Thursday, May 16, 2013

Test Tube Amigurumi

Since I've decided to get into putting up patterns, I suppose I'd better put up a disclaimer too. All my patterns are for your use to do whatever you so please with them. That means, make them for yourself, make them for gifts and if you feel like it, go ahead and sell what you make too...just not the pattern itself, cause like, it's free here and stuff.
Also, if you tell anyone about the patterns, please send them here or to my Ravelry designs and give me credit for them etc.

Otherwise just go for it!

Test Tube Amigurumi

This little amigurumi test tube could be stuffed and sealed, I suppose, but I like the idea of utility items, and I just know someone creative could sort out some clever way to use it. Perhaps as a case for pens, or needles or as a gift for a science minded kiddo stuffed with candy sticks, suckers or pixie sticks... Someone really really creative (not me) could probably design a neato rack to put three or more of them in for their mad scientist decorated bedroom.

G hook
worsted weight acrylic in white and whatever color your "experiment" will be. 
(the pattern would work with any gauge or yarn and probably just give you diff. sized tubes.)

sc - Single Crochet
ss - slip stitch
rsc - reverse single crochet or "crab stitch"


With experiment color,
make 6sc in the magic ring (check youtube for tutorials. Best way to start ever!)
sc 2times in each sc for a total of 12 sc. 
sc in each sc around 
and around 
and around...
when you color change depends on how full your test tube wants to be. Keep in mind your total size and do a color change to white when you feel it's enough. I do the change at the beginning of a round. 
with white:
continue sc in each sc around until the tube is approx. five and a half inches long. 
Rsc around the rim for a rolled edge. 
ss together.
cut finish off and weave in ends. 


So even a full test tube has that little clear reflection at the bottom, and if you're as ocd as I am, you might want to try a variation like the one in the center of pic. I just did the 6sc in the magic ring in white and then immediately switched to my green potion and then back to white for the top. I'm not sure which way I like them better. 
Also a long chain would make a nice hanger. I'd just finish my rsc row and then chain a long enough strap for the purpose and then attache it to the opposite side of the tube just below the rsc row. 



  1. I can't wait to get these done, I know someone who would so love these!! Super cute and super fun!!

  2. I can't wait to get these done, I know someone who would so love these!! Super cute and super fun!!

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  4. Rsc = reverse single crochet or crab stitch. :)

  5. When going roud and round, should you change direction or just keep going? in one direction?

  6. One direction. Amigurumi is worked in a spiral so you don't finish a row and turn, you just continue around and around in the same direction. :)