The bag is a follow on from our popular flower Festival Bag pattern using my pattern of a sunburst granny square. Skill level for this pattern is intermediate. My crochet bag is made of granny sunburst motif , joined using a continuous join with some simple stitching to complete. Included in my pattern is my interpretation of a continuous join tutorial, a full photo tutorial with “map” to guide you through, there’s also a foundation treble tutorial is on page 15. As a bonus I’ve included my lining pattern notes. So grab your hook and lets get started… Pattern only available in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1045826686/always-the-sun-granny-square-crochet-bag 🧡
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Round 2 , Attach a new colour in the top of any dc,of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 2trcl in same sp, ch2, *(3trcl, ch2 ,),* in next sp, repeat from * to * ss to join into beg ch- 3, fasten off .
Round 3 attach a new colour in any ch-2 space of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr, in same ch-2sp, 3tr, in next ch-2sp, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr,) in next ch-2 sp, 3tr, in next sp* repeat from * to * twice more to complete your round, ss to join to beg ch-3, fasten off.
New pattern in my Etsy shop and 10% off all my patterns in my Etsy shop 🧡 My sunny sunburst granny square is a variation on a traditional sunburst granny square. The pattern is full of lovely summery photos and includes all the shades I’ve used and detailed instructions which includes my stitches used. 🧡
There’s something very soothing about a ripple pattern and there are many interpretations of the granny ripple. My pattern is a gentle wave achieved by spacing more stitches between each ripple. To create a ripple you are basically making “peaks” and “valleys“ and this is done by decreasing stitches in your valley and increasing at your peaks, it’s all about the maths and providing you do all this correctly on each row you will whizz along, so it’s always worth checking each row to make sure it’s correct. Please note this is is not a full pattern it’s a quick tutorial for how I made my blanket and written in my spare time.
This is how I made mine, I’ve used a repeat of 16 stitches, with a starting chain of 16 plus 3 eg if you make a blanket with 7 repeats, you would need a starting chain of 16 x 7 + 3 = 112. I prefer to use foundation dc (US fdc) for my blanket for this method use your repeat only 16 x however many times as you like.
For my tutorial I’ve written it using the starting chain method . Decide on how wide you want your blanket and make your chain. Please note all in brackets it will indicate how many times you do this after the brackets.
Abbreviations for Stitches used are treble (US dc), ch =chain, yoh = yarn over hook, 2tr tog, this is where you work 2 incomplete trebles like a cluster stitch. See stitch below. Any size hook to suit your yarn. Pink version uses my own hand dyed yarn sweet pea, Scheepjes stonewashed in Canada jade 806, pink Quartzite 821,Tourmaline 836, and rose quartz 820.
2tr tog = 2 treble together. Yoh, insert hook into tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 3 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops,) 2 loops on hook, yoh, insert hook into next tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 4 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook. You have completed your 2trtog.
Foundation Row . Into the 4th chain from your hook 1tr, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in the last ch.
Row 1 and all subsequentrows . chain 3 (counts as tr), 1 tr in tr at base of 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in last ch.
This week we launched our first sewing 🧵 pattern of our popular project bag that we sell in our Etsy shop. It’s a fully lined medium sized project bag and has more than 30 photos to help you make our bag. It has a fleece interlining and a tag for your stitch markers inserted into the lining. The pattern is a 13 page pdf pattern and available from our Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1015322656/drawstring-bag-sewing-pattern-pdf at the moment it has 10% off
This is a sweet little mandala pattern made in a dk yarn it measures approx 20cm in diameter in an aran weight it will come up larger, you can make it with or without the border and you can also add it to and embroidery hoop to make a dream catcher. Try it in some rainbow shades to brighten up a window in your home. It’s a free pattern for you to enjoy and written in my free time so it’s less detailed and has fewer photos that my patterns in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative which all have 10% off at the moment.
Pattern notes: The pattern is written in U.K. terms with US terms for ease of conversion. My floral mandala is made of 7 rounds, Round 4 uses cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving all loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .I used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any double knitting preferably cotton yarn will do, and a 4mm hook. Additionalstitches UK 3dtrcl = 3double treble cluster stitch only used at the beginning ofRound 4. Skill level for this pattern intermediate.
Foundation Round Using any shade make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring.
Round 1 (RS) Into the magic loop or ring ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (1tr, ch1 ,) 11times, ss, to join into 3rd chain of beg ch-4, fasten off.
Round 2 Attach a new colour in any ch-1 sp of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in same ch-1 sp, ch1, * 2tr, ch1*, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.
Round 3 Attach a new colour in any ch-1 sp of round 2, ch4 (counts as dc, plus ch3 ), *1dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-4, fasten off.
Round 4 Attach a new colour in any ch-3sp, of Round 3, ch4 (counts as dtr), 3dtrcl in same sp, ch4, *4dtrcl innext sp, ch4*, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch- 4 fasten off.
Round 5 Attach a new colour in any ch-4sp of round 4, Ch3(counts as tr ), 5tr in same ch-4sp, *6 tr in next ch-4sp, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-3,fasten off.
Round 6 Attach a new shade in the space between any 6tr groups, Ch3(counts as tr ), 2tr, ch1, 3tr in same sp, ch1, *(3 tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1), *in next sp, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3,fasten off.
Round 7 Attach a new colour in ch-1 sp of any 6tr group, Ch3(counts as tr ), 2tr, ch3, 3tr in same sp , dc spike stitch in the centre of the 6tr group of Round 5, in my photo above this is the yellow round, you are creating a long dc spike stitch, *(3tr, ch3, 3tr,) in next ch-1sp of 6 tr group, dc spike stitch as before, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-3,fasten off.
Border Attach a new colour in any dc spike st, of Round 7, ch1 (counts as ss), *dc in the top of the next 3 tr, 4dc, in ch-3sp, 3dc in top of next 3tr, ss in dc spike st,* repeat from * to * around omitting final ss, before joining your round, ss to join join . Fasten off.
Pattern notes: Ch1 at beginning of each round does not count as stitch throughout, all rounds are joined with a slip stitch although you could work the pattern without joining the round as a spiral but when you change shades you will get a “jog” rather than a smooth colour change. The main part of the crochet bauble is worked without being attached to the bauble, after Round 17 the bauble is placed inside your crochet and the remaining rounds are crocheted around your bauble. It’s important to fasten off all yarn ends prior to Round 17. Note your decreases are worked as 2dctog.
You will need: 3mm crochet hook ~ Dk cotton yarn, I used Rico Ricorumi in shades nougat, cream, ivy green, wine red,~ plastic baubles approx 5cm diameter these are available at reasonable prices in supermarkets ~ wool needle for sewing in yarn ends ~ scissors ~ glue gun or fabric glue for attaching holly leaves and berries. 🎄
Round 1 Using nougat Ch2, 6dc in 2nd ch from your hook, ss to join in first dc (6sts) Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each stitch around, ss to join in first dc (12sts)
Round 3 Ch1, *(2dc in next st, 1dc in next st,)*rep from *to* around, ss to join in first dc (18sts). Round 4 Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join in first dc (18sts)
Round 5 Ch1, *(2dc in next st, 2dc,)* rep from *to *around, ss to join in first dc (24sts). Round 6 Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join in first dc (24sts)
Round 7 Ch1, *(2dc in next st, 3dc ,)* rep from *to * around, ss to join in first dc (30sts). Round 8 Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join in first dc (24sts) Round 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, repeat Round 8, at the end of Round 13 join in cream. Fasten off nougat.
Round 14, 15, Using cream Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join in first dc (30sts)
Round 16 Decrease round , Ch1, *(2 dctog, 3dc)* repeat from *to * around, ss to join in first dc (24sts)
Round 17, Using cream Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join in first dc (24sts )** Insert your bauble next making sure you fasten off your yarn ends before placing your bauble inside your crochet. The remainder of your rounds are worked with the bauble inside .
I find it handy to remove the top of the bauble and replace it after you complete your bauble. Round 18 Decrease round , Ch1, *(2dctog, 2dc)* repeat from *to * around, ss to join in first dc (18sts )
Round 19 Decrease round , Ch1, *(2 dctog, 1dc)* repeat from *to * around, ss to join in first dc (12sts)
Round 20 Decrease round , Ch1, *(2 dc2tog,)* repeat from *to * around, ss to join in first dc (6sts) Fasten off cream work a couple of stitches to secure the end of your yarn and cut it leaving about 4cm, post the end of the yarn inside the bauble and replace the top. If you want to secure the top use a fabric glue or glue gun to attach.
To make your berries: make 2, Round 1 Ch2, 6dc in 2nd ch from your hook, ss to join in first dc (6sts) Round 2 Ch1, dc in every st around, ss to join, cut yarn leaving a long length of yarn to thread through the last round, pull up tightly and fasten off. To make your Holly leaves: make2 ,Ch 8, ss, in 2nd & 3rd ch from hook, *(htr, in next st, ch2, ss in 2nd ch from hook (makes the point of your holly) ss in base of htr),* ss in next st, repeat from *to *, ss, in next st, work from * to* in the last stitch, turn and work down the opposite side of your chain like a mirror image , ss, in next st, work from * to* in next st, ss in next st, work from * to * in next st , fasten off and weave in your ends or leave a length of yarn to attach . I fasten mine off and attached my holly and berry leaves with a glue gun.
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There’s so many ways to do this pattern and believe me I’ve tried quite a few. It’s a fun design and very versatile, I’m including some basic instructions for making it into a square. Just like a traditional corner to corner blanket it can be shaped into a oblong by not decreasing evenly on both sides. When I first made my square I hadn’t yet decided on wether or not I’d add a border, so when I did decide to add the border I needed to change my design slightly to allow the corners to be added with ease . Here’s how I made my square and I will be adding a more detailed pattern to my Etsy shop soon. If you want to make it into a blanket, complete more rows and decrease in the same way as my motif.
Free patterns are written in my spare time and not nearly as detailed as patterns in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative I have included as many photos to help you and there’s pattern notes below. I hope you have fun making your granny squares diagonally. Happy crocheting 🧶
Row 1 Ch7, into the 5th chain from your hook 3tr, sk 1ch, 1tr, in last stitch, turn.
Using the photo below to guide you, Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr in space before 3tr group , 4tr in space after 3tr group, turn. Row 3 ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr, in sp next to ch3, 3tr in next sp, 4tr in last sp. Row 4 –7 ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr, in sp next to ch3, 3tr in next 2sp’s, 4tr in last sp. Continue working ch3( counts as tr) 3tr in sp next to ch3, 3tr in spaces between and 4tr in last sp, see photo . You can make your square as large or small as you like using this method. To make your square like mine continue to Row 8
To decrease your square Row 8 Ch3 (counts as tr) skip 4tr group from previous row and work 3tr in next sp and every sp, at the end of your row, work 1tr in the top of your ch3 from previous row, continue working Ch3, sk first 3tr group, 3tr in next and every sp, at the end of your row, work 1tr in the top of your ch3 from previous row, just as you did before. turn and repeat round 8 until you have completed to Row 13, at the end of this row, Ch2, turn and ss into your beg ch-3, this creates a small loop to make the corner when you add a border.See photo below. To add a border work (2htr, ch1, 2htr,) in each corner and 3 htr in the row ends between treble or beg ch3,