Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pattern in Pictures: Jewelry bag/Change purse

Jewelry/Change Purse

  • I hook
  • 50-100 yrds worsted weight yarn (this is a great pattern to use up scraps!)
  • stitch marker or safety pin

Rnd 1: Make a magic ring. sc 5 in ring. (alternately, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook). Mark first st of each row with a stitch marker.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc. (10 sc)

Rnd 3: sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around. (15 sc)

Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat around.

Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc.

Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat around. (30 sc)
*If you want a bigger bag, work more rounds here in the same fashion.

Rnd 7: working in back loop only, sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Rnd 8: working in both loops now, sc in each sc around. (30 sc)

Continue working one sc in each sc around, moving the stitch marker up to each new round. The number of rounds depends on how tall you want the bag to be. I believe there are 12 rounds of sc worked even here.

Next rnd: work 1 sc, sc dec in each st around.

Next rnd: sl st in first sc. Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2)

Dc in same st. *sk next st. dc, ch 2, dc all in next st* Repeat *-* around.

Sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.

Next rnd: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, dc in same st. sk ch 2.

*sc in next dc. ch 3, dc in same st. sk next dc and ch 2.* Repeat *-* around to last st. end with sc in last st. Sl st to first ch 1 and fasten off.

Cut 6 equal pieces of yarn the length you'd like the drawstring/ handle to be. It should at least be 12 in. Make a knot at the end, and using 3 groups of 2 strands, make a braid. Knot it again at the other end.

Weave the braid through the dc, ch 2 rnd and you're done!

Questions or corrections? email me at armyofowls@gmail.com

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1 comment:

  1. That is really cute! I've got to make a gift for someone and that looks like the perfect thing. Thanks!