Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fortune Cookie Fast and Easy

This Fortune Cookie is super easy.
 It can be made very quickly.
And it holds its shape.
I included where to place the holding stitches.
They can be made in any color for special occasions.
I also added some fortunes that you can print.
I know it’s a bit late for the Chinese New Year.
Think of it as a bit early for next year’s festival.

The Cookies are great anytime, for any celebration:
Red or Pink for Valentine’s Day.
Green for Saint Paddy’s Day.
White for a Wedding Celebration.
Rainbow colors for Birthdays.
Pastels for Baby Showers.
Black and Orange for Halloween.
Red and Green for Christmas.
Whatever you desire….Go Wild!

Everyone loves a good fortune.
“There is Happiness in your Future!”

Click Here for PDF

Materials: WW Cotton (I used Red Heart Super Saver):
~ 8 to 9 yds.
Color: Cream, Tan or Whatever

    5.5 mm / I Hook
    Yarn needle to sew

Gauge:  6 sc and 6 Rnds = ~ 2”  Not crucial. 

Finished Size:   ~ 2” high and 2 ¾” wide (5 x 7 cm)

~ = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
FO = Fasten Off
Inc = 2 Single Crochets in same stitch
MR = Magic Ring
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
RT = Right
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong Side
Yd(s) = Yard(s)

US Terminology

Regarding copyright:
This is a free pattern for your personal use.
You are welcome to sell any items that you make.
But please, do not sell the pattern or reproduce the text without permission.

Pattern Notes:
Work in a spiral and mark beginning stitches. 
Do not join rounds or chain-1, unless instructed.
Use a thread or safety pin to mark stitches.
Marked stitches are just to help with placement. 

Rnd 1:   Leave ~ 8” (20cm) of beg yarn. 
7 Sc in a Magic Ring.  (7)

Rnd 2:  Leave the beg-yarn-end free to fall to the back.
            Inc around.   (14)

Rnd 3:  (Sc, Inc) around.  (21)

Rnd 4:  (Inc, Sc in 2) around.  (28)

Rnd 5:  (Sc in 3, Inc) around.  (35) 
FO with ~12” (30cm) to sew.
Pull yarn-end through the next stitch from back to front.
(See Photo 2)
Note:  This stitch will be skipped, when sewing the top edge.

Shaping the center:
With the back side facing, pull the beg-yarn end tight and cinch the center hole closed.

Thread needle with the beg-yarn.
Insert two rounds up from the center hole, toward the final stitch of Rnd 5.
The stitch will be between Rnds 2 & 3.  (See Photo 3)

Turn the piece over to the front.
Skip five stitches around to the left (Photo 4: Red Arrows), and insert needle in next stitch-hole (Green arrow).
Bring the needle back up to the front, in the next stitch-hole (Blue Arrow).
Then, insert the needle into the stitch-hole to the right of the first stitch (Purple Arrow).
There should be two vertical lines with the center hole in the middle (Photo 5).

Turn the piece to the back, pull the yarn-end and the circle should fold in half (Photo 6). 
Insert the needle back and forth once more through the same stitches (both layers) to strengthen.
Weave in the end.
Fold the circle right side out, to form the cookie, 
Make sure the fastened off yarn-end is to one side.  (Photo 7).

Finishing the Top Edge:
Thread the needle and insert from front to back in next sc (the one to the left of the final pull through from Photo 2).
Skip the next stitch to the right (the stitch with the final pull through).
And carry on through the next stitch to the right, back to front (Photo 8).

Continue to weave through both loops of each side, back and forth of the matching stitches along the edge (Photo 9).
Pull each stitch gently so they are snug, but not tight.
Leave an opening of the last three sc’s from each side (Red Arrows: Photo 10).

Secure the last stitch and weave in the end.

Now you can insert your fortune.

May good luck follow you always!

2014 P Perkins

You can make up your own fortunes or use the ones below.

❤  Be Mine!

Help, I'm being held prisoner in a Chinese cookie factory. 

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. 

Life is beautiful, be happy. 

Treasure what you have. 

Love conquers all. 

An admirer is concealing his/her affection for you. 

Good news from afar may bring a welcome visitor. 

You will have unexpected good luck. 

You will have a pleasant surprise. 

Express yourself: Don't hold back! 

A big fortune will descend upon you. 

A merry heart is good medicine. 

Whenever possible, keep it simple. 

Your dearest wish will come true. 

Your smile brings happiness to everyone. 

You will live long and enjoy life. 

Love can turn cottage into golden palace. 

Unleash your life force. 

Your wish will come true. 

Discover the power within yourself. 

Hope brings about a better future. 

Make a wise choice every day. 

True wisdom is found in happiness. 

Expect great things and great things will come. 

A dream you have will come true. 

Let your fantasies unwind... 

Share your happiness with others. 

Seize every second of your life and savor it. 

A new wardrobe brings great joy and change to your life. 

Fill your day with Life! 

Trust your intuition. 

You will have many happy days. 

Everything will come your way. 

Good luck and fortune will follow you all your days. 

Let your imagination wander. 

Do not fear what you don't know.

Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn. 

There are lessons to be learned by listening to others. 

If you want the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain. 

You are talented in many ways. 

You are the master of every situation. 

People enjoy having you around. 

A pleasant surprise is waiting for you. 

Your future will be happy and productive.

Smile!  Life is beautiful, when you are happy.