* FREE CROCHET PATTERN * Recycled Cotton Door-Stop

CROCHET DOOR STOP

 

Anyone else out there a serial door-slammer or just me?? I'm sure it's the one thing that drives my husband theeeee most up the wall! I don't know why I do it. If I'm opening a door, *SLAM* it goes against the wall. If I'm closing a door, you can put money on the fact that you'll feel the house move as it shuts. 

So, to try and prevent my husband filing for a divorce any time soon, I decided that I needed to invest in some door-stops. After browsing online for a bit, I had one of those all-too-familiar 'I can just make one' moments. Now, a lot of the time, these brain waves result in a few hours of me going round in circles making, frogging and re-making said item, before reaching the conclusion that I should have just bought one.

But not this time, my friends! I knew I wanted something clean and simple in design, and it needed to be made using sustainable materials. I already had the perfect fibre in my stash. This is Hoooked's Ribbon XL yarn. It is made from 100% recycled fibres, using waste selvedges from textiles factories that would otherwise go into landfill.

HOOOKED RIBBON XL

I wanted the door-stop to be washable, so it would need to be opened and closed easily and the filling needed to be removable. The handy-handle at the top actually slots through a hole on the opposite side, meaning I didn't need to attach any additional fastenings. I didn't want anything plastic-based for the filling, so I opted for rice in a little cotton drawstring bag. You could use a number of things for this though, so get creative! Dried beans or pebbles in a sock for example. Anything you already have in the house would be great rather than buying something new specifically for this purpose. So when this little guy gets a bit grubby, open the top, take the filling out and pop him in the wash :)

Anyway, enough of me babbling on. Here's the pattern so you can make one for yourself! 

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

- Hoooked Ribbon XL yarn - approx. 85 metres {one skein is plenty}

- 8mm crochet hook

- Wide eye blunt needle

- Scissors

- Chosen filling and small bag / sock, etc.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

- sts = stitches

- sl st = slip stitch

- ch = chain

- sc = single crochet

- sk = skip

- WS = Waistcoat Stitch

 

SPECIAL STITCHES:

WAISTCOAT STITCH - The same technique as a single crochet but, instead of placing your crochet hook under the chain of the previous row, you place your hook through the 'v' of the stitch in the previous row.

CROCHET WAISTCOAT STITCH

 

NOTES:

** The first sc of each round is always in the same stitch as the joining sl st and ch 1.

 

PATTERN:

ROW 1: Make a magic ring. Cast on 8 sts. Join with a sl st. (8)

ROW 2: Ch 1. *Sc, 3 sc in next st*. Repeat between ** to the end of the row. Sl st to join. (16)

CROCHET MAGIC RING
CROCHET IN THE ROUND

 

ROW 3: Ch 1.  2 sc, 3 sc in next st, *3 sc, 3 sc in next st*. Repeat between ** to the last st. Sc in last st. Sl st to join. (24)

ROW 4: Ch 1. 3 sc, 3 sc in next st, *5 sc, 3 sc in next st*. Repeat between ** to the last 2 sts. 2 sc. Sl st to join. (32)

SINGLE CROCHET SQUARE
SINGLE CROCHET SQUARE

 

ROW 5: Ch 1. Sc in the third loop around. Sl st to join. (32)

SINGLE CROCHET IN THIRD LOOP

 

ROWS 5-17: Ch 1. Using the 'Waistcoat Stitch' method, sc each st around. Sl st to join. (32)

CROCHET WAISTCOAT STITCH

 

ROW 18: Ch 1. WS 14 sts, ch 3, sk 3, WS 15 sts. Sl st to join. (32)

CROCHET HOLE

 

ROW 19: Sl st in every st around. (32)

ROW 20: Sc in same st as the last sl st. Sc either side of joining sl st from previous row and the next st {see photo}. (4)

SINGLE CROCHET

 

ROWS 21-34: Ch 1, turn. Sc across all sts. (4)

CROCHET DOOR STOP

 

Cut yarn, leaving a tail of approx. 30cm. Pull yarn tail through the last stitch and pull tight to fasten off. Fold the length of the handle in half towards the inside of the door stop. Thread the yarn needle and sew the end of the handle to the top of the inside of the door stop. Weave in the ends.

CROCHET DOOR STOP
CROCHET DOOR STOP

 

Grab your chosen filling and pop it in the inside of the door stop. With the door stop facing you, push the sides in with your index finger while closing the front and back together. You can then place the handle through the hole at the front.

CROCHET DOOR STOP
CROCHET DOOR STOP

 

 And that's it!

CROCHET DOOR STOP

 

 

Tag me in your creations on social media, I'd love to see them!

Happy making, folks!

xx

 

 

 


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