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Safety Cones and Safety Barrels must be good friends, seeing as though they work together to keep roads and road workers safe. And because they are friends, my little Safety Cone thought it would be appropriate to take a Safety Barrel on some of his Safety Cone Adventures. In case you haven’t done the math yet, that’s double the safety and fun.

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Want to make a Safety Barrel of your own? Click below for the crochet pattern! (And if you want to make a Safety Cone, click above on “Safety Cones,” but of course. Do you want to buy one? Go here).

Crochet Safety Barrel

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Supplies

G hook
orange and white cotton yarn (I use the brand Sugar n’ Cream, “Hot Orange” and “White”)
black cotton yarn (optional) for the base
2 black beads and embroidery thread
polyester fiberfil

Directions

With G hook and orange yarn, ch 2 and make 5sc in the 2nd ch from hook. (do not join)
Make 2sc in each sc. (10sc)
Make 2sc in the first sc, sc in the next. Continue like this (2sc, sc) all the way around. (15sc)
Make 2sc in the first sc, sc in the next, sc in the next. Continue like this (2sc, sc, sc) all the way around. (20sc)
Make one inc and sc for three rounds.
Join with white, without snipping orange, and sc for three rounds.
Join with orange, without snipping white, and sc for three rounds.
Join with white, without snipping orange, and sc for three rounds.
Join with orange, snip white, and sc for one round.
Make 1 inc, and sc for one round.
Make 1 inc, and sc for one round.
Sl to the next sc, and finish off.

With G hook and orange yarn, ch 2 and make 5sc in the 2nd ch from hook. (do not join)
Make 2sc in each sc. (10sc)
Make 2sc in the first sc, sc in the next. Continue like this (2sc, sc) all the way around. (15sc)
(2sc, sc, sc) all the way around. (20sc)
(2sc, sc, sc, sc) all the way around. (25sc)
(2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc) all the way around. (30sc)
Sc for one round and finish off, leaving a 12-inch tail.

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With black thread and beads, sew on eyes using guide as picture, placing eyes in the second round of the middle orange section, and the mouth one round below those.

Stuff Safety Barrel with fiberfil; with the bottom’s right side facing upwards, place Safety Barrel on top and center. With needle and tail, sew together, making stitches between the 3rd to last and 2nd to last round.

Adventure time! What are you going to do with your Safety Barrel?