Wednesday, 10 January 2018

GRANNY SQUARE WALLET

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GRANNY SQUARE WALLET


We have used granny squares in many many ways, and today I plan on adapting the motif into a clutch purse. 

What I love about this pattern is that you can use this pattern to make any sized wallet or bag.

Materials used : One cone each of polyester purse yarn in cones , with a 3.5 mm crochet hook
For Non-Indians : The polyester purse yarn is available only in India (to my knowledge). This yarn has a 4-ply or sport ply thickness.
You can make this project with any yarn and a hook that suits it.

Skill level : Easy
 
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.

How to carry your yarn along when using more than one colour :  http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet.html


How to join with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join with whip stich : Check the links below :

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/

How to line the bag : View the link below to see how to easily line your handbag. http://pattern-paradise.com/2014/06/12/tutorial-how-to-line-a-crocheted-bag/




Abbreviations used :  (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                        sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                       sp : Space                                 
sl-st : Slip stitch                                    ch : Chain
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                    hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over 
MC : Main Colour                                          CC : Contrast Colour
                                       

As usual, before we head off into our project, let’s take a quick look at what we’re working on today. 

We are going to make a set of four granny squares for this project.  That said, you can make a larger bag using this pattern, making more squares and increasing both length and height, or number of granny squares.
You can use this pattern to make a large bag as well - lined or unlined, it will be a neat grocery bag - and in our day of going Green and being Environment Friendly, I urge you to try this pattern out.

Using this pattern, you can make a lovely blanket too.  So one pattern, so many ideas :)

I am using two colours – the 2nd colour only as a highlight and border.  
As the colours do not matter, I am going to leave that to your creativity.

You can also make this pattern to any size.

Part 1 : Granny square pattern

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Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and work 3 dc in that magic circle ;
(ch 2, 3 dc in the same magic circle) ;
rep (to) 2 times ; ch 2 and join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.

Round 2 : dc in the 1st 3 dc ;
(2 dc in the corner ch-2 sp ; ch 2, 2 dc in the same corner ch-2 sp) ;
*dc in the next 3 dc ; rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 3 : dc in the 1st 7 dc ;
(2 dc in the corner ch-2 sp ; ch 2, 2 dc in the same corner ch-2 sp) ;
*dc in the next 7 dc ; rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st 11 dc ;
(2 dc in the corner ch-2 sp ; ch 2, 2 dc in the same corner ch-2 sp) ;
*dc in the next 11 dc ; rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 5 : dc in the 1st 15 dc ;
(2 dc in the corner ch-2 sp ; ch 2, 2 dc in the same corner ch-2 sp) ;
*dc in the next 15 dc ; rep (to) once* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

At this point I have a 4” granny square which I think is just right, so I am stopping now.  If you want a larger square, continue working rounds, increasing 4 sts every side till you get the square of the size desired.
Of course as I said above, rather than increase the size of each square, you could just make more squares for a larger project - so go ahead and create.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I have worked a total of four squares for my wallet.  Like I have said before, you can make a bag using this pattern too – so just go ahead and work as many squares as you want.



Part 2 : Finishing

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free crochet granny square pattern, free crochet motif pattern, free crochet wallet pattern, free crochet clutch purse pattern, free crochet bag pattern, free crochet granny square blanket pattern

free crochet granny square pattern, free crochet motif pattern, free crochet wallet pattern, free crochet clutch purse pattern, free crochet bag pattern, free crochet granny square blanket pattern

free crochet granny square pattern, free crochet motif pattern, free crochet wallet pattern, free crochet clutch purse pattern, free crochet bag pattern, free crochet granny square blanket pattern

1)      To join two squares together, use one of the joining techniques given at the top of this blog.  This gives you one front and one back – with 2 granny squares each side.
2)    I then decided to run a round of sc all around the two granny squares that make up one side of the wallet.
3)    I then decided to work a few rows of plain sc just for the base of the wallet.
4)    I finally joined the 2nd side of the wallet. 
5)    So if you see my wallet, the black portions are the rows of plain sc for the base and you can see the contrast colour (Black) border.
6)    Use one of the lining techniques to line your bag
7)    Attach a zipper to the top of the bag – once again, check the top of this blog for technique.
8)    Check out the links at the top of this blog for making an I-cord as well.

We’re ready to show off this lovely creation too.

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