Tuesday, 30 October 2012

GIFT OF GIVING - SMALL IS GOOD

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You know that saying
"good things come in small packages"

which is the opposite of "the bigger, the better"

literally means:
the size of things, doesn't always indicate the quality.

With this thought in mind I've come up with these  
precious little gift bags
for those precious little gifts

 like jewellery
airline tickets,  
diamonds
gold nuggets.

  Well a girl has to have dreams.  Right?


These little crochet gift bags take no time at all,
you could have a bag load by the end of the week.

These crochet patterns are quick and the patterns are easy,
you can adjust to whatever size you desire.

AND you can customize and adapt the pattern 
to different yarn weights and hook sizes.

Try it and see.... make them wider, longer, bigger if you wish.

I have laid out the basics... it's up to you to play and have fun!


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CROCHET GIFT BAG "PEARL"

PATTERN DETAILS:
Skill Level:  Easy
Yarn:  DMC Petra 5
Hook:  2.5mm
Stitches:  hdc, dc
Gauge/Tension:  not critical for this pattern
Measurements:  4in (10cm) L X 2.5in (6.5cm) W
Terminology:  USA - American crochet terms


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.

START of PATTERN

Rnd 1:  With MC, Ch13, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st to end, 5sc in last ch, sc in each st along other side of ch, 2sc in same st as beg 3sc, join with sl st. (30sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch2, hdc in BL of same st, *hdc in FL of next st, hdc in BL of next st, rep from * around, miss last st, join with sl st.  


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Rnd 3-12:  Rep Rnd 2.



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DRAWSTRING RND
Rnd 13:  Ch3, dc in each st around, join with sl st.

INCREASE RND
Rnd 14:  Ch1, sc in same st, *2sc in next st, sc in next 4sts, rep from * around, join with sl st.  (36sts)

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Rnd 15-17:  Rep Rnd 2.  Change to CC

DECORATIVE EDGE
Rnd 18:  *Ch2, 2hdc in same st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from *around, join with sl st.

Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.

MAKE DRAWSTRING
With CC, make a chain approx. 14ins long.

With yarn needle thread the drawstring through the drawstring rnd, two dc at a time.  

Hide yarn ends of drawstring.

NOW GO GET THE COMPLETE SET OF GIFT BAG PATTERNS

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 You can find the FREE  "GIFT BAGS" patterns

available from these on-line stores


Enjoy every moment,

focus on every stitch,

create a masterpiece..
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ciao, ciao...