Beaded Favour Gift Bag Knitting Pattern

Finally the sun has come out so I can take pictures of my new design, it’s been so frustrating having to wait. I finished it not long after I wrote the post about using a ball of yarn and beads for something…well this is the something!

The idea came from the paper favour gift bags that are so popular, I just made mine with yarn and beads instead.

There is a tutorial included for threading the beads onto the yarn.

Materials
Sample used 1 ball of Sublime Egyptian Cotton dk, 115yds/105m, in Frothy
5 x 3mm DPN’s (Double Pointed Needles)
41 x 4mm beads
2 x 12”/30cm lengths of ribbon or I-cord for handles
marker for working in the round

Finished Size:
Approximatively 4.5”/11cm wide, 5.5”/14cm high, excluding handles, and 2”/5cm deep.

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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

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!