Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Crochet Pill Pattern - Use as Directed... but if symptoms persist, please see your Doctor.

Anybody else stuck in hand to fist combat with a nasty cold or virus at the moment? This may be the pattern for you....
Any ply is fine depending on the size you are after - I used 2 different colours of 8ply wool, a 3.5mm hook and stuffing. Have fun. Also, I am writing this under the influence of some strange mutated and cruel bug (as I tend to think of colds) so please ask me any questions if something makes no sense.

ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (the U.S. version)
ch - chain
yarn a - first colour used for pill
yarn b - second colour used for pill

Begin with yarn a.
Ch 2 then 6sc into 2nd ch from hook. Ss into first st. (6)
Round 1. *Sc into first st, then 2sc into following st. *Repeat until end of round. (9)
Rounds 2 - 4. *1sc into each st until end of round. (9)
Change to yarn b.
Rounds 3 - 7. *1sc into each st until end of round. (9)
Round 8. *1sc into each of the next 2 sts, then skip the following st. *Repeat until end of round (6)
Tie off with a needles and tuck in ends. When finishing a pill, I tend to gather up the final round into a circle with the needle and pull them together, then tie off.

Good luck,
love kate xxxooxxx.


  1. These are so cool! Thanks for sharing. Might make my hubby a jar of 'harden up' pills. hehe

  2. Aaah, I love your blog - always makes me smile!
    Emily x

  3. Geeezzz your and idiot!!! (I mean that is the nicest of ways!!) x

  4. I hope crocheting them had the same effect as swallowing the real thing and that you are feeling much, much better! Penny x

  5. Adorable pills ...
    Hope you're feeling much better soon, Kate. x

  6. I would love to make heaps and heaps of these in different colours to fill a glass vase or jar. What a cute idea!

  7. LOL! Don't stop blogging it has been a while since you have blogged

  8. Ha ha ha... This made me giggle! Linking up at Tangled Happy on Tuesday. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  9. And just like the real thing, keep out of reach of children, rather a choking hazard.

  10. My name is kirstine.
    I saw your blog for the first time. I have lots of healt issues year round your Blog made me laugh. what a great idea to keep busy when I am out of the real thing till I can get the refill from the store. Your blog made me smile.

  11. There has been so many times in the last 6 months that I have laid in a hospital bed wishing I had something to lighten the room. When I saw these from Crochet/Craft Gossip on Bloglovin and then I landed here on your lovely blog which I read and follow with delight. I plan to make these and put them into lovely antique bottles or suitable. So many options. My cancer diagnosis NEEDS these pills. Thanks for brightening my day, and putting a little humor with it.
    A Day In My Life, Crochet & Reviews



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