In my blog entry lüm Bun Covers are Out the Door! I mentioned my intention to sell my handmade bun covers on the web. I was creating a .NET website which would have interactive images so you can design the color of your bun cover, and a shopping cart feature, but my Crafter's ADD took over and I never finished that project. One of the problems, and this was a little self-discovery, is that I enjoy the process of learning and creating, and once I created the pattern, I lost interest in cranking out more bun covers. So, in order to let go and give closure to this project, I am releasing the pattern to the public. This pattern may only be used for personal or charitable purposes.
Flower and Stripe Bun Cover
Patons Grace Yarn (http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=grace)
Medium size hair-friendly elastic (Goody, Scunci, etc. w/ no metal ends)
Size 5 Steel crochet hook
Gauge First rnd is 1/2" diameter.
Finished Size 3.5"diameter.
RND 1: Ch10. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Slst into ring. Ch4. * Sc around ring. Ch 2. Rep from * 8 more times. Join w/slst to top of first sc
RND 2: Ch 10. Dc in next Sc. Ch7. * Dc in next Sc. Ch 7. Rep from * 8 more times. Dc in next Sc. Ch 4. Trc in top of first Dc.
RND 3: Ch 7. Slst into ch 4. Ch 7. * Slst into Ch 8. Ch 7. Rep from * 8 more times. Slst in ch 8. Ch 4. Trc in ch 8.
RND 4: Ch 6. Slst into ch 4. Ch 6. * Slst into Ch 8. Ch 6. Rep from * 8 more times.
RND 5: Turn work over. Ch 3. * Dc in next Ch. Rep from * until ends meet. Slst into top of first Dc.
RND 6: Turn work over. * Ch 7. Slst into dc 6 Rep from * 10 more times Ch 4. Trc into dc 6.
RND 7: Ch7. Slst into ch 4. Ch7. * Slst into ch 8. Ch7. Rep from * 9 more times Ch 4. Trc into ch 8.
RND 8: Ch 11. Slst into ch 4. * Ch 11. Slst into ch 8. Rep from * 9 more times Ch 6. Trc into Ch 8.
RND 9: Ch 7. Slst into Ch 6. Ch 7. Slst into Ch 12. Rep from * 10 more times Slst into Ch 1
RND 10: Ch 5. Hold elastic behind work. * Sc into Ch 4, behind the elastic. Ch 3. Sc into Ch 4 in front of the elastic. Ch 4 Rep from * until ends meet. Slst into Ch 1, tie off work, and weave ends into work.
Elastic ties, ribbon, or yarn can be used in lieu of hair elastic.
PS You don't have to use that yarn, but I didn't know what size it was, so I figure I'd just link to it. It's bigger than size 10 - about 2mm in width, 100% mercanized cotton.. If you use smaller yarn, your cover will be smaller, but I'm not sure by how much.
This what the back of work looks like before and after elastic is added:
Diagrams (added 12-23-2009)
I know there is a "real" way to do diagrams, using symbols to represent the various stitches but I'm not familiar with it. So please excuse my crude diagrams. The design is very simple to do and I think the written instructions above might make it more complicated than it really is. Hopefully the diagrams will clarify the beginning of the written instructions.