Tuesday, 30 December 2014



This pattern looks like a neatly tied up bundle – cute pattern, with texture.. and easy enough for anyone to follow.

I’ve got a few more bags and purses done, so in case you’re interested,   do take a quick dekho at 

http://shyamanivas.blogspot.pt/2014/10/cute-tiny-purse.html is a really cute batua purse that is perfect for little girls or for your young lady who's going on her first night out and must take the home keys and mobile phone

This is not my original pattern  and it’s just one of those wonderful free floating freebies over the net.  I am, as usual, writing down my notes, and am sharing them with you.  J
http://klubka.net/yzor/394-uzor-dlya-polotna-kryuchkom.html may be the original link for this pattern.

Materials used : Purse thread (polyester/viscose) ~ 1 cone , with a 3.25 mm crochet hook

Stitches used :

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.

Wrap stitch : The stitch we’re using for this pattern is a lot like the ‘wrap stitch’, with a small difference.  In the wrap stitch, we just go around the dc’s, but in this stitch, we go around the stitches and into a dc as well. So for our wrap stitch, we have one sk st followed by 3 dc.  Our wrap stitch is always after the 3 dc’s. 
Yarn over needle (like you’re going to do a regular dc), hk (from front) into the sk st and pull lp from behind the 3 dc’s (3 lps on hk) ; yarn over and pull through all 3 lps. One wrap st done.

So you have a neat loop ‘tying up’ all 3 dcs – and your work is reversible.
To allow your stitches to look neat and ‘breathe’ a bit.. ensure that you keep that wrapped stitch loose so the 3 dc’s in the centre are not all ‘strangled in’ together J

Now for clarification on what a other wrap stitch is do see this video by Tamara Kelly at http://www.mooglyblog.com/wrap-around-stitches/
Note though that our stitch here is NOT that wrapped stitch, as that stitch does not go through the sk st.

Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet                                  sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                                     ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                                    sl-st : Slip stitch
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                              st(s) : Stitch(es)          
yo : Yarn Over                                                            hk : Hook
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

The pattern is in repeats of 4 plus 3 ; and we start along the length of our purse.  So depending on how long you want your purse, go ahead and count off your start stitches.

Now the beauty of this pattern is that we bind a few stitches  together– so while I do try and simplify this, do follow with the chart too.. and slowly let’s improve our chart reading skills J

Start with fsc in a multiple of 4 plus 3.  Turn.

Row 1 : dc in the 1st fsc ; ch 1, sk next fsc, dc in the next 3 fsc ; wrap st in next st ; *sk next fsc ; dc in the next 3 fsc, wrap st in the next st* ; rep *to* till end ; sk next fsc, dc in the last dc .  Turn.

From this row on, you will sk all the sk-sts of the earlier row, and have your dc’s over the dc’s of the earlier row, and yes, you guessed it.. your wrap sts will also coincide with the wrap sts of the earlier row.. now how easy is this, right? J

Row 2 : dc in the 1st dc ; ch 1, sk next st, dc in the next 3 dc ; wrap st in next st ; *sk next dc ; dc in the next 3 dc, wrap st in the next st* ; rep *to* till end ; sk next dc, dc in the last dc .  Turn.

Rep Row 2 till you have a project of the width you desire for your clutch purse… and we’re done.  Now I’m sure you didn’t expect this superb pattern to be this easy, right !!?? But sometimes, the trickiest looking patterns are the simplest – and now you know J

Once done, you can line your lovely bag and add a zipper - following the links below.

Link for you tube on attaching zipper to bag : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dnvM41V-3E

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