Here’s a cool project to help you use up those empty cardboard rolls from cotton crochet thread. The rolls come in two different sizes; the size 10 comes in a larger roll, and the size 3 is in a small roll. For this project I used the size 3 roll, which gives me a good height for pens as well as for my crochet hooks. In order to prevent the crochet hooks from sliding through, I placed a round piece of cardboard at the bottom.
I used a light weight yarn, however, I am sure that any type of yarn would work just as well.
It’s a little tedious working the yarn around the tube, but it’s worth it.
Hope you enjoy.
Material: 1 3×3 inch cardboard tube, light weight yarn.
Hook size: E 3.5mm.
Insert the yarn through the cardboard tube, tie a knot and position the knot at the top of the tube.
Ch 3, join with sl st to first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each st all around.
Rnd 2-3: Repeat rnd 1.
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,) repeat all around. (32 sc)
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 5, ending with sc in next 2 sts. (42 sts) Depending on what type of yarn you use, you may need to do another increase round.
Attaching Bottom To Tube