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SCARECROW CELL PHONE POUCH

SCARECROW CELL PHONE POUCH
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THIS IS MY ORIGINAL PATTERN

MATERIALS:
Small amount of WW yarn in three colors desired (I used aran, gold, and a light brown color)
Small scrap of fleece material - about 4 inches x 6 inches, depending on size needed for cell phone - preferrably in a "flannel shirt" looking plaid pattern
Pony beads or buttons for face
G hook
Ice pick (for making holes in fleece)
 
Fold fleece in half from top to bottom (you'll trim it in a "shirt collar" shape when you're finished).  Make holes just below the fold through both thicknesses, about every 1/4 inch.  HOLES MUST BE EVENLY SPACED AND FIT WIDTH YOU NEED FOR YOUR PHONE. IF YOU HAVE EXTRA FABRIC ON THE ENDS THEY WILL BE TRIMMED LATER, BUT MAKE SURE THIS IS WIDE ENOUGH FOR YOUR PHONE, AS THIS WILL DETERMINE SIZE OF CROCHETED SCARECROW FACE.  I USED 15 STITCHES FOR WIDTH IN MINE, AND IT'S A LITTLE ROOMY BUT MY PHONE IS VERY SMALL.
 
SCARECROW FRONT: 
ROW 1:  Single crochet in each hole across.  Chain 1, turn. 
ROWS 2-15:  Repeat row 7.  At end of row 15 fasten off.
ROW 15:  Change to "hat" color.  SC in each stitch across.  Chain 1, turn.
ROWS 16-20:  Repeat row 15.  At end of row 20 fasten off.
 
SCARECROW BACK:  Repeat as for front side, but instead of starting with fleece, make a foundation chain the same number of SC you used for front piece, but add one chain for turning.  (For example, if you use 15 SC as I did, chain 16, then SC in second chain from hook).  Then follow the same pattern as for the front.
 
FOR STRAW "HAIR":
I only used "hair" on the front, but you can do both front and back if desired.  At beginning of hat color, use straw colored yarn the length you want (you can always trim it later, I know I had to!) and randomly place hair by attaching as you would fringe, with knots on the inside of the bag. 
 
HAT BRIM: 
I did the brim on the front and the back both. 
ROW 1:  Starting where "face" color and "hat color" come together, using hat color SC in FRONT LOOP ONLY across.  Chain 1 and turn. 
ROWS 2-3:  SC in each chain across (both thicknesses).  Chain 1, turn. At end of row 3 fasten off.  Can be made bigger if desired by adding more rows.
 
Thread yarn through pony beads, buttons, whatever you use for your scarecrows face and attach eyes, nose and mouth by running yarn ends through from front to back and knotting 3-4 times.  Cut ends.
 
FINISHING:  With wrong sides together, SC around both sides and bottom to join front and back.  Trim fleece in a shirt collar shape, trimming sides so they don't overhang the scarecrow face.   Using two strands of yarn held together and an H or I hook, attach yarn with slip stitch to one side of pouch at top, chain length desired for handle (I make mine long enough to wear around my neck - about 95 stitches or so).  Attach on other side of pouch with a slip stitch.  Then slip stitch back across chain to the other side for a more finished look to your handle.  Fasten off.   Voila!