Strawberry Shortcake Stand-Mixer Cover by Twinkie Chan

Strawberry Shortcake Stand-Mixer Cover

Crochet
April 2016
Red Heart Super Saver Economy
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet
5.0 mm (H)
38" (96.5 cm) circumference, at widest point x 18" (45.5 cm) long, excluding strawberries
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I’m currently borrowing my mother’s stand-mixer, and it lives next to a window in my kitchen that overlooks my garden. I have this window open quite a bit, and the mixer is sporting a fine coat of garden dirt. This is a crochet-cozy 911 situation! I’m known to start whipping up baked goods at three o’clock in the morning, and skipping the decontamination process would be a huge bonus. If you follow my work, you know that I have a habit of turning all objects into cakes by covering them in cake-shaped cozies, and this strawberry shortcake mixer cover is no exception! I’m topping my pink frosting with whipped cream and berries, but you can have all kinds of fun choosing your own colors, flavors, and decorations!
INGREDIENTS
worsted weight
Red Heart Super Saver Economy, acrylic, 7 oz (198 g)/364 yds (333 m) per skein: 1 skein each #0706 Perfect Pink (A), #0320 Cornmeal (B), #0311 White (C), #0724 Baby Pink (D), #0319 Cherry Red (E)
5mm mini pompoms in assorted colors
small amount of polyester stuffing
TOOLS
H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook
tapestry needle
stitch marker
straight pins
fabric glue
fabric hot glue and glue gun for attaching strawberries
(optional) plus aluminum foil and piece of cardboard to keep hot glue from seeping through
Notes:

  1. Cover is worked from the top down in an oval shape.
  2. The 1st hdc of each rnd is worked in the same st as joining st from the previous rnd. Gauge 15 sts x 13 rnds in hdc = 4” (10 cm).

Finished Size
38” (96.5 cm) circumference, at widest point x 18” (45.5 cm) long, excluding strawberries

Note: Sample fits a KitchenAid K5SS stand-mixer with a 5-quart bowl