I crocheted a ‘dreamcather’ pillow a few months ago, and I still love that pattern so much, I decided to try that technique in a straight version, not in a round form. I decided to make a small crocheted purse using that pattern, still worked in rounds, but making that straight.
Here is my pillow:
and the purses:
The pink one is my daughter’s favourite, she uses it to store her treasures.😊 Their size is approximately 10 x 25 cm. I used the same white and color-changing yarn as for the pillow, and a 3 mm crochet hook.
Then I thought they could be used as scarfs if remained opened…😊 So I made 2 scarfs as well, using fury yarn to make them softer.
A short description of how I made them:
Stitches used and abbreviations (US terms)
- slst: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- ch: chain
To start, ch 121, join to form a ring, work in rounds (end rounds with an slst, and ch 2 or 3 to start the new round). Work with the 2 yarns in parallel, from top to bottom, fasten off only when finished.
R1 (white): 120 sc
R2 (coloured): 120 dc
R3 (white): sc to first dc, skip 4 stitches, ch 6, (sc to next stitch, skip 4 stitches, ch 6) around. Instead of last ch 6, ch 3 and make a dc to the first sc.
R4 (coloured): 120 dc (use the stitches of R2 – use those stitches as well that have a white sc already, and work behind the chains, but let white yarn behind.
R5 (white): ch 2, insert hook to the next chain loop, sc to the 3rd dc (middle dc in the group of 5), skip 4 stitches, ch 6. Instead of last ch 6, ch 3 and make a dc to the first sc.
R6 (coloured): same as R4, use the previous coloured round.
R7 – R24: repeat R5 and R6.
Fasten off white yarn, fold the work and sew the bottom with the coloured yarn.
To finish, I sewed a simple purse and manually sewed it to the crocheted piece.
The same. 😊 Only difference is that there’s no need to sew together.