Hey, boys and girls, December is right around the corner! Have you cleaned your house from top to bottom, hung the lights, strung the garlands, bought the presents, reserved a roast, and written those all-important Family Christmas Letters?
You haven’t, have you?
Obviously, it’s because you don’t have a convenient way to keep your notepaper and pencil organized! As everyone knows, disorganized stationary leads to a disorganized home, which leads in turn to a disorganized life, and ultimately, the collapse of civilization.
So you’d better start making yourself a Notepaper and Pencil Case right now, or – heaven forbid! – your family will be having microwaved Turkey Dogs for Christmas Dinner because you’ll be frantically decking your halls.
For the complete pattern (and more snark!):
Notepaper and Pencil Case
See how organized this girl is? She’s already made detailed plans for the Secret Santa Exchange, the Christmas Party, and invading Normandy.Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “STAR” BLEND YARN, Article 75
2 skeins Red.
1 skein White.
Steel crochet hook No. 00.
1 pad 3 inches x 5 inches.
She’s smiling with satisfaction, not repressed rage. But don’t ask her if her belt is too tight, or she might stab you with herBACK SECTION: With Red ch 38, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
bloodholly red pencil.
2nd Row. 1 s c in each s c. Repeat the last row 26 times, cut yarn.
And while you’re making your Holiday To-Do List, don’t forget your pets!
Pets love having their picture taken with Santa. Even more than the kids!TOP SECTION: Work 1st 10 rows same as back section.
11th Row. 1 s c in each of the 1st 28 s c, turn.
Next 14 Rows. 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.
With wrong side of 10th row toward you, attach yarn in 1st free st and work 1 s c in each s c.
Next 14 Rows. 1 s c in each s c.
Next Row. 1 s c in each s c, 1 s c in each of the 28 sts of opposite side, turn.
Next 2 Rows. 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn at end of last row.
And don’t let those Goodwill Grinches tell you that your Christmas lists should be focused on making the world a better place. Peace on Earth starts with Peace at Home.
And lots and lots of tinsel.
And that’s just their bathroom tree!PENCIL HOLDER: With Red ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st of ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row. 2 s c in each s c, drop Red, turn.
3rd Row. Attach White, 2 s c in 1st s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, ch 1 to turn all rows.
4th Row. 1 s c in each s c, drop White. (When changing colors always complete last half of last st worked with next color.) Working even in s c work 2 rows Red, 2 rows White until there are 6 stripes of each color. Work 2 more rows in Red, cut yarn. Sew to upper section to the left of pad opening, leaving last row free. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit upper section. Place between the 2 sections made and overcast the sections together.
And if there’s a wee bit of “keeping up with the Joneses” involved in your crocheted-list-cozy-enhanced decorating efforts, so much the better!
FLAP: With Red ch 33, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
Next 19 Rows. 1 s c in each s c.
Next Row. 1 s c in each of the 1st 31 sts, 3 s c in next st, work 17 s c across the short edge working 3 s c in next corner st, work 31 s c up next long side working on opposite side of starting ch, cut yarn.
With right side of work toward you, attach White in 2nd st of long side, ch 3, 3 d c in same space, drop loop hook, insert in 3rd st of ch, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c (popcorn st: 4 d c in same space, drop loop from hook, insert in 1st d c, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st), repeat from * 14 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, ch 1 popcorn st in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c, repeat from * 8 times, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, ch 1, popcorn st in next s c, * ch 1, skip 1 s c, popcorn st in next s c, repeat from * 14 times, cut yarn.
Next Row. With right side of work toward you, attach White in 1st popcorn st, work a row of s c around the 3 sides working 1 s c in each st and 3 s c in center popcorn st at each corner, cut yarn. Sew plain side of flap to top of under section.
Home Decorating Gone Wild! It’s what Christmas is all about!
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