f Si Nanay Madel: December 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Benjamin Vest

It's been a while since I made a post. I've been so busy this past weeks. Holidays are the busiest. I cannot even have a proper long sleep. We are always on the move attending so many year-end parties and Christmas parties. And my son was sick also, I thinks he was just tired from all our travels and did not have enough rest. But he is okay now, recovering every fast. Not this son who is modeling the vest, my youngest was the one who is sick. Just excuse this son for his face, that is his "serious model look" face. lol.

This sweater has been long over due.  I've finished this last month but have not much time to sit in front of the computer and write the pattern down. But here it is now, and hope everyone enjoys this. 

Materials:
Gauge:
    10dc x 7 rows = 3 inch

Size
Child = 3-8 years old

Stitches used:
  • ch - chain
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • sc - single crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • BLO - Back loops only


Instructions:

Ribbing
With the Color A
Row 1. Chain 11, sc in the 2nd st from the hook and sc all stitches. (10sc) 

Row 2. Chain 1, sc  in the first st, sc in the back loop only in the next 4 stitches, then sc in the last st. ( 6sc.)

Repeat Row 2 until Row 92.

Main Body
Row 1. Then chain 1 and sc at the top of each row of the ribbing. ( 92 sc) Change to Color B

Row 2-14. Chain 2, dc in first stitch and all the stitches. (92 dc)  Changing Colors in every two (2) rows. After Row 14

Row 15. Skip the first 22 stitches then attached a stitch marker and start crocheting the back part and the armholes. SC in first stitch with a stitch marker, hdc in next and dc in next and the next 43 stitches. Then hdc, and sc in last 2 stitches. Turn ( no chains 1) ( 48 st)

Row 16. Slip st in the 2nd st from the previous row (the hdc in the last two sts)and the next st. Then chain 2, dc in the same stitch, and dc in next st until the last dc of the previous row. Chain 2, and turn. (44 dc)

Row 17. Dc in each stitch all the way to end. Chain 2, and turn. (44 dc)

Row 18- Row 23. Repeat Row 17.

Shoulder Part 1

Row 24.  DC in the next 13 stitches, hdc in next, sc in next and sl st in next. Chain 1, then turn.

Row 25.Skip the sl st and sc, then sc in hdc, then dc in the next 13 stitches. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 26. DC in each 13 stitches ( 13 dc) Chain 2, then turn

Row 27. DC in each 13 stitches ( 13 dc) Chain 2, then turn

Row 28. *DC in each next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last st. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 29.  *DC in each next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last st. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 30.  *DC in each next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 31-34 DC in each stitches ( 22 dc) chain 2 and turn. Break yarn at Row 34 and leave a long tail to join row 34 to Row 14 together.  Sew both rows together with a whip stitch.

Shoulder Part 2( the other side of the shoulder)

Row 24,  Count 12 st from the last st of Row 24. Then sl st, into the first st, sc in next, hdc in next. Then dc each in next 13 sts. Chain 2, and turn.

Row 25. DC each in the next 13 sts. sc in next (the hdc from previous row), then sl st. Turn

Row 26. Sl st in the sc of the previous row, then dc in each 13 sts. Chain 2, and turn.

Row 27. DC in each 13 stitches ( 13 dc) Chain 2, then turn

Row 28. *DC in each next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last st. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 29.  *DC in each next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last st. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 30.  *DC in each next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.*  repeat. Dc in last. Chain 2, then turn.

Row 31-34 DC in each stitches ( 22 dc) chain 2 and turn. Break yarn at Row 34 and leave a long tail to join row 34 to Row 14 together.  Sew both rows together with a whip stitch.

Now that the main part and the shoulder of the vest is already done, let's now proceed making the ribbing of the vest.

Armhole Ribbing

SC in first sc of row 24, then make 2 sc in each side of a dc around the armhole. ( 45sc) join with a sl st into the first st.

Row 1.Chain 6. SC in 2nd ch from the hook, then sc all the way down ( 5sc). And sl st into the first sc of the armhole.

Row 2. Sl st in next st, then sc up in BLO in next 4 st, sc on both loops in last st. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3. SC in first st on both loops, then sc on BLO in next 4 sts. And sl st into the next sc of the armhole.

Row 4-45. Repeat Row 2 and 3. Then join both end with a sl st or you can also whip stitch them both together.

Do this pattern also on the other armhole.

Center Ribbing (without buttonholes)

Attached your yarn at the edge of the vest then chain 1, and sc in first st and the all the stitches uo to the neckline until you reach the opposite edge of the vest. Remember to make 2 sc in each side of a dc that you encounter.

Row 1. Then chain 6, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, then sc all the way down ( 5sc). Then sl st back into the first sc.

Row 2. Sl st in next st, then sc up in BLO in next 4 st, sc on both loops in last st. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3. SC in first st on both loops, then sc on BLO in next 4 sts. And sl st into the next sc of the armhole.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you reached the opposite end of your vest.

Center Ribbing (with buttonholes)

Attached your yarn at the edge of the vest then chain 1, and sc in first st and the all the stitches uo to the neckline until you reach the opposite edge of the vest. Remember to make 2 sc in each side of a dc that you encounter.

Row 1. Then chain 6, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, then sc all the way down ( 5sc). Then sl st back into the first sc.

Row 2. Sl st in next st, then sc up in BLO in next 4 st, sc on both loops in last st. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3. SC in first st on both loops, then sc on BLO in next 4 sts. And sl st into the next sc of the armhole.

Row 4.  Sl st in next st, then sc up in BLO in next st, chain 3(buttonhole). SC on both loops in last st. Chain 1, turn.

Row 5. Repeat Row 2
Row 6. Repeat Row 3
Row 7. Repeat Row 2
Row 8. Repeat Row 3
Row 9. Repeat Row 4.

Repeat Row 5 to 9, three (3) more times to make five(5) buttonholes for your vest. Then the next rows will be a repeat of Row 2 and 3 until you reach the other end of your vest.

Fasten off and weave all your ends. Then attached your buttons.


This is how it looks without the buttons.
And this one with buttons. 



You can choose any type of yarn and any color you want. You can also make this in one color also. With or without buttons, it's your choice.



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So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 27, 2016

Jesus is your loving Friend; He will take your hand and help you over every hard and trying place. - UL 276









Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Crocheted Slippers


I love crocheted slippers/shoes. I love the feel of warmth in my feet. I tried to make some for my whole family. So here is the first of 4 slippers I am making right now for the whole family. This one is for my youngest

I tried to make him model the slippers, since it is his, but I could not make a decent picture of him. This is the best I got out of 100 pics!!  But by the look on his face he loves his new slippers.


Here is the pattern:

Materials


Size
2-4 years old

Stitches used:
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • st(s) - stitch(es)



Instructions:

Round 1. With the main color.  Make a magic ring and 6 sc into the ring. Close the ring and join with a sl st in first st. Chain 1.(6sc)

Round 2. 2 sc in first st, then 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st in first st, chain 1. (12sc)

Round 3.  1 sc in first st, then 2 sc in next. *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next* . Repeat all around. Join with a sl st in first st, chain 1. (18sc)

Round 4.  1 sc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st in first st, chain 1. (18sc)

Round 5.  1 sc in each first 5 sts, then 2 sc in next. Repeat all around. Join with a sl st in first st, chain 1. (21sc)

Round 6. 1 sc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st in first st, chain 1. (21sc)

Round 7-16.  Repeat Round 6. Do not chain 1 at the end of Round 16. Break the yarn and fasten the ends. (21sc)

Row 17.  We will be working in rows this time, since we won't be joining in the round. From the first sc of Round 16 count 7 sc backwards and attached the main color again, then make sc in each of 14 sts.  Chain 1 and turn. (14 sc)

Row 18- Row 23 - 1 sc in each sts, chain 1 and turn. ( 14sc)

Row 24. . 1 sc in each sts, then chain 1 and 1 sc in the side of Row 24, then sc in each side of the rows (8sc), and continue to sc into the 7 sc or Round 16, and up again on the  other sides of the rows. (8sc). All in all 23 sc made. Then ch 1 and continue to work to Row 25.

Row 25. 1 sc in the side of the last sc that you just made. Then continue sc in the next 7 sts. Fasten off and leave a long tail for closing the back heel of the slippers (8sc)

Then close the heel of the slippers by sewing them together using your long tail. I used whip stitch in sewing them together.

Attached your blue yarn to the opening of your slippers then chain 1, sc 9. sl st 7 , then sc 9. Join with a sl st in first st. Break off yarn and fasten all ends. 

Your slippers is basically done. And you can add any appliques to it. I made my son choose from Repeat Crafter Me's 26 days of Crochet Animal Alphabet Appliques and he chooses the Elephant.


 I made the Elephant same color as the accent in the opening of the slippers. Then sew them on the slippers. I did not make my elephant facing the opposites sides. So they are both facing the right side. I thought of changing it but I think it already looks great so I just live it like that. 

I am currently making one for my eldest and he wants the Jelly Fish. I will make another post about it even if the pattern is still the same. 

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So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 13, 2016

Heaven will all be harmony, peace, love, and unity. Gone will be sorrow, crying, and pain. Best of all, death will be no more. - Hvn 5

Monday, December 12, 2016

7 Gift Ideas for Your Gal Friends this Christmas!!


Looking for a gift for your Gal friends? If you are a crafty person there are so many ideas on the net for your friends. It is a wonderful idea to give something that is made by you, to your friends. And since I am a crocheter I'd like to make something out of crochet. I'd like my friends to know that my gift to them is specially made by me. So here are some wonderful gift ideas that you can give to them this Christmas time.
  1. Crochet Sweater Boots by Make and Do. 
  2. Cobblestone Cowl by All About Ami
  3. Winter Storm Scarf by Tamara Kelly 
  4. Crochet Owl Eye Mask at Good Stuff Mama
  5. Simple Starlight Shrug at One Dog Woof

BONUS PATTERN: Easy and Quick! For those lovers of coffee and you want to give them some gift cards, here is a pattern from Repeat Crafter Me Crochet  Coffee Mug Gift Card Holder


So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 12, 2016

We look forward with joyous anticipation to the day when Jesus will return to earth. - Hvn 6



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bean Hat



I've learned an old stitch technique. It's called a Mini Bean Stitch. I've learned it from Olivia of Hopeful Honey. She creates crochet videos that is so easy to follow. And this one was a very easy one to follow. And so I decided to make a hat out of it.  And the funny thing is I don't know what to name a beanie that is made up mostly of Bean Stitches.. Beany Beanie anyone? lol . I made two version of this hat. One that is longer and one shorter.

The Shorter looks like this. Your regular beanie
And worn just as normal like this.
But with the longer one. If you continue to work more rows, it will be longer. It can be worn in different ways.
You can wear it a little slouch in the back or you can fold the ribbing and add more volume to the brim

So here is now the pattern. But before you make this one, make sure to view Hopeful Honey's video Tutorial on this stitch so that it will be easier for you. 


Materials


Size
Adult Size

Stitches used:
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • BLO - Back Loops Only
  • bean stitch - insert hook in indicated stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop ( 2 loops on hook), yarn over again ( 3 loops on the hook), insert hook in same stitch, yarn over pull up a loop (4 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all loops.


Instructions:

Ribbing

ROW 1.  Chain 11, sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc to end. ( 10 sc)

ROW 2. Chain 1, sc in first sc, sc in next 8 stitches on BLO, sc on both loops in last stitch. (10sc)

ROW 3- 72.  Repeat Row 2. Then join both ends of your ribbing by slip stitching both ends. Do not break yarn

We will be working in Rounds this time.

ROUND 1.  Chain 1, sc in first stitch and in every stitch around. ( 72 sc)

ROUND 2. Chain 2. Bean stitch in first stitch.*Chain 1, skip a stitch, then bean st in the next* Repeat all the way and do not join in the first stitch because we are going to work in rounds. End with a chain 1.

ROUND 3.  Bean st in the side of the previous bean stitch. Just like the one in the video of Hopeful Honey. Not in chain one or on top of the bean stitch. *Chain 1, bean stitch in the side of the next bean stitch.* Repeat all the way and end with chain 1.

ROUND 4- 15. ( Row 15 if you want it a little slouchy and row 12 only if you want it shorter and continue with the next round below) Repeat ROUND 3.

ROUND 16. Bean stitch in first bean, chain 1. bean stitch in the next bean stitch and chain 1.  *Skip a bean and bean stitch in next. Chain 1, bean stitch in next bean, chain 1.* Repeat till end.

ROUND 17. Bean stitch in the first bean stitch, chain 1 and bean stitch on next. Repeat all the way. End with chain 1.

ROUND 18. Bean stitch in first bean stitch, chain 1, skip 1 bean stitch. Repeat all the way and end with chain 1.

ROUND 19. Bean stitch in the first bean stitch, chain 1 and bean stitch on next. Repeat all the way. End with chain 1.

ROUND 20. Bean stitch in first bean stitch, chain 1, skip 1 bean stitch. Repeat all the way and end with chain 1.

Then gather the crown. Here is a wonderful tutorial from Moogly Blog on how to Gather the Crown.

Then add some pompom to make it  more appealing.

So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel


Update: So happy to be  featured on Oombawka Design Crochet link and share Wednesday.

Oombawka Design


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Thought of the Day

December 6, 2016

Right physical habits promote mental superiority. - RC 142

Monday, December 5, 2016

Basic Mittens


Yes, I am making mittens. Can you even believe it. Well, someone went to Hongkong and wanted to have some mittens handy in case she can't handle the cold there. It's November I'm pretty sure it's cold there already but not as much as those who are experiencing snow.. But nonetheless she ordered some mittens. And so I am sharing this pattern to all of you. It's just the basic mittens, no fancy stitches.  This pattern uses RH Soft but I was able to make in RH with love and RH super saver too.. Same pattern used and it got just a little bigger, doesn't affect that much.

Materials
  • Red Heart Soft in Rally Red
  • I /5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Size
Child - Adult Size

Stitches used:
  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sc2dgr - single crochet 2 together
  • sl st - slip stitch 
  • BLO - Back Loops Only


Instuctions:

CHILD SIZE

Round 1. Make Magic ring and  6 sc into the ring. This pattern is worked in the rounds, do not join at the end of each round.

Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around ( 12sc)

Round 3. 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next. Repeat all around (18sc)

Round 4. SC in each 5 stitches , 2 sc in next. Repeat all around ( 21 sc)

Round 5. SC in each 6 stitches, 2 sc in next. Repeat all around ( 24sc)

Round 6 - Round 20. SC in each stitches around ( 24 sc)

We will get back to this later, do not cut or weave your yarns/ends, let's make the thumb first for this mittens.

Thumb.

               Round 1. Make Magic ring and  6 sc into the ring. This pattern is worked in the rounds, do                not join at the end of each round.

               Round 2. 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next. Repeat all around (9sc)

               Round 3-7. SC in each stitches around (9 sc)


And now let's attached this thumb to the main part of the mittens.

Round 21.  Sc in first stitch, sc in next. Now attach the thumb into the main mitten by sc together the 3rd st from the main mitten and the 5th sc in the thumb. Your stitch markers will surely gonna help to know the number of stitches. Then continue to sc around the thumb and then sc together the last st in the thumb (4th st/sc) and the 4th sc of the main mitten. Then continue to sc all around. All in all a total of 31 sc.

Round 21 for the other pair of the mitten. Sc in first 9 stitches. Now attach the thumb into the main mitten by sc together the 10th st from the main mitten and the 5th sc in the thumb. Your stitch markers will surely gonna help to know the number of stitches. Then continue to sc around the thumb and then sc together the last st in the thumb (4th st/sc) and the 11th sc of the main mitten. Then continue to sc all around. All in all a total of 31 sc.

Round 22.  With the thumb being attached to the main mitten already, continue to sc in each stitch all the way around (31sc)

Round 23. SC in first stitch, then sc2dgr, sc in each of the next 6 stitches, sc2dgr and sc in the next 20 stitches ( 29sc)

Round 24-25. SC in each stitch around.

Round 26.  SC in each 4 stitches, sc2dgr, then sc in the next 12 stitches, sc2dgr and sc in the next 9 stitches, then chain 9. Then we will work in rows around the stitches to make the cuff of our mittens.


The Cuff

ROW 1. SC in the 2nd ch from the hook. SC in BLO until the end of the chain and sl st in the first sc from round 26.

ROW 2. Sl st into the next sc, then sc in BLO until the 2nd to the last st of the row, then sc in the last st. Chain 1 and turn.

ROW 3. SC in the first stitch then sc in BLO until the end of the row and sl st in the next sc from round 26.

ROW 4 - ROW 27 - Repeat Row 2 and Row 3. Then join both ends by sl stitching each stitches together.


ADULT SIZE


Round 1. Make Magic ring and  6 sc into the ring. This pattern is worked in the rounds, do not join at the end of each round.

Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around ( 12sc)

Round 3. 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next. Repeat all around (18sc)

Round 4. 2 sc in first stitch, sc each in the next 2 stitches. Repeat all around (24sc)

Round 5. 2 sc in first stitch, sc each in the next 3 stitches. Repeat all around (30sc)

Round 6. SC in each 5 stitches , 2 sc in next. Repeat all around ( 35 sc)

Round 7. SC in each 6 stitches, 2 sc in next. Repeat all around ( 40sc)

Round 8 - Round 24. SC in each stitches around ( 40 sc)

We will get back to this later, do not cut or weave your yarns/ends, let's make the thumb first for this mittens.

Thumb.

            Round 1. Make Magic ring and  6 sc into the ring. This pattern is worked in the rounds, do               not join at the end of each round.

            Round 2. 2 sc in each stitch around ( 12sc)

            Round 3. SC in each 5 stitches, 2 sc in next. Repeat all around (14 sc)

            Round 4-10. SC in each stitches around (14 sc)


And now let's attached this thumb to the main part of the mittens.

Round 25.  Sc in first stitch, sc in next. Now attach the thumb into the main mitten by sc together the 3rd st from the main mitten and the 5th sc in the thumb. Your stitch markers will surely gonna help to know the number of stitches. Then continue to sc around the thumb and then sc together the last st in the thumb (4th st/sc) and the 4th sc of the main mitten. Then continue to sc all around. All in all a total of 52 sc.

Round 25 for the other pair of the mitten. Sc in first 9 stitches. Now attach the thumb into the main mitten by sc together the 10th st from the main mitten and the 5th sc in the thumb. Your stitch markers will surely gonna help to know the number of stitches. Then continue to sc around the thumb and then sc together the last st in the thumb (4th st/sc) and the 11th sc of the main mitten. Then continue to sc all around. All in all a total of 52 sc.

Round 26.  With the thumb being attached to the main mitten already, continue to sc in each stitch all the way around (52sc)

Round 27. SC in first stitch, then sc2dgr, sc in each of the next 6 stitches, sc2dgr and sc in the next 20 stitches ( 50sc)

Round 28-33. SC in each stitch around.

Round 34.  SC in each 4 stitches, sc2dgr, then sc in the next 12 stitches, sc2dgr and sc in the next 9 stitches, then chain 9. Then we will work in rows around the stitches to make the cuff of our mittens.


The Cuff

ROW 1. SC in the 2nd ch from the hook. SC in BLO until the end of the chain and sl st in the first sc from round 34.

ROW 2. Sl st into the next sc, then sc in BLO until the 2nd to the last st of the row, then sc in the last st. Chain 1 and turn.

ROW 3. SC in the first stitch then sc in BLO until the end of the row and sl st in the next sc from round 34.

ROW 4 - ROW 48 - Repeat Row 2 and Row 3. Then join both ends by sl stitching each stitches together.


So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. I am not really good in making Mittens, just because I don't wear them. So if you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 5, 2016

Our eternal welfare depends upon the use we make during this life of our time, strength, and influence. - CG 394



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Mini Custard Cake


I saw a post on Facebook of a friend about her custard cake. I love custard cake, so many childhood memories with this cake. Mother used to buy them only on special occasions, on our birthday or during Christmas. It's been a long time since I ever tasted one already. And since I am baking, I did try to make one before but it was a disaster. We ended throwing it all away, and ever since that I did not attempt to make it anymore. That was a long time ago, and yesterday I decided to make one. I thought to myself that I may make this a success already given the experienced I had with baking. 

I used this recipe from Panlasang Pinoy. Just watched the whole video in making this cake before attempting to bake one so that you will have the idea on how to make this cake. I remember using the same recipe before that ended in the trash can. And this time I thought of making it in small cakes, so that there is enough for everybody. There are so many tasters in our house, lol. 

TIPS:
I used the cupcake pan in making this Mini Custard Cakes. In melting the sugar I used the same technique in putting the pan over the stove. And don't burn the sugar, the caramel will be bitter if you get it burned. Be very careful also because the pan will get too hot and you might get burn.  And also I used all the eggs in making the custard, not just the egg yolks, just because I don't want to waste any egg whites. And it turned out okay. Then also add a teaspoon of vanilla into the custard, it will make it tastier to eat. Let it cool completely and it is tastier if you serve it cold, so put it in the refrigerator for a while.

And look at that! It looks so yummy and pretty. It is really so yummy. The kids love it and I made two dozens of Mini Custard Cakes and also a 6 inch round cake. Everyone had their share and they all love it.

I'm so happy I made this one. I'm sure to make more in the future, probably this Christmas and the coming New Year. 



So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 4, 2016

God desires that the Sabbath will direct our minds to Him as the true and living God, and that through knowing Him we may have life and peace. - CCh 261




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moroccan Handbag By Tamara Kelly


I've been itching, for the whole month of November, to make a bag. A sling bag actually. I did make this Crochet Shoulder Bag but my sister got hold of it and now I am left with nothing. lol. I really want to have a handy sling bag, where I can use when I need to go somewhere quick, not a big one, just a small sling bag for my keys and wallet. 

Then I came across Tamara Kelly's Moroccan Handbag. I've kind of followed her Moroccan Tile stitches, made her Moroccan Midnight Slouch Hat and I love how it looks like.  So when I came across her handbag version of the Moroccan stitches, I know this is the bag for me. But it took me a while before I even started to make it. I got caught up with so many projects this last month. 

Finally I got a chance to make it before November end. Started it on the night of November 29 and was able to finished it all by the morning. It was surprisingly so quick to make. I made Tamara's Rainbow Lanyard as a sling, I love this lanyard because it is so durable and not so stretchy as a sling for a bag. 
After Round 18, I continued to Round 19 with just single crochet and attached the metal rings on Round 20 for my straps. Here is where I attached the metal rings.

Round 20: SC into the first 5 sts, then attached a ring. Continue to sc including the ring into the next 8 st. Then sc into the next 25 sts. then attached the next ring. Continue to sc including the ring into the next 8 st. SC until the end of the round, then join.

Round 21.  SC each stitches, then join.

Round 22. SC in each 25 stitches, chain 12, sc back into the last sc (this will be for the button), then continue to sc all around till the end, then join.

Actually, I was just single crocheting until my last yarn. I was using my scrap yarns for this one. The Yarn I used was RH Fiesta in Black, and RH  with Love in Daffodil. So I continue to sc until Round 23.

Then I attached a big yellow button in front.. and it's done! I had fun making this bag. Now my sister wants one again.. But she wants it a little bigger. Well, I am always up for a challenge... 

Thank you very much Tamara for always sharing your talent for free. You are such an inspiration and a model. 



So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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Thought of the Day

December 1, 2016

To those who keep holy the Sabbath day it is the sign of sanctification. - CCh 261



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