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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My hands can do this --- All-Summer Zoe Pouch


This regular-sized, beautifully designed bag is made for small kids on the go—whether going on summer camping,  shopping, field trips, and other vacation trips.  This bag is a must to bring because it is very light and convenient to carry. There is enough space to put their teeny stuff.  Its colorful, attractive, flowery design makes any kid become proud of carrying this bag. 


All-Summer Zoe Pouch (a)

*ALL-SUMMER ZOE POUCH

Materials:
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (soft blue)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (baby brights ombre)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz (dark sage)
(3) small fancy buttons
      crochet hook size – F5 /  3.75mm
      yarn needle
 
Level of Difficulty - easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)      chain                                                    
(hdc)    half-double crochet
(dc)      double crochet
(tr)       treble crochet
(sc)      single crochet
(sl st)   slip stitch                                        
(pc)      popcorn
     
Special Instruction
(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.

Instructions: 
Use soft blue yarn first. 41 (ch).  Just let the extra yarn hanging.  It will serve as a marking for attachment at the bottom.  Always count the number of (ch), (2-ch sp), (dc), (hdc), (tr), and (sc) in each round to avoid mistakes.

Using Soft Blue Yarn
1st to 31st Rnd:   
Insert hook in 2nd (ch) from hook.   (Sc) in next 40 (ch).  [Turn round, slip st in 1st (sc).  3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 39 (sc).  (Ch), turn around,  (sc) on beginning (dc).  (Sc) on next 39 (dc)]  31X.
Result:   40 (dc) and 40 (sc) per round

32nd Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 38 (sc).
Result:   38 (dc)

33rd Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (dc).  (Sc) in next 36 (dc).
Result:   36 (sc)

33rd Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (dc).  (Sc) in next 36 (dc).
Result:   36 (sc)

34th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 34 (sc).
Result:   34 (dc)

35th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (dc).  (Sc) in next 32 (dc).
Result:   32 (sc)

36th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 30 (sc).
Result:   30 (dc)

37th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (dc).  (Sc) in next 28 (dc).
Result:   28 (sc)

38th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 12 (sc).  2 (ch) and skip 2 (sc).  (Dc) in next 12 (sc).
Result:   24 (dc) and (2-ch sp)

39th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (dc).  (Sc) in next 12 (dc).  2 (sc) in (2-ch sp).  (Sc) in next 12 (dc).
Result:   24 (sc)

40th Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Sc) in next 22 (sc).
Result:   22 (sc)

41st Rnd:
Slip st in 2 (sc).  (Sc) in next 20 (sc).  Extend yarn a little longer longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Hide the extra yarn through the stitches.
Result:   20 (sc)

Connecting Both Sides (Baby Brights Ombre)
Have both sides meet together up to 30th Rnd.  Tie the new yarn 2X in 1st (dc) of 15th Rnd in the right side.  Slip st and 2 (sc) in 1st (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc).  [2 (sc) in next (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc)]  19X.  (Sc) in next 2 (sc).  2 (sc) in 1st (sc)  of corner side.  (Sc) in next 18 (sc).  2 (sc) in last (sc) of corner side.  (Sc) in next 2 (sc).  [2 (sc)  in next (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc)]  19X.  2 (sc) in last (dc) and (slip st).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Hide the extra yarn  through the stitches.      

 
Making of Flowers, Stems, and Leaves
A)   1st Flower (Baby Brights Ombre)
1st Rnd:
Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  8 (ch) and slip st in 1st (ch).  Leave the extra yarn hanging.  (Ch).  20 (sc) and slip st in 1st (sc). 
Result – 20 (sc)
2nd Rnd:
20 (Dc) and slip st in 1st (dc). 
Result – 20 (dc)
3rd Rnd:
6 (Ch) and slip st from front to back around post of 1st (dc) below.  [3 (ch) and (dc) in next (dc) above.  3 (ch) and slip st from front to back around post of next (dc) below]  19X.  3 (ch) and slip st in 3rd (ch) of  6 (ch).  Extend yarn longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Insert the extra yarn into a yarn needle to attach the flower in the middle hole for insertion of the button.  Pull up extra yarns at the back of the pouch.  Tie them 2X. 
Result – 20 (3 ch x 2 and dc)

B)   2nd and 3rd Flowers (Baby Brights Ombre)
1st  Rnd:
[Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  4 (ch) and slip st in 1st (ch).  Leave the extra yarn hanging.  (Ch).   8 (sc) and slip st in 1st (sc). 
Result – 8 (sc)
2nd Rnd:
(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 slip st in 1st (pc).   Extend yarn longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.   Attach fancy button in the middle.  Insert the extra yarns into a yarn needle to attach the flower in the designated area.  Pull up extra yarns  at the back of the pouch.  Tie them 2X.  Do the same procedure for the 3rd flower.
Result - 8 (pc)

C)   (3) Stems (Dark Sage)
1st Stem  Extend yarn longer before making chain .  40 (ch).   (Sc) in 2nd (ch) from hook.  (Sc) in next 38 (ch).   Extend yarn longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Insert the extra yarn into a yarn needle to attach it below the button. 
2nd Stem  Extend yarn longer before making chain.  15 (ch).  Attach it at the back of 2nd flower and slip st.  Extend yarn longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Insert the extra yarn into a yarn needle to attach the stem to the flower.  Do the same procedure for the 3rd stem.    
D)   (3) Leaves (Dark Sage)
[Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  8 (ch).  2 (hdc) in 3rd (ch) from hook.  2 (dc) in next (ch).  2 (trc) in next 2 (ch).  2 (dc) in next (ch).  2 (hdc) in last (ch).  Extend yarn longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Insert the extra yarn into a yarn needle to attach the leaf to the stem. Do the same procedure for the other 2 leaves.
 
Cord Making (Blue and Baby Brights Ombre)
Cut 62 inches of soft blue yarn 8X.  Cut 62 inches of baby brights ombre yarn 4X.  Combine them.  Tie one end once.    Braid them.   Tie the other end once also. Both ends should be left unbraided. Cut both ends to make it even.

 

All-Summer Zoe Pouch (b)
See how this little girl becomes curious of the flowery design that was attached on this project.  She said,  "Mama, I like this bag." 


*This project was featured also in my crochet designer's profile as "Summer Cross-Body Bag" at All Free Crochet. It's listed also as one among my Top Crochet Projects.




7 comments :

  1. I would like to have the size measurements of this pouch and the gauge using the F hook with the recommended yarn.
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello,
      I apologized for my failure to measure this project. Besides this, I couldn't measure this anymore because this project was taken already.

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  2. Sunflowers are my favorite. I think moms. And grandmas would like this too. So im making one for me. (Grandma) thank yu.

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  3. Hello Brenda,
    Good day! I'm glad that you like this project. I like sunflowers,too, because of its beauty. They were planted near our house. That's why I used it as my top-page picture in this website. If you wish, you can visit "Produce" where I featured two varieties of sunflowers under the Labels. I consider the sunflowers as my symbol of hope and life. Thank you very much for your visit. Happy crocheting.

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  4. I am a little confused on this one. Where it says to [Next round, slip st in 1st (sc) at the very first round..am I to ch 1 before turning? Or am I turning and doing a slip st? 2nd Question: Am I doing 2 slip st in the next stitch or doing a slip st in the next 2?

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  5. Hello Vick,
    Thank you very much for calling my attention with regards to the instructions. If you are referring to Instructions 1 to 31st, you need to turn around first before you make the slip stitch on beginning (sc). For your 2nd question, you need to make one slip st only on the beginning (sc) to make the first (dc) by making 3 chains on the same space. After completing these double crochet (sts) till the last (sc), make a (ch)and then turn around. Make (sc) on beginning (dc) and then make (sc) again on succeeding 39 (dc).
    Note: Corrected Instruction 1 to 31st - Insert hook in 2nd (ch) from hook. (Sc) in next 40 (ch). [Turn round, slip st in 1st (sc). 3 (ch). (Dc) in next 39 (sc). (Ch), turn around, (sc) on beginning (dc). (Sc) on next 39 (dc)] 31X.
    I hope I answered your questions right. Happy crocheting.

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    1. Thank you so much that really helps.

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