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!

Sweet Pea Lace Scarf Crochet Pattern

The pictures do not show this scarf in all its glory, it really is so pretty and I look forward to wearing it with my summer frocks!

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK Weight yarn, sample used 3 balls Yeomans Panama (200m per ball, each ball crocheted approximately 18”, with a 12” width)
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
The finished scarf measures approximately 12”/30cm in width, length dependent on personal choice, sample measures approximately 56”/142cm in length and required a total of 3 balls of yarn.

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