Crochet RIPPLE Pouch Free Pattern
I wanted to sell handmade crafts online and thought that creating beautiful crocheted pouch was the way to go. So I set forth and opened my crochet bible (Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework) and flipped about for inspiration.I picked this ripple pattern from a variety of shell stitches that was featured in the book and it turned out pretty well for me.
I used 2-3 (I can't remember with certainty) XXL plastic bags to make plarn for this project. This is also the first project where I used softened plarn. Softening plarn is a conditioning technique I have developed to make plarn more pliable for crochet. Click here to learn the methods of making plarn and how to condition it for crochet.
If you'd like to make it yourself, here's how.
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- yarn (I used 1-cm plarn cut into a single-strand)
- crochet hook (I used #3 crochet hook)
- tapestry needle
- cloth for lining
- sewing needle
- sewing pins
The beautiful ripple pattern for this purse is from this book. I love this book.
Length - 4.5 in/ 11.3 cm
Width - 8.5 in/ 21.5 cm
Gauge - 7 sc's per inch
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
st/sts - stitch/stitches
Foundation chain: Ch 43 (a multiple of 3 plus 1).
Row 1: Sk 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, [(1 sc, 2 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch] repeat until there’s only 3 chains left, 1 sc in last ch, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 2 dc in 1st sc, (1sc, 2 dc) in each sc of previous rows, 1 sc in turning ch, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 2 26x to form a rectangle.
Work-in-Progress PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Fold the crocheted rectangle and [join sides with single crochet, turn, sl st the sc's.
When the top is reached, sc on all the sts towards the other side.] Repeat instructions in [ ].
Ch 50, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st, 48 sc, sl st into edge of crochet rectangle, turn. Sl st the other side of ch-50, sl st to edge of crochet rectangle.
Break off and weave in ends.
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