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Learn to crochet this cute and fun crochet pattern for a Summer Measuring Tape cover. It’s a pattern you will want to make again and again!
And it is such a great gift idea for the crafty friend or family member. It would also make a great unique item to sell at a craft fair. This little tape measure covers are easy to adjust and customize. They take very little yarn making them a great way to use up any yarn scraps lying around. I look forward to hearing what you think about them!
This little measuring tape cover is worked directly over a small, round measuring tape that can be found easily on amazon or at your local craft retailer. They are most often plastic and feature a small button in the centre. The measuring tapes that I used in my samples measured approximately 2.5 inches across.
To create the cover I used a small amount of cotton yarn in one to two colours. It was simply what I had on hand! You could easily use a worsted or medium weight acrylic yarn instead. Along with the yarn you will need a 4 mm crochet hook.
The Summer Measuring Tape Cover crochet pattern will be written out in full below followed by a free video tutorial. The pattern is free to follow on my site and will always be free! If, however, you would like a printable copy, you may purchase one from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops linked below:
If you enjoy this easy to work pattern, I also recommend you check out the Dainty Daisy Bookmark Crochet Pattern – another popular crochet pattern on my site! Enjoy and happy crocheting!
Summer Measuring Tape Cover Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 20 x 20 rows of sc = 4 inches
Finished Size: 2.5 inch diameter (depending on the size of your tape measure insert)
Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle, small retractable round tape measure. Mine has a diameter of about 2.5 inches across.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc3tog – Double Crochet three stitches together
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rounds. You will make a front piece, then a back piece and crochet them together.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- Do not turn unless stated otherwise.
- Feel free to embroider a smily face on one side using a small amount of yarn!
Free Crochet Pattern:
With Colour A, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into the 2nd ch from your hook. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st in the 1st st. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around working 2 sc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in the next st, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts; Rpt from * around working 2 sc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts; Rpt from * around working 2 sc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts; Rpt from * around working 2 sc in the final st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. (36 sts)
Repeat the above rounds 1-6 for the backside, you may wish to work the back side in colour B
Join the front and back together:
With colour B:
Rnd 1: Place the front and back so that the wrong sides are together, join yarn with a sl st. Now working through both thickness, sc in each st around working in the back loop only of the front side and into the front loop only of the back side. Once you have worked about 2/3 of the way around, insert your retractable tape measure into the centre. Continue working sc as before around until one stitch remains. Leave the remaining stitch unworked. Ch 1, turn. Be sure to position the tape measure so that the ribbon of the tape measure extends through this final opening.
Rnd 2: Sc in the 1st st, *ch 2, dc3tog, ch 2, sc in the next st; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 2, sl st into the top of the first st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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