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Sunday, September 2, 2012

My hands can do this --- Basket-Styled Zoe Pouch


Try to picture your child in a garden picking up some flowers  while many butterflies  are flying around her.  This basket-styled pouch with different colored butterflies is best to describe the picture.  This can carry any small things your child likes to pick up at home and keep for herself.  With this kind of cute, nice, unique pouch, your child will learn and experience how to pick up and keep things tidy, slowly day by day.  

 

Basket-Styled Zoe Pouch


*BASKET- STYLED ZOE POUCH


Materials:
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (limelight)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (soft pink)
(4)  small, butterfly buttons
       crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75mm


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  (sc)
(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 the limelight yarn first.  Make 14 (ch). Always count the number of (inc), (ch), (2-ch sp), (dc), (pc), and (sc) in each round to avoid mistakes.

Using Limelight Yarn
1st Rnd
2 (Dc) in 4th (ch) from hook.  (Dc) in next 10 (ch).  In turning, 5 (dc) in 1st  (ch).  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Dc) in next 10 (ch) on the other side.  2 (Dc) in last  (ch).   (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:    30 (dc)

2nd to 3rd Rnd
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 30 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).   Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 30 (sc).   (Sl st) in 1st (sc).
Result:   30 (sc) per round

4th Rnd
3 (Ch)  and (dc) in 1st  (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in next 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 9 (sc).  In turning, (inc)- 2 (dc) in next 6 (sc).  (Dc) in next 9 (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in last  3 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   42  (dc)  

5th to 6th  Rnd
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 42 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 42 (sc).   (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  
Result:   42 (sc) per round

7th Rnd
3 (Ch) and (dc) in 1st  (sc).  (Inc)-  2 (dc) in next 3 (sc).  (Dc) in next 13 (sc).  In turning, (inc)- 2 (dc) in next 8 (sc).  (Dc) in next 13 (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in last 4 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   58 (dc)

8th to 9th Rnd 
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 58 (dc).   (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 58 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc). 
Result:   58 (sc) per round 

10th Rnd
3 (Ch) and (dc) in 1st (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in next 4 (sc).  (Dc) in next 19 (sc).  In turning, (inc)- 2 (dc) in next 10 (sc).  (Dc) in next 19 (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in last 5 (sc).   (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:  78 (dc)

11th to 12th Rnd 
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 78 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 78 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc). 
Result:   78 (sc)  per round

13th Rnd
3 (Ch) and (dc) in 1st (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in next 5 (sc).  (Dc) in next 27 (sc).  In turning, (inc)- 2 (dc) in next 12 (sc).  (Dc) in next 27 (sc).  (Inc)- 2 (dc) in last 6 (sc).   (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:  102 (dc)

14th  to 15th Rnd 
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 102 (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).   Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 102 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.
Result:   102 (sc)  per round


Connecting  Another Yarn (Soft Pink)
16th to 18th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (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.  2 (ch) and skip next 2 (sc).  [(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.  2 (Ch) and skip next 2 (sc)] 33X.  (Sl st) in 1st (pc).  *Next round, (pc)- 3 (ch) and 3 (dc) in 1st (2-ch sp).   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.  2 (ch) and skip  (pc).  [(Pc)- 4 (dc) in next (2-ch sp).  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.  2 (ch) and skip  (pc)] 33X.  (Sl st) in 1st (pc)*.  Repeat from * to * one more time.  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it. 
Result:   34 (pc) and 34 (2-ch sp) per round

Connecting  Another Yarn (Limelight)
19h Rnd
Tie  both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Sl st), (ch), and 2 (sc) in 1st (2-ch sp).  [Skip (pc).  2 (Sc) in next (2-ch sp)]  33X.  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).
Result:   68 (sc)

20th Rnd
(Dc) in next 68 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).
Result:   68 (dc)

21st to 22nd Rnd
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 68 (dc).  Slip st in 1st (sc).   [Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 68 (sc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc)]  2X.
Result:   68 (sc) per round

23rd Rnd
5 (Ch) in 1st (sc).   (Sl st) in 3rd (ch) from hook.  (Dc) in same (sc).  [(Dc) in next (sc).  3 (Ch) and (sl st) in  3rd (ch) from hook.  (Dc) in same (sc)]  135X.  (Sl st) in 1st (dc).  Have an allowance for the yarn before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Hide the extra yarn in the holes.
Result:  136 (dc)


Making the Handle (Limelight and Soft Pink)     
Use pink yarn for making (dc).  Use limelight yarn for making (sc) around the side.  [Pink –make 100 (ch).  (Dc)  in 4th (ch) from hook.  (Dc) in next 97 (ch).  Have an allowance for the yarn before cutting it.   Tie both ends of 2 yarns (pink and limelight) once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  Limelight – make (ch).  (Sc) in next 98 (dc).  To turn, 2 (sc) in the side of last (dc).   Continue making (sc) in next 98 (sc).  To turn, 2 (sc) in the side of last (dc).  (Sl st) in 1st (sc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once and hide the excess yarn]  2X.  


Attaching the Handle
[Measure the right place where to attach the cord in the pouch.  Use the same kind of yarn color and hook to attach the buttons and cord.  Tie the yarn at the back of the cord to hide it.  Attach the small, butterfly buttons on each side and hide the excess yarn]  4X.


*This project has been featured also in my crochet designer"s profile as "Butterfly Garden Basket" at All Free Crochet and posted as #1 in What's Hot - Top Children’s Project (April 12, 2014). It's listed as one among my Top Crochet Projects.





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