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! So the progression of my choice was as follows, in order to give credit where it is due:
I first was exposed to crocheted safety cones when I saw them on the Bittersweet Blog, where Hannah has made one from a free pattern she found on Alicia Kachmar’s Create blog. Honestly, when I first saw them I thought they were adorable but quickly dismissed them from my mind thinking I’d never really have a reason to make something like that. But then yarnbomb weekend came up. And Kim at the Woolly Tooms blog posted an idea of using safety cones for International Yarnbombing day on her Facebook page. So I thought it was a great idea to do at a school and decided to do it too! Kim will be posting her safety cone pattern so keep an eye on her spaces.
In the meantime, 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.
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.