by Elizabeth Mareno
The Calypso Crab Jar Huggers pattern was designed as part of the 2018 Mermaid CAL. The pattern includes both Quart and Pint sized patterns. The quart jar pattern features not only the Calypso Crab stitch, but also bobbles to represent small seashells. The pint hugger focuses mainly on the Calypso Crab stitch.
These were designed to use 100% cotton yarn. My favorite for these types of projects, because of the color range (75 colors including variegated) and the softness, is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton *. I, personally, have several of these jar huggers and they are lovely for keeping the drink sweat from ruining my surfaces!
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet (UK dc)
hdc- half double crochet (UK htr)
dc- double crochet (UK tr)
BLO- back loop only
MR- magic ring
Rd1- MR, 20dc in ring, join. (20)
Rd2- ch3, dc in join & next dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in next) around, join. (30dc)
Rd3- ch3, dc in join & next 2dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in next 2dc) around, join. (40dc)
Rd4- ch2, hdc in join, hdc in 3dc, (2hdc in next, 1hdc in next 3dc) around, join. (50hdc)
Rd5- BLO, ch3, dc in each hdc around, join. (50dc) Cut. Change Color.
Rd6- ch1, sc in join and each dc, join.
Rd7- ch3, turn, Beg Bobble, (ch4, sk 4, Bobble in the next st) around, ch4, sk 4, join with 1st bobble. (9 Bobbles) Cut. Change Color
Rd8- ch1, turn, sc in join, (4sc in ch4 sp, sc in Bobble) around, 4sc in last ch4 sp, join with 1st sc. (50)
Rd9- ch1, sc in join and each sc around. (50) Cut. Change Color.
Rd10- ch1, sc in join and each sc around. (50) Cut. Change Color to crab color
Rd11- count two sc to the left of the join sc, using a standing dc (3dcCL in indicated st, ch3, 3dcCL in next, ch1, sk3) around. (9 crabs)
Rd12- sl st in ch3 sp, ch4 (counts as dc & ch1), 3dcCL in ch3 sp, ch1, dc in ch3 sp, (dc, ch1, 3dcCL, ch1, dc) in each ch3 space around. Join with 3rd ch of ch4.
Rd13- ch1, sc in join sp, 4hdc in 3dcCL, sc in next dc, (sc in next dc, 4hdc in 3dcCL, sc in next dc) around. Join with 1st sc. (9 crabs) Cut. Change Color
Rd14- join in the join space from Rd13, ch6 (counts as hdc & ch4), (sk5 st, hdc in next sc, ch4) around. Join with 2nd ch of ch6.
Rd15- ch1, sc in join, (4sc in ch4 sp, sc in hdc) around. Join with 1st sc. (50)
Rd16- ch1, sc in join and each sc around. (50) Cut. Change Color
Rd17- ch1, sc in join and each sc around. (50) Cut. Change Color
Rd18-Rd21- Repeat Rds 7-10 once
Rd22- ch1, sc in join, (ch2, sk1, sc in next) around, ch2, join with 1st sc. (25 ch2 sp) Cut color and Weave ends.
TIE- Using a contrasting color: ch100, weave in the ch2 sp from Rd22.
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