how to crochet a totally spies mirror

How to crochet a Totally Spies mirror

As a kid, when I loved a cartoon or anime, I would wish with all my heart to own the superpowers or awesome items that my favorite heroes had. Totally spies is no exception to that. It was a cartoon I would enjoy watching on weekends, and imagine myself as one of them, with all their abilities and super gadgets that would make a James Bond green with envy. Naturally, I thought of turning one of their most iconic item into a cute and simple crochet pattern: the Compowder. So follow me as I teach you how to turn one of your boring pocket mirror into the super awesome compowder from Totally Spies. Let’s go!

Material


Abbreviations


ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase

R: round / row

BLO: back loops only

FLO: front loop only

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How to crochet a Totally Spies mirror


Note that each round should finish with a sl st in the 1st sc of the round and start with a ch1.

Start by making a magic circle, if you have trouble making it, I have a tutorial here.

Round 1: 6 sc (6)

Round 2: 6 sc inc (12)

R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x6 (18)

R4: (1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc) x6 (24)

R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x6 (30)

R6: (2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc) x6 (36)

R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x6 (42)

R8: (3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc) x6 (48)

R9: 48 sc (48)

R10: (7 sc, sc inc) x6 (54)

R11: 54 sc (54)

Row 12: 48 BLO hdc (48);

You should have a little space of unworked stitches at the end of row 12. This is where we will put the back of the mirror, so remember that when you will glue the rounds. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Make 2 of them. It should be just a little bit wider than the diameter of your mirror.

Make 2 rounds this same way

Place some polyester fiberfill on the inside of the rounds, then put the round cardboard on top of if. The cardboard is used to keep the polyester fiber in place, so it won’t hinder us when gluing the rounds around the mirror.

Place the polyester fiber first
Then put the round cardboard on top of it to hold it in place

Glue each round around the top and bottom of the mirror, while holding in place the cardboard and polyester fiber fill inside the rounds.

Glue the outline of the mirror to the edges of the rounds (top and bottom sides)

The back – How to crochet a Totally Spies mirror

Ch 8

Row 1: 7 sc (7)

Row 2: ch 1 then turn, 7 BLO sc (7)

Cut yarn and fasten off.

This will allow the back to fold when you open the mirror. Sew this on the unworked stitches from the top and bottom rounds, using their front loops only, while going through the 2 loops of the 7 stitches from the back little rectangle.

Sew the small bottom rectangle on the unworked stitches on top and bottom rounds

The front semi circle – How to crochet a Totally Spies mirror

Make a magic circle, don’t tighten it too much, leave a small space because we will work stitches on it in row 3.

Row 1: 5 sc (5)

Row 2: ch 1 then turn, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc (7)

R3: we will now work the flat part of the semi circle: ch 1 (don’t turn to work on the stitches we just made), 1 sc in the 1st row, 2 sc in the magic circle space, 1 sc in the 1st row, ch 1 then sl st in the 1st sc of the 2nd row (4).

Cut yarn and fasten off.

how to crochet a totally spies mirror

Sew this part on the front of the mirror, make sure to align it with the back. Cut a small heart on the felt fabric, then glue it on the front. You should then be done with your new and super awesome compowder mirror!

how to crochet a totally spies mirror
how to crochet a totally spies mirror

It’s a very simple pattern that I believe to be beginner-friendly. It’s not too difficult to make, the only “hard” thing here is to glue the rounds around the mirror. But the pattern is pretty easy to follow along, so if you are just starting to crochet, you can give it a shot!

Tell me how do you like this new pattern, and if you have this kind of items from anime you would like me to reproduce in a crochet pattern? I’m open to suggestion, so feel free to propose anything. Let me know in the comments down below.

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