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Friday, 2 February 2018
FLAT EASY WALLET
you have been following my blogs, you will know that I have made a *lot* of
clutch purses and bags. I am constantly
on the lookout for neat and easy accessories, and I think this one is a
along then, let’s see what we have here.
Materials used : Just over two cones of polyester
purse yarn in cones , with a 3.5 mm crochet hook
The polyester purse yarn is available only in India (to my knowledge). This
yarn has a 4-ply or sport ply thickness.
can make this project with any yarn and a hook that suits it.
For our wallet, I have used a really basic
stitch and got the effect by playing with colours.
What we do is work a rectangle, and alternate
colours as we go along. Just so that we
can all be individually creative, we are not going to write down just how many
rows you work with each colour.. Go ahead and create.
However, I am going to tell you how I worked on my creation here.
a)We will work our wallet as a rectangle,
working side to side along the width of the purse.
b)Decide on the length and width of your wallet.
c)The number of stitches you start with will
determine the width of your purse and as you work along the pattern, you
will get the length of your wallet.
d)There is no fixed number of stitches that you need to
start with. Just work it according to
the width you want.
e)I love that this beautiful pattern can be worked to suit
any width or length.
I always suggest, please check the link at the top of this blog for the
foundation single crochet start and work as many stitches as you’d like for the
width of your wallet. Turn and then work
an hdc in each fsc all the way back.
will continue working 1 hdc in each hdc all the way up and down till the end of
each row. Once you have reached the
length you need for your project, fasten off.
And this is basically the pattern.
So what makes this different?
use of two colours, and the mix ‘n’ match of the combination of colours.
2)The way we
are going to fold this purse. The diagram below is not to
scale – it is only to show you how we are folding the wallet and how it will
How to fold the wallet after making the rectangle
Folded wallet finished
how are we folding this wallet? Into 3
sections (as against the regular 2 or folded straight down the centre)
once you decide how wide you want each section, you will need to make just over
2 times that width. You will then fold
first the bottom section in and then the top folds over to clip down. We will not be stitching the sides –
so when you flip this wallet open, it will be one flat rectangle. This is what makes it uniquely different. J
you are done with the pattern, I have worked one round of sc all around – not
just to neaten the edges but to give another accent with the contrast colour. Just for kicks, I also worked in a shell at
the top centre flap.
the shell, I just counted the sts on that last row and marked the center
stitch. Work 1 sc in each st till you
are 2 sts away from the marked centre st.
have worked a picot for my shell stitch, which is a ch-2 picot (ch 2 ; sl-st in
the 2nd st from hk). Check
the top of this blog for a “how to picot”
so we are 2 sts away from that centre marked st : dc in that marked st ; (picot
+ dc in the same marked st) ; rep (to) 4 more times ; dc in the same
marked st ; sk next 2 sts and work an sc in each st till the end ; work 3 sc in
each corner and 1 sc in each st all around.
are done with the basic flat wallet.
Please check the top of this blog for “how to” on lining this purse,
attaching a zipper etc.
that’s it.. your flat and easy wallet is ready to go , and we’re ready to show
off this lovely creation too.
this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns J
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