26.6.19

Raw Jute Purse

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FINISHED SIZE: approx. 8-9 in / 20-22.5 cm diameter


 

Materials:


- 2  6-oz / 170-g balls of 2-ply jute cord

- size K crochet hook

- purse strap(s)

- 2  D-rings

- 1  ¾ in / 44 mm button

- needle & thread




Abbreviations:


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

BPDC = back post double crochet

st / sts = stitch / stitches

F/O = Fasten Off





Instructions:




BAG



The “ch 3” at the beginning of rounds 2-7 do not count as the “first dc” of that round. “Sl st in first dc” means sl st into the first actual dc stitch of that round.

Work over any loose ends of jute as you go, as they can be difficult to weave in later.



Ch 4 loosely.

Sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1.

Round 1: 8 sc into ring, sl st in first sc. (8 sc)

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st you just made a sl st in, 2 dc in each st around (including into the sl st made at the end of the last round), sl st in first dc. (18 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st you just made a sl st in, *dc in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, repeat from * around (including into the sl st made at the end of the last round), sl st in first dc. (32 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st you just made a sl st in, *dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to last two sts, dc in each of last two sts (including into the sl st made at the end of the last round), sl st in first dc. (44 dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st you just made a sl st in, *2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, repeat from * to last two sts, 2 dc in each of last two sts (including into the sl st made at the end of the last round), sl st in first dc. (62 dc)

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc into the same st you just made a sl st in, *dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to last two sts, dc in next st, 2 dc into the sl st made at the end of the last round, sl st in first dc. (80 dc)

Round 7: Ch 1, back post sl st into ch 3 from last round, ch 3, BPDC in each st around, sl st in first dc. (80 dc)

F/O.

Repeat instructions to make second half of bag.


ASSEMBLY


Take the two halves of the bag (with wrong sides facing inwards) and sew them together slightly over halfway closed.

Using jute cord, lash the D-rings to either side of the bag opening.

Place the button near the front top center of the opening of the bag and sew in place.

Using jute cord, make a chain or a braid that is long enough that, when it is sewn onto the back top center, can wrap around the button and hold purse closed.

Attach purse strap(s) to D-rings.

Add lining, if desired.

13.11.18

"Making Waves" Card Wallet



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UK terminology

US terminology



FINISHED SIZE:

approx. 3.75 in / 9.5 cm height
x
approx. 2.5 in / 6.3 cm width



Materials:


- sport weight mercerized cotton yarn: navy, blue

- size C (2.75mm) crochet hook

- yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

- scissors or other yarn cutting tool

- 2 buttons, 7/16 in (11mm)

- needle and thread (navy thread, if possible)



Abbreviations:


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

BLO = Back Loops Only

sts = stitches



Gauge:


1 square inch (2.5 square cm) = 8 stitches, 7 rows




Instructions:



When working with two colors, you will be working over the color not being used.

When changing color, finish the last stitch worked in the old color by pulling up a loop of the new color through the last two loops worked.

 

WALLET


With blue yarn, ch 21.

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch. Turn piece so that you are working in the backs of the chain, skip the chain you just made 2 sc in, sc in next ch and in each unworked ch to last ch, 2 sc in last ch. (40 sc)

Round 2: Sc in each sc around. (40 sc)

Round 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Round 4: Sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Begin working chart, right to left, bottom to top and come back to the instructions at Round 15. OR continue with the written instructions.


CHART



CHART KEY



Begin working over top of navy yarn.

Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Round 7: *With blue sc 5. With navy sc 3. With blue sc 2. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Round 8: *With blue sc 4. With navy sc 5. With blue sc 1. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Round 9: *With blue sc 3. With navy sc 2. With blue sc 2. With navy sc 3. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Round 10: *With navy sc 1. With blue sc 3. With navy sc 2. With blue sc 2. With navy sc 2. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Round 11: *With navy sc 2. With blue sc 5. With navy sc 3. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Round 12: *With navy sc 3. With blue sc 3. With navy sc 4. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Rounds 13-14: Working over top of blue yarn, with navy sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Cut blue yarn flush (so that no “tail” of yarn is left sticking out).

Rounds 15-28 (14 rounds): Sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Round 29: Working in BLO, sc in each st around. (40 sc)

Now you will begin working in rows instead of rounds.

Row 1: Sc in each of next 21 sc. Ch 1, turn. (21 sc)

Rows 2-9 (8 rows): Sc in each of next 20 sc. Ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 10: In this row you will make the button-holes. Sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc and sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sc and sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn. (14 sc, 2 ch-3 spaces)

Row 11: Sc in each sc, 3 sc in each ch-3 space across. Ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 12: Sc in each sc across. (20 sc)

Fasten off.

Weave in any yarn ends.

Position the buttons and sew them in place.



BELT-LOOP


Row 1: With back of wallet facing you, attach navy yarn in the unworked front loops made in Round 3 and sc 15 sc across – try to center the stitches as much as possible. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the unworked front loops made in Round 29. For me, this was 24 rows (not including Row 1).

Insert hook into one unworked front loop and then into one stitch on the belt loop, yarn over and make a sl st by pulling up a loop through both sts. Continue until all sts have been worked.




Fasten off. Weave in any yarn ends.

You can now wear the wallet on a belt or make a wrist strap and wear it as a wrist wallet.