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Friday, July 14, 2017

Pineapple top market/shoulder bag – full written pattern

Hi,
After, thanks to all of you, the great success of the previous pattern for “Pineapple Market Bag” from last year, I have come up with another market bag.


This one has got a much more tightly crocheted and stronger bottom. That way you can leave it without lining if you wish.
I added a little pineapple tassels – it makes the bag look even more romantic. They can be used to secure your bag as well.



The pictures are there to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this market bag.
I have added a few charts as well. It may even be helpful with learning how to read and use charts as well.

You can adjust the size of the bag or handles to suite your needs. I feel confident that the written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this very romantic, but practical market/shoulder bag for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


Have a nice week
Clara



Friday, June 30, 2017

T-shirt yarn Cross-body bag – Free written pattern




Size:
width cca 38cm x height cca 38cm (15”x 15”), adjustable handle cca 120 cm (48”), shoulder handle drop cca 60 cm (24”) long and cca 3cm (1.2”), the size is really depending on material you’ll use.

You need: 
I used cca 700 grams / 300 meters of  “YarnArt – ribbon”, color no. 757
7mm crochet hook 
Yarn Needle, markers
A sufficient amount off cotton for the lining (you don’t have to use cotton)
30 cm (12”) zipper
Hardware to complete the bag – 2 rings cca 5cm(2”), 2 rings with the hook, buckle cca 3cm(1,2”).

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology
ch       chain 
slst     slip stitch
sc        single stitch
hdc     half double crochet
st        stitch 

Bottom of the purse
Start with the bottom of the purse. It is worked in circular (oval in this case) crochet method, beginning at center of the oval. Slst. join at end of each round. Don’t turn, but continue in same direction.

























Begin by crocheting a chain of 25 + 1 ch, follow the chart above or the written instructions bellow.
Round 1: (Blue) Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 2sc into the same stitch, make sc into each of next 23 ch, 5 sc into last ch stitch. Do not turn - keep going around and make sc into each of next 23 ch, 2 sc into the last stitch (it’s the stitch where you have 3 sc already). Slst. to finish the round. Do not turn.

Round 2: (Orange) Ch1, work 3 sc into the same stitch, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 25 sc, 3sc into next stitch, 3sc into next stitch, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 25 sc, 3sc into next stitch, slst. into 1st ch1 to finish the round.

Round 3: (Green) Ch1, work 3 sc into the same stitch, sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 27 sc, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 2 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 27 sc, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 2 stitches, slst. into 1st ch1 to finish the round.

Round 4: (Red) Ch1, work 3 sc into the same stitch, sc into each of next 4 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 29 sc, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 4 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 4 stitches, 3sc into next stitch, make sc into each of next 29 sc, 3sc into next stitch, sc into each of next 4 stitches, slst. into 1st ch1 to finish the round.

I ended the bottom of the bag here. That gave me width of the bag cca 38cm/15”. You can do a row or two more for longer bag or row or two less for shorter one. It’s really up to you.

Body of the purse
I worked in rounds. Sc into every sc from the bottom of the bag. I can’t remember exactly how many rounds I did. It doesn’t really matter. I finished mine when the body was cca 38cm (15”) high. Again, you can make your bag longer or shorter by adding or reducing the number of rows. Fasten off.

























Adjustable handle 
It is cca 120 cm (48”) long and cca 3cm (1.2”) wide.
Ch 130, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc into the same stitch, make hdc into each of next ch, 5 hdc into last ch stitch. Do not turn - keep going around and make hdc into each of next ch, 2 hdc into the last stitch (it’s the stitch where you have 2 hdc and ch2  already). Slst. to finish the round.
 


Shoulder handle
This handle is constructed out of three pieces, two shorter and one longer.

The shorter bits are cca 10cm (4”) long and cca 3cm (1.2”) wide. Ch 12, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc into the same stitch, make hdc into each of next ch, 5 hdc into last ch stitch. Do not turn - keep going around and make hdc into each of next ch, 2 hdc into the last stitch (it’s the stitch where you have 2 hdc and ch2 already). Slst. to finish the round. Make two of them.

The longer part is cca 60 cm (24”) long and cca 3cm (1.2”) wide. Ch 65, hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc into the same stitch, make hdc into each of next ch, 5 hdc into last ch stitch. Do not turn - keep going around and make hdc into each of next ch, 2 hdc into the last stitch (it’s the stitch where you have 2 hdc and ch2 already). Slst. to finish the round.

Zipper:

























I’m adding zippers to most of my bags and purses. You can find two options of how to add the zipper in these two free links bellow:
I used a little bit thinner yarn, of a similar color around the zipper.

Lining:
I put a lining in my bag.  I sewed it on machine and sewed it in by hand, to the second last round of the purse’s body. I suppose, you can sew the lining by machine. The lining is not really necessary, as the bag is strong enough on its own.

Assembling:
I found a shoulder bag at my local charity store. I didn’t like it, but the hardware on it was in excellent condition, just perfect for my project. I am sure if you look around your local charity stores you can find plenty of bags with interesting and/or nice rings, hooks and buckles for a fraction of the price you would pay if you would buy it separately. 
Assemble the bag as you can see on the picture below.


There it is. You should have a nice bag now or an inspiration for one at least.
If you come up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Have a nice week
Clara


Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Circular Pineapple Cardigan/Vest

This circular pineapple cardigan is very popular. It is not only interesting and beautiful, but also handy for the up coming summer. In the last few weeks I have been working on another one for a customer.




I’m confident the written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this cardigan.

I am providing the pattern for this very elegant pineapple cardigan/vest for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:


Have a nice week
Clara


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another pineapple market bag

This pineapple market bag is very popular. It is not only interesting and beautiful, but also handy for up coming summer. Finally I found a little time to make one for myself.


There are pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this market bag.
I have added charts as well. It may even be helpful with learning to read the charts.

I have to admit adding the lining is a bit tricky. But a little patience and extra effort can turn your market bag into “regular shoulder bag”.

You can find the links to fully written pattern here:


Have a nice week
Clara

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Long Pineapple Coat/Duster – full written pattern

Hi,
I found pictures of this jacket or duster and I fell in love with it. I was searching for the pattern since around Christmas time and I had to give up. I couldn’t find one.



























I didn’t have any other choice so I made my own pattern. I only had four pictures from Pinterest that I could work with. It took me over a month of trying, crocheting and unraveling and crocheting again. It is not an exact copy of the jacket on the picture, because I couldn’t see all of it on the photos, but I think I got very close. What do you think?









I used anti-pilling baby acrylic yarn, but I think you can use any yarn you like for this project.

Since the shape of the coat is meant to be loose, so t fits most sizes. You can vary the size of your coat by using different types of material and size of hooks.

I’m confident the written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this coat/duster.

I am providing the pattern for this very hippie-chic pineapple coat/duster for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:

Clara

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Beaded bracelet – free tutorial

Hi,
I found a video tutorial for a “ beaded crochet chain” and my little daughter asked, if I could make bracelet like that for her and her friend.
I found that the tutorial was very understandable and easy to follow. It is in English, but I didn’t even turn the volume up and I could still understand how it was made. I think you can use any yarn you like and you need just a few meters. I used some leftover Christmas sparkly, stretchy acrylic yarn for example.
I have got a feeling I will have to make more of them, once my daughter will take it to school.
I think it looks very pretty and romantic.




You can find the video tutorial here. No registration, for free:


Have a nice week
Clara

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

White flower top – full written pattern

Hello,

Summer is coming very fast and I think a flower top like this could come in handy. The pattern is written for a sleeveless top, a top with sleeves and even for a dress -3 in 1. To crochet the top is not as time consuming as my pineapple patterns usually are. You can see the progress very fast.





For this top with sleeves I used 220g of cotton (100g = 416meters) suitable for E/3,5 mm hook, but I used a little bit bigger crochet hook than suggested - G/4mm.
The neckline and cuffs are crocheted by joining flower motives. The body and sleeves are crocheted in rounds. The crochet stitch is a bit stretchy, that way the pattern can be used for more sizes S, M, L. You will find the adjustments for larger sizes XL and XXL within the full written pattern as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern. I do believe this pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this White flower top for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:



Have a nice week
Clara