Carlotta Hook Holder by Irene Strange

Carlotta Hook Holder

April 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in sc in round
3.5 mm (E)
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
15cm/5.9in tall when made in DK weight cotton with 3.5mm hook
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Get ready for all the summer vibes with Carlotta, an amigurumi Ice Cream Cone! This adorable hook holder looks just like an ice cream cone, with a swirly ice cream top and a waffle-texture cone base. Top it with a cherry or a smart bow tie to complete the look. The hook holder can double up as a cute desk organiser, storing pens, pencils and other notions in the swirl - cheer up an office desk with a cute amigurumi friend!

The top of the ice cream is a long triangular tube of crochet, rolled up and secured into the swirling shape. Make the swirl in one colour, a colour-changing yarn or mix up any shades you like! The swirl is sewn into the waffle cone all around the rim. The cone is unstuffed to leave room for the hooks and notions, however I do recommend lining it with some foam fabric stabiliser, cardboard or thick felt to keep the sides more rigid.

The instructions are written in US crochet terms. There are step-by-step photos detailing how to make the pieces and finish the toy. When made with DK weight yarn and 3.5mm hook the finished Ice Cream will measure about 15cm/5.9in tall.

You’ll need to know how to:

・make a Magic Ring
・work in a round
・single crochet
・chain stitch
・slip stitch
・half double crochet
・double crochet
・spike stitch
・treble crochet
・work along a chain
・work in front loops / back loops

The pattern can be made in a variety of yarn combinations, using thicker yarns will produce bigger hook holder. The two samples use the following yarns, hooks and eye sizes:

Sample 1 made in Paintbox Cotton DK, 50g/125m, with 3.5mm hook:
1 ball/40g of ice cream colour (mint)
1 ball/25g of cone colour (beige)
and small amounts of brown and pink

Sample 2 made in Ricorumi Cotton DK, with 3.5mm hook:
1 ball of ice cream colour (Rico Creative Ricorumi Spin Spin DK, 100% Cotton, 50g, 115m/125yds)
1 ball of cone colour (beige)
and small amounts of in brown and pink

You will also need some 5mm sew-on button eyes or beads and some toy stuffing or foam fabric stabiliser or thick felt.