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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My hands can do this --- Crocheted Rainbow Zoe Pouch


Kids are excited to grow up and acting like they have grown already. Before they become teenagers, they are already fantasizing about their dreams, especially what they like to be when they grow up. They are so curious about what kind of world is out there and it must be colorful because kids really love colors. It is like seeing a rainbow and so curious to know what it is at the end of the rainbow trail. This beautiful, colorfully designed pouch is an example of expressing their kind of  rainbow-like world they are aiming to see when they grow up.  Guide and help your kids to achieve their dreams.  Dreams can come true with God's help.



RAINBOW ZOE POUCH


Materials:
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (sunshine)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (limelight)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (soft pink)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (orchid)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (light country peach)
       crochet hook size – F5 / 3.75
       fancy button

Level of Difficutly – easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)     chain                                                
(sc)     single crochet                                                
(dc)     double crochet
(sl st)  slip stitch

Instructions:    
Use sunshine yarn first.  50 (ch).  Always count the number of (ch), (dc), (7-dc), and (sc) in each round to avoid mistakes

FIRST SIDE 
Using Sunshine Yarn
1st to 2nd Rnd
(Dc) in 4th (ch) from.  (Dc) in next 47 (ch).  Next round, slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (dc).  (Dc) in next 47 (dc).  Just leave the extra yarn hanging for attachment.
Result:   48 (dc) per round

3rd Rnd
Slip st and 3 (ch)  in 1st (dc).  (Dc) in next 2 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in  3rd (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (ch).  [(Dc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in next 3rd (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (Ch)]  14X.  (Dc) in last 3 (dc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  
Result:   48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Orchid)
 4th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Ch).  (Sc) in 1st  3 (dc).  3 (sc) in 2  (3-ch).  [(Sc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (sc) in next 2  (3-ch)]  14X.  (Sc) in last 3 (dc).   Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it. 
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
5th to 6th  Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.   Hide the extra yarn while crocheting.  Slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (sc).  (Dc) in next 2 (dc).  Skip 6 (sc).  [3 (dc) in next 3 (sc).  Skip 6 (sc)]  14X.   (Dc) in last 3 (sc).  Next round, slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (dc).  (Dc) in next 47 (dc). 
Result:   48 (dc) per round

7th  Rnd
Repeat 3rd Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Soft Pink)
8th Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
9th to 10th Rnd
Repeat 5th  to 6th Rnd.
Result:    48 (dc) per round

11th Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:  48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Limelight)
12th Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:  138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
13th to 14th Rnd
Repeat 5th  to 6th Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) per round

15th Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:    48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Light Country Peach)
16th Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
17th to 18th Rnd
Repeat 5th to 6th Rnd.  Do not cut the yarn yet.
Result:    48 (dc) per round


THE START OF MAKING THE FRONT COVER
Using Sunshine Yarn
19th  Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Orchid)  
20th  Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
21st   Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.   Hide the extra yarn while crocheting.  Slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (sc).  (Dc) in next 2 (dc).  Skip 6 (sc).  [3 (dc) in next 3 (sc).  Skip 6 (sc)]  14X.   (Dc) in last 3 (sc).    
Result:   48 (dc)

22nd Rnd
Slip st in 2 (dc).  3 (ch) in 1st (dc).  (Dc) in next 45 (dc).
Result:   46 (dc)

23rd  Rnd
Slip st in 2 (dc).  3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in 5th  (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (ch).  [(Dc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in next 3rd (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (ch)]  12X.  (Dc) in last 4 (dc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  
Result:   44 (dc) and 26 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Soft Pink)
24th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Ch).  (Sc) in 1st  4 (dc).  3 (sc) in 2  (3-ch).  [(Sc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (sc) in next 2  (3-ch)]  12X.  (Sc) in last 4 (dc).   Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it. 
Result:   122  (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
25th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.   Hide the extra yarn while crocheting.  Slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (sc).  (Dc) in next 3 (dc).  Skip 6 (sc).  [3 (dc) in next 3 (sc).  Skip 6 (sc)]  12X.   (Dc) in last 4 (sc).   
Result:   44 (dc)  

26th Rnd
Slip st in 2 (dc).  3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 41 (dc).
Result:   42 (dc)

27th Rnd
Slip st in 2 (dc).  3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 4 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in 6th  (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (ch).  [(Dc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (ch).  Slip st in next 3rd (dc) of previous rnd.  3 (ch)]  10X.  (Dc) in last 5 (dc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  
Result:   40 (dc) and 22  (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Limelight)
28th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  (Ch).  (Sc) in 1st  5 (dc).  3 (sc) in 2  (3-ch).  [(Sc) in next 3 (dc).  3 (sc) in next 2  (3-ch)]  10X.  (Sc) in last 5 (dc).   Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it. 
Result:   106   (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
29th Rnd
Tie both ends of 2 yarns once.   Hide the extra yarn while crocheting.  Slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (sc).  (Dc) in next 5 (dc).  Skip 6 (sc).  [3 (dc) in next 3 (sc).  Skip 6 (sc)]  10X.   (Dc) in last 5 (sc).   
Result:   40 (dc)  

30th Rnd
Slip st in 2 (dc).  3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 37 (dc).
Result:   38 (dc)

31st Rnd
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 38 (dc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.
Result:   38 (sc)

Buttom Side (Sunshine)
1st to 12th Rnd
Insert new yarn in 1st (ch) of 1st Rnd.  Tie both ends of 2 yarns twice.   Slip st and (ch) in 1st (ch).  (Sc) in next 48 (dc).  [Next round, (ch).  (Sc) in next 48 (sc)]  11X.
Result:   48 (sc) per round

13th to 14th Rnd
Slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (sc).  (Dc) in next 47 (sc).  Next round, slip st and 3 (ch) in 1st (dc).  (Dc) in next 47 (dc).
Result:   48 (dc) per round

15th  Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

SECOND SIDE
Connecting Another Yarn (Orchid)
16th Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
17th to 18th
Repeat 5th to 6th Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) per round

19th  Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Soft Pink)
20th  Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
21st  to 22nd  Rnd
Repeat 5th  to 6th Rnd.
Result:    48 (dc) per round

23rd  Rnd
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:  48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Limelight)
24th  Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:  138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
25th  to 26th Rnd
Repeat 5th  to 6th Rnd.
Result:   48 (dc) per round

27th Rnd:
Repeat 3rd  Rnd.
Result:    48 (dc) and 30 (3-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn (Light Country Peach)
28th  Rnd
Repeat 4th Rnd.
Result:   138 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn (Sunshine)
29th  to 30th  Rnd
Repeat 5th to 6th Rnd.
Result:    48 (dc) per round

31st  Rnd
(Ch).  (Sc) in next 48 (dc).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.
Result:   48 (sc)

Connecting Both Sides (Sunshine)
Invert the pouch.  Use sunshine yarn to attach the sides.  *Tie yarn in 1st (sc) of 31st Rnd.  Hide extra yarn while crocheting.  Slip st and (sc) in 1st (sc).  2 (sc) in  2 (dc).  (Sc) in (sc).  [2 (sc) in next  3 (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc)]  2X.  2 (Sc) in next (dc).  Have one end below in line with the 18th Rnd.  (Sc) in 1st (sc) and 2 (sc) in 1st (dc) of 18th Rnd.  2 (sc) in next (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc).  [(2 (sc) in next 3 (dc).  (Sc) in next (sc)]  3X.  2 (sc) in next 3 (dc).  (Sc) in next 6 (sc).  (Sc) in last (sc).  Extend yarn a.   little longer before cutting it*.  Use yellow yarn and big needle to sew the end side.  Spread out the end side in a triangular shape.  Start sewing in 1st  Rnd of the  Bottom Side  to  square the bottom side of the pouch when it is inverted.  Tie it twice.  Hide extra yarn in the holes*.  Repeat from * to * for the other side.


Making and Attaching the Cord (Sunshine, Orchid, Limelight, Soft Pink, and Light Country Peach)
[Cut 62 inches of sunshine, orchid, limelight, soft pink, and light country peach yarns each 4X.    Make 2 groups.  Insert 1 end in 1st hole of 1st end of the  pouch.  Tie it twice.  Just leave both ends unbraided.  Insert 1 end in 2nd hole of the 1st end of the pouch.  Tie it twice.  Combine the 2 groups and tie it once.  Braid them.  Tie the other end once.  Make 2 groups.  Insert 1 end in 1st hole of the other end of the  pouch.  Tie it twice.  Just leave both ends unbraided.  Insert 1 end in 2nd hole of other end of the pouch.  Tie it twice.  Cut both ends to make it even.
  
Flower Making
1st to 2nd Rnd - (Sunshine)
Extend yarn longer before making (ch).  12 (ch) and slip st in 1st (ch).  Leave the extra yarn hanging.  20 (sc) and slip st in 1st (sc).  20 (dc) and slip st in 1st (dc).  Next round, 6 (ch) and slip st in 1st (dc) below.  [3 (ch) and (dc) in next (dc) above.  3 (ch) and slip st in next (dc) below]  19X.  3 (ch) and slip st in 3rd (ch) of  6 (ch).  Extend yarn a little longer before cutting it.  Tie it once.  Use extra yarn to attach in the middle hole for insertion of the button.  Attach fancy button.


Rainbow Zoe Pouch (without flip cover)
This pouch shown in the picture has no front cover.  If you wish to do this, just skip doing 19th to 31st Rows (The Start of Making the Front Cover) and make 48 (sc) as the last row. Then do the Bottom Side and Second Side and the rest of the instructions.

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