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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Soft flower purse

Hello,
Today I would like to share with you another flower purses I made. The one in the pictures I did while ago for my sister-in-law. (It was very hard to give it away - women and their purses.)


I fall in love with this rose square so much. I made another purse.
I like to share with you the pattern for purse I finished couple of hours ago.


Soft flowers purse pattern






































35cm x 38cm (14” x 15”), bottom cca 7cm (2,8”)
The size really depends on type of material and size of the hook you are using, which is up to you.

You need: 
I used 320 grams (11.3 oz) and just under 1000 meters (1100 yards) of 70% cotton/ 30% acrylic suitable for G/4mm crochet hook
Crochet hook E/3,5mm for the purse and G/4mm for the flower squares
Yarn Needle, 30cm (12”) zipper

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology
ch       chain 
slst      slip stitch
sc        single crochet
dc       double crochet 
st        stitch 
sk       skip

Note: Read all the instructions first. I wrote it the way I did it, and I found it the easiest way for me, but you can choose to make the parts of the purse in a slightly different order, whichever suites you better. 

Purse body: Front




First you have to make 16 flower squares 8cm x 8cm (3,2” x 3,2”). I used free flower square pattern I found here and crochet hook G/4mm. You can use any square shape with or without flowers as long as you like it. It is your choice.











You need to crochet the squares together, I used sc’s.










To secure the rows, and to give the future purse a nice form, I made the border with 5 rows of sc’s all around. Starting at the top right hand corner – sc in sc and 3sc’s in the corners. The first row I crocheted back stitch only. When I finished fifth row, I added 4 rows of sc’s to the top of the purse, to make it higher. (That’s why is good to start in the top right hand corner. It saves you cutting the yarn). The front is finished.





Purse body: Back






For the back of the purse I used a classical granny square. 







I made 16 rounds. You may need to do a row less or a row more. Just count the stitches. I continued the same way as with the front - 5 rows of sc’s all around. Starting at the top right hand corner – sc in sc and 3sc’s in the corners. The first row I crocheted back stitch only. When I finished fifth row, I added 4 rows of sc’s to the top of the purse. The back is now also finished.







Now it’s the time to sew the front and back together. I sewed it together by hand – using back stitch only. You will have formed a tube or cylinder.








Bottom of the purse:




It is worked in circular (oval in this case) crochet method, beginning at center of the oval. Slip stitch join at end of each round. Don’t turn, but continue in same direction.
Ch 54, dc into 4th ch from the hook and follow the chart. Make four rounds. End up with slst. 









You should end up with oval containing approximately 144 stitches around the outside . Don’t panic if there is one or two more or less stitches. Mark the sides, It’s easy to correct it by sc’s together while you are crocheting the bottom to the cylinder body of the purse. I used sc’s to connect it together again.





Lining:





I this stage I would put a lining in the purse. (I didn’t. I did the handle first, but it was trickier.) I sewed it in by hand, to the second last round of the purse’s body as shown on the picture. I suppose, you can sew the lining by machine. I just don’t know how visible it’ll be on outside.







Handle: 



Handle is worked backwards and forwards in two parts. Start from the right side of the purse. Put a marker on the seam, (as shown  on the picture), count 24 stitches to the right and 24 stitches to the left – 49 stitches together. Slst. where your right marker is, ch 3+ 48dc’s(49dc’s) – row 1. Decrees in every row 1 dc from each side, until row 17. In row 17 you should have 17dc’s, on row 18 don’t decrees, do 17dc’s as well. Row 19 and 20 do 15 dc’s. Row 21 do 13 dc’s and keep going up to row 35 now with 13 dc’s. That is first half of handle, 
which measures cca 30 cm (12”). You can adjust the length of the handle by adding or removing the rows with 13 dc’s. Fasten off.
















Other side of the handle is worked same way.
I sewed the two parts of handle together. You can crochet them together if you like.








Zipper:



I’m adding zippers to most of my purses. This time I put the zipper in at the end.
First I crocheted ch65, sc into the second ch from the hook and sc front/back for five rows. Fasten off, but leave around 1m (40”) long end.
I did two pieces and sewed it by hand to the zipper.
Than I sewed the zipper with the extension to the purse.






Finishing:
I put my little “Emm” label on the lining of the purse.
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Flower brooch pattern





































Materials: 
I used few meters of 70% cotton/30% acrylic yarn. (Any yarn would be just fine, as long as it suites your purposes) 
3mm for the balls and E/3,5mm hook for the flowers, tapestry needle, little bit of stuffing, and a safety pin

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology 
chain                  ch 
single crochet      sc
double crochet    dc
slip stitch            slst 
stitch                  st
decrease            dec.
repeat                 *-*

I used a May Roses pattern from Atti24 for the flowers.

Base: 


E/3,5mm hook 
Start with Magic loop
Row 1:  Ch1,6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: *2sc in each sc* (12 sts)
Row 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* (18 sts)
Row 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc* (24 sts)
Row 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* (30 sts). Fasten the end.




Bigger ball: E/3,5mm hook 
Start with Magic loop
Row 1:  Ch1,6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: *2sc in each sc* (12 sts)
Row 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* (18 sts)
Row 4, 5: repeat row 3 (18 sts)
Row 6: *sc in next sc, 2scdec. in next sc* (12 sts). Fill the ball with a little bit of stuffing at this stage.
Row 7: *2scdec. in each sc* (6 sts)
Row 8: *2scdec. in each sc* (3 sts)
Yo 3 last stitches on the hook and sc, ch15, leave longer tail cca 20cm (8”).

Smaller ball: E/3,5mm hook 
Start with Magic loop
Row 1:  Ch1,6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: *2sc in each sc* (12 sts)
Row 3, 4: repeat row 3 (12 sts). Fill the ball with a little bit of stuffing at this stage.
Row 5: *2scdec. in each sc* (6 sts)
Row 6: *2scdec. in each sc* (3 sts)
Yo 3 last stitches on the hook and sc, ch13, leave longer tail cca 20cm (8”) end.

Smallest ball: 3mm hook 
Start with Magic loop
Row 1:  Ch1,6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
Row 2: *2sc in each sc* (12 sts)
Row 3, 4: repeat row 3 (12 sts). Fill the ball with a little bit of stuffing at this stage.
Row 5: *2scdec. in each sc* (6 sts)
Row 6: *2scdec. in each sc* (3 sts)
Yo 3 last stitches on the hook and sc, ch10, leave longer tail cca 20cm (8”) end.

Assembly:
Sew the top and one of the side flowers on the base. Arrange the balls as you can see them in the picture, sew them together first, and then on the base afterwards. Cover the ball ends on the base with third flower. Add the safety pin on the back.

If you came up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, I’ll be more than happy to help.






































Have nice spring weekend
Clara

5 comments:

  1. hello clara...i first left a comment with your shared design of the pineapple market bag...i was new to your blog then, and i looked at your other posts and i am so glad i have...the designs are lovely and your attention to detail enhances the project...i look forward to reading your many posts...thank you for sharing...take care...sally

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  2. Hello I'm new to crochet and I love the bags you've made. Could I request for a row by row written pattern so I can start my bag? Thank you :)

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  4. Hoping for your reply soon :)

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  5. My email add nicolas.jocee@gmail.com

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