This pretty floral vine stop sign cozy is quick, easy and attractive. Made of vines and flowers, this can be wrapped around posts, pillars, or columns of any size. One skein of each color can make multiple cozies.
Click on Floral Vine Stop Sign Yarn Bomb for the directions in PDF format.
Yarn: Any kind of worsted weight yarn in green, yellow, white, and purple. Red Heart yarn is pictured. Flowers can be done in any color.
Hook: Size H or larger. Size L was used for the vine and flowers pictured.
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Rnd = round (working in the round rather than rows)
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Tr = triple (treble) crochet
Using green, chain to the length desired. 6 feet or more is recommended to cover a significant portion of a common street sign like stop signs or median signs (See picture).
Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook. Dc in next 19 stitchs. Crochet a leaf pattern (directions below) at the top of the last dc stitch made. *10 dc, leaf pattern* across the length of the original chain until approximately the last 20 stitches. Do not crochet a leaf pattern for the last 20-25 chain stitches. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
Leaf Pattern: Ch 3, [dc, trc, dc] in the top of the last dc made. Ch 3, slip stitch in the same stitch as the others for the leaf.
Flowers (Make enough flowers for one to go in the spaces between each leaf of the vine. If using two floral colors, half the flowers should be in one color, half in another.)
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. Do not join. (6)
Rnd 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch into next stitch, and weave in end. (6)
Switch to a petal color like white or purple
Rnd 4: In each of the six stitches work the petal pattern (directions below). Join the last petal to the first with a slip stitch; leave a long tail for sewing.
Petal Pattern: [Sc, dc, tr, dc, sc] in the same stitch
Using a yarn needle attached to yarn at the end of the vine, the vine can be pulled through a hole on the stop sign post (See picture). This will keep the vine from slipping over time. Pull the end of the vine through the hole, wrap it around the pole and sew it to the vine at a little lower point. Wrap the floral vine around the post making sure the flowers are pointed in the correct direction. The vine can be wrapped so that it is close together or spread out to cover the whole post. Secure the bottom of the vine like the top. Use a yarn needle to pull the bottom through a hole in the post. Wrap it around until it meets another part of the vine. Sew it together.