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Crochet Fly Swatter Covers
Turn your fly swatter into a work of art! A crochet fly swatter cover is the perfect way to dress up a common eyesore.
- crochet hook - size G
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Row 1 - Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in each remaining ch. (21 dc)
Row 2 - Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), turn. Dc in next dc and each dc across. Dc in top of ch-3. (21 dc)
Rows 3 thru 12 - Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Make a second cover. (You can use the same color for both, or different colors for the front and back, like the fly version - black for the back, gray for the front).
Ch 7. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 ch, 4 sc in lst ch. Without turning, working on opposite side of chain, hdc in next 4 ch (in same spaces as previous hdc). Join with sl st in starting sc. Fasten off.
Ch 4. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Without turning, working on opposite side of ch, sc in next ch. Join with sl st in starting sc. Fasten off.
Row 1 - Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 - Dc at base of ch-3, dc in next 3 dc, dc in top of ch-3 (5 dc). Ch 3, turn.
Row 3 - Dc in next 3 dc, dc in top of ch-3 (4 dc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 4 - Sk next dc, dc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Create a string of 10 flowers. Arrange them on the right side of one of the covers, "framing" the outside edge and sew them in place...
Referring to the fly swatter template, attach the fly parts to the right side of one cover in the following order: head (wrong side up), body (wrong side up), wings, legs. Glue wiggly eyes in place.
With right sides out and the beginning chain edges at the top, "sew" the two covers together...
Attach yarn to right-hand bottom corner. Ch 1, sc the two covers together all along the side, evenly spacing the stitches. At top right-hand corner, place 3 sc. Sc along top to "B". Fasten off. Attach yarn at A and continue to sc across the remaining top edge. 3 sc in corner, sc down along second side. End at bottom corner and fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Optional: If you use different colors for the front and back covers, you can finish off the top and bottom opening of the front cover with matching yarn (like the fly version).