Worsted / Aran DOOR GUARDIAN by Tamara Adams

Worsted / Aran DOOR GUARDIAN

Crochet
March 2014
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15.0 mm (P/Q)
70 - 74 yards (64 - 68 m)
US
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Necessity is the mother of invention! Have a door that you want to “pull to”, but not be able shut all the way? Maybe baby is sleeping in the other room, and you want the door to be shut enough to muffle activity, but not shut all the way so you can hear? Or perhaps you have cats and dogs that you want to be able to go in and out of a door that you want to keep closed off, but not latch. Well, I did! No more wedging towels or shoes or whatever was handy between the door and jamb down on the floor!

Crocheted with the easy-to-learn-and-do single crochet thermal stitch (instructions provided), and quick to make with a Q hook and 4 strands of worsted / aran yarn held together, it stays handy and neat just hanging on a door knob waiting to be used. A thoughtful, unique little shower gift for a new mom, and a great stash buster, too, if 4 different colors are used!

Item shown was made with: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps in Baby Blue

Finished size: 5” x 9” (12.5 cm x 22.85 cm), including door knob handles

Materials:
Worsted / Aran Yarn: 72 yards (66 m) = approx. 1.5 oz.

Hook size: Q (15.00 mm)

Abbreviations:
sct single crochet thermal stitch beg beginning
ch chain st(s) stitch(es)
sc single crochet sl st slip stitch
lp loop blo back loop only

Stitches used:
Chain, single crochet, single crochet thermal stitch