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Grannys got a new bag

Furiously Eclectic People - Mon, 01/09/2023 - 23:17

Granny square bottom bag

I wanted a cute gift bag and this pattern came about! It's an open granny square at the bottom (not good for holding tiny things but great for wrapped gifts!) and granny stitch up the sides with a handle at the top.

Hook size: 4 mm
Yarn used: Sport weight cotton held together with a fingering glitter yarn.
Gauge: Not overly important
Colours:I used a silver cotton thread and a sequined black and silver yarn.

Bottom
-Start granny square and continue for 8 rounds (alt do granny sq with no holes):

  • I typically start with a magic circle and do 3dc, ch1 4 times.
  • Join in the starting chain
  • sl stitch to corner (if doing granny sq w no holes you are already in a corner.)

-Chain 3
-From now on follow granny stitch (3 dc) in each space, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in each corner, continue for 8 rounds, joining with a slip stitch in the starting chain.

Sides
Now we are starting the hinge to the sides
-Chain 3, dc in back loop around, 2 dc thru backloop in each corner, continue to the end and join in 3rd chain
-next round: chain 3, dc, dc, skip, 3dc, skip, all the way around and join to first
-next round: chain 3, 3dc in spaces all around and join
-repeat until bag is long enough
-once long enough do dc for two rounds
-Fasten off.

Handles
-Choose a spot for the handle, mark 6 stitches (or whatever width you want)
-Using the yarn for the handle join with a slip stitch to the top of the bag
-sc in the same space as sl st and sc across the remaining stitches for the width of your handle, ch 1 and turn
-Repeat sc across with ch1 and turn for the desired handle length.
-Join on the other side of the bag, marking out 6 stitches (or however many you've decided)
-Join with a slip stitch to the bag and sc in same stitch and sc across remaining handle stitches
-fasten off

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Furiously Eclectic People - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 23:53

I wanted a nice textured hat with a flipped up brim and this hat came about!

Hook size: 5.5 mm
Yarn used: Worsted weight
Gauge: Not overly important
Colours: I changed colours randomly, you can use all one colour or change at the start of any row. Having a contrasting brim colour

Do not join unless stated.

Top of the hat

Round 1: 8 hdc into a magic ring.

Place marker in 1st hdc of round and move up as you go to keep track of start. (8 stitches)

These next rows are to help increase evenly:
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. - 16 stitches
Round 3: (1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around. - 24 stitches
Round 4: (1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next st) around. - 32 stitches
Round 5: (1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next st) around. - 40 stitches
Round 6: 1 hdc in each st around. - 40 stitches
Round 7: (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 stitches) around. - 48 stitches
Round 8: (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 stitches) around. -56 stitches
Round 9: 1 hdc in each st around. -56 stitches
Round 10: (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 stitches) around. -64 stitches

I stopped increasing here because the hat fit my 22 inch round head, you may need another increase row if your head is bigger.

Body of hat
Round 11: 1 hdc in back loop in each st around (helps shape the top)
Round 12: 1 hdc in back loop of each st
Repeat round 12 until desired length before brim is reached. slip stitch to join, and turn. (turning ensures the brim stitch pattern is on right side once we flip it up).

This next row forms the hinge for the brim
Brim round 1: 1 hdc in back loop of each stitch., join w slip stitch.
Brim round 2: hdc in the third loop (it's the loop behind the hdc '<' )
Repeat round 2 until the brim is long enough
slip stitch and fasten off.
weave in ends.

Flip up the brim and wear your new hat!

I changed colour as I felt like it or you can do it in one colour.

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