So you’ve been invited to a potluck dinner, pitch in, or barbecue and you need to decide what to bring – your grandma’s best casserole recipe, or maybe that amazing new cake recipe you saw on Pinterest. Or maybe a gorgeous lasagna! Whatever it is, make sure it gets there safe and in style – with the Chic Crochet Casserole and Cake Carrier!
The Chic Crochet Casserole and Cake Carrier is the perfect accessory for your dish to pass – no matter what’s inside! It fits rectangular pans (both metal and glass) in several sizes, adjusting to fit with drawstring handles. It keeps your legs comfy as it rides to your destination in your lap, and the handles don’t just keep the lid on tight – they’re also a great way to carry your dish safely inside! Fold the edges over when it’s time to serve and it makes a great trivet too, protecting the host’s table.
I made up the Chic Crochet Casserole and Cake Carrier using Lion Brand Fettuccini, which may contain fibers other than cotton. So when you make your own, make sure to let the dish cool a little before you put it in, or line the carrier with a dish towel for extra protection. Or make your own tshirt or fabric sheet yarn that’s 100% cotton!
Chic Crochet Casserole and Cake Carrier
- US – Q/19, 15.00 mm hook
- 2 skeins Lion Brand Fettuccini (approximately 110 yds/100 meters)
- 9 feet of 1″ wide twill tape or ribbon
- thread and sewing needle
- Recommended: Susan Bates Finishing Needles (size large, Amazon affiliate link)
- Gauge: 5 sts x 6 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in sc
Row 1: Ch 12, sc in the 2nd st from the hook and each ch to end; turn. (11 sts)
Row 2 – 17: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (11 sts)
Round 18: (NOTE: You’ll crochet around Rows 1-17 here, as if it were a tiny blanket.) Ch 1, sc across Row 17, sc 17 sts along side, sc 11 sts across foundation chain, sc 17 sts along last side; join with sl st to first sc of round, do not turn. (56 sts)
Round 19 – 24: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st to first sc of round, do not turn. (56 sts) At end of Round 24, break yarn and finish off; weave in ends.
Cut the ribbon or twill tape into two equal lengths. (TIP: Tape the ends of the twill tape to prevent them unraveling during weaving.) Weave them between the sts of Round 24, so that the ends come out on the same side, several sts apart, as shown in the photo below.
Sew the ends of each piece of ribbon together using matching thread. I sewed them in 3 places for extra security. Then, spin the ribbons through the top row so that the sewn portions are well hidden by the crochet stitches.
Handles: Sc 10 sts around each ribbon where you want the handle to be. (see photos)
And that’s all there is to making the Chic Casserole and Cake Carrier! Whether it’s a carry in, covered dish, hot dish, dish to pass, bring a plate, or whatever you call it… you’ll be all set with this free crochet pattern! Thanks so much for reading Moogly!
Written pattern and photos copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. You are welcome to sell items made from this pattern, please see the About page for details. Be sure to follow Moogly on your favorite social media sites to stay up to date with all the exciting things happening in the world of crochet! Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern.