A year or two ago, I worked up a handful of chapstick holders. I gave them all away since then because they make such great gifts or additions to bigger gifts. I got in my head a couple of nights ago that I should make some more using some sport-weight acrylic I have leftover from when I first learned to crochet. I only have bright yellow and bright orange (like, squint-your-eyes-bright), so I thought they’d make for great little chapstick holders.
I didn’t want to crochet them. I like the ones I crocheted; there’s nothing particularly wrong with them. But I also really like the way knitting looks. So, I worked up a design for knitted chapstick holders (when I should have been working on that cardigan!) and found that they are really quick and easy to make.
The challenges I faced when designing these:
- determining how much negative ease to incorporate
- designing the flap with included yarn-over buttonhole