Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Green Summer Purse (crochet)





Yarn: Naturally Caron Spa (shown in "Green Sheen") less than 1 skein necessary
Hook: H
Extras: yarn needle


Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Crdc: Crossed double crochet.
C2tog: crochet 2 together

Pattern:
Step 1: Ch 31
Step 2: 30 sc across, ch 1, turn
Step 3: repeat step 2 until there are 5 rows of sc
Step 4: sc around all 4 edges making 4 sc in each corner, join with slip stitch to create a perfect seam, ch2

Step 5: dc (1st round only: in back loop) of every sc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 6: dc in every dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 7: crdc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2

Step 8: repeat steps 6 & 7 until desired length. (I did 5 repeats)End on step 6, join with slip stitch, ch 1 at the end.

Step 9: sc across decreasing 10 stitches evenly through next row with c2tog, join with slip stitch , ch 1.
Step 10: repeat step 9.
Step 11: sc3, ch25, skip 13 stitches, sc 11, ch25, skip 13 stitches, sc 8, join with slip stitch, ch1
Step 12: sc 3, sc 30 around chain stitches, sc 10, sc 30 stitches around chain stitches, sc 7, join with slip stitch, ch2.
Step 13: dc across, join with slip stitch. Break yarn, weave in ends.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Summer Purse (crochet)



When I think of summer, I think of crochet purses in bright colors. So, here's one of my own liking.


Yarn: Naturally Caron Country (shown in "Sunset")
Hook: H
Extras: 3 buttons, yarn needle


Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Crdc: Crossed double crochet.

Step 1: Ch 31
Step 2: 30 sc across, ch 1, turn
Step 3: repeat step 2 until there are 5 rows of sc
Step 4: sc around all 4 edges making 4 sc in each corner, join with slip stitch to create a perfect seam, ch2

Step 5: dc (1st round only: in back loop) of every sc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 6: dc in every dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 7: crdc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 2
Step 8: dc in ever dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch 1
Step 9: sc in every dc around whole piece, join with slip stitch, ch2

Step 10: repeat steps 5-7

Step 11: Dc in every other dc on "front" and "back" of piece. Dc in every dc on "sides".

Step 12: repeat steps 9, 5, 7.

Step 13: dc 18, chain 2, turn.
Step 14: repeat step 13 twice more.

Step 15: chain 4, join with slip stitch in next dc. Slip stitch over next 6 dc and chain 6, join with slip stitch in next dc, slip stitch over next 6 dc, ch 6 join with slip stitch in end.break yarn weave in.

Optional step: Pinch the side seams together to make the top of the bag more narrow. Make a "W" with the sides and sew through to hold in place.

Step 16: pick up yarn on top of side panel, ch 3 dc 3, ch3 turn, *dc3, ch3 turn. Until desired strap length and then join to other side panel.

Sew on buttons, weave in ends.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

I have nothing going on.

Well, folks here's the scoop.

I should NOT knit blankets because it takes all my time away! I get to a point where I almost hate knitting. So I stopped for a couple months.

Only to find out that when I stop, my hands hurt at my "day job" where I am a massage therapist. So I'm back to knitting and as of right now have no friends/relatives having babies so I'm free to knit whatever, whenever.

This means I should be feeling creative juices flowing soon and will start writing again. I do have some ideas but its going to be a while longer.

Why? Oh, I'll tell you why.

My husband and I are trying to get our house ready to sell. Whether it will or not is one thing, but we really need to focus on it. I've been organizing and cleaning everything I can, when my toddler isn't demanding all my time. (like right now, where she's climbing all over me as I'm typing.) I guess I should go make her some lunch.

Long story short, I dont know when more patterns are coming, but they are. So, look out.