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Free Pattern: Crochet Censer


Recently I was asked to make a crochet censer for playing church. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I made up my own. 

It's just like a real censer, with a top that slides up and down and a little black coal brick that you can take in and out.  



I wanted to make it perfect for playing church but I also had parents in mind;  it's bell-free, making both quiet and less of a choking hazard. 




The trickiest part is attaching the chains but I've taken some pictures to help you along the way. As always, I'm available for help and support over Facebook messages and Ravelry so don't hesitate to contact me. 

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Warning: Not suitable for children under three. Use common sense and always supervise your children when they play with this. 

Instructions:

What you'll need:
  • D/3.25mm hook
  • 55 yds. worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Gold) 
  • Small amount worsted-weight yarn in black
  • Small amount of stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Ruler/measuring tape
  • Optional: additional stitch markers and fabric glue
Crochet Abbreviations: Click HERE.

Special Stitches: 
  • bob: Bobble. *Yo, insert hook in st, pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps* 3x. Yo and pull through all 4 lps. One bobble made.
Notes: 
  • Gauge isn't important. Just make sure it's nice and tight. 
  • Place your stitch marker in the first st of every round to help you keep track. 
  • For finished dimensions, see picture on right. 
  • A bsc (beaded single crochet) with a bell instead of a bead can be done in places of the bobbles

Bottom Piece:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. (6)

Round 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *Sc in st, inc in next st* rep around. (18) 

Round 4: *Sc in next 2, inc in next* rep around. (24)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3, inc in next* rep around. (30)

Round 6: *Sc in next 4, inc in next* rep around. (36)

Round 7: *Sc in next 5, inc in next* rep around. (42)

Round 8: In blo, sc in each st around. (42)

Round 9: Sc in each around. (42)

Round 10: Sc in next 3, bob in next, *sc in 6, bob in next* 5 times, Sc in next 3. (6 bob, 36 sc)

Rounds 11-16: Sc in each st around (42)

Round 17: Sc in next, bob in next *sc in next 6, bob in next* 5 times, sc in next 5. (6 bob, 36 sc)

Round 18: Sc in next 3, ch 1, sk 1 *sc in next 13, ch 1, sk 1* twice, sc in next 10. (3 ch-sp, 39 sc)       

     Optional: Mark your ch-sps because we'll be coming back to those.

Round 19: BPsc in next 3, ch 1, sk ch *BPsc 13, ch 1, sk ch* twice, BPsc in next 10. (3 ch-sp, 39 BPsc)

Round 20: Sc in each st or ch-sp around. (42)

Fasten off and weave in ends 


Top Piece: 


Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. (6) 

Round 2: Sc in each st around. (6)

Round 3: Inc in each st around. (12)

Round 4: Sc in each st around. (12)

Round 5: *Sc in st, inc in next st* rep around. (18) 

Round 6: Sc in each st around. (18)

Round 7: *Sc in next 2, inc in next* rep around. (24)

Round 8: Sc in each st around. (24)

Round 9: *Sc in next 3, inc in next* rep around. (30)

Round 10: Sc in each st around. (30)

Round 11: *Sc in next 4, inc in next* rep around. (36)

Round 12: Sc in each st around. (36)


Round 13: *Sc in next 5, inc in next* rep around. (42)

Round 14: sc in each st around. (42)

Round 15: Sc in next 3, bob in next, *sc in 6, bob in next* 5 times, Sc in next 3. (6 bob, 36 sc)

Round 16: Sc in each st around. (42)

Round 17: Sc in next 3, ch 1, sk 1 *sc in next 13, ch 1, sk 1* twice, sc in next 10. (3 ch-sp, 39 sc)       

Optional: Mark your ch-sps because we'll be coming back to those.

Round 18: Sc in next 3, ch 1, sk ch, *sc in next 13, ch 1, sk ch* twice, sc in next 10 (3 ch-sp, 39 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Chains (make three) :

Make a 12-inch long chain but DO NOT fasten off. Place a stitch marker in the active loop so it doesn't unravel.

Using your yarn needle, thread the end of the chain through one of the ch-sp from Round 18 on the bottom piece.

Sl st in the 2nd or 3rd ch from hook to secure your ch around the ch-sp lp. Sl st in next ch. Fasten off. (See fig. 1)


Fig. 1


On the last chain, make it 15 inches instead of twelve. Repeat the rest of the steps exactly the same. 


Attaching the top and bottom:


Thread each of the chains through the corresponding ch-sp on the top. 
Knot the longer one into a loop. (Fig. 2)


Fig. 2
Gather all three together and knot them just below the loop. (Fig. 3)


Fig. 3
Securely weave in all ends. If desired, use fabric glue to make sure it's extra secure.


Coal brick: 


Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. (6)

Round 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *Sc in st, inc in next st* rep around. (18) 

Round 4: *Sc in next 2, inc in next* rep around. (24)

Round 5: *Sc in next 3, inc in next* rep around. (30)

Round 6: In blo, sc in each around. (30)

Round 7: Sc in each around. (30)

Round 8: In blo * sc in next 3, dec 1* rep around. (24)

Round 9: *Sc in next 2, dec 1* rep around. (18)

Stuff brick lightly

Round 10: *Sc in next st, dec 1* rep around. (12)

Round 11: Dec around. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew close the hole at the bottom. 



Copyright 2018. Do not reproduce this pattern, in whole or in part. To share this pattern, link back to this page. You may sell items you make with this pattern but I ask that you credit me as the designer. I work hard to develop my patterns and I ask that you respect that.

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