Monday, August 25, 2014

Battle Bulb Pattern - Battle of the Stitches Round 3

It's Battle of the Stitches time again and this girl right here is a Round 3 challenger. I'm so excited! I knew I was going to need to put my thinking cap on...but I didn't have one, so I immediately went to work on making one! At first I thought about making an actual cap, but then my lightbulb came on (haha!) and I made this headband instead!

Anyway, I want to share the pattern with you...of course!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Feelin' Groovy Purse

I designed the Rolling Waves Purse a couple of months ago (and it is the purse I use now). Well, my daughter also thinks it's her purse. She is always putting it on her shoulder and also pulling out the wallet...and all it's contents lol
So, I decided she needed her own purse! And she loves it! Woohoo!

It's the perfect purse for little girls. It has a small strap so it doesn't hang down too far, but the size of the purse and strap can be easily adjusted!

MATERIALS
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn
G Hook
Yarn Needle (to hide string)

I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Mod Blue (Color A), Psychadelic Ombre (Color B), and I hand dyed their White in a reddish that's comparable to their Tangerine (Color C).

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2)
Starting w/ Color A
1. Magic Ring, 10 dc in the ring, sl st to join in the 1st dc (10)
Switch to Color B
2. 2 dc in the spaces between each dc arnd, sl st to join in the 1st dc (20)
Switch to Color C
3. *2 dc, dc* in the sts arnd (not between), sl st to join in 1st dc (30)
Switch to Color B
4. *2 dc, dc x 2* in the spaces between each dc arnd, sl st to join in 1st dc (40)
Switch to Color A
5. *2 dc, dc x 3* in the sts arnd (not between), sl st to join in 1st dc (50)
Switch to Color B
6. *2 dc, dc x 4* in the spaces between each dc arnd, sl st to join in 1st dc (60). Fasten.

Hold circles together with the Wrong Side(WS)/Backside facing out so Right Sides (RS) are touching, sc around the outer edge in  43 sts (leaving 17 sts of each circle unworked). Turn the circles RS out and slip stitch arnd the opening. This will keep it open wide enough for those little uncoordinated hands.



STRAP
1. Ch 51, sc across, ch 1, turn (50)
2. Sc across (50). Fasten
Sew two sts of the ends of the strap to the sides of the purse at the edge of the opening.

And now you have a purse! I keep picturing the opening as a mouth and have very much considered adding eyes and maybe some ears to the top...if anyone does it, please share with me!!!

I changed the colors around for the second circle. On this side the color combo would be C, B, A, B, C, B.

If you make them, please link to this post when sharing your creations! I would appreciate it so much!

Written Pattern © 2014 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.