Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower.

And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂

 

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.

Almost A Silk Purse

A few years ago I crocheted a little pig purse, but never got around to publishing the design, then I lost my notes, and just forgot about the pattern altogether.

Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton Silk DKThen I found this yarn, and a phrase popped into my head, ‘you can’t make a silk purse of a sow’s ear’, (Coined by Stephen Gosson in 1579 in the book The Ephemerides of Phialo: Deuided Into Three Bookes – if you really want to know!), and I decided I could, well almost, as the yarn is only 20% silk!

And here is the new pig purse, perfect size to hold my mobile phone 🙂 Well it’s almost a silk purse!

 

Almost A Silk Purse
Almost A Silk Purse
Almost A Silk Purse
Almost A Silk Purse

Almost A Silk Purse
Almost A Silk Purse
American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
Approximately half a ball of Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton Silk DK
(100g/201m/219yds per ball)
4.00mm Hook
Safety Eyes (or beads/buttons)
marker for crocheting in the round

Finished Size:
Body 5”/12cm in length (excluding legs), 7”/18cm (including legs), 3”/17.5cm wide (narrowest), 4.5”/11.5cm (widest), approximately. Handle length to suit.

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The Mavis Enderby Purse

The Mavis Enderby Purse - front
The Mavis Enderby Purse – front

The Mavis Enderby Purse - back
The Mavis Enderby Purse – back
My inspiration for this purse was drawn from Medieval aumônières, reliquary pouches and heraldry. I specifically chose a yarn that had an old look to it, with suitably muted colours.The shield on the back was designed to allow space for initials to be crocheted or embroidered for personalisation if desired.

Please Note: This purse is not worked like Tapestry Crochet where you work from the front using your left hand instead of your right to crochet (or vice versa). It is turned like normal crochet, then a Reverse Side Single Crochet stitch is used to keep the stitches facing forward. Full details of how to crochet the RSC are included in the pattern, with photos.

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials
Twilleys Freedom Echo DK 50g (109yds/100m) – 2 balls (905) Green, 1 ball of (904) Red
(sample actually used just over 1 ball Green)
4.00mm Hook

Finished Size
Approximately 7”/18cm wide, 8.5”/21cm long.

The pattern contains:

  • Charts for the front and back
  • Detailed instructions of how to crochet the stitch used in the design (with photos)
  • How to change colour and carry yarn (with photos)
  • Assembly of the purse (with photos)

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The Handmaiden’s Purse

I’ve been inspired by Chris’ Netmaking Tutorials, and thought I’d design a crocheted net bag. My intention was to make a simple tote bag and include a few tufts/bobbles in the design, then this pattern started to emerge, and a simple tote bag became a beautiful Handmaiden’s Purse.

The Handmaiden's Purse
The Handmaiden’s Purse
Base
Base

laid flat
laid flat
American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials
50g (105m/115yds) DK weight yarn (sample used Sirdar Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK Shade 330
Length of ribbon or cord
4mm hook
marker for rounds

Finished Size: Approximately 4”/10cm base diameter, 6”/15cm main body diameter, 7.5”/19cm high.

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Granny’s Reticule

Granny’s Retucule
Granny’s Reticule

 

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn in 2 colours
3.5mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 9″/23cm tall, the base is 5″/13cm in diameter

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