Crocheting for Christmas
In the process of making my niece a new crochet handbag for Christmas this year, I had to stop and make my little girl a mini version for herself because she wouldn't leave my niece's alone. So here is the second one I made, because the first one, I didn't write the pattern down :).
I am in the process of making several crochet Christmas gifts this year. I decided this year to stop spending money on gifts that people won't really use, and put my crochet to good use. I have just recently started a separate blog Quartered Heart Crochet, just for my crocheting habit. I would love for you to stop by and visit. Just remember, it's new and still a work in progress, but it's something I'm very excited about.
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Make a Christmas Stocking for Your Little Ones
About the Pattern
The stitches in this pattern include:
- Chain (ch)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc)
Hook Size I and G (I use G for joining)
Two colors of Red Heart Yarn
Finished Size: 8"x 5 3/4" x 1 1/2"
*This would be a perfect size to use as little girls carrying case for the handheld games that are available now days.
*This pattern is worked in two parts. First part being the making and joining of the Granny squares. If you know how to make a granny square, you can just skip past the first instruction and continue down to Part 2.
Part 1: Granny Squares and joining.
Color A Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
ROUND1: Chain 3, 2dc in ring, ch2. *3dc into ring, ch2* 3 times and join to top of ch3.
ROUND 2: Turn, sl st into ch2 space, ch 3, 2dc, ch1, 3 dc all in same space. *3dc, ch1, 3dc* in next space 3 times. Sl st to top of beg ch3 changing to color B
ROUND 3: Ch3 and turn, 2 dc in same space. *3dc, ch1, 3dc all in corner space, 3dc in next space*. 3 times. 3Dc, ch1, 3dc all in last corner, sl st to beg ch3.
ROUND 4: Ch1, sc in same stitch as joining and in next 7 st. Sc, ch1, sc in first corner space. *Sc across next 9 sc, sc, ch1, sc in next corner* 3 times. Sc in next 3 st and join to first sc. Finish off.
Granny Square made (make 4)
Join squares (using G hook...optional)
Part 2: Bottom and top of handbag and handles.
Round 1: Once the last 2 squares are joined, without finishing off, switch back to I hook (if you used G to join), and begin sc around bottom of granny squares, and sl st to 1st sc. 48 sc.
Round 2: Ch1 and sc around as in round 1. Don't finish off.
Match up stitches and single crochet across to close up end. 24 st and finish off. (pictured above)
TOP of Purse/Handle
Round 1: With Color A, join in one corner of (either left or right side, not center) granny square, sc in same st as joining and around. Sl st to beg of round. 48 sc.
Round 2: Ch1, sc in next 5 sc. Ch12, skip next 11 sc, sc in next 14 sc. Ch 12, skip next 11 sc, sc in rem 7 sc and join to 1st sc of round.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, 15 sc into handle, sc in next 13 st and 15 sc into next handle. Sc in rem 7 sc and sl st to beg of round.
Round 4: Sc in each st around - 54sc. Join to beg of round changing back to Color B.
Round 5: (Reverse Single Crochet....refer to photo if you're unsure of what a reverse single crochet is) Ch1, going the opposite direction, rev sc in each st around. 54 st. Join to beg ch1, and finish off.
Jo from Isle of Wight UK on February 26, 2013:
What a lovely little tutorial, I know my girlies would like me to make them one of these.
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on October 31, 2012:
Thank you Bethany, I had fun making it.
Bethany Pentesco on October 31, 2012:
Beautiful purse. Thanks for sharing!