Adding a fourth – Stitch 34

I continue to make these gift bags for jars as I finish off the contents of the jars. Recently, we finished off a wonderful peach conserve. This jar was a bit smaller than the others. Like the others before it, it was made with cotton yarn – this was a red, white and blue ombre used for this project that came from a pound of mills end cotton yarn, purchased at AC Moore. Still, I am using my h hook.

Row 1: Start off with a magic circle with 6 stitches in it.  Sl. st. to join.

Rows 2-4: increase each successive row joining with a sl st at the end of each row until you have 24 st.

Row 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each row, sl st to join (24 st)

Row 7: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip 3 st, *dc in next st, ch 3, skip 3, repeat from *, sl st to join to 3rd st in initial ch 6.

Row 8: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from *. When you reach the end, you will sl st in the 3rd ch on the initial ch 5.

Row 9:  Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip 3 st, *dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 3, repeat from *, sl st to join to 3rd st in initial ch 6.

Row 10: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next dc, repeat from *. When you reach the end, you will sl st in the 3rd ch on the initial ch 5.

Row 11:  Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip 3 st, *dc in next dc, ch 3, skip 3, repeat from *, sl st to join to 3rd st in initial ch 6.

Row 12: ch 1, sc around with 1 sc in each dc and 3 sc in each ch 3 space.sl st to join.

Row 13: ch1, sc in next 3 st, ch 12, skip 6 st, 6 sc, ch 12, skip next 6 st, sc in next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 14, ch 1, 2c in each st going around with 12 st in the 12 ch handle. sl st to join.

Fasten off and another small bag completed.

Rounding out the trio – Pattern No. 74

Several posts ago, I showed a tote bag that I made for a friend of a friend to thank her for giving me some yarn, which I shared with some of my co-workers.  For my friend the gardner/canner, I have been making more gift bags for her jars. I have made a set of three using the same cotton yarn as the tote bag. This is the 3rd in that set.

I used this pattern, or a similar one, a while back, before I started this little blog of mine. the pattern was adapted slightly to fit this particular project. So I, again used an h-hook and the turquoise cotton yarn purchased in a 1 pound “mills end” bag at AC Moore.

Row 1: Magic circle with 5 sc in it; cl st to join.

Rows 2-5: Increase each round until you have 25 sc around. joining with a sl st at the end.

Rows 6-7: Ch1, sc around, sl st to join (25 st)

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st. around (25 st), sl st to join.

Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip 2 st, tc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st,ch 3, skip 2 st, tc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 10:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st,ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 11:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st,ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 12:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st,ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip 2 st, tc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st,ch 3, skip 2 st, tc in next 4 st, ch 3, sk 2 st, dc in each of next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st. around (25 st), sl st to join.

Row 15: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc around (26 st)

Row 16: ch1, sc in next 3 st, ch 12, skip 7 st, sc in next 6 st, ch 12, skip 7st,  sc in next 3 st. sl st to join.

Row 17: ch 1, sc in each st all around with 12 sc in the ch 12 space. Sl st to join. Fasten off.

Here is the final project:

Two views of the same piece.

(I finished this piece about 10 days ago and I just getting around to post this).
 

Almost done with the gift bags (for now) – No. 292

My friend’s generosity with canned and jarred items means I still have a few more little gift bags to make. This one also used another of the yarns used recently to create a bag for one of her friends.

Still using that same h hook, I created a magic circle with 6 sc inside (not my usual 5).

Sc each row increasing it so that after 4 rows following the initial 6 sc in the magic circle, you have 30 sc

Row 6: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st across, sl st to join (30 st)

Row 7: ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next st, dc in next st ch3, skip 2 st, sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook [picot], ch 3, skip 2 st, dc in next st, ch3, skip 2 st, sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook [picot], ch 3, skip 2 st, dc in each of next 4 st, ch3, skip 2 st, sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook [picot], ch 3, skip 2 st, dc in next 2 st, sl st to join.

Row 8: ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next st, dc in next st, ch 5, skip over all st to dc in prior row, dc in that dc, ch 5, skip over all st to set of 4 dc, dc in each of 4 dc, ch 5, skip over all st to dc in prior row, dc in that dc, ch 5, skip over all st to last 2 dc,  dc in each of 4 dc, sl st to join.

Row 9-10, repeat rows 7 and 8

Row 11: ch 3 (counts as dc), skip next st, dc around putting 1 dc in each dc and 5 dc in each ch 5 space. sl st to join.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 4 st, ch 17, skip 8 st, sc on next 7 st, chain 17, skip 8 st, sc in each of next 3 sst. sl st to join.

Row 13: ch 1, sc all around putting 17 sc in the 17 ch space. sl st to join

Fasten off.

Another completed bag:

 

 

 

If I only had something to hold a jar… (No. 215)

So I still have a few more gift bags to make in which these empty jars will be returned to my friend. Since this is the person who friend gave me the other yarn before, I thought I would use the same yarn as the bag that was in the prior post was made. This first jar uses the variegated yarn that had more pastel colors (Color C from that prior post). This jar was done using pattern Number 215.

Start off with a magic circle of 5 sc

Increase each row as your crochet around ending each row with a sl st until you  25 sc around (Rows 1 through 4)

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next st, *ch3, skip 3, dc in each of next 3 st, repeat from * however, when you get to the last set, it will only be dc in the last 2 st. sl st to join. Sl st to join.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st dc, dc in next st, *ch 3, sc in ch3 space, ch3, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from *, end with 2dc instead of 3. Sl st to join.

Row 7:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st dc, dc in next st, *ch1, dc in ch3 chain, ch 2, dc in 2nd ch3 chain, ch 1, 3dctog in the 3dcs from the prior row, repeat from *, end with 2dctog instead of 3. Sl st to join.

Row 8: ch 4 (counts as dc’s ch1), *3dc in the 2 ch space (skipping over all st until you get to the ch3 space), ch3, repeat from * around, round will end with ch 1(not ch 3) and a dc. Sl st to join.

Row 9: ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, dc in each of the 3 dc, ch3, sc in middle of ch3 space from prior row, repeat from *, end with sc. I did not sl st to join.

Row 10: ch5 (counts as tr, ch 1), *dc at the end of the ch3, ch1, 3dctog in the 3dc’s, ch1, dc at end of ch3, ch2, repeat from *, end with ch1, tc in sc from prior row, sl st to join.

Row 11: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in first st, *ch 3, 3dc in 2 ch 2space, , repeat from *, end with 2dc (one in ch1 and other at the top of turning chain.

Row 12: ch1, sc in first st and all around sl st to join (26 stitches – one more than before) sl st to join.

Row 13: ch 1, sc in the next 3 st, chain 15, skip 7 st, sc in next 6 st, ch 15, skip 7 st, sc in next 3 st, sl st to join.

Row 14, ch 1, sc in next 3 st, 15 sc in the chain, sc in next 6 st, 15 sc in the chain, sc in next 3 st. sl st to join. Fasten off.

Here is the final product.

 


(I do admit that it looks a lot like the design and yarn from this post.)

 

 

A Thank you gift – Another bag (of course)

As you may have surmised, I enjoy working with cotton yarn and making different types of bags (mostly tote bags and gift bags).  A few months ago, a friend gave me some “no longer wanted” yarn from a friend of hers. I promptly shared some of that yarn with 2 of my friends. As a thank you gift for the yarn giver, I made this tote bag using a pattern I found in a free e-book of patterns that I downloaded from AllFreeCrochet. Here is a link to the pattern on the website. The pattern was originally from Kathy Lashley’s blog, ELK Studio. I used an h-hook and 3 different yarns that I already had in my collection.

Each of the three yarns that I used were obtained from AC Moore (of course). Each was in a 1 pound “Mills End’ package. Color A was the solid turquoise cotton yarn of which there  6 balls in the bag – a bit more than 2 were used. Color B was the variegated cotton yarn which had more blues and purples in it; this one had 5 balls of yarn in the 1 pound bag of which I used 3/4 of 1 ball. The final color (color C) was also variegated cotton yarn, but it was in more pastel colors in it and had some lighter colors in it. There were 9 balls of yearn in that 1 pound bag of varying sizes. I used up one of them.

Here are the 3 colors in order (A, B, C).


I followed the pattern with some minor changes:

1 – I try to start with a magic circle with 5 sc in it instead of the ch4 ring. I do not want a small hole in the bottom of the bag.

2 – Instead of crocheting 18 rows of A before changing to B, I only did 17. This is because a neared the end of the ball of yarn at that row and I did not want to start a new ball of yarn (with more ends to weave in) for only 1 row.

3- When I reached the last 5 rows (which make up the handle), the color scheme on the pattern is A A B B B. Instead of that I did A C C A A. I obviously did not opt for  inside the handle.

Here is the final product.

 

Another little Gift Bag (Stitch 7)

Another gift bag I made many months ago and finally posting.

(What can I say, she was very generous with her canned/jarred foods)

I went back to some cotton yarn that I used before (Premier Home cotton yarn – Water Lilies, No. 44-06, Lot 1366) with an I hook.

Magic circle with 5 sc

Increase until 25 sc

Rows 1 and 2: 2 rows of sc around, sl st to join.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first st, *ch 5, skip 5 st, (sc, ch5, sc) in next st, repeat around from *. When you only have 5 st left in the round, you will still ch 5, then sc into 1st ch3.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first st, *ch 5, skip 5 st, (sc, ch5, sc) in ch5 space, repeat around from *. When you only have a ch 5 space left in the round, you will still ch 5, then sc into 1st ch3.

Row 5-6:  repeat Row 4

Row 7: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 4 sc in the ch5 space, repeat around from *, sl st to join (25 sc)

Again, because so much time has passed, I do not have the specific instructions as to how I made the handles. You can look at some of my older posts and get a good idea – or make something up yourself.

Here is a picture of the final piece. 


 

Another small bag -stitch 17

This is another gift bag I completed several months ago, that I am finally getting around to publishing.  Again, I used Premiere cotton yarn – color Flamingo splash (#44-24, lot 2302) and an I hook.

Start out with a magic circle w/ 5sc. Crochet around for 5 rounds increasing in each row. End off each row with a sl st and start with ch 1. You should have 25 st around.

Row 1 and Row 2: ch 1 and sc in each st around. Sl st to join.

Row 3: ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st st, dc in each of next 2 st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1, dc in next 5 st, repeat from *, end row with 3dc.

Row 4: ch3 (counts as dc) , skip 1st dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 st [dc and ch1 space], dc in next dc, ch 2, skip over ch 1 space and next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, skip over ch1 space and dc to next dc, dc in that st, ch 2, skip ch1 and dc, repeat from * across until you reach last dc and the turn, dc in each of these 2.

Row 5: ch 6 (counts as dc and ch3), dc in the next dc having skipped over the first dc and the ch 2 space, *ch 3, skip over dc and 2 ch space, dc in next dc, repeat from * across with dc in the turn from the prior row

Row 6: ch 4 (counts as dc ch1), *2 dc in ch 3 space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch 3 space, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * ending with a single dc in the prior turn.

Row 7: ch 5 (counts as dc ch2), skip first dc, *skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch2, skip ch1 space **, dc in the next dc, ch 2, repeat from * ending at **, dc in 3rd ch of turning chain.

Row 8: repeat row 5

Row 9: repeat row 3

You could repeat rows 4 through 9 to continue the pattern, but I only needed 1 series to reach the height of the jar.

I gave the jar with the gift bag to my friend before I posted this so I could not tell you how I made the handle, but I did.  Here is the final project.