Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Pink Ribbing

©2009-2010 by Drew Emborsky, aka

The Crochet Dude®

Since the pink ribbon is the symbol for breast cancer awareness I designed a purse that is pink, and has ribbing, get it? Make one for yourself and as gifts, and remember that you can make it any color you want as long as you make the first one pink.

*click for PDF download*


Finished Size

14.5” wide at base x 13” tall w/out handles

Materials

Worsted weight yarn in two shades of pink:

Dark pink – 250 yds

Light pink – 250 yds

Crochet hook size K/10.5 – 8.5 mm (I prefer Boye brand)

Yarn needle

Magnetic purse closures

Pink 24” curtain tie back for handle (I used Wright’s found at a fabric store)

Designer note: Hold one strand of each the dark and the light pink together throughout pattern unless otherwise indicated

For more information about breast cancer awareness visit the

Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® website at www.komen.org

Pink Ribbing Pattern

Ribbed Base

Row 1 Ch 11, sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn (10 sc)

Rows 2-40 Ch 1, sc into back loop of ea st across, turn (10 sc)

After last row of base, do not turn, do not fasten off

Body

Now work in the round, start by working a sc in last st of ea row across the long edge of the base (40 sc) then by working a sc in the base of each st along the foundation ch (10 more sc) then again across the other long edge of the base working a sc in last st of ea row (40 more sc) then finally work a sc in ea st of the last row of the base (10 more sc), that should bring you around to the first st of the body (100 sc total)

Do NOT join the rounds, place a scrap of yarn or stitch marker in the last st of ea row to indicate the end of a round

Sides

Rnd 1 Sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 18 sts (96 sc)

Rnd 2 Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 17 sts (92 sc)

Rnd 3 Sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 22 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 16 sts (88 sc)

Rnd 4 Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 15 sts (84 sc)

Rnd 5 Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts, sc2tog, sc in remaining 14 sts (80 sc)

Rnds 6-11 Sc in ea st around (80 sc)

Fasten off

Ribbed Handle Bases

Lay purse flat and find the center st of one of the long sides, join with a sc on the WS of the row,

Row 1 sc in next 39 sts, turn

Row 2 Ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in back loop of ea st across to within last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in back loop of last st, turn

Repeat Row 2 until 4 sts remain, fasten off

Repeat for other side of handle base.

Decorative Button (make 2)

With light pink only, ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st to first dc, fasten off

Finishing and Assembly

With RS facing, attach both yarns at top of handle base and work one row of sc down one side and up the other side.


Fasten off. Repeat on other side of purse

Whipstitch tie backs securely into place. Attach magnetic purse snaps according to manufacturer’s instructions. Whipstitch decorative button into place to hide back of magnetic purse snaps.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Maggie's Square






Maggie's Square

12 inch square
By Drew Emborsky
(The Crochet Dude)

Copyright 2004-2010


Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook, Size J


(or hook of choice, just add or delete rows to reach 12 inches)

Special Stitch:
Crossed Double Crochet (abbreviated Xdc). Skip dc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped dc, Xdc made


Instructions:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, dc in same st; *2 dc in next st; dc ch2 dc in next st;* 3 times; 2 dc in next st; sl st to third ch of beg ch-5. (16 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces made)

Rnd 3: Sl st in corner; ch 1, *3 sc in corner; sc in back loop of each st across; * 4 times; sl st to first sc.

Rnd 4: Sl st in second sc in corner; ch 3, dc in same st, ch 2, 2 dc in same st; *Xdc across; 2 dc-ch 2-2 dc in corner st;* 3 times; Xdc across, sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next dc, sl st in corner; ch1, *3 sc in corner; sc in back loop of each st across; * 4 times; sl st to first sc.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until square is 12 inches, ending with Rnd 5.

*variation: alternate contrasting colors with each round*






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Friday, April 02, 2010

Wandith


Here is a versatile granny square that can be used for afghans, lapghans, shawls, etc. I used some Lion Brand for this example, feel free to substitute any yarn you'd like! Enjoy!



Wandith
© 2004-2010 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude
www.thecrochetdude.com

Finished size: 13”
Materials: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky
CA = Color A – Wheat 402
CB = Color B – Spice 135
CC = Color C – Walnut 127
CD = Color D – Willow 173
CE = Color E – Nantucket 178
Crochet Hook, Size H

With CB, Ch 5, sl stitch to 5th chain from hook to make loop.

Rnd 1: Ch1, (sc in loop, ch3) 6 times, slip st to beginning sc. (6 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 2: Sl stitch into first ch-3 loop; ch1, sc in same ch-3 loop; (ch 5, sc in next ch-3 loop) 5 times; ch 5, slip st to beginning sc. (6 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same stitch; (ch5, sc in next ch-5 loop; ch-5, sc in next sc) 5 times; ch5, sc in next ch-5 loop; ch-5 slip st beginning sc. (12 ch-5 loops)

Rnd 4: 5 sc in each ch-5 loop skipping the sts between the loops; slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (60 sc)

Rnd 5: With CA, join with a slip st in the back loop of any of the skipped sc from Rnd 4. Working in back loops only, Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in same st. *(Ch 3 sc in the next skipped sc from Rnd 4) twice. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next skipped sc from Rnd 4 * 3 times. (Ch 3, skip 4 sts, sc in next st) twice. Ch 3, skip 4 sts, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.

Rnd 6: Slip st in next st and into corner space. Ch1, 3 sc in same space. Sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each space.. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 7: Slip st into back loop of next st. Ch 3, working in back loops only, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. Dc in each st around, working (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in center sc of Rnd 6 corner. Slip st to top of beginning ch 3.(84 dc, 4 ch 2 spaces) Fasten off.

Rnd 8: With CE, join with a slip st into any corner space, Ch1, sc in same space; *Ch 5 skip 2 sts, sc in next st, (ch5, skip 3 sts, sc in next st) 4 times; Ch5, sc in corner space;* Repeat from * to * 3 times. Ch 5 skip 2 sts, sc in next st, (ch5, skip 3 sts, sc in next st) 4 times. Ch5, slip st to beginning sc. (24 ch-5 spaces)

Rnd 9: 6 sc in each ch-5 loop, slip st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 10: With CC, join with a slip st to same st as joining of previous round. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, * ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next st, (ch 3 skip next 5 sts, sc in next st) 5 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next st.* Repeat from * to* 3 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next st, (ch 3 skip next 5 sts, sc in next st) 5 times. Ch 2, skip next 2 sc. Ch 2, slip st 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. (52 ch-2 spaces)

Rnd 11: Slip st into corner space. Ch 1, 3 sc in same space; 2 sc in each space and 1 sc in each st around, working 3 sc in corner spaces. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 12: Slip st in backloop of next st. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st. Working in back loops only, *dc in each stitch across, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) in center sc of Rnd 11 corner * Repeat from *to* 3 times. Dc in each st across, slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Rnd 13: Slip st into corner space. Ch1, 2 sc in corner space; sc in backloop of each st around working 3 sc in each corner space. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: With CB, join with a sc in backloop of any corner space. Working in back loops only Sc in each st around working 3 sc in backloop of each corner space. Slip st to beginning sc.

Rnd 15: Slip st in backloop of next st. Ch 1, 3 sc in backloop of same st. Sc in backloop of each st around, working 3 sc in backloop of each corner st. Slip st to beginning sc. Finish off.