the first single dc on the bottom right.



Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 13 sts.  (14 hdcs)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn.  Hdc in first st and in each st across. (14 hdcs)

Row 3 through Row 14:  Repeat Row 2.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 





Sew backing onto mirror using long green tail.






Hanger Loop

Attach Color C to third single dc on the top of the Hello Kitty motif.  Ch 11, sk 3 sts, sl st in 4th st.

Ch 1, sl st in first ch of hanger loop and in each ch around the loop.

Sl st back into the top of the pink dc.  


Ch 1, sl st in each st of the green hanger loop once more.


Sl st into the pink dc at the end of the hanger loop.  Fasten of leaving a long tail.  Weave the tail back and forth through the hanger loop to strengthen it.  Trim ends.


You can use this image to help you make the eyes nose and whiskers.  I used black felt for the eyes and whiskers and yellow felt for the nose.


You can hang the mirror in your locker using either a suction or a magnetic hook.

                                                        
Abbreviations
Ch(s)--chain(s)  sc(s)--single crochet(s)
sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together
hdc--half double  dc--double crochet
lp--loop  YO--yarn over
st(s)--stitch  sl st--slip stitch
sk--skip   *  *--repeat instructions inside astericks

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4 comments:

  1. This is truly awesome! loooove it!!! I might not use the mirror at the end and make it into a hairclip holder for my little girls. Thank you so much for sharing

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