Mini Milk Crate Cover – Free Crochet Pattern

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Mini Milk Crate Cover – Free Crochet Pattern

Mini Milk Crate Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

The good people at LoveKnitting.com sent me some pretty Paintbox DK Cotton yarn to play with and design. Aside from the vibrant colors, the first thing I noticed was how soft the yarn was. Some cotton yarns can be a little stiff, but not this one! It has a slight sheen to it, excellent drape, and is super touchable.




Paintbox Cotton DK yarn is available in an amazing 56 colors! With that many colors to choose from, it truly is like painting with yarn. With the vibrant colors and quality yarn, I couldn’t just design a dishcloth. I mean, I could have, and it would be a lovely dishcloth, I’m sure. But with these vibrant colors I really wanted to do something fun and functional.

I love anything that helps me stay organized. Mini milk crates are great for keeping things tidy, and can be found at many stores (I’ve seen them at Target and Walmart), for less than $3. Can’t beat that. To make them a little more snazzy, I designed this mini milk crate cover. It’s made in 4 pieces and then seamed together at the corners with whipstitch. One of the great things about these milk crates is they stack perfectly on top of each other or side to side. With this pattern, all the functionality is kept in tact. Even with the pretty cover, the crate still stacks any way you need it to. Neat, right?!

Mini Milk Crate Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

Mini Milk Crate Cover – Free Crochet Pattern

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Gauge: 21 st and 24 rows in 4″ sc

Supplies:

3.5mm Crochet Hook

Clover Amour Crochet Hook Size E (3.50 mm)

Color A – Magenta – 90 yards
Color B – Orange – 90 yards
Color C – Green – 90 yards

Side A – Short Side (Make 2)

1. W/ Color A
Ch 32
Dc in back bump of 4th ch from hook and each ch across (30 dc)

2. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across, ending w/ last sc in top of ch-3
Join Color B, fasten off Color A

3. W/ Color B
Ch 2 (does not count as st)
Turn
Dc in same st and next st
* Ch 2, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st *
Rep from * to * across

4. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and next st
* Ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 st *
Rep from * to * across
Join Color C, fasten off Color B

5. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and next st
* Working in front of both sets of ch-2 spaces
Tr in next 2 sc three rows below
Sc in next 2 sc *
Rep from * to * across

6. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color A, Fasten off Color C

7. W/ Color A
Ch 2 (does not count as st)
Turn
Dc in same st and each st across

8. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color B, Fasten off Color A

9. Rep 3

10. Rep 4

11. Rep 5

12. Rep 6

13. Rep 7

14. Rep 8

15. W/ Color B
Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across

16. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color C, Fasten off Color B

17. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Turn
Sl st in same st and each st across
Leaving long tail for seaming (8″-10″), Fasten off

Weave in all ends (except for last long tail)

Side B – Long Side (Make 2)

1. W/ Color A
Ch 40
Dc in back bump of 4th ch from hook and each ch across (38 dc)

2. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across, ending w/ last sc in top of ch-3
Join Color B, fasten off Color A

3. W/ Color B
Ch 2 (does not count as st)
Turn
Dc in same st and next st
* Ch 2, sk 2 st, dc in next 2 st *
Rep from * to * across

4. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and next st
* Ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 st *
Rep from * to * across
Join Color C, fasten off Color B

5. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and next st
* Working in front of both sets of ch-2 spaces
Tr in next 2 sc three rows below
Sc in next 2 sc *
Rep from * to * across

6. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color A, Fasten off Color C

7. W/ Color A
Ch 2 (does not count as st)
Turn
Dc in same st and each st across

8. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color B, Fasten off Color A

9. Rep 3

10. Rep 4

11. Rep 5

12. Rep 6

13. Rep 7

14. Rep 8

15. W/ Color B
Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across

16. Ch 1
Turn
Sc in same st and each st across
Join Color C, Fasten off Color B

17. W/ Color C
Ch 1
Turn
Sl st in same st and each st across
Leaving long tail for seaming (8″-10″), Fasten off

Weave in all ends (except for last long tail)

Seaming:
With right sides facing, seam sides A to B with whipstitch, using long tails

Weave in ends

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