Friday, August 8, 2014

granny square drawstring wristpurse





My first ever crochet project had been a granny square doily. It was way back in grade school years. Not knowing how to do it properly, I had someone do the beginning part.... a dormmate....more senior than me and did the rest. Well, it came out nice enough for my home economics teacher. Big big thanks to that dormmate.

Looking back now, I've realized that granny square is a good project for beginners since I, who had no idea on crochet that time, managed to do it. And last summer, when this two girls suddenly wanted to learn crochet, I had them make a granny square after helping  them do the basics- slip knot, chain, single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. And they did great......both now could make beanies, sun hats, scarves, even bags on their own.

I made this pattern for those beginners who are looking for an easy project to work with and also those who are no longer beginners who might just want to make something quick as last minute gifts or giveaways..... I made one while watching a tv show. Wonder how easy this is?

Here.....



GRANNY SQUARE DRAWSTRING WRIST PURSE

Materials used: 3 ply acrylic yarns and 2.5mm crochet hook ( any type may do.....depends on what you like and have in your yarn stash)

crochet abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sl st- slip stitch


row 1 Into the magic ring, ch 3, work 2 dc. ch 2 *( 3dc, ch 2)*  repeat * two more times. Tighten up and join with a slip stitch on top of  3rd chain of the beginning chain 3


Note: If you're not a magic ring fan, you could do the alternative way. Just ch 4, join with a slip stitch on the 4th ch from the hook to make a ring. ch 3 (counts as 1 dc)work 2 dc then ch 2. (3dc, ch 2) 3 more times then join with a slip stitch on top of the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3.


row 2 Ch 3, *(3dc, ch 2, 3dc)* into the next ch 2 space, repeat * two more times. on the last ch 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc then join with a slip stitch on top of the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3.





row 3 chain 3, 2 dc in the same space as ch 3 (the space in between the 2 sets of 3 dcs of the previous row as shown in the picture)  *( 3dc, ch 2, 3dc on the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next space)* repeat * 2 more times. work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc on the last chain 2 space then join with a slip stitch on thop of the 3rd chain of the beginning ch 3.








row 4 ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3dc on the next space, *(3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch 2 space. 3dc in the next 2 spaces*. repeat * 2 more times. For the last ch 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. 2 dc in the next space and sl st on top of 3rd chain of the beginning ch 3.



row 5 ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) work 2 more dc on the same space as chain 3, 3 dc on the next space, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc on the chain 2 space, 3dc on the next 3 spaces)* repeat * 2 more times. On the last chin 2 space, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. 3 dc into the next space then slip stich on top of the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3.



row 6 ch 3, 3dc into the next space 2 spaces. *(3dc, ch 2, 3dc into the next chain 2 space. 3dc into the next 4 spaces)*. repeat * 2 more times. for the last chain 2 space, work 3 dc, ch2, 3dc. 3dc on the next space. 2 dc on the last space then join with a sl st on top of  3rd chain of the  beginning chain 3.



row 7 ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc on the same space as chain 3. work 3 dc in every space all through out the row. join with a slip stitch on top of the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3.


 Note: If you wish to make a bigger version, don't do this row yet. Instead continue to make your square bottom bigger & wider till you reach the size you want.

row 8 ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3dc in every space through out this row..pausing on the last space with the beginning chain 3. work 2 dc on that last space then join with a sl st on top of the 3rd row of the beginning chain 3.

row 9 repeat row 7
row 10 repeat row 8





keep repeating row 7 & 8 alternately till you reach row 20.



row 21 chain 1, sc in each stitch all way round. join with a sl st on the beginning chain 1- 72 sc all in all.



boarder - chain 3, 2 dc in the same space as chain 3. skip 3 st, *(sc the next. ch 3, 2 dc in the same st as chain 3, skip 3 st, sc in the next) repeat * all throughout the row. join with a sl st on base of the beginning chain 3.








for the string, make a slip knot then chain 100 (or as long as you like) cut the yarn and fasten off. For this project, I made 2 strings. the weave around round 20. as shown in the picture. secore ends of strings by making knots. You may add beads to add more color to your project.







Enjoy your drawstring bag in any way.... something to put your gift into or as a gift itself....or as a party favor....I use mine as a dainty keeper for my gadget chargers,  I've got one inside my purse with my girly essentials in it :-) and another one ready for my cellphone and coin purse whenever I don't feel like having my usual big purse around during brief mall visits. and the one thing I love about making this bag? no need for lining..... :-)






4 comments:

  1. The part from the 9th row is unclear to me. How do I make it go up from the bottom? Thank you.

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    1. basically stop increasing in the corners, work 3 dc in each space all the way around

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  2. Muy fácil y práctico, gracias.

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  3. Looking FORWARD to making this as only newcomer to crochet

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