Yarndango Project 38 – Tiny Safety Cones

For International Yarnbombing Weekend (June 8 and 9, 2013), I decided to use a nearby school playground as my target.  I decided to use safety cones for several reasons – uses up lots of weird neon orange-ish colors that I don’t know what else to do with, they are small, and it’s so close to summer release for the kids that it would be a great way to remind them to have a safe summer!

I just whipped up a quick and easy hollow cone, about 2 inches high to use so I could make them as quickly as possible.

Update:  I’ve modified this pattern to make a Santa’s Helper elf hat for my ami doll.  The pattern for that follows the safety cones. 

Tiny Safety Cones


Tiny Safety Cones

This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.

Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

Using an F (3.75 mm) hook and worsted weight yarn:

1.  CH 2, 3 SC in 2nd CH from hook.

2.  2 SC in each around = 6

3.  SC in each around = 6

4.  *SC in next, INC in next and repeat from * around = 9

5.  SC in each around = 9

6. *SC in next 2 SC, INC in next and repeat from * around = 12

7.  SC in each around = 12

8.  *SS in next 2 SC, then SC, HDC, SC in next and repeat from * 3 more times.  Then SS in next and FO.  Thread yarn tail into tapestry needle and insert from right side into next stitch.  Turn work upside down and take a few stitches back and forth on wrong side to lock in place and snip yarn end.

You can change colors to make stripes anywhere along the way.  I painted my faces on for speed in making these yarn bombs but they would certainly be cute with embroidered faces and beads for eyes too.

Santa’s Helper Elf Hat for Dolls or Decor


Use red worsted weight yarn and F hook.

Make Rounds 1-7 the same as for traffic cone, then continue as follows:

8 – *SC, INC (repeat from * around) = 18

9 – SC around = 18

10 – *SC 2, INC (repeat from * around) = 24

11 – SC around =24

12 – *SC 3, INC (repeat from * around) = 30.  If hat is as big as you like now, then change to a bulky white in last SC and then SC around and finish off.  If it needs to be bigger, then continue making rounds in the same manner – adding one to the number of stitches between increases for each increase round and working one round even between them.

Make a pompom of white and attach to hat, or use a jingle bell or crochet a ball.  I crocheted a ball by making an adjustable circle of 6, Increasing in each stitch around on next round=12, working one round even at 12, then doing a final round by decreasing all the way around.  It makes a rather large ball but it looks even larger in my photo because of the angle.



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3 comments for “Yarndango Project 38 – Tiny Safety Cones

  1. June 9, 2013 at 11:00 am


    Thank you! Oooh, looks like I need to get over to your blog too – I may have missed reading a post! On my way!!!

  2. Kim Lapsley
    June 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I love that you made them hollow! So cute and awesome :)

    Thank you, Kim! I just know I was a very curious kid and the first thing I would have done when I found one is turned it over to see how realistic it was. LOL. Maybe I was just a pain in the butt as a kid. 😉 Maybe I still am! LOL.