Petite Purse Crochet Pattern now available in Dutch!

Ilse’s Petite Purse

No I haven’t suddenly learned a new language, it’s all thanks to the wonderful Ilse who kindly translated the pattern 🙂

The English version is here, and the Dutch version is here.

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Laura’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6″/15cm along each side

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only
hdc-picot – work 1 hdc, 3ch, sl st in top of hdc

Foundation Round: Into mc, 8ch (counts as 1dc, 5ch), [3dc, 5ch] twice, 2dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 1: 1sc in same place as join, 2sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 3sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 3ch (counts as 1dc), turn.

Round 2: Working in BLO, 2dc, *[1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 7dc* repeat from * to * once more, [1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 4dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 3: 1sc in same place as join, 5sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 9sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, 3sc, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 3ch (counts as 1dc), turn.

Round 4: Working in BLO, 5dc, *[1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 13dc* repeat from * to * twice, [1dc, 5ch, 1dc] in next st, 7dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join, 1ch, turn.

Round 5: 1sc in same place as join, 8sc, [1sc in each of 5ch, 15sc] twice, 1sc in each of 5ch, 6sc, sl st in FLO of 1st sc to join, 5ch (counts as 1hdc, 3ch), turn.

Round 6: Working in BLO, *sk 2 sts, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 1 st, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, [1hdc, 3ch, 1hdc] in next st, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 1 st, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, sk 2 sts, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 times, omitting last [1hdc, 3ch], sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join, do not turn.

Round 7: Sl st into 3ch space, 2ch (counts as 1hdc), [1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in same space, 3ch, *[1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in next 3ch space, 3ch, [1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc, 3ch, 1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in 3ch corner space, 3ch, ([1hdc, 1hdc-picot, 1hdc] in next 3ch space, 3ch) 3 times* repeat from * to * 3 times, omitting last of the 3 repeats, sl st in top of beg ch to join, do not turn.

Round 8: Sl st into 1st picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place, 1ch, sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place, 1ch, *sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 5 times in 3ch corner space, 1sc in same place, 1ch, (sl st in next picot, 1ch, ([1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place), 1ch) 5 times* repeat from * to * twice, then sl st into next picot, 1ch, [1sc, 3ch] 5 times in 3ch corner space, 1sc in same place, 1ch, (sl st in next picot, 1ch, ([1sc, 3ch] 3 times in 2nd ch of 3ch, 1sc in same place), 1ch) 3 times, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I often sit with a ball of yarn and a hook and just crochet, letting the hook work its magic and seeing if a design emerges, this is what the Crochet Goddess blessed me with yesterday…a star 🙂

It’s two stars sewn together with tin foil inbetween to give it some sparkle, which isn’t easy to capture in a picture, but believe me, it sparkles! You could also use coloured clear film which would give a stained glass effect when hung in a window.

Here’s the pattern, it’s very simple, I used DK weight yarn with a 4.00mm hook, the star measures approximately 4″/10cm across. American Terminology used throughout.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)

Foundation Round: Ch 16, sl st in 1st ch, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), *1 dc, ch 1 in next st* 15 times, sl st in 3rd ch to join.

Round 1: Sl st in 1st ch 1 space, *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next ch 1 space, sl st in next ch 1 space* 8 times, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next ch 1 space, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Round 2: *Ch 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in hdc ch 2 space, ch 1, sl st in sl st* 8 times, with last sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Round 3: Sl st in 1st ch 1 space, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in dc ch 3 space, sl st in ch 1 space, sk sl st, sl st in next ch 1 space* 8 times, finishing with last sl st in 1st sl st to join. Fasten off. (On second star leave enough yarn to sew both stars together.)

Finishing

Fold a piece of tinfoil in half so you have two shiny sides outermost, trace around the outline of the star, cut out the tinfoil, sandwich between the two stars and sew around the edge through the innermost loops of the sc’s and chains. Leave enough starting and finishing yarn to hang the star.

Enjoy 🙂

© Shana Rae 2015

 

 

Kira’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6″/15cm across at the widest point

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
beg – beginning
3dctog – crochet 3 dc together (work a dc without completing the last step 3 times, then yo and draw through all the loops)
FPdc – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.

Foundation Round: Into mc, 3ch, (counts as 1dc), 14dc, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 1: 4ch, (counts as 1dc, 1ch), *1dc, 1ch* repeat from * to * 13 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 2: Sl st into 1ch space, 6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch), *sk 1 dc, 4dc in next dc, 3ch, sk 1 dc, 1dc in 1ch space, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sk 1 dc, 4dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Round 3: 1FPdc around ch in previous row, 3ch, 3ch, *2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, 1FPdc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 2dc in next dc, 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 3ch, sl st in 1st FPdc to join.

Round 4: 1FPdc, 3ch, *1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, 1FPdc in dc, 3ch* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, [work a 3dctog over next 3 dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, sl st in 1st FPdc to join.

Round 5: Sl st into 3ch space, 3ch (counts as 1dc), 2hdc in same space, *3hdc in each of next 3 3ch spaces, [2hdc, 1dc, 3ch] in next 3ch space, [1dc, 2hdc] in next 3ch space* repeat from * to * 3 more times, 3hdc in each of next 3 3ch spaces, [2hdc, 1dc, 3ch] in next 3ch space, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 6: 1ch, 1sc in same place, 1sc in each st around working 3sc in each 3ch space, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017

Crochet Cables – Horizontal Puff Variation

If there is one thing I miss about knitting, it’s cables, crochet cables are not quite the same, but this is one version I’ve been working on which I’ve combined with Horizontal Puffs.


Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over
FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the st on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.
BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet – Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the st on the previous row. Complete as for regular dc.
FPtr – Front Post Treble – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the st on the previous row. Complete as for regular tr.
BPtr – Back Post Treble – Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the st on the previous row. Complete as for regular tr.
HP – Horizontal Puff – (yo, insert hook around dc, pull up yarn to approximately the length of 2 ch) 4 times, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Foundation Row: Ch 27, 1 hdc in 4th ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (25 sts)

Row 1: Ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 BPdc, 1 HP, 2 BPdc, 10 hdc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 FPdc, sl st in top of HP, 2 FPdc, 10 hdc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, 9 hdc, working on FPdc after HP, 2 BPtr, ch 1, working on FPdc before HP, 2 BPtr, 10 hdc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 FPdc, 1 HP in ch 1, 2 FPdc, 10 hdc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, 9 hdc, 2 BPdc, sl st in HP, 2 BPdc, 10 hdc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, 9 hdc, working on BPdc after HP, 2 FPtr, ch 1, working on BPdc before HP and working under the first sts, 2 FPtr, 10 hdc, turn.

Rows 1 to 6 make up the pattern repeat.

Enjoy 🙂

© Shana Rae 2015

I give you my heart

While waiting for yarn to be delivered, again, I thought I’d crochet some tufts, and this is what I ended up with! Just a little amusement for a Sunday morning 🙂

I used DK weight yarn, and although the pattern was written for one colour, I chose two! A 4.00mm hook was used, the motif measures approximately 5″/13cm square. US Terminology was used throughout.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
EXsc – extended single crochet (pull up a loop in stitch, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over, pull though final 2 loops on hook.)
Tuft – Work 4 EXsc into stitch, remove hook from loop and insert in first stitch, pull loop through to form tuft.

Note: ch 2 counts as 1 EXsc

Foundation Row: Ch 24, EXsc in 4th ch from hook, EXsc across, ch 2, turn (22 sts)

Row 1 – 3: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 4: 9 EXsc, 1 Tuft, 11 EXsc, ch 2, turn.

Row 5: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 6: 7 EXsc, *1 Tuft, 1 EXsc* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Tuft, 9 EXsc, ch 2 turn.

Row 7: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 8: 5 EXsc, *1 Tuft, 1 EXsc* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 Tuft, 7 EXsc, ch 2 turn.

Row 9: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 10: 3 EXsc, *1 Tuft, 1 EXsc* repeat from * to * 6 times, 1 Tuft, 5 EXsc, ch 2 turn.

Row 11: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 12: 3 EXsc, *1 Tuft, 1 EXsc* repeat from * to * 3 times, 2 EXsc, *1 Tuft, 1 EXsc* repeat from * to * twice, 1 Tuft, 5 EXsc, ch 2 turn.

Row 13: EXsc across, ch 2, turn.

Row 14: 5 EXsc, 1 Tuft, 7 EXsc, 1 Tuft, 7 EXsc, ch 2 turn.

Row 15 – 18: EXsc across, ch 2, turn, except for Row 18, fasten off, sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2015

I even like the pattern the colours make on the back!