July 03, 2008

Moroccas Free Crochet Pattern



Moroccas Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS:
Red Heart 4 ply yarns in any colors, one 2 piece plastic ornament size 8mm (Darice brand) for ea moroccca, stuffing, needle and matching thread, size G hook or hook to obtain gauge.

FINISHED SIZE: 8-1\2" tall

Gauge: 5 sts = 1”, 4 rows sts = 1”

Morocca

With yarn A and G hook ch-4, sl st to form a ring.

RND 1: Ch-1, 10 hdc in ring, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (10 sts)
RND 2: Hdc st around, join B, fasten off A, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.

RND 3: (2 hdc next st, hdc next st) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)

RND 4: 2 hdc ea st around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (30 sts)

RND 5: Hdc ea st around, join C, fasten off B, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.

RND 6: Hdc ea st around, join A, Fasten off C, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.
RND 7: Hdc ea st around, join C, fasten off A, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.
RND 8: Hdc ea st around, join B, fasten off C, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn.

RND 9: (Hdc dec next 2 sts, hdc next 8 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (27 sts)

RND 10: Hdc next 2 sts, (hdc dec next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (22 sts

RND 11: Fill plastic ball with a few buttons or other objects to make noise when shook, close ornament. With hook side up, place ball in cover crochet so far. Hdc next st, (hdc dec next 2 sts, hdc next st) around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (15 sts)

RND 12: (Hc dec next 2 sts, hdc next st) around, fasten off B, join A, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. (10 sts)

RND 13-22: Hdc ea st around, sl st top beg hdc, ch-1, turn. End row 22 fasten off.

Stuff to ball, sew end closed.

10 comments:

CraftyMatthew said...

Your spelling is WAY wrong.

Maraca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anonymous said...

Ingenius idea!

(Maybe craftymatthew can look up "civilized human being" on wikipedia.)

Anonymous said...

hi Donna. your patterns are wonderful. you are sooo clever! do you call the shakers moroccas where you are? that's interesting. we call them maraccas.
happy crochet! emme

Donna's Crochet Designs said...

Thak you and no, its just a major misspelling!

Anonymous said...

hmm.. they don't rattle? why not?

Donna's Crochet Designs said...

Okay, yours didn't rattle. Could be you added too much stuffing around the ornament. I just used enought to pad it lightly, mostly the stuffing is at the top and bottom of the ornament.
Could be you used too small of a container-not the ornament recommended, and what you put inside it is getting stuck.
Could be you didn't put enough inside the "rattle" to hit against the sides and each other, or maybe you put too much inside.
Those are only guesses. Without more information I really don't know why yours didn't rattle.
You can e-mail me anytime at: sales@donnascrochetdesigns.com I'd love to go into this further with you.
Donna

Karen said...

I want to make these as a baby gift but can't find the Darice plastic ornament you suggest. As I am unsure about the size of the finished toy, I am curious as to if I could use plastic Easter eggs instead. What did you use inside the ornament to make the noise?

Donna's Crochet Designs said...

The egg should work fine. Normally where you found the plastic egg shape would also be were the round ones are as well.
I put beads inside of mine. Really anything will work and because they are inside the toy you don't have to worry about choking.

Jessica said...

This is a great idea! I'm going o make some for my nieces and nephew for Christmas! Did you just use stuffing in the handle?

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