Wednesday, 25 February 2015

STARRY PURSE

STARRY PURSE

A few days back, I posted a photograph of a lovely creation that was inspired by a doily (which obviously, I then titled Doiley-like purse – link below).  And as I’d said even on that blog, someone shared a new pattern .. whichwas similar and yet so different – the star like pointed edges just made this one look great – and as you can see, I couldn’t hold back! This one just had to get made too .. so here we go

I have some  beautiful and unusual bag / purse patterns already written .. so let me add a few links here for your easy reference.





Of course, I’ve then had my bag unusually lined as well to give it this finished end product.
(For finishing .. if you are 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 been inspired by  one of the 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. 

Materials used : Polyester silk purse yarn in cones  ~one cone , with a 4 mm crochet hook for

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)

We will be using a shell stitch here which will be [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc].

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 20 dc in that magic circle

To get a good finish and have your hook just where you want it at the last st, we will be using the ch 1 (or ch 2) and then hdc join.  However, if you like you can do the ch 3, and sl-st in the 1st st ending as well.
Round 2 : trc the 1st dc ; *ch 3, trc in the next dc* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 1, hdc in the 1st dc. (You are now, right in the centre of that last ch-3 sp)

Round 3 : sc in the 1st ch-3 sp ;
*ch 5, sc in the next ch-3 sp * ; rep *to* till last ch-3 sp ; ch 2, dc in the 1st trc. (You are now, right in the centre of that last ch-5 sp)

Round 4 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-5 sp ; *sc in the next ch-5 sp ; shell stitch in the next ch-5 sp* ; rep *to* till last ch-5 sp ;  3 dc in that last ch-5 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 5 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next dc ; *ch 2 , sk next sc , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next dc * ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 6 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 2 dc ; *ch 3 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 2 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 2 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 2 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 7 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 3 dc ; *ch 3 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 3 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 3 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 3 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 8 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 4 dc ; *ch 4 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 4 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 4 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 4 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 9 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 5 dc ; *ch 5 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 5 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 5 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 5 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 10 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 6 dc ; *ch 5 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 6 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 6 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 6 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 11 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 7 dc ; *ch 6 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 7 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 7 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 7 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 12 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 8 dc ; *ch 6 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 8 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 13 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; *ch 1, sk next dc , dc in the next dc ; [ch 1 , sk next dc, dc in the next dc] ; rep [to]  2 times ; dc in next dc ; ch 3, sc in next ch-6 sp ; ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc ; rep [to] 3 times ; ch 1, sk next dc , shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp* ; rep *to* till end ;  ( but in last shell, you’ll only do 3 dc and then ch 1, hdc in the last st.

Round 12 : 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; * [dc in the next ch-1 sp ; dc in the next dc] ; rep [to] 2 times, dc in the next ch-1 sp  ; ch 8 , sk next 2 dc, dc in the next ch-1 sp ; rep [to] 3 times ; dc in the next 3 dc ; shell stitch in the next ch-3 sp ; dc in the next 8 dc* ; rep *to* till end ;  sk next 2 dc, dc in the next 8 dc ; 3 dc in the last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc in the last st.


Fasten off then and weave in the ends

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