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Simple Beaded Purse

© 2006  Carole Fitzgerald

 

 

Materials needed: Red Heart Super Saver yarn, worsted weight, color of your choice, 4 oz.; size “H” crochet hook, pony beads -650.  Gauge: not important, finished size approximately 6.5 “ wide by 6 “ tall.

Stitches: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), bead single crochet (bd sc), slip stitch (sl st).

Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (24 sc), continuing around to other side, sc in unused loops of chain, for a total of 48 sc.

Round 1: Sc in each st.
Rounds 2-19: *Sc in first st, bd sc in  next st* around. Continue this for a total of 19 rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round.

Rounds 20-21: Sc in each st for the final two rounds of the purse.

 ( Option: sc around for one round, sc 11 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc to end of round, sc in each sc and ch for the next round, sc around for final round. That will give you a buttonhole to close the purse securely.)

Purse straps: Attach yarn with sl st at one side of purse, *ch 2, slide bead in place, ch 2*, for a total of 60 beads (or less if strap is too long), finish off. Make second strap starting in same location. Sew both straps to opposite side of purse when finished. (Option:  sew matching button under buttonhole to complete the purse.)

Post Stitch Ribbed Purse

© 2006 Carole Fitzgerald

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Materials needed: worsted weight yarn-3 oz, colors, 3 oz/85 g per ball; H hook, small button; gauge: 4sc=1", 4 rows sc = 1".|

Stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (fpdc). Completed size: 8.25 X 9.75 inches.

Row 1- Ch 28, sc in second ch from hook across (27), continue around and sc in remaining loops (27), sl st in first sc. (54 total)

Row 2- Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around, sl st in first sc. (54)

Rows 3-5- Same as row 2. (54)

Row 6- Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st. (54)

Rows 7-8- Ch 3, *fpdc, dc in next 2 dc,* around to the last 2 sts, fpdc, dc, join with sl st to third ch of ch 3. (54)

Rows 9-13- Ch 1, sc in same st, sc around. (54)

Rows 14-16- Same as Rows 6-8.

Rows 17-21- Same as Rows 9-13.

Rows 22-24- Same as Rows 6-8.

Rows 25-28- Same as Rows 9-12.

Row 29- Ch 1, sc in same st, 11 sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in all sts around, do not join. (54)

Row 30-31- Sc around, do not join. (54)

Row 32- 7 sc, ch 35, skip 13 sts, 14 sc, ch 35, 7 sc, do not join. (54)

Row 33-34- Sc around, join, finish off. (54)

Front Post Double Crochet Stitch: yo (yarn over) your hook; starting from the front, place hook from front to back to front around the post of st (stitch) in row below; complete as a dc (double crochet).

 

 

Half and Half Purse

 

© 2006 Carole Fitzgerald

 

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Materials needed:  Red Heart worsted weight yarn, (two balls)  approx 6 oz , I hook, #10 knitting needles, tapestry needle, tiny beads.

Stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch.

 

Knit—Cast on 30 st with two strands of yarn held together. Knit in garter stitch (knit all rows) for 9 inches. Cast off. Fold in half and sew sides. (I had an open purse 4.5 inches by 10.5 inches wide at that point.)

 

Crochet—Attach yarn(still 2 strands) at either side seam with I hook. Single crochet around keeping work flat and even. I ended up with 31 sc on the front and the same on the back. Complete four rows of sc—joining with a slip stitch at the end of each row. Row 5-Sc 8 sts, chain 30, sc in st 23 and the following 7 stitches, repeat the same on the back side of the purse. Crocheting in a spiral fashion, continue to sc for 2 more rounds, join with slip stitch at side edge. Using tapestry needle, weave in all ends.

 

The following is my own pattern for a rose used to decorate the purse. I made the rose for this purse out of the same yarn, then used hot glue in the center of the rose to glue tiny beads in place.

 

The Sherrie Rose

 


© 2006  Carole Fitzgerald

Materials needed:  Worsted weight yarn approximately 1 oz.,  G hook; gauge: not necessary for this pattern. Stitches: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet.

 

Round 1-  Ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl. St to first sc.

Round 2-  Ch 1 and then sc in first st, ch 3, *skip one st and sc in next st, ch 3* repeat five times, sl st to first sc.

Round 3-  Sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in each ch 3 space around, sl st to first sc.

Round 4-  Ch 2, *sc around post of next dc, ch 4*, repeat 5 times, sl st to first sc.

Round 5-  Sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc in each ch 4 space around, sl st to first sc.

Round 6-  Ch 3, *sc around post of middle dc, ch 6*, repeat 5 times, sl st to first sc.

 

Round 7-  Sl st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, trc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, sl st,  in each ch 6 space around, sl st to first sl st

 

Round 8-  Ch 4, *sc around post of trc, ch 7*, repeat 5 times, sl st to first sc.

 

Round 9-  Sl st, sc, hdc, 3 dc, trc, 3 dc, hdc, sc, sl st,  in each ch 7 space around, sl st to first sl st. Finish off.

 

 

 

Easy Envelope Purse

  

© 2005  Carole Fitzgerald

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Materials needed:  Red Heart Grande yarn, other super bulky yarn, or two strands worsted weight yarn of your choice, approx 6 oz for large and small purses, ¾ inch to 1 inch button- to fit into ch 2 space,  I hook.

Stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch.

Round 1- Ch 21(can be 23 or 25 if you want a wider purse), sc in 2nd ch from hook across (20 sc). At end of chain and sc into unused loops of chain (total 40 sc).

Round 2, etc- Sc around in spiral fashion (do not join at end of each round), for 5 ½ inches.

Purse flap- Ch 1, sc across to side of purse (halfway around), which will be the opposite end of the original chain. Sc back and forth for 4 rows. Fifth row of flap- sc dec at beg. And end of row, ch1 and turn. Continue this pattern of decreases until only 8 stitches remain. (Row 6-16 sts, row 7- 14 sts, row 8- 12 sts, row 9 – 10 sts, row 10-8 sts.)

Row 11 of flap-ch 1, sc next 3 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc next 3 sts (8).

Row 12- 13 of flap- ch 1, sc across (8). Finish off.

Attach yarn at side of flap, sc around flap, sl st to side where flap connects to purse, ch 85-110 for strap- length depends on personal preference. (Sc in 1st ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch), repeat across. Repeat for second row, finish off.

Sew with matching yarn to opposite site of purse. Sew on button on purse under ch 2 in flap. With contrasting fun fur, attach on either side of purse, sc around flap and strap twice. Finish off.
Smaller purse is made with a beginning chain of 13 sts, and completed by following the pattern but maintaining equal proportions with the larger purse.

 

 

Brittany’s Post Stitch Hat and Purse
(named for my granddaughter, with hair almost too beautiful to cover with a hat)

 

© 2005  Carole Fitzgerald

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Materials needed:  Lion brand Jiffy yarn, 1 ball each of 3 different colors, 3 oz/85 g per ball; 135 yd. per ball; I hook; gauge: 3 sc=1”, 3 rows sc = 1”.

For this pattern, approximately 2 oz(90 yd) color A, 1 oz (45 yd) color B, and 1 oz (45 yd) color C. ( you may choose to use worsted weight yarn for this pattern- if so, use a J hook and allow for more yardage. )

Stitches: chain, slip stitch, double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet.

 

 

Round 1- ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. (12) Join each round with a slip stitch.

Round 2- ch 3, dc in same st, ,2 dc in each ch around, join. (24)
Round 3- ch 3,  2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join. (36)
Round 4- ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join. (48)
Round 5- ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch and in following st, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join. (60)

 

You may choose to use ch 2 instead of ch 3 at the beginning of each round.

 

Round 6-14- ch 3, (fpdc around post of 1st dc, bpdc around post of next dc around. Join with sl st at end of each round. This join forms a stitch that substitutes for the last fpdc of the round. (Color changes are made at the joining of rounds.

Round 15- (ending round)- ch3, dc around. Join, finish off.

 

Color sequence used in sample was Round 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-B, 5-C, 6-A, 7-B, 8-B, 9-C, 10-A, 11-A, 12-B, 13-C, 14-A, 15-A.

Colors used in sample are pale pink, lt raspberry, and white.

 

Front Post and Back Post Crochet : Fpdc- Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post of next st, yo and draw yarn through, yo and complete dc.  Bpdc- Yarnover, insert hook from back of work, from right to left around vertical post of next st, yo and draw yarn through, yo and complete dc.

 

Brittany's Matching Purse

 

Materials—leftovers from yarn already purchased for hat, I hook.

 

Follow the same color sequence for the first eight rows of the purse (A,A, B,C,A,B,B,C).

 

Row 1- Ch 27, dc in fourth ch from hook and in each across. (24)

Row 2- Ch 3,  fpdc around post of second dc, bpdc around post of next dc, across, dc  in last dc.

Rows 3-8-  Repeat row 3.

Rows 9-40-  Sc in each st across. Use A for these rows.

 

First 8 rows form the flap of the purse. Fold the sc section in half and sc each side to close purse. Opening between post stitches can become button holes. You decide how many buttons and attach to lower section of purse. One would be fine- three would be really fun. For shoulder strap, ch 120. Dc in each ch starting at the 4th ch from the hook. Next row ch 3, then alternate fpdc and bpdc across. Finish, leaving long strand of yarn at end.  Attach strap to both side seams of purse.

 

"Megan Bear " 
    Named for my first granddaughter.

 

                        by Carole Fitzgerald

SIZE: Megan Bear is 6 inches tall.

STITCHES USED: chain, single crochet, slip stitch.

GAUGE: 4 sc " 1 inch. 4 sc rows " 1 inch

MATERIALS: Red heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn, 1 oz main color,

small amount white, ribbon (3/8 inch wide), yarn needle, F crochet hook, or size

needed to obtain gauge..

 

 Head and body:

 Using f hook and MC, ch 2

Round 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook(5)

Round2: 2sc in each st(10)

Round 3: (sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st) around(15)

Round 4: (sc in 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around(20)

Rounds 5-8:  sc around(20)

Round 9: (sc 1st 2 sts tog, sc next 3 sts) around(16)

Round 10: sc next 2 sts tog around(8)

Round 11: 2 sc in each st around/16)

Round 12: Repeat round 4(20)

Round 13: (sc in 1st 3 sts, 2 sc in next st ) around(25)

Rounds 14-18: sc around (25)

Round 19: ( sc next 2 sts tog, sc next 3 sts) around (20)

Flatten, stuff body. sl st across (10)

 

 

 

 Legs:

Using white and f hook, ch 2

Round 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook(5)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (10)

Round 3: ( sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (12)change to MC in last st

Round 4: sc around . bl only (12)

Round 5: sc in first 3 sts,( sc next 2 sts tog. three times), sc in last 3 sts (9)

Rounds 6-9: sc around (9)

Flatten, stuff, sl st across (4.5) 

 


 

Arms:

With white and f hook, ch 2

Round1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook(5)

Round 2: 2 sc in 1 st 2 sts. sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. sc in last st.

change to MC in last

st(8)

Round 3: sc around, bl only (8)

Rounds 4-6: sc around (8)

Flatten, stuff, sl st across (4)

 

Muzzle:

With white and f hook, ch 2

Round 1; 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook(5)

Round 2; 2 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc(8)

Round 3: sc around, bl only(9). sl st in 1st st. Finish off

 

 

Ear:

With white and F hook. ch2. turn.

Row 1; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.(3)

Row 2; 2 sc in each st across turn. (6)

Row 3; sc in 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts (8) Finish off.

                                  Lindsey Bear

                             
                                                                                         
                                              
 by Carole Fitzgerald
                                   
                             
      SIZE:  Lindsey Bear is 8 inches tall.
                                    STITCHES USED:  chain, single crochet, slip stitch.
                                    GAUGE:  4 sc = 1 inch, 4 sc rows = 1 inch
                                    MATERIALS:  Red heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn,
                                    1 1/2 oz main color, small amount white, ribbon (3/8
                                    inch wide), yarn needle, F and G crochet hooks, or
                                    size needed to obtain gauge.
                                   
                                   
                                    Head and body:
                                    Using G hook and MC, ch 2
                                    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook(6)
                                    Round 2: 2 sc in each st(12)
                                    Round 3: (sc in 1st st, 2 sa in next st) around(18)
                                    Round 4:(sc in 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around(24)
                                    Rounds 5-9: sc around(24)
                                    Round 10:(sc 1st 2 sts tog, sc next 2 sts) around(18)
                                    Round 11: sc next 2 sts tog around(9)
                                    Round 12: 2 sc in each st around(18)
                                    Round 13: Repeat round 4(24)
                                    Round 14: (sc in 1st 3 sts, 2 sc in next st
                                    )around(30)
                                    Rounds 15-20: sc around (30)(for girl bear with
                                    skirt-Round 18-sc around-flps only)
                                    Round 21: ( sc next 2 sts tog, sc next 3 sts) around
                                    (24)
                                    Round 22: (sc next 2 sts tog, sc next 2 sts) around
                                    (18)
                                    Flatten,stuff body,sl st across (9)

                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                    Legs:
                                    Using white and G hook, ch 2
                                    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook(6)
                                    Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
                                    Round 3: ( sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around
                                    (14)change to MC in last st
                                    Round 4: sc around , bl only (14)
                                    Round 5: sc in first 4 sts,( sc next 2 sts tog, three
                                    times), sc in last 4 sts (11)
                                    Rounds 6-10: sc around (11)
                                    Flatten, stuff, sl st across (6)
                                   

                                   
                                   
                                   
                                
   Arms:
                                    With white and G hook, ch 2
                                    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
                                    Round 2: 2 sc in 1st 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in
                                    next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st , change to MC
                                    in last st (10)
                                    Round 3-sc around, bl only (10)
                                    Rounds 4-7: sc around (10)
                                    Flatten, stuff, sl st across (5)
                                   
                                   
                                    Muzzle:
                                    With white and G hook, ch 2
                                    Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook(6)
                                    Round 2:( sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st ) around (9)
                                    Round 3: sc around, bl only(9), sl st in 1st st.
                                    Finish off
                                   
                                   
         
                         
                                   
                                    Ear:
                                    With white and F hook, ch2, turn.
                                    Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.(4)
                                    Row 2: 2 sc in each st across(8)turn.
                                    Row 2, 2 sc in 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in
                                    last 2 sts (12) Finish off.
                                   
                                    Skirt: Girl bear only
                                    Attach white to any unused st in round 18, sc around,
                                    turn. Next row -2 dc in each st around, turn. Last
                                    row-2 dc in each st around, sl st to 1st st, finish off.

                                  

Pamela Bear

 

© 2005 Carole Fitzgerald

SIZE: Bear is 12 inches tall.
STITCHES USED: chain, single crochet, slip stitch.
GAUGE: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 sc rows= 1 inch.
MATERIALS: Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn, 3 oz main color, 1 oz white, lace ribbon(5/8 in. wide), yarn needle, G crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

HEAD and BODY

Round 1: With MC Ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook (8)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around(16)
Round 3: Sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st around(24)
Round 4: Sc around (24)
Round 5: Sc in 1st two st, 2 sc in 3rd st around (32)
Round 6: Sc around (32)
Round 7: Sc in 1st three st, 2 sc in 4th st around (40)
Round 8-15: Sc around(40)
Round 16: Sc next 2 st tog, sc next 3 st around (32)
Round 17: Sc next 2 st tog, sc next 2 st, around (24)
Round 18: Sc next 2 st tog around (12)
Round 19: Sc around (12)
Round 20: Sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next st around (16)
Round 21-25: Repeat rounds 3-7 (40 sc at end of round 7)
Round 26: Sc in 1st 4 st, 2 sc in next st around (48)
Round 27-35: Sc around (48)
Round 36: Sc next 2 st tog, 1 sc in next 4 sc around (40)
Round 37: Sc next 2 st tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc around (32)
Round 38: Sc next 2 st tog, 1 sc in next 2 sc around (24)
Round 39: Sc around (24)

Flatten last round, slip st across (12), finish off.

(Girl bear- Round 27-32-sc around, Round 33-sc bl only, Rounds 34-35, sc around)

LEGS (make two)

Round 1-3: Using white, repeat rounds 1-3 of head, changing to MC in last st (24)
Round 4: Sc around-blps only (24)
Round 5-7: Sc around (24)
Round 8: Sc next 8 st, sc next 2 st tog 4 times, sc last 8 st(20)
Round 9-17: Sc around (20)
Flatten last round and sl st across (10)
Sew legs to body 1/2 in apart so that bear can sit.

ARMS (make two)

Round 1-2: With white, repeat rounds 1-2 of head, changing to MC in last stitch (16).
Round 3: Sc around, blps only (16).
Round 4-13: Sc around(16).
Flatten last round, slip st across (8).

MUZZLE

Round 1-2: With white,repeat rounds 1-2 of head(16)
Round 3: Sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next st around (20)
Round 4: Sc around, sl st in 1st st, finish off.
Sew to front of head. Embroider features as shown.

EARS (make two MC and two white)

Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn, 2 sc in each st (8). Turn, sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 4 st, sc in last 2 st(12). Turn, sc in 1st 4 st, 2 sc in next 4 st, sc in last 4 st (16)

Finish off. Sew one MC and one white piece together for each ear, matching stitches. Sew ears to top of head 1 inch apart.

Girl bear- Attach white to any unused st in round 33, sc around, turn. Next two rows- 2 dc in each st around, turn. Last row- 2 dc in each st around, sl st to 1st st, finish off

OPTIONAL PONCHO

Chain 26.
Sc in second ch from hook and across to end of row.
Rows 2-8 –sc.
Row 9- sc in first 7 sts, turn. Repeat for 23 more rows.
Sew short seam with yarn needle to complete poncho.

The poncho can be completed with just yarn, or use your imagination and include beads or one of the new fancy yarns to spice it up.