Have you ever imagined how wonderful it would be to give a cozy and elegant touch to your home using your own hands? Crochet is an ancient technique that allows us to create unique and charming pieces, and today we are going to learn together how to make a beautiful crochet cup to use as a decoration. With a few materials and a little dedication, you can add a handcrafted and welcoming touch to any room in your home.
Crochet thread of your choice (in colors that match the decor)
Crochet hook compatible with the chosen thread thickness
Stuffing (such as polyester fiber or cotton)
Step 1: Making the base of the cup
To start, let’s make the base of the cup. For this, we will make a magic ring and work some points inside it. Insert the needle inside the ring, make a chain (chain stitch) and work six single crochets (sc) inside the ring. Close the ring by pulling the end of the thread. We will have six points on the base.
Step 2: Enlarging the base
Now, let’s increase the number of stitches to shape the cup. For this, we will make a simple increase in each point of the base. That is, we will make two single crochets in the same stitch of the previous row. At the end of this row, we will have a total of twelve stitches.
Step 3: Climbing the Sides
In this step, we’re going to start shaping the sides of the cup. We will make a single crochet in each stitch of the previous row, without making increases. Work as many rows as necessary until you reach the desired height for the cup.
Tip: To find out the size of the cup, place it over a glass or container that you want to decorate. Continue crocheting until the height of the cup covers the part you want to decorate.
Step 4: Shaping the border
Now, to charm the edge of the cup, we’ll make a row of single crochets, picking up just the back loop of each stitch from the previous row. This will create a more defined and elegant border.
Step 5: Cup handle
To finish our crochet cup, let’s make the handle. Choose the point where you want to place the handle and start with a chain of approximately 10 to 15 points. Then work your way back crocheting single crochets over this chain, forming the handle. Secure the handle to the cup with tight low stitches.
Step 6: Finalization
To finish, cut the thread, leaving a little excess, and hide the end inside the cup. Fill the cup with your chosen filling, ensuring it has a fluffy, rounded appearance.
Now you have a charming crochet cup to use as a decoration in your home. Whether to decorate the coffee table in the living room, decorate the bedroom or gift someone special, the crochet cup will bring a handcrafted, elegant and unique touch to the environment.
Crochet technique is a real art that connects us with the past and allows us to create something special with our own hands. Take advantage of this skill to make different sizes and color combinations, creating a collection of decorative cups that will delight everyone who visits your home. Have fun crocheting and let your imagination fly!
Remember, crochet is a relaxing and pleasurable activity, which provides us with moments of tranquility and satisfaction. So enjoy this hobby and share your passion for crochet with others. Get to work and good crocheting!
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Access the complete and free pattern/ CROCHET TEA CUP TO USE AS DECOR
We wish all our dear readers an excellent week filled with a lot of positive energy in their homes, and above all a lot of creativity and good humor to start another beautiful crochet project.
With lots of love and affection, Cochet Step by Step!