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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My hands can do this --- Flower Girl Zoe Pouch


Small children, who are ready to play a role in a wedding ceremony as flower girls, are really cute and beautiful to watch as they walk the aisle.  But take a look at what they are carrying with them?  This  “flower girl zoe pouch,” as how it is named after, can add more bearing to the flower girl’s attire.  This pouch can carry small things like handkerchief,  doll or toy, candies, giveaways, face towel, doll clothes, hairpins, small brush, and mirror.       



*FLOWER GIRL ZOE POUCH


Materials:
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (soft pink)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (baby brights ombre)

(1)  small fancy button

       crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75
  
Level of Difficulty - easy
  
Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)      chain                                                                  
(sc)      single crochet    
(dc)      double crochet
(sl st)   slip stitch
(inc)     increase                                                    
(pc)      popcorn


Special Instructions:
(inc) increase-  (2 dc in next dc)
(shell) –  2 (dc), 2 (ch),  2 (dc) in  next (dc)
(pc)- popcorn - (4 (dc) in next (sc).   Remove hook from loop and insert in 1st (dc).  Pull up loop of last (dc) and draw through 1st  (dc).  Pull yarn to tighten (pc) and press outward)


Instructions: 
Use soft pink yarn first.  8 (ch) and  (sl st) in 1st  (ch) to make a circle.  Always count the number of (shell), (inc), (ch), (2-ch sp), (1-ch sp), (dc), (pc), and (sc) in each round to avoid mistakes. 

Using Soft Pink Yarn
1st Rnd  
Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  [(Dc) around the circle] 20X.  (Sl st) in 1st (dc). 
Result:   20 (dc)

2nd Rnd
3 (ch) and (dc) in 1st (dc).  [(Dc) in next (dc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in  next (dc)]  9X.   (Dc) in last (dc).   (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   30 (dc)

3rd Rnd
3 (ch) and (dc) in 1st (dc).  [(Dc) in next (dc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in next (dc)]  14X.   (Dc) in last (dc).   (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   45 (dc) 

4th Rnd
(Ch) and (dc) in 1st (dc).  [(Dc) in next  2 (dc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in  next (dc)]  14X.   (Dc) in last 2 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   60 (dc) 

5th Rnd
3 (ch) and (dc) in 1st (dc).  [(Dc) in next  2 (dc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in next (dc)]  19X.   (Dc) in last 2 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   80 (dc) 

6th to 8th Rnd 
(Shell)- 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch) and 2 (dc) in 1st (dc).  [Skip 3 (dc).  (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch),  2 (dc) in  next (dc)]  19X.   Skip 3 (dc).   (Sl st) in 1st and 2nd (dc).  *Next round, (shell)- (sl st), 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in 1st  (2-ch sp).  [Skip 4 (dc).   (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in next (2-ch sp)]  19X.  Skip 4 (dc).   (Sl st) in 1st and 2nd (dc)*.  Repeat from * to *  1 more time. 
Result:   80 (dc)  and 20 (2-ch sp) per round

9th to 12th Rnd
(Shell)- (sl st), 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in 1st (2-ch sp).  [Skip 4 (dc) and make (ch).  (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in next (2-ch sp)]  19X.  Skip 4 (dc).  (Ch) and slip st in 1st  and 2nd (dc).  *Next round, (shell)- (sl st), 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in 1st  (2-ch sp).  [Skip 4 (dc) and (ch).  (Ch).  (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in next (2-ch sp)]  19X.  Skip 4 (dc) and (ch).   (Ch) and (sl st) in 1st and 2nd (dc)*.  Repeat from * to * 1 more time.
Result:   80 (dc),  20 (2-ch sp), and 20 (1-ch sp) per round 

13th to 17th Rnd 
(Shell)- (sl st), 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in 1st  (2-ch sp).  [Skip 4 (dc) and (ch).  2 (Ch).  (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in next (2-ch sp)]  19X.  Skip 4 (dc) and (ch).  2 (Ch) and (sl st)  in the 1st  and 2nd (dc).   *Next round, (shell)- (sl st), 3 (ch), (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc)  in 1st  (2-ch sp).  [Skip 4 (dc) and 2 (ch).  2 (ch).  (Shell)- 2 (dc), 2 (ch), and 2 (dc) in next (2-ch sp)]  19X.  Skip 4 (dc) and 2 (ch).  2 (ch) and (sl st) in 1st and 2nd (dc)*.  Repeat from * to * 3X more.  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.
Result:   80 (dc) and 40 (2-ch sp) per round 


Connecting Another Yarn (Baby Brights Ombre)
18th to 20th Rnd
Tie  both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Sl st) in 1st (2-ch sp).  [4 (dc) in (2-ch sp).  Skip 2 (dc)] 40X.  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).  [Next round, 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 159 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc)]  2X.  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.   Hide the extra yarn in the holes.
Result:   160 (dc) per round


Cord Making (Soft Pink and Baby Brights Ombre)
Cut 62 inches of pink yarn 12X.  Cut 62 inches of multi-colored yarn 6X.  Combine them. Tie one end once.  Just leave both ends unbraided.  Braid them.  Tie the other end once.  Cut both ends to make it even.

Inserting the Cord
Starting at 17th Rnd, look for the center of the pouch.  Put a mark on this.  Count 10 (Shell) and put a mark on this.  At the center, insert one end of the cord in the 1st hole on the right up to the 10th hole.  Insert the other end of the cord in the 1st hole on the left up to the 10th hole.   In the 10th hole with a mark, insert each cord ends  in the holes back to the center.  Tie both ends once.



Flower Making 
First Flower (Baby Brights Ombre)
1st to 2nd Rnd - Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  12 (ch) and (sl st) in 1st (ch).  Leave the extra yarn hanging.  20 (sc) and (sl st) in 1st (sc).  20 (dc) and (sl st) in 1st (dc).  Next round, 6 (ch) and (sl st) in 1st (dc) below.  [3 (ch) and (dc) in next (dc) above.  3 (ch) and (sl st) in next (dc) below]  19X.  3 (ch) and (sl st) in 3rd (ch) of  6 (ch).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Leave the extra yarn hanging. 

Middle Flower (Soft Pink)
1st Row - Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  4 (ch) and (sl st) in 1st (ch).  Leave the extra yarn hanging.  8 (sc) and (sl st) in 1st (sc).  (Pc)-  3 (ch) and 3 (dc) in 1st (sc).   Remove hook from loop and insert in 1st (dc).  Pull up loop of last (dc) and draw through 1st  (dc).  Pull yarn to tighten (pc) and press outward.   [(Ch).  (Pc)-  4 (dc) in next (sc).   Remove hook from loop and insert in 1st (dc).  Pull up loop of last (dc) and draw through 1st  (dc).  Pull yarn to tighten (pc) and press outward]  7X.  (Ch) and (sl st) in 1st (pc).   Have a long allowance for the yarn before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Place on top of 1st flower.  Use extra yarn to attach it in the middle hole and cord.  Tie all extra yarns 2X.   Cut a small size of yarn to attach the small, fancy button.  


Flower Girl Zoe Pouch (b)


Flower Girl Zoe Pouch (b)

*This project was also featured #10 in What's Hot - Summer Bags as "Flower Pouchat All Free Crochet dated Nov. 14, 2015. Though this is not a permanent ranking, I'm still very happy  that my project was included in their list.  Thank you very much to all viewers.



What's Hot

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10.    Flower Pouch

2 comments :

  1. Hello. Im making the purse. Almost done. im having a hard time understanding the pattern. Its a little different from what im used to. So im just winging it the best i can. Thank yu for the pretty purse.

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  2. Hello Brenda! I'm glad you're doing this project. Good job! Happy crocheting.

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