Calling all crocheters!
My very first pattern on this blog!!
Seriously, if you crochet, this is something you need to do at some point in your life.
You can store change or your cell phone in here, or just whatever you like(don't tell, but it's also good for fashion, even if there's nothing in it!!).
I made one of these and loved it so much I had to try it again and record the pattern.
I hope you like it, I tried hard!
Owl Love Mini Purses!
Hook: Size G or 7
Yarn: (worsted) Color A: Base color of your choice for purse. Small amounts of white and black for eyes, yellow for beak. Color B: Accent color of your choice for outlining, ears, and wings
Scissors: For fabric
Tapestry Needle: For weaving in ends and sewing on eyes and beak
Markers or small piece of different colored thread: For keeping track of where your round ends/begins
Ruler or tape measure
8 half double crochets would equal 2" With a size G hook. 4 single crochets would equal 1".
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tc: treble crochet or triple crochet
If you happen to find any errors or come up with a different number of stitches, please contact me so I can fix it. But I counted twice before I recorded it, and made some extra with this pattern, so you should be good to go. ;)
Rnd 1: Using base color, Ch 32. Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across, to first ch. Sl st in last ch. (That's 2 sts in 1 st)
Rnd 2: Turn to work along other side of ch, 3 sc in first ch. Sc (30) to end if ch, and into first sc. (See visual B) In second sc, sc 3. Sc to end of rnd. Here, take a marker or different colored piece of yarn and insert it into your last st. (Visual C) This will mark every new round. Take it and move it up at the end of every round. (70 sts all around)
Rnd 3: Sc 30. Work 2 sc in next 4 sts. Sc 31. Work 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in last st. (Remember: move up your marker) (76 sts around)
Rnd 4: Sc 33. Work 2 sc in next 3. Sc 35. Work 2 sc in next 3. Sc in next 2. Still in last st, ch 2, 1 hdc in st at bottom of ch 2, and move your marker into that st. This will be your new round end. (82 sts, and that's counting the ch 2 and 1 hdc)
Rnd 5: hdc 34. Work 2 hdc in next 4 sts. Hdc 37. Work 2 hdc in next 5 sts. Hdc 3, move up marker. (92 sts around)
Rnd 6: hdc 35. Work 2 hdc in next 6. Hdc 40. Work 2 hdc in next 6. Hdc in last 5. Move up marker. (104 sts around)
Tip: (See Visual E.) Once the rows get really long, I like to count ahead the amount of stitches I'm supposed to crochet and put a marker there. For instance, in Round 6, I had to crochet 35. I counted 35 (by 3's) stitches and put a marker there. This saves me some counting or keeps me from loosing track and having to start over counting along.
Rnd 7: (Really? Another round?) ;) Hdc 38. Work 2 in each st over the next 7. Hdc 47. 2 hdc in next 5 sts. Hdc in next 5 sts, sl st in last st. Remove marker and fasten off. (115 sts around) (See visual F for final piece)
Eyes (Make two)
Using black, ch 3. Join in first ch with slip st to make very small circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1. Sc 5 in circle. Join to first sc with sl st.
Join with white...change color to white...
Rnd 2: with white, Ch 1. Sc 2 in each st all the way around, including bottom of ch 1. Join with top of ch 1. (14 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2. Hdc 2 in bottom of ch 2. [Hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st] around. Join; fasten off. (21 sts)
Sew to one end of purse oval (right side facing), but leave space underneath the top half is the eye. This is what you tuck your flap under to secure it. Weave in ends.
Ch 5. Dc in 2nd ch from hook. TC in next st, ch 1, TC in same st. Dc in next st, sl st in last st.(6 sts) Fasten off. Sew to purse between and partly under eyes. Weave in ends.
Folding your Purse
Set on flat surface and flip wrong side facing, with end with tied off round (or where face is) closer to you. Fold in half, bringing tied off end to other end. Pull down end on top of fold so that its tip is right at the beginning of your very first ch on round 1. Your flap on top (the bottom half) should be 2 1/4" (measured in the center of the flap) from the top flap with face if your gauge is correct.
Tuck top flap underneath eyes.
Using Color B, (accent color) insert hook thru slip knot. Insert hook thru bottom (if you are right handed. If you are left handed, you will have to follow these instructions backwards so that right side of fabric will be facing right. That, or you can do the second part of this step and then this one) TWO loops, and do a slip knot. Working up, (or down) sc thru both loops 10 more sts. (11 sts) (Wing one:) Still attached, ch 3. Tc 5 in same st. Ch 2, sl st in next st, still joining two folds. Sc in next 5. Proceed to working in only 1 loop on the top flap, or the bottom fold. Sc in 4 sts. (Ear one:) Still In that last st, ch 3. Tc 2 in same st, dc 1 in same st, hdc 1 in same st, sl in same st. (Outlining flap:) Sc along next 26 sts. (Ear two:) Sc in next st, ch 1. In same st, do the following in order: 1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 tc, ch 3, sl st. (Yes, all that in one loop.) Sc in next 3 sts. Count 17 sts along edge above the eyes, starting at st after last joined st. Put finger on 18th st where you will join that and your next st on the flap with a sc. (Insert hook thru both loops) sc next 5 sts, working in both loops, joining together. (Wing two:) Ch 2. Work the following in 1 st, the next one, in order: 1 dc, 3 tc, 1 dc, ch 3, sl st. In next st, sc. Sc in both loops to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Cut 9 strands of colors A and B, 4 or 5 of each color, about 35" and make sure colors are well blended. Strand one end thru one of the ears, maybe a few strings at a time, between the two treble crochets. Shorter end is about 4 to 5", double knot. Cut to even out shorter end, divide longer strand into 3 equal parts of 3 and braid tightly till you have 5" left. Attach to other ear in same way as before.
Fix or straighten any last touches...
Sit back and SQUEAL at your adorable creation!!!!
If you happened to find any errors or came up with a different number of stitches, please contact me so I can fix it. But I counted twice before I recorded it, so you should be good. ;)
This pattern was created by Bree. I saw something different that inspired me to make something like it, and came up with my own pattern. If I have copied someone else's pattern exactly, it was completely coincidental. I am sorry for any coincidences. I did not mean to violate any copyrights.
If you got confused at some point, let me know in comments so others who have the same problem can see it right there.