I love summer for so many reasons – the beach, the sun, the delicious ice cream… I know you can get ice cream any time of the year but wouldn’t you agree that in the hot summer months, ice cream is especially yummy?!
So, in celebration of the hot summer months, here’s a recipe for a no calorie ice cream cone. It is super quick and easy to make. Although if you are not used to making miniatures, start with thicker thread (Aunt Lydia’s 10 or Lizbeth 20 with 1.5 mm hook would be great).
Oren Bayan cotton perle size 12 thread – two colors (one for the cone and one for the ice cream flavor)
Clover Amour hook – 0.9 mm
mr – magic ring
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
BLO – back loop only
Crochet in the round. Join each round with a slip stitch and chain 1.
This pattern is seamless. (because I hate sewing so I avoid it at all cost)
The pattern is worked from the top down – we will make the ice cream flavor first and then finish with the cone.
Round 1: mr, ch 1, 6 sc in the ring
Close the ring. Join to 1st sc with a sl st and ch 1
Round 2: 6 inc; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 12 sts
Rounds 3 – 4: 12 sc; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 12 sts
Change color to brown (or whatever other color you picked for the cone).
Round 5: 12 sc in BLO; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 12 sts
From now until the end, we will crochet in both loops.
Round 6: (4 sc, dec) x 2; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 10 sts
Round 7: (3 sc, dec) x 2; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 8 sts
Round 8: 8 sc; join with a sl st and ch 1 – 8 sts
Round 9: (2 sc, dec) x 2
Slip stitch to join. Fasten off and secure the stitches.
Go back to Round 5 where you crocheted in the BLO. Use the thread for the ice cream flavor. Insert in a st and ch 1.
Round: *3 sc in 1st st; sl st in next* repeat until the end of this round
You should have 6 shells.
Fasten off and secure the stitches.
And voila! You have made a teeny tiny ice cream cone!
Leave me a comment to let me know what you think! 🙂