Butterfly Pouch Bag

cotton butterfly pouch

This is a small purse that has a cross over strap. I added a cute butterfly and a cute butterfly lining. It is very durable in cotton and I quilted the lining onto the purse from the inside. All my projects are very durable. This is great for all occasions, even hiking. It is made from a circle. I will link up the tutorial in case anyone wants to make one. It’s from the Bag-O-Day Youtube website that is pretty awesome. The tutorial has a square but I used a circle for this one. I made another bag that is closer to the tutorial on youtube.

grey bauble handbag

 

3 bauble grey bag

This is my own design, fits everything, I need to add lining because crocheted acrylic won’t hold anything more than 1-2 lbs without stretching out.

This was influenced by a pinterest photo that I was going to make a zipper but because of the narrow opening (7-8″across). It looks like a narrow opening but it fits my wallet and phone and keys and lip balm well with room to spare. I decided not to add a zipper but I think I will add a lining some other day.

bag influence

The top handle part is. is 44 sc. I made the bottom separately

To increase width I added dcs between the shell stitches, I just did some quick math in the beginning to divide the 44 stitches from above part. 6 dc, shell, 4 dc, shell, 4 dc, shell, 4 dc, shell, 6 dc.

8 rows adding baubles at the 4th row.
9th row I evened the stitches to make a straight line using sc, hdc, and double crochet.

For the bottom I added 4 sc rows in the round and at the end did a slip stitch and finished off. I whip stitched the bottom closed doing a 1″square pleat on the ends for a rectangular bottom without pointy ends. (Use pins to make even)

To attach the body I sc to handles and used yarn and needle to neatly press down the sc part sticking out. This makes it very neat and strong.

Crochet Eye Mask

sleep-Mask, moss stitch sleep_mask-back

This easy crocheted sleep mask is 2 layers. I tried it 2 times. The first time I used 2 similar yarns in acrylic. The 2nd time I used an acrylic for the base and a cheap polyester yarn I got at the 98 Cent Store. I timed this project at about 1 1/2 hours and it can go faster or slower depending on how you do it. Canon Makes a bulky heather grey that is a good base for the bottom. The top can be a thinner yarn but to keep the same measurements, I used a J hook for the thinner yarn.

Yarn – 4 ply yarn, 1 or 2 colors

Hook Size – I Hook, 5.5 mm

Measurements – 9″ x  3.5″ (mask part)

 

You can easily adjust these measurements to fit your head better.

Foundation: 25 ch +1  (the 25 ch should measure out approx 9″ in length, must be an odd number for changing amount)

Row 1 : 1 sc in the 3rd ch from hook, 23 sc, ch 2, turn.

Row 2-5:  (the ch 2 from row 1 is 1st sc) *24 sc, ch 2, turn*. Repeat 3 more times.  ( Approx 1.5″ in width)

Row 6 (Left Eye) : 11 sc, ch 1, turn

Row 7: 11 sc, ch 2, turn

Row 8: 11 sc,  turn (no turn ch)

Row 9: sl st in first ch sp, 10 sc, ch 2, turn

Row 10: ch 10, turn

Row 11: sl st in 1st ch sp, 9 sc, finish off.

Row 6 again (Right Eye): Starting at outer edge, Attach yarn to last stitch of Row 5, ch 2, sc 11, ch 1, turn

Row 7-11: Repeat same as Row 7-11 of Left Eye

 

2nd outer color – Make the same way, use 1 hook higher for thinner yarns.

 

To Attach:  Sl St or sc around entire mask

 

Nose ridge: while sl st or sc around mask do this at the 3 chains where the nose ridge is (in 1st ch do 1 hdc, in 2nd ch do 2 dc, in 3rd ch do 1 hdc. This will make a ridge for the nose.

 

Thin Straps: ch 30 for top strap, ch 25 for lower strap

Thicker straps: Same as thin but ch 31 and 26 and sc or hdc. Use yarn needle and scrap yard to secure onto mask.

 

For a prettier mask, Use a moss stitch on outer layer with 2-3 sc on outer edges.