Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tea Anyone?

After much searching I did manage to find the pattern for the miniature cup and saucer that my Mom used to make in the 70's.  I have no idea who's pattern this was originally, it might even be hers, I just don't know.  It was hand written in the back of one of her craft books, so it's any one's guess who is the original creator.

It is however, very much like the one someone posted on Pinterest.

Head pounding and all I did manage to make two of these little gems, I wanted to be sure the pattern was okay before I posted it - and it is just fine.

Here is the finished product.

These are miniature in size.  Would make great accents for doll displays (which is probably why they caused such a stir with the doll group on FB).  They could also be used as favours at bridal or baby showers or spring teas... put some mints in them and set them on the tables for lovely little accents.

Here is the pattern - Enjoy!


Size 10 crochet cotton in the colours of your choice
N0. 7. crochet hook


Ch 4, join with a slip stitch to form a ring

ROW 1.  Ch 3 ( counts as first dc) make 19 more dc in ring, and joint to the top of the ch3.  =20dc

ROW 2.  Ch 4( first dc ch 1).  dc ch 1 in each dc around, and join in the 3rd chain of the first ch4.

ROW 3.  Slip stitch to 1st ch1 space.  Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in ch1 space (shell made). * skip next ch1 space  
2 dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch1 space.  Repeat from * around.  Join. = 10 shells.

ROW 4.  Slip stitch center of first shell made. Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in shell.  Ch1.  * 2dc, ch1, 2dc,  in center of next shell , ch1.  Repeat from * around.  Join. = 10 shells 

ROW 5.  Slip stitch to center of first shell made.  Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in shell.  Ch2.  * 2dc, ch1, 2dc in center of next shell, ch2.  Repeat from * around.  Join.  Cut and fasten thread. =10 shells.


Fasten new colour in the first ch2 space.  Ch2.  2dc, ch1, 2dc in the top of the next shell.  ch2.  Place hook under chain between shells of last 2 rows and draw up a loop and sc to lock it.  Ch 2.  This pulls the chain of the last two rows together and makes a deeper scallop around the edge.  Repeat around and fasten off.


ROW 1.  Attach main colour thread to any Ch1 space on second row of the saucer.  Make 2dc, ch1, 2dc in this space. * Skip next ch1 space and make 2dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch1 space.  Repeat from * around and join. =10 shells.

ROW 2.  Slip stitch to center of the first shell made.  Ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc in center of shell.  2dc, ch1, 2dc in each shell around.  Join.  =10 shells.

ROW 3.  Repeat row 2.

Chain 10 for handle and fasten at the bottom of the cup and fasten off.


Attach contrast colour to the stitch beside handle.  Sc in stitch.  Make 4 sc in the top of each shell around the top of the cup.  Slip stitch at the top of the handle and make 15 sc around the handle to the bottom.  Fasten off...

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