Friday, July 23, 2010

Recycled Crochet Bag Handle (Free Pattern)

This post will show you how to make a circular bag handle with things found in every home and some yarn. There are lots of crochet patterns that ask for circular bamboo handles and this could be a good alternative. Take a plastic lid from any throw away container.

Use a sharp knife to make a slit near the edge of the circle . Insert your scissors through the slit and cut in a neat circle. My yogurt container had a line on it that I could use as a guide. But if your lid doesn't have it, use a marker and a smaller circular object to draw a circle on your lid first. You can see your handle take shape now.

Using your yarn and hook, I used a size H hook, work around the lid. Insert hook into the circle and put a slip knot on the hook from behind, pull up the slip knot and slip st around the handle as shown in pic 3 below. You can tighten it by pulling the tail. Now you have to start doing single crochet stitches around the handle. Insert the hook into the circle, yarn over and pull the loop up to the level of the outer circle , yarn over and pull through both loops on hook- single crochet made! See pic 4 below. Keep doing single crochet till the full circle is covered making sure to move the stitches close together after every few stitches to get a smooth finish. Fasten off and weave in the ends using a yarn needle. You have your very own handmade handle for your next crochet bag!

1. Cut out the inner circle

2. Your handle takes shape

3. Slip stitch around the handle

4. Make single crochet around the the handle

5. Completed handle

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Boy's Slippons Crochet Booties (free Pattern) in 4 sizes

This is the first pattern I actually wrote. I started this as a girl's pattern and realized that just with a few changes, it can be adapted for a boy. There is a lace under the toe flap which helps in making the booties snug on tiny feet.

This was worked using worsted weight yarn and hooks H and F to fit ages 0-3 and 3-6 months. To make bigger sizes you will have to use a hook I too. Pattern is written for sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 months. Picture of every step is included in the pdf in a way even beginners can understand. I was using the leftover yarn I had and I think the purple should have been a tad brighter. The black one looks lovely but the picture fails to capture its real beauty. Place a big button in place of the bow to give it an added edge. Use your imagination and make it your own.

Click here for free pattern: Slippons Pattern.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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