Crochet Doorstop Pattern

November 1, 2013 in Free Patterns

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We just moved into a new place last week and I’m still getting my studio set back up, but I couldn’t resist whipping up this little pattern.  When it starts to get cool outside at night we like to turn the heat off in the rest of the apartment and only heat the bedroom while we’re sleeping. The cat, on the other hand, is morally opposed to closed doors and will cry and paw at them all night to be let in or out.  Normally we would just leave the door cracked, but while this place is new to us the building is a bit old and the bedroom door swings open of its own accord (queue spooky music).

Being a crochet MacGyver, I immediately dreamed up this pattern.  So far its working like a charm.  It keeps the door from swinging open on its own but we can easily move it ourselves so it can stay there all the time.

Tools & Materials:

Size F (3.75) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in any color
Yarn Needle
Stuffing material

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
sc dec= single crochet decrease
sc inc = singel crochet increase
st = stitch

Pattern Notes

Both ends of the doorstop should be stuffed tightly.  The amount of stuffing you put in the tube between the ends will depend on the gap you have under your door.  In the bedroom where there is carpet there is very little gap between the bottom of the door and the floor so I used no stuffing.

Round 1-12 form the first ball, round 13-18 form the tube between them, and the remaining rounds form the remaining ball.  You may need to vary the length of the tube for the thickness of your door.  When the doorstop is inserted under the edge of the door, the two ball ends should squeeze up around the door and press against the floor, holding everything in place.

Crochet Doorstop

Round 1: Make 6 sc in a magic ring

Round 2:  sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *sc, sc inc* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 4: *2 sc, sc inc* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 5: *3 sc, sc inc* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 6: *4 sc, sc inc* 6 times (36 sts)

Round 7-8: sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 9: *sc 4, sc dec* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 10: *sc 3, sc dec* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 11: *sc 2, sc dec* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 12: *sc, sc dec* 6 times (12 sts)

Stuff  first ball tightly with stuffing.

Round 13-18: sc in each st around (12 sts)

If stuffing of the tube is desired, stuff now.  You may want to stuff it and try it under your door until you reach the desired thickness.

Round 19: *sc, sc inc* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 20: *sc 2, sc inc* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 21: *sc 3, sc inc* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 22: *sc 4, sc inc* 6 times (36 sts)

Round 23-24: sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 25: *sc 4, sc dec* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 26: *sc 3, sc dec* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 27: *sc 2, sc dec* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 28: *sc, sc dec* 6 times (12 sts)

Make a wad of stuffing about the size of a golf ball and push it in the second ball. This will keep your stuffing from going down the tube. Tightly stuff the rest of the second ball.

Round 29: sc dec around (6 sts)

Cut yarn and pull through last stitch, leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch around each of the 6 stitches in the last round and pull tight to close.  Weave in the end.

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