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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.
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
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.
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.
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.