Friday, June 26, 2009

Quick & easy brown purse

- 3 ½ oz. ww acrylic (I used TLC Essentials)
- 2 oz. acrylic-polyester boucle (I used Bernat Soft Boucle)
- L hook
- two 7” purse rings
- (optional) fabric for lining

Size:  Approximately 10” x 15” not including handles

Work with 1 strand ww acrylic and 1 strand boucle held together throughout.

Row 1: Sc around one ring, ch 50, sc around the other ring. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first 10 chs, dc in next 30 chs, sc in last 10 chs. Sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 - 22: Sc in 1st 10 sc, dc in next 30 dc, sc in last 10 sc, sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.

At end of Row 22, sl st in 1st sc, end off.

Now would be a good time to line your purse with fabric if desired. Be careful to leave edges of Rows 1 and 22 free for sewing together.

Match dc stitches together and sl st or whipstitch closed.

**Debi Y's pattern**
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My projects

Here's the projects that I worked on while "cromping". A scrap round ripple, a round shell afghan, some squares for my "Babette" afghan and a brown purse. The purse is my design and I will be posting that pattern a little later for my crochet friends.
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Campground stuff

Here's my view from the porch while I'm relaxing and crocheting. I just love that place. In the picture with the bowling pin (which looks out across the "street") there is a lot that Vince and I are interested in buying. Believe it or not, there is a trailer in those weeds.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bracelet & earrings

While at the Dollar Tree, I also found some glass beads. I bought a few packs and made this bracelet and earrings set. Quite simple - but pretty.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Woo Hoo!!!

Went to the Dollar Tree and hit the jackpot! Found all this yarn - I'm happy now. :)
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Little garden

Vince built up this little garden for me about a month ago. I've only planted 1 cucumber bush and 1 tomato plant. We'll see how it goes ( with the dogs running around it) and maybe next year I'll do more.
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Steering wheel cover

Crocheted a new steering wheel cover for my PT Cruiser. I used Red Heart Sparkling (discontinued) and an "I" hook.
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Simple Sc Purse

Simple sc purse


- 3 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic (I used RHSS)
- 2 1/2 oz. Bernat Baby Jacquards
- L hook
- one pair 7" purse rings (bought mine on Ebay)

Size:   approximately 8" x 15"


For 1st side:

Row 1: With 1 strand each 4-ply acrylic and Bernat Baby Jacquards held together, 26 sc around ring. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2 - 11: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. End off at end of Row 11. (At end of Row 11, you will have 46 sc)

For 2nd side:

Repeat Rows 1 - 11 of 1st side. Do not end off.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across. Hold 1st piece side by side, right side facing you, sc in last sc of Row 11, sc in each sc across. Join with a sl st to 1st sc of 2nd piece.

Rnds 13 - 27: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around. Join with a sl st to 1st sc. At end of Rnd 27, end off.

Turn purse inside out, fold flat, match up stitches and whipstitch together.

Decorate with a crocheted flower or a pretty charm chain.

**Debi Y's idea**
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