Google+ Followers

Saturday, 24 October 2015

JAS’s WALLET


JAS’s WALLET

As soon as I saw this pattern shared by my good friend +Rajeshwari on Facebook, I knew this one had to be made… and now.

So we’re back again.. and I just *know* we’re going to love doing this one together.

Inspired by this pattern, I will as usual share my notes with you as I make this project.

I’ve used two colours to indicate the change of direction, so may I suggest that you either use this pattern direct via your computer / laptop / I-pad or if you must print, please select a B&W print to save on colour wastage.  You could easily high-light the coloured lines for easy reading later.

Materials used : Indian Polyester cone yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
This will be superb with our Indian Laura cotton and a 3.5 – 4 mm crochet hook too.

Difficulty level : Intermediate to Advanced skill level. 

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/

OR



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

This is a really lovely pattern, but slightly complicated.  So if you take a look at this pattern, you’ll see that the whole circular Catherine wheel like pattern is made from one central ‘hole’, and this is the trickiest part of this pattern.  
Once you get the hang of it though, you will wonder what we were worrying and fussing about.  
So let’s get to it.

Our pattern repeat count is 12 + 5

Start with fsc in multiples of 12 + 5

We use a “V”-st in this project that is (dc ; ch 1, dc) in the same st or ch-sp.

For our pattern we will start with a ch-7 round in the middle of this row, and we will have a total of 9 dc from this ch-7 round.  The 1st dc is made up of ch-3, and then 8 dc follow. 
We will turn our work back and forth several times, and to make this easy to follow, I’ve changed colours.  I hope this makes this a little easier to follow.

Row 1 : dc in the 1st fsc  ; ch 1, sk next fsc , “V”-st in the next sc ;
*ch 7 and sl-st into the 1st ch (making a ch-7 round in the middle of this Row) ;
Ch 3,
(Turn and work the next set of dc into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc in the ch-7 round ;
sk next 5 fsc and sc in the next fsc ;
(Turn and work the next set of sts into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc
in the ch-7 round ;
ch 1, sk next 5 fsc ,  “V”-st in the next fsc* ;
rep from *to* till the last 2 sts, sk the next fsc and dc in the last fsc.  Turn.

Row 2 : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, “V”-st in the next “V”-st ; 
* ch 1, sl-st in the next dc ; 9 dc in the next ch-7 sp ; sk 8 dc, sl in the next dc ; 
ch 1, “V”-st in the next “V”-st * ;
rep from *to* till end ; ch 1,  dc in the last dc.  Turn.





Right so let’s take a quick look at what we’ve created. 
In the middle of the first row we had a ch-7 round, and we’ve worked a total of 18 dc over two rows into that round.  To keep this circle of dc’s firm, we’ve attached them with sl-st at each end.
This is the whole pattern.. well, with a small change as we will now move our pattern such that we work this round of dc’s in the “V”-st for the next row.

Row 3 : dc in 1st dc ;
* ch 7 and sl-st into the 1st ch (making a ch-7 round in the middle of this Row) ;
Ch 3,
(Turn and work the next set of dc into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc in the ch-7 round ;
sc in the ch-1 sp of the “V”-st ;
(Turn and work the next set of sts into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc
in the ch-7 round ;
ch 1, sk next 4 dc ,  “V”-st in the next dc* ;
rep from *to* till end, ch 1, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 4 : dc in 1st dc ; *ch 1, sl-st in the next dc ; 9 dc in the next ch-7 sp ; 
sk 7 dc, sl in the next dc ; ch 1, “V”-st in the next “V”-st * ;
rep from *to* till end ; ch 1,  dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 5 : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, sk next 4 dc, “V”-st in the next dc ;
* ch 7 and sl-st into the 1st ch (making a ch-7 round in the middle of this Row) ;
Ch 3,
(Turn and work the next set of dc into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc in the ch-7 round ;
sc in the ch-1 sp of the “V”-st ;
(Turn and work the next set of sts into the ch-7 round just made) 4 dc
in the ch-7 round ;
ch 1, sk next 4 dc ,  “V”-st in the next dc* ;
rep from *to* till end, ch 1, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

And just like that, we’ve completed one pattern repeat.  Now that wasn’t half bad , was it?

So our repeat rows are Rows 2 – 5.  Continue these repeats till you have a purse / clutch of the size you want, ending with a Row 4.

We’ll meet back here shortly for the last two rows.

2nd last row : dc in the 1st dc ; ch 1, sk next 4 dc, “V”-st in the next dc ; 
*ch 5, sk next 4 dc , sc in the next “V”-st ; ch 5, 
sk next 4 dc , “V”-st in the next dc*
rep from *to* till end ; ch 1, dc in the last dc.  Turn.

Last row : sc in the 1st dc ; sc in the next ch-1 sp ; 
[sk next dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp] ;
*sk next dc, (5 sc in the next ch-5 sp) ; 
sc in the next sc ; rep (to) once ; rep [to] once*
rep *to* till end ; sc in the next ch-1 sp ; sc in the last dc.  Turn.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

You can finally line your bag, attach in the zipper and you’re ready to show the world this lovely new creation you’ve made. (Links on how to do this at the top of this blog)



Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns J

If you're visiting me here for the first time, and have liked the experience, do add me to your mailing list (for your convenience) , and all my future free patterns will come straight to your mail box.  


Have a great day and see you soon. J

And here are links to some of my beautiful and unusual bag / purse patterns.