Sunday, August 21, 2011

Catherine Wheel Bag

Catherine Wheel Bag

Size: 8.5 in w X 10 in h

Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)

Size H 8 hook

A: Turqua (rows 1, 10, 11, 20, 21)

B: Spring Green (rows 2, 3, 12, 13)

C: Shocking pink (rows 4, 5, 14, 15)

D: Dark Orchid (rows 6, 7, 16, 17)

E: Bright Yellow (rows 8, 9, 18, 19)

Special Abbreviation: CL (cluster) = work [yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops] over the number of sts indicated, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Make base chain and work first row in color A, then work 2 rows in each color following the stripe pattern.

Body: (Make 2)

Chain 37

Row 1 (Wrong side): With A, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into next ch, *sk 3ch, 7dc into next ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 ch; rep from * to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: ch1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over last 4 sts, sk tch, turn.

Row 3: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 3 dc into first st, *sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc, sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL; rep from * to end finishing with sk 3 ch, I sc into each of last 2 sc, sk tch, turn.

Row 4: ch 3 (count as 1 dc), sk first st, 1 CL over next 3 st, *ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 3 sts, ch 3, 1 CL over next 7 sts, rep from* finishing with ch 3, 1 sc into next st, 1 sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc into each of first 2 sc, *sk 3 ch, 7 dc into loop that closed next CL, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into each of next 3 sc; rep from * ending sk 3 ch, 4 dc into top of tch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 for 20 rows.

Row 21: sc evenly across the top to make a straight edge. Break off yarn.

Hide all ends

With right sides facing together, whipstitch along the sides and bottom to form bag. Turn right side out. Join A at any st and sc evenly around the opening, join with sl st, break off yarn.


Handle: With A, Ch for desired length (leave a long tail for sewing)

Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last chain, turn work over and sc in the bottom of each ch across to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, join with sl st to first sc. Break off yarn (leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the handle to the inside of the bag. Hide any ends. Line bag with fabric if desired.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Circle in a Hexagon

Circle in a Hexagon Motif




Rnd 1: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout) dc 11 times in 3rd ch from hook, join with sl st to top of starting ch 3. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: ch 3, dc in same st as joining, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc*, rep from * to * 10 more times, dc in last dc, join to top of beg ch 3. (36 dc)

Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in same st as joining, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, rep from * to * 10 more times, dc in last 2 dc, join to top of beg ch 3. (break off MC)(48 dc)

Rnd 5: With CC, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, *hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc*, rep from * to * four more times, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, join to top of beg ch 3. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *3 sc in next dc, sc in next 9 sts*, rep from * to * four more times, 3 sc in next dc, sc in last 8 st, join with sl st to first sc. Break off yarn. (72 sc)

Hide all ends.

In my example I used an I hook and worsted weight yarn (Red Heart super saver).

Size: 7 in (18 cm) side to side, 7¾ in (20 cm) point to point