Friday, October 06, 2006

Purl McBigBottom


Purl McBigBottom

a drawstring purse to knit!

© 2006 Drew Emborsky,
aka The Crochet Dude™

Click here for PDF download version


Materials
110yds (7 oz) of your favorite bulky weight yarn

Circular knitting needles
Size #17 (12mm) 16” (40.5cm)

Double Pointed Needles
Size #17 (12mm)

Tapestry needle

Gauge
Not essential. Use your favorite yarn with appropriate needles and you’ll get a different sized purse.

Note
Entire purse is worked in the round from the top down.

Instructions
Cast on 64 sts using your favorite cast on. This is the top edge so be creative! I used a cable cast on for the purse shown.

Rnds 1-3 Knit.
Rnd 4 *YO, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 5-7 Knit
Rnds 8-11 *Purl 1, knit 1 through back loop*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 12-15 Knit

Repeat Rnds 8-15 once more. Bind off.

Handle

Make 28” i-cord as follows:

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
Knit but don't turn at the end of row.
Slide all the sts back to the beginning of the needle where they are mounted, and knit the row again. Repeat until the cord is 28”. Gently tug at the ends of the i-cord and and gaps will close up. Bind off.

Assembly

Turn purse inside out and flatten. Whipstitch bottom edges together Whipstitch ends of handles on either side of purse opening. Turn right-side out. Use yarn or ribbon (or whatever you’d like) to create a drawstring and thread through the eyelets of Rnd 4. Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Glass Flip Flops



Glass Flip Flops
©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude™

Crochet these coasters in multiple colors and everyone will know which beverage is theirs! And since the coaster stays with the glass, you'll avoid rings on the furniture (as well as drips). These make great party favors too!


Materials: Small amount kitchen Cotton in two colors
Crochet hook size G/6 [4.25mm]

Coaster

Rnd 1 Ch 3, 8 sc in third ch from hook (do not join rounds, use a scrap piece of yarn to mark beginning of rows).

Rnd 2 (2 sc in next stitch) three times, (2 hdc in next st) twice, (2 sc in next stitch) three times. (16 sts)

Rnd 3 (2 sc in next st, sc in following st) three times, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in following st) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in following st) three times. (24 sts)

Rnd 4 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 2 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 2 sts) three times. (32 sts)

Rnd 5 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 3 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 3 sts) three times. Place marker around fifth, 19th and 32nd st of round. (40 sts)

Rnd 6 (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts) three times. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in the next 4 sts) twice, (2 sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts) three times. Slip st, fasten off. (48 sts)

Straps

With contrasting color (white in photo) attach with a single crochet in first stitch marked in Rnd 5, sc in next st of Rnd 5. Ch 10, sc in next st marked in Rnd 5, Ch 10, sc in last st marked in Rnd 5, sc in next st of Rnd 5.

Next row Ch 1, turn, sc in first two sts, sc in every other ch, sc in next sc, sc in every other ch, sc in last two sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. Insert glass and enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Dudessembly


Dudessembly
An afghan joining method to crochet…
© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

Use this joining method to put together an afghan with the 12” squares of your choice! Just use the same hook size and yarn weight that you made the squares with.
With right side facing:

Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. * three times. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (88 dc)




Continue with the next square and with right side facing:
Rnd 1: Join with a sc in the second st of any corner. 2 sc in same space. Work 38 sc evenly on each side of square, working 3 sc in each corner st. Slip st to first sc. (164 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times, ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st, dc in next st. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through first ch 3 space of any side of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts. * Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next 2 sts.* 8 times. Ch 2, remove hook from loop. Insert hook through next ch 3 space of first square and through loop, pulling the ch 2 through slightly, ch 1, skip 2 sts on second square, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next st. Dc in next st. (Ch 3, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 9 times. Ch 3, skip 2 sts, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat the joining method as described for the second square, joining sides of squares whenever they meet. The corners of squares are joined the same way using the corners that meet diagonally from each other, however you ch 3 before pulling the loop through the other corner, then ch 2 to complete the joining before working the next st.




Once all the squares are joined, border the entire afghan.
Rnd 1: Join with a slip st in any corner space. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space. *@ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner space. * three times. @ (Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc) 11 times. Ch 2, in order to join the corner loops of the two squares, take the corner loop of the square on the left and put it behind the corner loop of the square on the right. Work 2 dc in space just created. @ Repeat from @ to @ across. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc in same space. Sc in each st and 2 sc in each space across, working 3 sc in each corner space. Join with a slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.



Rnd 5: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in backloop of 2nd st of any corner, 2 more sc in same st. Working in backloops only, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in 2nd st of each corner. Join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: With another coordinating color, join with a sc in any st. Reverse single crochet by working next sc in the st to the right of the sc previously made. Reverse single crochet in each st around, join with a slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.






VISIT MY NEW SITE FOR LOTS OF FREE CROCHET PATTERNS!! CLICK: TheCrochetDude.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Travel Jewelry Pouch


Travel Jewelry Pouch
©2006 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude™



This drawstring pouch opens up to reveal six little pockets on the inside; perfect for keeping jewelry from getting scratched and tangled while traveling!

Finished Size: 3.5” tall and 5” across (when cinched) 10” across when opened

Gauge: 22 sts X 10 rows = 4” in dc

Materials:

Sportweight yarn – 2 oz in color of choice
Crochet Hook size G [4.50mm]
Large-eyed Blunt Needle
Pins (optional)

Outside Layer

Ch 5, slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring. * Ch 2, 3 dc in ring * five more times. Ch 2, slip st to top of beginning ch 3. This is the right side.

Rnds 2-9: Ch 3, dc in each st around, working (dc, ch 2, dc) in spaces. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Ch 5, * skip one st, dc in next st, ch 2 * around working (dc, ch 2, dc) in each space. Slip st into third ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnds 11-12: Slip st into space, Ch 1, sc in same space. Ch 5, *sc in next space, ch 5* around. Slip st into beginning st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Inside Layer

Repeat Rnds 1-9 of outside layer. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly

With wrong sides facing, center both layers and pin together if desired. Attach the layers together by stitching through the ch 2 spaces and creating V shaped pockets.

Make a drawstring by chaining to desired length. Fasten off, then weave the drawstring through the sts of Rnd 10 of the outside.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Chic on The Halfshell


Chic on The Halfshell
A purse to crochet…
© 2006 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude™

Click Here For Free PDF Download Now Available!

Finished size: Approximately 12” at widest point and 10” tall with handle
Materials: Sport Weight Yarn – approx. 3 oz, Crochet Hook, Size H [5.00 mm]
Gauge: 14 sts & 3 rows = 4” X 4” in dc.

Special instructions: Divide yarn into two equal amounts and hold two strands of sport weight yarn together throughout.


SIDES (make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, slip st to top of beginning ch. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Slip st to top of beginning ch. (24 dc)

The following are only partial rounds used to create an oblong shaped fabric.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 19 sts, leaving four sts un-worked. (40 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st and in front loop of each st around. (40 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (40 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* around. (60 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (60 dc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of same st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip 23 sts on Rnd 7 and continue as follows:

Rnd 8: Attach with a sc in the front loop of st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* nine times. (28 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (28 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, slip st in same st and next 2 sts, sc in front loop of next st, *2 sc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next st* 12 times. (37 sc)

Rnd 11: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around. (37 dc) Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY

With right sides facing join together with a row of sc leaving center of purse open. Fasten off, turn right side out. Make handle by joining two sts to the right of one of the top seams. Crochet 22 rows of 4 sc. Whipstitch handle to opposite side of purse. Work one row of sc around sides of purse handles and around U shaped section of each side. Use the closure of your choice. The photo shows a simple snap closure sewn into the inside of the purse.