Tin of Tans by Christine Guest

Tin of Tans

July 2012
Thread ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
1.5 mm
80 - 90 yards (73 - 82 m)
to fit inside a 50gram Altoids tin
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I love little projects that fit in Altoids Tins. The implied first instruction is “Eat all the Candy.“ A hand made set of tans could only get more fun if it fit in a 50g Altoid tin, and if the Tin of Tans is crocheted in #10 thread, it does!

The puzzle pieces and optional tin cover are
worked back and forth, then trimmed in the round and stiffened with starch or sugar starch. The tin cover can be embroidered with contrasting cross stitch to label it; or the pattern from page 5 could be cut
out and glued on your tin.

I’ve encluded tutorial links for the foundation sc, working cross stitch on a sc ground, websites with printible tangram puzzles, books about tangrams, and a squidoo lens with even more information.

If you need a small gift, a math lesson, a little bit of Chinese culture, or an excuse to eat more mints, look no further.

Heather Ordover of the Craftlit Podcast said

“It is the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen in your
life, it’s flat out genius.”