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Our Pattern of the week, featuring the Wattle Stitch–free crochet pattern–Wattle Stitch Handbag
Along with our Stitch of the Week, we’re including a Pattern of the Week that goes with the corresponding stitch of the week. This week, it’s the Wattle Stitch and this is the handbag pattern to go with it!
We like to include these as a free pattern to you, so that you have something to make with that new stitch you just learned.
These patterns are also usually small and do not require a lot of yarn or time to do. We hope you enjoy this pattern and the Wattle stitch as much as we do!
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- less than 140 yards of worsted weight cotton
- 5mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
My bag was 7 inches x 8 inches
- dc–double crochet
- sc–single crochet
- ss–slip stitch
- FSC – foundation single crochet
- Written in US terms
- Ch1 does not count as a stitch
The wattle stitch consists of a [sc, ch1 and a dc] all into the ch1 spaces of the previous row.
We have a how to video on our YouTube channel that will show you exactly how to do this stitch. You can find it here
FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET–
This is a really nice alternative to using a chain to start and, in my opinion, will give a much better finish on the vast majority of projects.
You can find a good tutorial on how to do this here:
Row 1— FSC 36.
Working along the bottom of the fsc row you have just created sc across 36 stitches and ss to the first fsc you made.
Row 2— Ch1, sc around, ss to join (72 stitches)
Row 3— Repeat row 2
Row 4— Ch1, *[sc, ch1, 1dc] in the same st, sk2* rep between * and * around, ss to first sc
Row 5— Turn, ss Into the next ch1 sp, *[sc, ch1, 1dc] in the same st, sk2* rep between * and * around, ss to first sc
Rows 6-19— Repeat row 5
Rows 20-22— Ch1, sc In each st around, ss to join (72 stitches)
Row 23— Note: this Is where you create the handles
Ch1, sc In next 10 stitches, ch15, sk15, sc In next 22 stitches, ch15, sk15, sc In last 10 stitches. SS to join
Row 24— Ch1, sc in each st around and 15sc in each ch15 space. SS to join.If you find that your starting stitch has moved around whilst you have been working – It happens to a lot of people! – then lay your work flat before doing this row, work out where the middle 15 stitches are on both sides of the bag and use stitch markers to denote the first and last. SC around to the first stitch marker, ch15, sc from second stitch marker to the third marker, ch15 and sc from the fourth marker to the beginning of the row. ss to join.
FO, weave in ends. Embellish as you please 🙂
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Crochet Baby Headband Free Crochet Pattern
As promised, I have the FREE crochet baby headband pattern ready for you to crochet! Paige’s Baby Headband is just in time for Easter, Spring, and Summer too. It’s light weight, not too big, not too small, it’s just right.
And don’t you just love a project that only requires scrap yarn to do? I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of scrap yarn! I raided my stash to find some tiny little balls of scrap yarn just for this project.
This means you won’t necessarily need to go out and buy more yarn, but if you want to make several of these for a craft fair for example, you could get a lot of headbands in all sizes out of ONE SKEIN!
The little bits of scrap yarn I used to work this up for made the sizes 0-6 month, and 6-12 month, and had just a little left over. Here’s a picture of the scrap yarn I used.
Those little balls of scrap yarn were only about an inch and a half in diameter which means they were pretty small! Any baby weight, sport weight, light weight, or DK yarn will do. I honestly don’t remember what this yarn was, it looks like a Red Heart baby yarn from ages past…
I recommend using Lion Brand’s Baby Soft, Bernat’s Softee Baby, Red Heart Cutie Pie or Baby Hugs yarn, etc. There are also soft cotton yarns designed just for babies that also has anti-bacterial properties (but those can get expensive!). Any #2 weight or #3 weight yarn will do, however.
I love a good varigated baby colored yarn.
Solids can look very classy, too. For striping, you could use a classic white with a pretty pink texture row or soft purple texture row to really bring out the texture–make it POP!
The striping pattern I used for my baby blanket was cream with gold metallic and taupe (gold) with gold metallic yarns that I bought from Mary Maxim in my Paige Collection (The Paige Blanket).
Grab your hook and yarn and let’s get started!
#2 or #3 weight yarn (sport, baby, fine, dk)–you will only need scrap yarns for this project! Such as Red Heart Super Saver Baby
F-3.75mm hook such as this comfy Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Hook
Stitch Markers (optional)
15 HDC and 16 rows = 4”x4” square
Finished piece (lightly stretched) measures approx. :
0-6months—14” circumference, 7” diameter
6-12months—16” circumference, 8” diameter
Toddler—18” circumference, 9” diameter
Child—20” circumference, 9” diameter
Firstly, the chain 1 or 2 at the beginning of a round does NOT count as a stitch.
Secondly, the pattern is written for all sizes listed above in the Sizing section.
The instructions for the pattern is written for 0-6 months first, all other sizes with their stitch counts will be in parenthesis ( ) and separated by comma and in the order they are listed above, so PLEASE pay attention to the size you are working and where the stitch count numbers are in the line-up.
For example: Ch 52 (62, 74, 88)
Third, when working the texture row, be sure to skip a stitch after each bean stitch worked because to finish off the bean stitch, you must chain 1 which creates an extra stitch, so in order to keep the balance, skip a stitch under the chain 1 and work your cross stitch in the next 2 stitches.
(I know this sounds confusing however, this will make more sense when you get to the texture rows and see it for yourself).
*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
Bean Stitch—To work this stitch, *Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop*, rep *to*, yo, pull thru all 7 loops on hook, ch1. You can also see this in action on our YouTube video, here.
Cross Stitch—To work this stitch, skip next stitch, work a DC in next, work another DC in the skipped stitch going behind the DC just made. You can see this stitch in action on our YouTube channel, here.
Ch 52 (64, 76, 88), and without twisting the chain, join to first chain made (at the opposite end of where you are now) by inserting your hook into that first chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, then pull through both loops on your hook to join. We are now working in the round.
Row 1: ch1, hdc in each stitch around and join to first hdc made. (52, 64, 76, 88)
Row 2: Ch2, BS in same as ch2, *sk 1 st, XS in next (using next 2 sts—see special stitches), BS in next*, rep from *to* to end of round, joining with a sl st to top of first BS made (13 BS 13 XS, 14 BS 14 XS, 15 BS 15 XS, 16 BS 16 XS)
Row 3: Ch1, hdc in same and in ea sp around, being sure to place one in the ch1 created when making the BS, join to first hdc with a sl st and FO. (52, 64, 76, 88)
Weave in ends.
I hope you enjoy crocheting this cute baby headband! For an ad-free version, you may head to my Ravelry page to download into your library for FREE!
I would love for you to also look at my other patterns which you can check out on my website by clicking on the Patterns link at the top of the page, but you can also check them out on my Ravelry store, too!
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