Crystal Ball Candy Dish

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Each designer wrote a brand new Halloween themed pattern that can be found on their blog! While the patterns are on our blogs, you will need to join each designer's Facebook Community Group in order to participate and enter to win prizes.

Blackstone Designs | Crochet Community
Monthly CAL | Sincerely Pam
A Crocheted Simplicity Crochet Community
Crystalized Designs Crochet Group

This CAL runs from October 1st-7th. When you finish each pattern, you will post a photo of your finished item in that designer's Facebook group to enter to win a pattern from that designer. You can also upload a photo of your finished item to Ravelry projects and be entered to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon! The more projects you complete, the greater your chances of winning!

Don't forget to tag your WIPs and finished projects on social media using #hauntedhop so we can see what you're working on!

Ready to get started? Keep reading to make my Crystal Ball Candy Dish! You can find the link to the next designer's pattern at the end!

Crystal Ball Candy Dish
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Materials
Metallic Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Gauge
Not important for this project 

Finished Measurements
From bottom of base to top of ball = 7.25" approx.
Ball = 17.25" x 5.5"
Base = 15.5" x 2.5" approx.

Stitch Guide
arnd = around
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FPtrc = Front Post Treble Crochet
inv dec = See Special Stitches
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
trc = treble crochet 

Skill Level
Easy-Intermediate

WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS


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Notes
  • Beginning chain-1 on single crochet rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Beginning chain-2 on double crochet rows does count as a stitch. 
  • Ball is worked top-down, in the round, with no joins or turns.
  • Base is worked using double strands (two strands held together).
  • Base is worked in two pieces that are sewn together. 
  • Caron Simply Soft Party in Purple Sparkle and Black Sparkle were used in this sample. 
  • La Mode style 26219 Gold Metal Moon and Star buttons were used in this sample.


Special Stitches
Invisible Decrease (inv dec) = insert hook under front loop of first stitch, insert hook under front loop on next stitch, yarn over, draw through both front loops together, complete sc as normal.

 
Instructions
BALL - 4.00mm Hook
With Purple,
1. Make adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)
6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36)
7. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd (42)
8. *2 sc, sc x 6* arnd (48)
9. *2 sc, sc x 7* arnd (54)
10. *2 sc, sc x 8* arnd (60)
11. *2 sc, sc x 9* arnd (66)
12-19. sc arnd (66) 
20. *2 sc, sc x 10* arnd (72)
21. sc arnd (72)
22. *inv dec, sc x 10* arnd (66)
23-30. sc arnd (66)
31. *inv dec, sc x 9* arnd (60)
32. *inv dec, dc x 8* arnd (54)
33. *inv dec, sc x 7* arnd (48)
34. *inv dec, sc x 6* arnd (42)
35. *inv dec, sc x 5* arnd (36)
36. *inv dec, sc x 4* arnd (30)
37. *inv dec, sc x 3* arnd (24)
38. *inv dec, sc x 2* arnd (18) - STUFF BALL HERE
39. *inv dec, sc* arnd (12)
40. inv dec arnd (6)
Cut string, weave tail through remaining stitches, and pull tight to close; Fasten. 

DISH BOTTOM - 4.50mm Hook
With Black (double strands),
1. Make adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)
2. 2 sc arnd (12)
3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)
5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)
6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36)
7. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd; Fasten. (42)

DISH SIDE - 4.50mm Hook
With Black (double strands),
1. Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (9 sc)
2. Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each st across, turn (9 dc)
3. Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9 sc)
4. Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc x 2, working into the 3 center sts of previous dc row: skip 1st dc, FPtrc x 2, FPtrc in skipped dc, dc in last 3 sc, turn (6 dc, 3 FPtrc)
5. Ch 1, sc x 3, trc x 3 (in loops behind FPtrc of previous row), sc x 3, turn (6 sc, 3 trc)
6. Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc x 2, working across FPtrcs in order as they appear: sk 1st FPtrc, FPtrc x 2, FPtrc in skipped FPtrc, dc x 3, turn (6 dc, 3 FPtrc)
7. Ch 1, sc x 3, trc x 3 (in loops behind FPtrc of previous row), sc x 3, turn (6 sc, 3 trc)


  
8-40. Repeat steps 6 & 7
41. Ch 1, sc across, lifting up the FPtrcs and pinning them to the trcs behind them, by working scs through both layers together; Fasten. (9 sc)
Assemble Dish: With bottom right side facing up, wrap the side piece, wrong side facing out, around the bottom (pin in place as you go) and sew evenly around to attach. Once the base is attached to the side, sew the side seam shut, working from the bottom of the base and up. This seam is front center of your candy dish.
42. Insert hook in top of side seam, Ch 1, sl st in each st around; Fasten. (41)



Finishing
  • Large Star: Thread needle with white yarn: Insert needle under round 16 of ball, bring needle through inside of ball and out over round 12, reinsert under round 16; make another pass through to double up the stitch. After inserting needle under round 16 the second time, bring needle out of row 18, 2 sts to the right. Pass the yarn over the top of the stitching and insert 2 sts to the left; repeat to double up string. Fasten off.
  • 1st Small Star:  Thread needle with white yarn: Insert needle under round 12 of ball, bring needle through inside of ball and out over round 10, reinsert under round 12; make another pass through to double up the stitch. After inserting needle under round 12 the second time, bring needle out of row 11, 1 st to the right. Pass the yarn over the top of the stitching and insert 1 st to the left; repeat to double up string. Fasten off.
  • 2nd Small Star:  Thread needle with white yarn: Insert needle under round 16 of ball, bring needle through inside of ball and out over round 14, reinsert under round 16; make another pass through to double up the stitch. After inserting needle under round 16 the second time, bring needle out of row 15, 1 st to the right. Pass the yarn over the top of the stitching and insert 1 st to the left; repeat to double up string. Fasten off.
  • Attach decorative buttons over the dish's seam in desired location.
  • Hide All Strings.


Now, you can fill your dish with candy, place the "crystal" ball on top, and no one will know where to find your secret stash!

 

For the next pattern, head on over to A Crocheted Simplicity's Haunted Hop post!

Have fun!

Don't forget to join the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community to share your finished Crystal Ball Candy Dishes and enter to win prizes! You can enter to win now through Sunday, October 7th. Every finished project is a new entry!!

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Hope to see you there!

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Written pattern and photographs © 2018 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.  



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