Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Simple Toy Purse Pattern

Have a little girl in your life who loves to be like Mommy or Auntie? Crochet this little purse for her. It takes just a little bit of yarn and time...Make one, two, twenty for that special little girl in your life and all her friends.


About 4 oz Red Heart Super Saver or other Worsted Weight yarn

Size H hook


Ch 25

Rnd 1: 2 hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in each of next 21 chs, four hdc in last ch, turn so that you are working on the other side of the ch, hdc in each ch across to first ch, 1 hdc in first ch, sl st to top of ch-2.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in the back loops of the next hdc and in each hdc around, sl st to top of ch-2.

Rnds 3- 14: Repeat Round 2, do not fasten off.


Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in back loops of next 22 sts.

Row 2-7: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st across. At end of Row 7, Fasten off.


Make two chains of 100 sts each, fasten off. Tie the chs together in the middle and then attach them to the purse on either sides of the flap. Make sure they are secure. Fasten off and enjoy!

Shelly Mile-a-Minute Scarf Pattern

Here it is, the Shelly MAM pattern. I hope you all enjoy. The last round might be a little confusing for some, but that was as clear as I was able to make it.



Size J hook

1/2-3/4 skein worsted weight yarn


Ch 7, join with slip stitch to first ch to form ring

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and sp), 3 dc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. *3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc* in ch-3 sp, dc in top of last dc.

Rows 3-75: Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sl st around last dc worked in Row 75: you should be now working on the side of the scarf. Ch 3, 2 dc in same dc, 3 dc in the end of each row for next 74 rows; 15 tr in beginning loop; 3 dc in end of each of next 75 rows, 15 tr in top of Row 75, sl st to top of first dc of round. Fasten off.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Well, I haven't been here in a while...

Well, I know I said I was going to post some new patterns after my wedding last year, but things didn't quite turn out as planned. I haven't been crocheting much since then and I haven't even rally looked at writing up my patterns in a while. But now I'm back, for good hopefully. I have a couple of new patterns coming up. One I will post on here for free, but the other will be available only through Ravelry.

The former is my Shelly Mile-a-Minute Scarf. I meant to have that pattern up months ago, but I lost track of the work and forgot about it for a while. The latter is a new Tarot bag pattern I wrote up a couple of nights ago. It's nice, done in rounds with a flap and button closure. Pics of both are below.

I have also been playing around with some other patterns. One is my Wheel of the Year Shawl. I'm using a variation of a pattern of another square to make one that has eight spokes to represent the eight holidays of the Pagan year. I only have a few squares done so far.

Also, one thing I would like to share from my wedding last June is the beautiful afghan I crocheted. Here is a picture:

And a picture of it at the wedding reception:

I think that's all for now. I'll be sure to be back here later to update some more. Until then, adios!