Designed By Julie A. Bolduc
This piece is designed to keep flies and bugs out of your drinks when you are out side. It is made to cover a glass or dish up to 6½" in diameter. The weight of the beads should be enough to keep it on the dish or glass. Someone requested a pattern for a shoo-fly cover and this is what I came up with.
Piece of cotton/polyester or chintz fabric 8"x8" square
Size 20 crochet cotton to match fabric. DMC Cebelia was used in the example.
165 pearlized E-Beads or glass beads 4mm diam with a 2mm hole available at most craft stores
Sharp fabric scissors
Large Coffee Can lid 6¼" diam
Size 11 steel crochet hook
Tapestry needle thin enough to go through beads
Thread Thickness: 20thread
Finished Size: 8" diam
Skill Level: Intermediate
Using the coffee can lid or a 6¼" diam template, trace a circle on the fabric with your pencil and cut out.
String All Beads onto thread
RND 1: Poke hook through fabric ¼" from the edge. Make slip knot in the fabric, put on the hook, then pull it through the hole. Ch1. Sc in same hole. Ch2. *Poke next hole ¼" from the edge and ¼" from the previous hole and make another sc. Ch2. Rep from * around the edge of the fabric so you end up with 99 evenly spaced ch2 spaces.
RND 2: Slst into the first ch2 sp. Ch1. (Dc, ch2, dc, ch3, dc, ch2, dc in next ch2 sp.) Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. *Sc in next ch2 sp. Rep bet () once. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1.
RND 3: Slst into the next ch2 sp. Ch5. (Work the fol in the next ch3 sp. Dc, ch3, pull up a bead, ch4, pull up 3 beads, ch4, pull up a bead, ch3, dc.) Ch2. Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. *Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep bet () once. Ch2. Dc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Sc in next ch2 sp. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch5. Fasten off, weave ends into back of work.
Iron lightly if desired or needed.
Design written on Friday, August 17, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc f118007
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