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Pattern for Earl Lenmeyer the Flask

I am finally getting around to posting my pattern for Earl Lenmeyer the Flask! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. (On Ravelry, I am craftyshanna)

Correction (incorporated below):
Round 5 (white): (sc in first four sc, INC {corrected from "dec"}) around (= 15 sc)

If you see any errors in the pattern, please let me know! I'm happy to fix them. This was my first pattern, so it was a bit sketchy. Several people have pointed out problems, so I hope it is now error free - but you never know!

Earl Lenmeyer the Flask

Blue yarn (or color of your choice; any weight; size of flask will vary depending on yarn weight)
White yarn (same weight and preferably same brand as blue)
Size F crochet hook (or size needed for tight crochet
Two plastic safety eyes, googly eyes, or yarn/floss for embroidering eyes
Black embroidery floss
Fiberfill or other stuffing
Stitch marker

Gauge is not important. Finished size will vary depending on yarn weight, hook size, and tightness of crochet

Round 1: Magic Loop (or double ring) 6 stitches in blue or color of choice (or chain 2 and sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook); place stitch marker. Move stitch marker to last stitch at end of each round.
Round 2: inc in each sc around (= 12 sc)
Round 3: (sc in first sc, inc in next sc) around (= 18 sc)
Round 4: (sc in first two sc, inc in next sc) around (= 24 sc)
Round 5: (sc in first three sc, inc in next sc) around (= 30 sc)
Round 6: (sc in first four sc, inc in next sc) around (= 36 sc)
Round 7: (sc in first five sc, inc in next sc) around (= 42 sc)
Round 8: (sc in first six sc, inc in next sc) around (= 48 sc)
Round 9: sc around in back loops only
Round 10: sc around
Round 11: (sc in first six sc, dec) around (= 42 sc)
Rounds 12 – 13: sc around
Round 14: (sc in first five sc, dec) around (= 36 sc)
Rounds 15 – 17: sc around
Round 18: (sc in first four sc, dec) around (= 30 sc)
Rounds 19 – 20: sc around
Round 21: (sc in first three sc, dec) around (= 24 sc)
Round 22: sc around
Place eyes if using safety eyes.
Round 23: in back loops only (sc in first two sc, dec) around (= 18 sc)
Round 24: (sc in first sc, dec) around (= 12 sc)
Stuff firmly.
Round 25: dec around (= 6 sc)
Pull tightly and finish off.

Round 1: Join white yarn in front loop of first sc of blue Round 23 and sc around (= 24 sc)
**Explanation- Since you only decreased in the back loops of round 23 above, there will still be 24 front loops into which the white can be joined and crocheted.**
Round 2: (sc in first two sc, dec) around (= 18 sc)
Rounds 3 – 4: sc around
Round 5: (sc in first four sc, dec) around (= 15 sc)
Rounds 6 – 10: sc around
Finish off.
Embroider smile and graduations (measurement markings).
Give him a hug!

Edited 3-8-2010 to correct some errors! (Thanks Bookette!)
Edited for clarification 4-26-2011.


Nov. 11th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
P-20 Pipetman
I just wanted to start by saying your skill is simply amazing, I love looking at all the fun stuff you create. I have a friend who is a scientist who is doing studies on cats and he would just LOVE having Pipetman if the pattern is available. Do you have pipetman pattern on etsy that I might be able to purchase or maybe be willing to email it to me?

Thank you in advance,

Nov. 12th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: P-20 Pipetman
Thanks so much Justin for your kind words! Unfortunately, the P-20 is one of a kind. I didn't write down the pattern as I was making it because there was a lot of ripping out and redoing to get the right shape. If I had a pattern, I'd share it with you! If you have made many amis, you could probably wing it like I did, though. There was a lot of holding it in my hand to see if the shape felt right. If not, I'd back up and make it bigger or smaller to get the right feel. If you decide to go for it and if I can help at all, let me know.

Good luck!