Friday, 30 January 2015

DOILEY-LIKE PURSE

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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)

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 4 mm crochet hook for the slightly heavier purse yarn.
For Non-Indians Polyester silk purse yarn is available only in India.  You can use any yarn with a suitable hook to make this project.  


Stitches used : Using U.S terminology
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.

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How to make a rounded cord for the handle : View the video link below for a really simple way to make a rounded cord handle for your handbag.  http://vimeo.com/88972371


How to make an I-cord : A neat way to make an I-cord in this video by June at http://www.planetjune.com/blog/how-to-crochet-an-i-cord/


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


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Fasten off then and weave in the ends

Finishing: 
1) Fold your project in half in preparation to finish the insides
2) Using one of the links given at the top of this blog, line your bag
3) Using the link given at the top of this blog, add in a zipper (if desired)
4) Using one of the links given at the top of this blog make an I-cord (if desired)

Go ahead and show off your hard work !  Remember to tag me when you show your work off on social media, and to credit my blog for this idea and pattern. Thanks.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

JUS' GRANNY SQUARES

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JUS' GRANNY SQUARES

GRANNY SQUARES FOR PROJECT CHEMO


A few days back, my friend Prabha told me about this lovely project for cancer patients and once I read this, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Find out all about what is being done at   http://www.projectchemocrochet.com/.  This project is on-going and not time-based.  You can work at your own speed and send the squares in when you finish them - no rush, no pressure.. just love and a wonderful feeling of giving and fulfillment at the end of it all. Come on, join me and let's go for it!

So I went a-hunting for all those square patterns I had on my to-do list.  As I was working through them, I got other friends interested in this project, and they wanted ideas to work on.. so I thought I’d just compile all the links / patterns I’ve used.. and this blog was born!    

Now for this project we need to make all our squares 9" x 9", but some of the links / patterns below are smaller sized - so all I did was work the pattern till end, and to make up the square to size, just did a few rows of dc all around.

Materials used : Indian acrylic yarns (3-ply, 4-ply as well as Vardhaman Millenium DK ply)

You can use any yarn with a suitable hook to work on these projects. All Project Chemo Crochet requests is that you have your squares 9" x 9".

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and here are a load of ideas on this lovely blog link.. 

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and this one I found as a pattern for a clutch.. but loved it so much.. so here goes 
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http://priscillascrochet.net/free%20patterns/Pillowghans/Pineapple%20Granny%20Pillow-ghan%20Square.pdf  

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and finally just played with the alphabet to make this one here.
P for Perseverance, Patience, and Putting the Big C behind us! :) 
so here's a lovely link for alphabets http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-moogly-crochet-alphabet/

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Thanks for joining me in spreading hugs, smiles and lots of love.   

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