I love this pattern because it takes less than an hour to make and it is pretty useful.
R1: Magic Circle DC 12 slst ch2 (12)
R2: 2DC in each DC around. (24)
R3: 2DC in each DC around. (48)
R4-11: DC in each DC around, add 1DC at end st. (55 at end of R11) stop one stitch from start of round. ch3 turn, (DO NOT JOIN.)
R12: TC in each DC around, ch2 turn.
R13: DC in each TC around. Tie off, weave in ends.
For drawstring, ch until you have 1&1/2 FT chain, leave 2 in of string at each end. Weave through row 11 between every 3 DC.
If you notice any errors please let me know. I would love to see what you make with this! Downloadable pdf here.
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I have been trying to expand my skill base to increase sales and to just have a bigger collection of things I can make. So, I have been looking at things on Pinterest and making them from the picture because a lot of them don’t have patterns and a lot of them don’t need patterns because the picture explains everything. I started crocheting from pictures and was unable to read patterns for a very long time so this has been a pretty nice skill.
| This is the purse I made the other day.
I made this one as a prototype. I liked it thought after assembling it it was smaller than I wanted and the colors made it seem really childish. It made the rave girl inside of me happy, but I wanted to make a bigger and less childish version.
So I came up with this. I left the pattern void of the color changes, I used a base of 3 black, then 2 of one color separated by 1 black, ending with 3 black. Though, I left it open so you could put in whatever type of stripes you wanted.