Saturday, March 28, 2015

Creative Crochet Cheats

Are they REALLY crochet cheats if you are just using them to learn and keep track of your work? I don't think so! BUT UCreate has come up with a great variety of 'crochet cheats' (9 in all) to help you with your crochet work Click on the pic to see them all!

http://www.u-createcrafts.com/cheat-sheets-for-crocheter/



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour from Crochetville

Have you been following along with all the designer BLOG POSTS hosted by Crochetville, in honor of National Crochet Month? #NATCROMO
http://crochetville.com

If you haven't been able to follow along up to this point, you can view all the wonderful past posts HERE:

You will want to see all the great designer posts on the tour which will include FREE PATTERNS, great crochet pattern deals, and charity opportunities.

Each day there have been two crochet designers doing special blog posts and there has also been DAILY GIVEAWAYS!  

If you have missed any, you still have time, as there are six more days left in National Crochet Month. And Amy and Donna of Crochetville will be doing   

DAILY GIVEAWAYS

 

until the end of the month! Also, the FEATURED CHARITY this year is   

 

HALOS OF HOPE

 

who provide crochet hats to cancer centers across the United States. What a wonderful way to give back and share your love of crochet! 

 

In honor of National Crochet Month (natcromo), Cute Crochet Chat is offering a FREE PATTERN, which you can access by clicking HERE!
http://crochetcafe.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html

Thanks to all who are following along on the blog tour!

The next stop tomorrow will be:   TAMARA KELLY     and    BRENDA STRATTON



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vintage Inspired Coin Purse Free Crochet Pattern



I loved designing and crocheting this vintage inspired coin purse and I think you will enjoy making it!  In addition to working a pretty stitch pattern, you will learn how to sew your crochet piece onto hardware. Java is a beautiful yarn that creates perfect stitch definition, with just the right amount of sheen. My daughters have been 'fighting' over this sample. Thank goodness it is a quick pattern to create, with a minimal amount of yarn, so I can easily make more!

VINTAGE INSPIRED COIN PURSE 
Designed by Jocelyn Sass for Cute Crochet Chat Copyright 2015 

Materials: #4 medium worsted weight yarn,
sample uses, Tahki Java 1.75oz (50gm) 98 yds (90m) ball, 42 yds (3/4 oz) #005 Turquoise; 
F (3.75mm) hook; 
2.5" x 3.5" (6.4cm x 8.9cm) Gold Purse Frame with perforated stitch holes, 1;                                        #16 & #18 tapestry needles; clothespins
    
GAUGE: 2 patterns shells = 1 inch;  6 rows = 2 inches
SIZE: 4 inches Wide X 5 inches Tall
FIRST SIDE
Row 1: (wrong side) With Java, loosely ch 21; sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch, * skip 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch;  repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; ch 1, turn. (6 shells).
Rows 2-11: (Sc, 2 dc) in first sc, *skip 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc;  repeat from * across to last shell, skip 2 dc, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (6 shells).
Row 12: (Sc, 2 dc) in first sc, *skip 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc;  repeat from * across to last shell, skip 2 dc, sc in last sc. (6 shells).  Fasten off.

SECOND SIDE
Note: Each shell of next row will be opposite each shell of Row 1.

Row 1: Join Java with a sc in first ch on opposite side of starting ch, 2 dc in same ch, *skip 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch;  repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch, ch 1, turn. (6 shells).


Rows 2-12: Repeat Row 2 of First Side.  Fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold Row 12 of Second Side up to meet Row 12 of First Side. Using Java &  #16 tapestry needle, sew sides seams, leaving top open.

 

Line side edges of crochet piece up with side edges of purse frame. Pin each side in place with a clothespin.
Clothespin remaining top of purse to purse frame as shown below.  

  

Using Java, #18 tapestry needle and running stitch, sew purse top to purse frame.


Weave in all loose ends and your coin purse is ready to use!

Copyright 2015 Jocelyn Sass and Cute Crochet 



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