Trendy Crochet Bag

The beach was an influence in the color selection as well as its design in this crochet project. The ocean waves meeting the sandy beach simulated by the increase and decrease of row-colors. This cute trendy little bag to keep your daily make-up, pencils, valuables contained. The pouches dimensions are ca. 8 1/2 in. x 5 in. (ca. 21 cm x 13 cm).

Square Crochet Pouch

A tutorial on how to crochet a square pouch. By using a decorative button, this crochet idea gains an attractive look. A little pouch for your make-up, coins,gift-cards, or for a woman’s necessity. This cute little bag (appr. 4″ by 4″) is a fun and easy project to make in a little over an hour.

Material needed
about 1 hours,
cotton yarn in favorite color,
crochet needle size I,
a button,
a pair of scissors.

Abbreviations
ch chain stitch
lp loop
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
st stitch

Instructions
Start your project with a slip knot and 16 ch

  • round 1: poke needle in second ch, work 15 sc, 1 in each chain loop on one side and 15 ch on other chain loop side. Connect to first sc with sl st.
  • round 2 – 16: 1 ch, 1 sc in each previous sc for a total of 30 sc connect last st with a sl st.
  • round 17 – 21: 1 ch, 1 sc in 15 previous sc and turn your project around. This is the first row for your cover.
  • round 22: 1 ch, beginning and end 2 sc combine 3rd and 4th sc, and 12th and 13th to decrease.
  • round 23: 1 ch, beginning and end 2 sc combine 3rd and 4th sc, and 10th and 11th to decrease.
  • round 24: 1 ch, beginning and end 2 sc combine 3rd and 4th sc, and 8th and 9th to decrease.
  • round 25: 1 ch, beginning and end 2 sc combine 3rd and 4th sc, and 6th and 7th to decrease.
  • round 26: 1 ch, 2 sc, 3 ch for the button hole, 2sc in last two sc.
  • round 27: 1 ch, 1 sc in first sc, 3 sc around chain, and 1 sc in last sc.

Pull yarn through and sew it into your project.
Choose a button and sew it on to finish your pouch.

Five Petals Crochet Flower

Follow the instructions on how to crochet this five petals crochet flower. A cute crochet idea for decorations of headbands, cushions, bags, etc. Let your imagination guide you.

Abbreviations
ch chain stitch
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
tr triple stitch

Material needed
For this crochet flower we will need:
about 10 – 15 min.,
crochet yarn,
crochet needle (size E),
a pair of scissors,
a sewing needle (if needed).

Instruction
Start with a slip-knot and 5 cs.
Round 1: Make 10 sc and fasten into the first sc of this round.
Round 2: 2 ch, 5 tr in the loop of the cr below, 2 ch, and sl st in next loop. Multiply this sequence 5 times.

Voilà !

Fuzzy Yellow Crochet Lei

Follow the tutorial on how to crochet this fuzzy crochet lei. A great crochet idea for weddings, graduations, or any special event. This lei was created because I got tired of having the straw-made leis unravel on me. Crocheting a lei yourself is as special as a making a flower lei.

Material
For this lei we need:
about 1 hour,
2 dark brown kukui nuts,
2 x 15″ long 3/8″-wide yellow ribbon,
multi-color yellow-orange-red rat-tail cording,
yellow fun fur 0r Shiny Matical yarn or other fun fuzzy yarn
choose your own color variation.
This yellow lei is a wonderful, and memorable gift to a special occasion: graduation, ceremonies, special achievements.

Instruction
Take the rat-tail and fun fur yarn together and start with four chain loops. Connect by inserting into the first chain. Single crochet in each chain stitch and spiral until you reach a length of 36 to 40 inches. Connect the yellow ribbons to the two ends of the lei. Pull ribbon through kukui nut holes and fasten with a knot. You can brush the lei let the fuzzy yarn come out better.