Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns on February 26, 2011|
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Tussie Mussie Ornament
I was given a little challenge and this is what I came up with. I couldn’t find anything on Ravelry or the net like it.
Most Tussie Mussies are made from a round doily, either paper, crochet, knit, etc, then folded to make a cone shape. So here is mine, cone shaped right from the beginning. I’m giving you the directions to make the basic shape, then it’s up to you to decorate as desired. Directions require you to have basic knowledge of crochet and terms.
- Aunt Lydia’s Size 3 crochet cotton
- size 1 hook (2.35mm)
- chain 26, join
- Row 1: ch 1, sc in each chain stitch around, join ch 1 (25 stitches)
- Row 2-9: 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
- Row 10: *3 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* around, join, ch 1 (20 stitches)
- Row 11-12: 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
- Row 13: *3sc, decrease over next 2 sc* around, join, ch 1 (16 stitches)
- Row 14-15: 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
- Row 16: *2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* around, join, ch 1 (12 stitches)
- Row 17: 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
- Row 18: *2 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* around, join, ch 1 (9 stitches)
- Row 19: 1 sc in each sc, join, ch 1
- Row 20: *1 sc, decrease over next 2 sc* around, join, don’t ch 1(6 stitches)
- Row 21: sc in 2nd sc, decrease over next 2 sc twice (3 stitches), join, fasten off. Weave your end through the bottom and up the side. This will give you a nice point.
- Fold your cone in half (side to side) to find the edge stitch on one of the sides. This stitch and one on each side of this stitch will be where you start your handle for a total of 3 stitches. Join yarn to the right of the edge stitch, ch 1 sc in that stitch and the next 2 stitches, ch 3 turn.
- hdc in the last sc – this will give you a half dc, ch 1, hdc. ch 3 turn.
- hdc in the last stitch. Repeat until handle is desired length. With the chain one spaces you can leave as is, or weave a ribbon through the handle later if you choose.
- When handle is desired length, fasten off and sew to opposite side.
- I thread a very narrow piece of ribbon through the handle.
You are done, decorate as desired. Have fun!
This pattern is for personal use only, please do not copy and sell my pattern.
The little critter that I put inside is a pattern by Amy Mielke called Little Crocheted Teddy Bear. I used a size 5 steel crochet hook and DMC Baroque Crochet Cotton. I rearranged a few things to make him look more like a little dog while he was in the ornament.
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Here is my latest attempt at using some more of my stash. I have seen several knit mitred squares but not many crochet ones. On Red Heart’s web-site they have a free pattern for a Crochet Mitred Blanket. I used this basic square pattern to make this bag.
Here is the basic “recipe” of how I made the bag:
I used 3 skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream Stripes in the color Denim and one skein of white and a size G hook. I made 8 squares, four for each side. I chained 41 stitches and worked the mitre square. Sewed the four squares together to make the front of the bag and did the same for the back.
I attached the white yarn at the upper most left corner of the front and worked 5 rows of single crochet around the side, bottom and other side of the front. I then attached the back by doing a row of single crochet through the corresponding back stitches.
Then I did 5 rows of single crochet all around the top.
For the closure tab I found the center of the top front and attached the yarn and worked single crochet over 5 stitches for ten rows then decreased to 3 stitches for two rows and then decreased to 1 stitch. Fasten off the crochet and leave about 10 inches of yarn. Thread some beads onto the yarn going around the last bead, back up through the beads that were just strung on and then weave the remaining yarn through the crochet stitches on the tab.
I made a loop on the back to run the strip through for the closure. I attached the yarn and did 10 chain stitches then attached the yarn with a slip stitch about 6 stitches away and then did a sc through each of the chain stitches. Fastened off my yarn and wove in the ends.
For the handles I doubled the yarn for stability used an H hook and attached the yarn to the front and worked four rows of sc, decreased down to three stitches and did 49 rows of sc increased back up to five stitches and worked 4 more rows of sc. Fastened off the yarn and left enough length to sew the handle to the other side of the front. Repeated for the back.
This is a close up of the closure and buttons that I sewed on.
Of course, I had to add a lining with lots of pockets.
This bag measures about 13″ wide and 14″ tall.
You could use this basic “recipe” for any crochet block that you choose.
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While trying to use up more and more pieces of scrap balls of yarn that I have lying around, here is a pattern that I came up with. There are probably others very similar, but in any case here is mine.
I used an I hook and two strands of worsted weight yarn held together(1 strand of bulky would also work). This makes a nice dense fabric that you can line or not.
The rounds are not joined, but worked in a spiral. I used a safety pin to mark the lst stitch in each round. This is moved up at the beginning of every round.
- sc in 2nd ch from hook(place marker in this stitch for the beginning st) work a sc in the next 16 ch sts, work 3sc in the last st – work a sc in the next 16 sts on the opposite side of the chain, work 2sc in the beginning ch, do not join. (38)
- 2sc in the 1st st (replace marker in 1st sc, you will do this every round), 1 sc in the next 16 sts, then 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 16 stchs, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st.(42)
- sc in 1st st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 3sc, 3sc in next st, 1 sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts.(50)
- sc in next 2sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 18 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 5sc, 3sc in next st, 1 sc in next 18 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts.(58)
- sc in next 3sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 7sc, 3sc in next st, 1 sc in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts.(66)
- sc in next 4sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 22 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 9sc, 3sc in next st, 1 sc in next 22 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts.(66) At this point my rectangle bottom measured 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
- sc in back loop of every stitch around – this will give you a bottom ridge which is very helpful if you decide to line the bag and want to use a piece of plastic canvas for the bottom.
- Continue working sc in every stitch moving marker up for each round. Change colors as needed or wanted. I worked 25 rows for the body and the height of my bag was 8-1/2″
This is a picture of the base, before the body is started.
I used purchased handles you can do whatever type of handle that pleases you. I made a flap to hold the handles. I crocheted 5 rows over three stitches and then sewed to the inside of the bag (4 times of course).
Experiment – Have FUN!!
Feel free to use this pattern for your personal use, please do not copy and sell the pattern.
eta(because someone asked): just wanted to add this link for Joann Fabric and Crafts. This is where I got my handles. Mine are size 8.25″ x 5.125″. I don’t think they carry the exact same handles, but they do have something similar. Hope this helps.
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