Make it blue - Free crochet pattern

August 02, 2018

Hi, my dears,
so did you already made the Octopus Annie, from my last post? Well, I really hope, my next post will make you happy too :-)




Octopus purse

Design by Vendula Maderska
July 2018

What do you need:


• fine yarn/ sport/ 5 ply/ 12 wpi/ calls for 3 mm hook
• hook 3 mm and 3,5 mm
• scissors, common sewing needle and threads and the tapestry needle
• Glass beads – “Toho beads”, beads size 6/0 in pink and white colors, spangles/ sequins



I used this yarn: 
100% mercerized cotton Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
Yarn weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi), Yardage: 136 yards (124 meters), Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 26.0 sts = 4 inches – using one thread

I used these colors: Light blue number 173 about 83 g, dark blue number164 about 20 g, the little amount of pink number 225 and sand number 404. You will crochet the purse using two threads of yarn and hook 3.5 mm. The gauge of the pattern 21 stitches in 4 inches. You will need about 105 grams of yarn in total.


Hooks: 3,5 mm for all purse and 3 mm for last round of the upper brim.



You can buy the yarn here: www.colorfulyarnshop.etsy.com




Measurement of the finished purse: 

The finished purse is 18 cm (height) and 15 cm (width in the widest point). Please remember, that the size of the finished project depends on the used material and your own style of crocheting. 

Needed skills: intermediate

Abbreviations used – US terminology: 
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Double crochet (DC)
Increasing (inc): crochet 2 stitches in one stitch
Decreasing (dec) crochet 2 stitches together
Front post single crochet (FpSC)
BLO – crochet in back loops only
[ ] ...x times = repeat instructions in in brackets ... times
( ) = the number of the stitches at the end of the row/round

This pattern is written in the English language, in US terminology. If you will need the assistance feel free and write at vendula.maderska@gmail.com

Instructions

The main part of the purse

Use two threads of yarn, hook 3.5 mm, use light blue color. Crochet in rows, back and forth.

Beginning: CH 52
Row 1: starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, SC in every chain along (51 SC), CH1 as a turning chain, turn.
Row 2: from now, you will crochet HDC in back loops only



 1 HDC in next 24 stitches, 2 HDC in one stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 24 stitches, (53 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn



Row 3: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (53 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn 

Row 4: 1 HDC in next 25 stitches, 2 HDC in one stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 25 stitches, (55 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 5: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (55 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 6: 1 HDC in next 26 stitches, 2 HDC in one stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 26 stitches, (57 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 7: 11 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (57 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 8: 1 HDC in next 27 stitches, 2 HDC in one stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 27 stitches, (59 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 9: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (59 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 10 – 15: repeat row 9. Stitching into back loops only.

Row 16: 1 HDC in next 27 stitches, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next 27 stitches, (57 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 17: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (57 stitches)

Row 18: 1 HDC in next 26 stitches, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next 26 stitches, (55 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 19: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (55 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 20: 1 HDC in next 25 stitches, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next 25 stitches, (53 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 21: 1 HDC to the stitch till marker, remove stitch marker, make 1 HDC in next stitch, place marker in the stitch just worked, 1 HDC in each stitch to the end of the row (53 stitches)

Row 22: 1 HDC in next 24 stitches, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next stitch – place the stitch marker in this stitch, 2 HDC together, 1 HDC in next 24 stitches, (51 stitches), CH 1 for turning the work, turn

Row 23: 1 SC in back loops only in each stitch from the previous row, (51 SC), end the work.



Fold the piece in half and crochet the edges together using SC into each of the 25 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch, end the work. Turn the purse to the right side.



Crocheting together

                                                Wrong side view                                 Right side view


Upper Brim

Use light blue yarn, 2 threads and hook 3.5 mm. Crochet in the round.

Round 1: Insert a hook in the side seam and crochet 1 SC in each stitch around, join the first stitch with 1 SlSt (48 SC).

Round 2: 1 SC in each stitch around, but you will crochet in back loops only. Join the first stitch with 1 SlSt (48 SC).

Round 3 – 6: CH 1 as a helper, 1 SC in each stitch from previous round (48 SC)

Round 7: Using only one thread of yarn, use hook 3 mm and crochet 1 crab stitch in each stitch of previous round, end the work.

Neaten free threads and shape the bag nicely.



Strap

I made 86 cm (33.8 inches) long strap, wearing the purse across the body.

Row 1: Use light brown yarn, take two threads, hook 3.5 mm and make CH 159

Row 2: insert a hook in the second stitch from the hook and make 1 SlSt, then make 1 SlSt in every stitch from the previous row, end the work. Neaten free threads nicely. Sew the strap inside the purse. Neaten free threads.

Sew blue spangles/ sequins on the purse. Use common sewing thread and needle. Use tapestry needle and some contrasting yarn and embellish the upper brim by beads. I use Toho beads: beads size 6/0, average 4 mm.



Just tie up the octopus Annie on the purse and that's it! :-)

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1 komentářů

  1. Gorgeous crochet bag for summer, my dear! It looks so fresh and smart. Thank so much for sharing the pattern with all of us. This one is going to my "To Do List", that's for sure! And also I'd like to include this project (one picture plus link) in my next "Summer Round-Up post" that I'm going to publish in my blog today. Have a lovely Sunday, dear!

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