NEATLY WHEELED BAG
The pattern looks like a little wheel ..thought the name fit.
Of course, one would generally associate wheels and bags with the ones that you wheel when you’re going out of town – but this one can put a totally different spin on your evening – so let’s wheel away.
Skill level : Intermediate to advanced.
We use a dc 9-tog stitch here that needs a little expertise.
As I said before, you can use any yarn with a suitable hook to make this project, to any size you wish. Just keep the stitch count in mind and work it to the size you want.
So depending on how long you want your purse, go ahead and count off your start stitches.
With all my projects, I urge you to try the foundation single crochet (fsc) start.
You may notice that our chart has an extra ch at the end, and that’s because the designer has started with ch’s. So you choose your start stitch and work accordingly.
This is so cool that you don’t need to have a trailing thread and can switch colours really neatly along the edge.
*sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc ; sk next 3 fsc , 9 dc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till last fsc ;
sc in the last fsc. Turn.
As far as I know there are videos for dc 2-tog to dc 5-tog stitches.
A link has been given above for the a ‘how to’ dc 5-tog stitch.
However, in our case, we’re going to be working a dc 9-tog over 9 stitches. Basically, this is the same as working any dc-tog stitch - you just spread it over more stitches. You will be handling and holding 10 lps in your hook at one time - a little tricky, but great fun too !
So while I do try and simplify this, do follow with the chart too.. and slowly let’s improve our chart reading skills J
If you’re using two colours (and switching yarn colours), this is where you should be doing it.
Attach Colour 2 now.
If you’ve used an alternate colour, change back to the Colour 1 here.
Remember your colours are switched every 2 rows.