Friday, 30 January 2015

DOILEY-LIKE PURSE



DOILEY-LIKE PURSE

A friend wanted a bag for an upcoming event.. so this couldn’t have been more perfect a timing for me!  This beauty has been on my long list of ‘bags-to-do’ for a while now.. and I’m pretty sure that as I’m whipping this one out, someone is going to share yet another beautiful pattern .. and tempt me yet again !! But I love it.. the temptation.. falling into the trap of it.. creating something beautiful and writing out yet another pattern.. so no complaints there.

And looks like you enjoy it all too.. as here we are .. once again !

Now what I’ve done here is make the same bag with two different yarns – both are the polyester (silk) yarns, but one is of a 3-4 ply thickness and the second one is made in the finer cobweb ply yarn.  Isn’t it exciting how the same pattern looks so different with different yarns?
Of course, I’ve then had my bag unusually lined as well to give it this finished end product.
(For finishing in India, do contact Mr. Suresh via text message on +91 91675 76825 or find him on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suresh-Novelty-Craft-n-Thread-Store/764751610239578?fref=ts)

I’ve  got a few more beautiful and unusual bag / purse patterns already written – so let me add a few links here for your easy reference.











This is not my original pattern  and it’s just one of those wonderful free floating freebies over the net.  Using the pattern as basic inspiration, I am, as usual, writing down my notes, and am sharing them with you. J


Materials used : Polyester silk purse yarn in cones  : (a - gold bag photo on left top) ~one cone , with a 2 mm crochet hook for the lighter yarn, and (b - gold bag photo right top) ~one cone with a 4mm crochet hook for the slightly heavier purse yarn.

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
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.

dc 4-tog : Double crochet 4-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 4 times (5 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 4-tog made.

dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (3 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 2-tog made. In this pattern we’re using our dc 2-tog as a decrease stitch.

Abbreviations used :
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                              sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                                     sp : Space                                           
sl-st : Slip stitch                                                            fsc : Foundation Single Crochet
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                           hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                                                            ch : Chain
dc 4-tog : Double Crochet 4-together

Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

Start with a magic circle and 8 sc in that magic circle

Round 1 : dc the 1st ch ; *ch 3, dc in the next sc* ; rep *to* 6 times ; ch 3, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc 4-tog in the 1st ch-3 sp ;
*ch 5, dc 4-tog in the next ch-3 sp * ; rep *to* 6 times ; ch 5, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 3 : sl-st into the 1st ch-5 sp ; 6 dc in the 1st ch-5 sp ; sk dc 4-tog , 6 dc in the next ch-5 sp , and every ch-5 sp till end ; ch 5, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; (2 dc in the next dc ; dc in next 2 dc ; 2 dc in the next dc) ; dc in the next dc ; *dc in the next dc ; (2 dc in the next dc ; dc in next 2 dc ; 2 dc in the next dc) ; dc in the next dc* ;  rep *to* till end , join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 5 : dc in the 1st dc ; (2 dc in the next dc ; dc in next 4 dc ; 2 dc in the next dc) ; dc in the next dc ; *ch 1, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once ; dc in the next dc* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 1, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 6 : dc in the 1st dc ; (2 dc in the next dc ; dc in next 6 dc ; 2 dc in the next dc) ; dc in the
next dc ; *ch 1, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once ; dc in the next dc* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 1, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 7 : dc in the 1st dc ; (2 dc in the next dc ; dc in next 8 dc ; 2 dc in the next dc) ; dc in the
next dc ; *ch 1, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once ; dc in the next dc* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 1, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 8 : dc in the 1st dc ; dc in the next 13 dc ; *ch 2, dc in the next 14 dc* ;
rep *to* till end ; ch 2, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 9 : dc in the 1st dc ; dc in the next 13 dc ; *ch 3, dc in the next 14 dc* ;
rep *to* till end ; ch 3, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 10 : dc in the 1st dc ; dc in the next 13 dc ; *ch 5, dc in the next 14 dc* ;
rep *to* till end ; ch 5, join with sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 11 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; (dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next 8 dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc) ; 
*ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch-5 sp ; ch 2, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch-5 sp ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 12 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; (dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next 6 dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc) ; *ch 2, [dc in the next dc ; 4 dc in the next dc ; dc in the next dc] ;  ch 2, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, rep [to] once ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 13 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; (dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next 4 dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc) ; 
*ch 2, {dc in the next dc ; [2 dc in the next dc] ; rep[to] 3 times ; dc in the next dc} ;  ch 2, dc in the next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, rep {to} once ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 14 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; (dc 2-tog over  the next 2  dc ; dc in the next 2 dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc) ; 
*ch 2, dc in next dc ; [2 dc in next 2 dc ; dc in the next 4 dc ; 2 dc in next 2 dc] ; dc in next dc ; ch 2, dc in next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, rep {to} once ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 15 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; (dc 2-tog over the next 2dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc) ; 
*ch 2, dc in next dc ; {[2 dc in next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc] ; rep [to] once ; dc in next 2 dc ; rep [to] twice ; dc in the next dc} ; ch 2, dc in next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, rep {to} once ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 16 : Decrease row : dc in the 1st dc ; dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc ; dc in the next dc ; 
*ch 2, dc in next dc ; {2 dc in next  dc ; dc in the next 7 dc ; 2 dc in next dc ; dc in next 2 dc ; 2 dc in next dc ; dc in the next 7 dc ; 2 dc in next dc ; dc in next dc} ; ch 2, dc in next dc ; rep (to) once* ; ch 2, rep {to} once ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 17 : Decrease row : dc 2-tog over the 1st 2 dc ; (dc 2-tog over the next 2 dc) ; 
*ch 2, [dc in next 7 dc ; ch 2] ; rep [to] 3 times ; rep (to) 2 times* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 2, join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 18 : sl-st into the ch-2 sp ; [dc in next 7 dc ; ch 2] ; rep [to] till end ; join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 19 - 20 : Rep Round 18




Fasten off then and weave in the ends

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