Cell Phone Purselet
I was thinking this is the first time I have ever tried to design a pattern myself. But as I was posting this, I remembered making a pattern for my daughter-in-love a few short years ago. She requested an afghan with one request: the initial “L” in the middle. Sounds simple, right?!? I figured it out, but didn’t one time think of writing it all down. Oh well, experience is the best teacher, if not sometimes the hardest!!
A couple of weeks ago, I was in the nearest Michael’s store ( an hour and a half from me ) looking at the yarn, of course!! A sweet lady starts sharing with me the project she is working on. You can find it here: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crossover/
So I was thinking on the way home: I have been wanting a FitBit, but $100 right now, in my frivolous-things- for me- budget, is just not there. I had just downloaded a fitness app on my iphone that tracks your steps each day that I was enjoying. The thing is, when I am home just cleaning house, or walking here around my home, sometimes I don’t have pockets on my clothing and I simply just cannot carry the cell phone around every move I make. Thinking I needed a bag for my own. But why not try to make my very own? ( not that there is anything wrong with the Crochet Crowd… I LOVE several of their patterns! But a girl’s gotta start somewhere, right?
Supplies I used are:
Sugar ‘n Cream Stripes cotton ( about 1/2 the ball) and this is the one I used in Violet Stripes, just because I had it on hand
I also used small amounts of yellow and white for the flower ( just scraps I had )
F/5 – 3.75MM hook
(Make 2, for front side and back side)
Make a foundation chain of 23 ch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (22 sc)
Rows 2 – 15: Sc in first st and each st across. Ch 1 and turn, fastening off at end of Row 15.
Assemble the front piece and back piece together by holding them even together. Starting in open corner, Attach yarn through the back loop only of the first sc of front piece and the front loop only of the matching sc on the back piece. Ch 1 and sc in same st. Continue sc in next 21 sts, crocheting both pieces together staying in the back loop of the front piece and the front loop of the second piece. Sc 3 times in the corner st. Working along the bottom of both thicknesses, sc them together by working a sc in end of each row. Sc 3 times in the next corner st. Crocheting in back loops of front piece and front loops of back piece, continue crocheting pieces together by sc in each st across for the next 21 st to the end.
String Handle: Ch 175. Attach with sl st to first st on the other side, being careful not to twist chain as much as possible. Turn, and sl sl in the back of each ch st all the way back across to the other side. Fasten off.
Flower: Using yellow cotton, make a magic circle. Sc 12 sc into ring, join. (12 sc )
Rnd 2: Sc twice in each st around, join. Fasten off yellow, leaving long tail for sewing flower onto bag. ( 24 sc )
Rnd 3: Attach white with sl st in back loop only, sc in same st. Continue the round in back loops only. * Dc, tr, dc in next st, sc in next st*. Rep around 12 times. Dc, tr, dc in next st. Join to first sc, and fasten off.
Sew flower onto pouch, sewing around the outside perimeter of yellow center. Enjoy! 🙂