Tuesday, 21 February 2017
REVERSIBLE DIAGONAL SPECTACLE CASE
This is a super quick project for a super neat , totally reversible spectacle case. I found this really lovely pattern for a diagonal dishcloth, which I just loved… and I thought that this would make a really neat coin purse or spectacle case as well.
As the pattern works diagonally, and we work in back loops only for the whole pattern, it is exactly the same back and front – which makes it beautiful and reversible.
So let’s see what we can do with this pattern.
Materials used : Today I have used ~ about one cone of our lovely Indian polyester purse yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook ;
Size made : 3.25” width x 6.5 length
Difficulty level : Easy Skill level
Stitches used :
Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only : For this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops, you only go through the back loop of each sc. For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg
How to single crochet join : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmYEsHlgQ30
Abbreviations used : Using U.S Terminology
fsc : Foundation single crochet ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es) hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s) yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip sc : Single crochet
sc-blo : Single crochet back loop only
Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)
For this cute little coin purse, I’ve used the Diagonal Dishcloth pattern by Ananda Judkins at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-dishcloth-3
This pattern works from one corner, increasing one stitch on each side till you have a neat square and you have diagonals running across, which looks super fantastic.
I made the pattern exactly as suggested by the designer and got a project of 6.5” x 6.5” square, which when folded gives me a length of 6.5” x a width of 3.25”.
If you decide you want a longer pencil case or spectacle case, I suggest you work more rows than suggested by the designer (especially if you too are using the same Indian yarn I have), and that will increase the size of the square, so will give you a longer & wider rectangle when folded.
So go on ahead to the link and make the square first, and then all I did was fold the square over and join two of the sides. (Check the top of this blog for a ‘how to join sides’)
If you decide to line your bag, check this link at http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/06/12/tutorial-how-to-line-a-crocheted-bag/
Here are a few different ideas for joining
1. You can join one long and one short side, and you get a case with an opening on the shorter side
2. You can join both the smaller sides, and then attach on a zipper along the longer edge, and ta da! You can get a pencil case or a spectacle case, with a larger opening.
If you decide to attach a zipper, check these links
So with this one blog, you can make a dishcloth or washcloth, and you can also make a set of cases. Isn’t that just neat?
Have a fun creative time.
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