Free Crochet Patterns

The Sophia Drawstring Backpack | Free Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

You can download the ad-free PDF Here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-sophia-drawstring-backpack

Materials

Size H 5.00 Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted Weight Yarn
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Beads or Cord Lock (Optional)
Stitch Marker (Optional)

Approximate Yardage
540 Yards
180 yards for each color

Abbreviations
Ch- Chain
YO- Yarn Over
SLST- Slip Stitch
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half double Crochet

Gauge

4 inch x 1.75 inch = 14 stitches x 4 rows of HDC

Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from the bottom-up.
  2. This pattern is worked in rounds.
  3. When working HDC in the round. The Seam will travel. This will be the back of your bag so it will not be visible when wearing it.

Pattern:

Drawstring Bag

    • To Start: With Brown  Make a CH of 50
    • Round 1: HDC in the second Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Turn your work and HDC in each Ch along the other side of the Ch. SLST to join. Ch1.  (98)
    • Rounds 2-4: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)Switch to Cream after the last round is finished.
    • Round 5: With Cream, HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)
    • Round 6: With Cream, SC in the first stitch. In the next stitch, insert your hook and pull a loop in the Brown, then finish the stitch using the Cream. *With Cream, SC in the next. In the next stitch insert your hook and pull a loop in the Brown, then finish the stitch using the Cream.*  Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch 1. (98)
    • Rounds 7-10: With Cream, HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)Switch to Blue after the last round is finished.
    • Round 11: With Blue , HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)
    • Round 12: With Blue, SC in the first stitch. In the next stitch, insert your hook and pull a loop in the Cream, then finish the stitch using the Blue. *With Blue, SC in the next. In the next stitch insert your hook and pull a loop in the Cream, then finish the stitch using the Blue.*  Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch 1. (98)
    • Rounds 13-16: With Blue, HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)Switch to Brown after the last round is finished.
    • Round 17: With Brown, HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)
    • Round 18: With Brown, SC in the first stitch. In the next stitch, insert your hook and pull a loop in the Blue, then finish the stitch using the Brown. *With Brown, SC in the next. In the next stitch insert your hook and pull a loop in the Blue, then finish the stitch using the Brown.*  Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch 1. (98)
    • Rounds 19-22: With Brown, HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98)Switch to Cream after the last round is finished.
    • Repeats Rows 5-22: 1 more time.
    • Repeat Rows 5-9: 1 more time. Do NOT switch to blue after the last Row.
    • Round 23: With Cream, HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join.  (98)
    • Round 24: Ch2 (counts as SC and Ch1.) Sk1 stitch. *SC in the next stitch. Ch1 and Sk1 stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (98 SC’s and Chs)Round 24 is  the round that the drawstring will be weaved through.
    • Round 25: 2SC in each Ch1 space around. SLST to join.  (98)
    • Finish off, Weave in ends.

Drawstring Cord Instructions:

  • You can purchase Icord for this but I used a 4.50mm hook and this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOTGUHn7mGg
  • Make a cord of 54 inches. Adjust length if need-be.
  • Lay the bag flat with the seam-side up.
  • Find the center-most Ch1 space from Round 24. Add a stitch marker if need-be.

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  • Leave the center-most Ch1 space empty. Weave the cord in and out of the Ch1 spaces of Round 24.
  • Optional: Add 2 Beads or cord locks on the cord to help when bunching.

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  • Add D rings to the bottom of the bag on either side.
  • Thread the cord through the D-Rings and use the tail to sew the cord around the D-Ring.
  • Finish off, Weave in Ends.

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Free Crochet Patterns

KMT Produce Bag

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@KMT Creations 2018
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Materials

Size H 5.00 mm Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted, Size 4 Cotton yarn
-Photographed is Hobby lobby’s I love This Cotton
Bead
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Stitch Marker

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Approximate Yardage
Small: 80 yards
Medium: 160 yards
Sack: 225 yards

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Abbreviations
Ch- Chain
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

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Gauge

Work Rounds  1-5 from the produce bag pattern = 4 inch circle.

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Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from the bottom-up.
  2. This pattern is written in sizes: Small, Medium and Sack
    1. Small- Good for small produce such as avocados, tomatoes, onions, etc.
    2. Medium- Good for large produce such as a heads of lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, etc.
    3. Sack- Good for large quantities of produce such as potatoes, apples, etc.

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Pattern:

Produce Bag Pattern:

  • To Start: Make a Magic Circle
  • Round 1: Work 10 HDC in the Magic Circle. SLST to join and Ch1.   (10)
  • Round 2: 2HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (20)
  • Round 3: HDC in the first stitch, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next stitch, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (30)
  • Round 4:  HDC in the first 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (40)
  • Round 5: HDC in the first 3 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (50)

For Size small, stop here and move on to “Mesh Portion”. Size Medium and Sack continue here:

  • Round 6: HDC in the first 4 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (60)
  • Round 7: HDC in the first 5 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 5 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (70)

For Size Medium, stop here and move on to “Mesh Portion”. Size Sack continue here:

  • Round 8: HDC in the first 6 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 6 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (80)
  • Round 9: HDC in the first 7 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch. *HDC in the next 7 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.   (90)

For Size Sack, stop here and move on to “Mesh Portion”.

 

Mesh Portion for all sizes

  • M Round 1: HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join.
  • M Round 2: Ch4 (counts as DC and Ch1). *Sk next stitch, DC in the next stitch, Ch1*. Repeat ** around. SLST to the 3rd ch. SLST into the Ch1 space.
  • M Round 3: Ch4 (counts as DC and Ch1). *DC in the next Ch1 space. Ch1.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join. SLST into the Ch1 space.
  • Repeat M Round 3 until the Mesh portion of the bag measures approximately:
    • Small: 6 inches
    • Medium: 8.5 inches
    • Sack: 11 inches
      • After the last repeat of M Round 3, Do not SLST into the Ch1 space.
      • Ch1 and move on to M Round 4:  
  • M Round 4: 2HDC in each Ch1 space around. SLST to join.
  • M Round 5: Ch2 (counts as SC and Ch1.) Sk1 stitch. *SC in the next stitch. Ch1 and Sk1 stitch.* Repeat ** around. SLST to join and Ch1.
    • M Round 5 is  the round that the drawstring will be weaved through.
  • M Round 6: 2SC in each Ch1 space around. SLST to join
  • Finish off.
  • Weave in ends.

Drawstring

  • Make a Ch long enough to fit around the top plus 3 inches. For me this took:
    • Small: Ch 61
    • Med: Ch81
    • Sack: Ch101
    • Due to tension differences, you may need to add more Chs.
  • Weave Drawstring in and out of the Ch1 spaces of M Round 5.
  • Put the 2 ends through a bead and tie a knot at the end.

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Free Crochet Patterns

KMT Notebook Nook


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@KMT Creations 2018
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Materials

Size G 4.00 mm Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted, Size 4 yarn   
-Photographed is Heartland in Sequoia
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Stitch Marker

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Approximate Yardage
240 yards

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Abbreviations
Ch(s)- Chain(s)
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SM: Stitch Marker

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Gauge

17 HDC= 4 inches.

Height is unimportant.

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Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from one side to another.
  2. This can fit from a 5×7 book to an A5 planner.
  3. Ribbed texture should be on the outside.

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Pattern:

Main Book Insert Pocket

  • To Start: Make a Ch of 36
  • Round 1: HDC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Turn so that you can begin working down the other side of the Ch. HDC in each Ch along the other side of the Ch. Do not SLST. Use a SM and begin working in continuous Rounds.   (70)
  • Round 2: HDC in the Back Loop and the 3rd loop of each stitch around. Move SM as you work in continuous rounds.   (70)
  • Repeat Round 2 until the Main Book insert measures approximately 5.5 inches.
  • Finish off by making a SLST in the next stitch.
  • Break Yarn
  • Weave in ends.

Spine Portion.

  • To Start: Lay the Main Book Insert Pocket Flat. Locate the stitch that is furthest to the bottom corner of the last round worked. Attach yarn. Ch1

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  • Row 1: HDC in the Back Loop and the 3rd loop of  the stitch you attached to and the next 34 stitches. Ch1 and turn.   (35)
  • Row 2(WS): HDC in the each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.   (35)
  • Row 3(RS): Repeat  Row 2. (35)
  • Repeat Rows 2-3 until the spine portion measures approximately 3.5 inches. Make sure the last Row worked is the RS. Ch 35
    • Both pocket openings should be on the inside of the cover when it is closed.

Accessory Pocket

  • Round 1: HDC in the Back Loop and the 3rd loop of the first worked stitch of the last row and each stitch around. Move SM and work in continuous rounds.  (70)
  • Round 2: HDC in the Back Loop and the 3rd loop of each stitch around. Move SM as you work in continuous rounds.  (70)
  • Repeat Round 2 until the Accessory Pocket measures approximately 4.25 inches. Keep working HDCs until you get to the next corner of the pocket.
  • Finish off  by making a SLST in the next stitch and breaking your yarn.
  • Leave a long enough tail to sew the opening shut.
  • Turn the Accessory Pocket inside-out. With yarn needle and the tail, sew the opening closed
  • Turn Rightside-out.
  • Weave in ends.

Pen Holder

  • To Start: Make a Ch of 6
  • Row 1: SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Ch1 and turn.  (5)
  • Rows 2-4: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (5)
  • Row 5: SC in each stitch across.   (5)
  • Finish off, Leave a long enough tail to sew.
  • With Yarn needle and tail. Secure the piece to the Spine Portion. Leave the top and bottom of the holder unsewn.
  • Weave in ends.

Small Accessory Pocket

  • To Start: Make a Ch of 18
  • Row 1: HDC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Ch1 and turn.   (17)
  • Row 2: HDC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (17)
  • Repeat Row 2 until the Small Accessory Pocket Measures approximately 3.5 inches.
  • Finish off, Leave a long enough tail to sew.
  • With Yarn needle and tail. Secure the piece to the bottom portion of the Larger Accessory Pocket. Leave the top unsewn.  
  • Weave in ends.

Tie

For the tie, I just took two long pieces of cotton yarn and put beads on each end.

 

Other Suggestion:

Add a Zipper to the accessory pocket to make a pouch

 

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Crochet Alongs, Free Crochet Patterns

The Dayla Clutch/Bag | March 2018 Crochet Along

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@KMT Creations 2018
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Materials (Affiliate Links)
Size G 4.00 mm Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted, Size 4 yarn  
-Photographed is Caron One Pound in Grey
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Decorative Tassle similar to This One (Optional)
For Materials and Photo Tutorials for the Strap Click HERE!

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Approximate Yardage: 280 

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Abbreviations
Ch(s)- Chain(s)
RS: Right Side
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet
*MDC: Modified DC. Ch2 and SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook. This counts as the first stitch.  
*Picot: Ch3 and SLST in the 3rd Ch from the hook.

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Gauge
15 HDC = 4 inches.
Height is unimportant

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Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from the bottom-up. In rounds.
  2. Make sure to turn when it says to.
  3. This pattern includes instructions on how to edit for larger sizes
  4. This pattern is one size

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Pattern:

Bag

  • To Start: Make a Ch of 38.
  • Round 1: HDC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Turn your work to begin working down the other side of the Ch. HDC in the other side of Ch across.  SLST to join and Ch1.  (74)
  • Rounds 2-3: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (74)
  • Round 4: HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join and turn.   (74)
  • Round 5(WS): MDC, SC in the same stitch. *DC in the next stitch, SC in the next.*. Repeat ** around Sk the last stitch. SLST to join, Ch1 and turn.   (74)
    • Photo tutorial shows the MDC and the placement of the first SC.
  • Round 6: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and turn. (74)
  • Round 7: Repeat Round 5.   (74)
  • Repeat Rounds 6 and 7 until your bag measures 7 inches.
    • The bag could be made taller/shorter by adding/removing repeats of Rounds  6 and 7.
    • Be sure to end with a repeat of Round 7.
  • Round 8: HDC in the first 44 stitches. Ch 25, Sk25 stitches. HDC in the remaining stitches. SLST to join and turn.    (74)
  • Round 9: MDC, SC in the next stitch. *DC in the next stitch or Ch, SC in the next.*. Repeat ** around. SLST to join, Ch1 and turn.   (74)
    • For Round 9, treat the Chs as stitches by working into them)
  • Round 10: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and turn.

Flap

Note: The flap is worked in Rows.

  • Row 1: MDC, *SC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** 17 times.  Ch1 and turn  (35)
  • Row 2: HDC in the BLO of each stitch across. Turn.  (35)
  • Row 3: MDC, *SC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** 17 times. turn  (35)
  • Row 4: Ch3 (counts as HDC and Ch1) Sk1 stitch, HDC in the next. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** across.   Turn. (35)
  • Row 5: MDC. *SC in the Ch1 space. DC in the next stitch*. Repeat ** across. Turn.  (35)
  • Row 6: Repeat Row 4.   (35)
  • Row 7: Repeat Row 5.  (35)
  • Row 8: Ch3 (counts as HDC and Ch1) Sk1 stitch, HDC in the next. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. HDC in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** across.   Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Row 9: Work 2HDC in each Ch1 space. Work 2HDC in the turning Ch3 space. HDC in the 2nd Ch. Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Rows 10-11: LOOSELY SLST in the first 5 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. DC in the next 9 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. LOOSELY SLST in the last 5 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Row 12: SLST in the first 5 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. Sk2 stitches [3TR, Picot, 3TR] in the next stitch. Sk2 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. SLST in the last 5 stitches.   (38 stitches and 1 picot)
  • Finish off.
  • Weave in ends.
  • Using prefered method, add fringe along the bottom of the flap
  • Magnetic button can be added at the point for closure.

Inside Pocket

  • Turn the bag inside-out. Attach the yarn to the post of a stitch from Row 9.
  • Round 1: Evenly work 50 FPSC around the stitches of the Rows surrounding the opening.   (50)
  • Rounds 2-?: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1. Or work in continuous Rounds.
    • Continue until the pocket measures 4.25 inches or desired length is met.
  • SLST both sides of the pocket to close it.
  • Finish off
  • Weave in end
  • Turn bag rightside-out.
  • Add zipper or button

Photo Tutorial 

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Purse Strap

  • If you are adding a store bought purse strap with D-Rings/O-Rings already attached, move on to the “Adding D-Rings or O-Rings” section.
  • If you want to make a the “Super Simple Purse Strap” that is photographed. You can find the tutorial HERE
    • Materials
      • Size 6 yarn
      • K-6.5 Crochet Hook
      • 2 D-Rings (3/4 inch) for a purse strap. 1 D-Ring (3/4 inch) for a wristlet
      • A large/blunt needle
      • Scissors

 

Adding D-Rings or O-Rings

RIGHT SIDE

  • Locate the first Row from the Flap.
  • Locate the first stitch from the first Row from the Flap
  • Attach Yarn to the same stitch that the first stitch from the flap is worked into
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  • Rows 2-5: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Row 6: SC in each stitch across.
  • Finish off.
  • Leave a tail for sewing.
  • Insert the tab you just made into the D-Ring.
  • Use tail and yarn needle to sew the tab shut and secure the D-Ring.
  • Weave in ends.

LEFT SIDE

  • Locate the first Row from the Flap.
  • Locate the last worked stitch from the first Row of the Flap
  • Count 2 stitches to the right and attach your yarn.
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  • Row 1: SC in the stitch that you attached to, SC in the next stitch, SC in the same stitch as the last stitch of the first Row from the Flap. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Rows 2-5: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Row 6: SC in each stitch across.
  • Finish off.
  • Leave a tail for sewing.
  • Insert the tab you just made into the D-Ring.
  • Use tail and yarn needle to sew the tab shut and secure the D-Ring.
  • Weave in ends.

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Tutorials

Super Simple Purse Strap

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FINALLY!!

Our move is complete and we are unpacked. I am so glad to have that behind us. Things are starting to get back into a routine and I am so happy for that.

In the process of moving, I somehow lost my CROJO. Talk about a bummer!

I made a post in my Community Group asking for an instant gratification project to help  me out of my funk. The response was AWESOME. There were lots of great ideas. From those ideas, I chose to go with a small clutch/crossbody bag.

You can find the FREE pattern for the Dayla Clutch/Crossbody Bag HERE!!!

I knew that I wanted a simple strap to go with it so I scoured my yarn stash and found myself inspired by some Sashay yarn that I have had FOREVER. Please don’t fret if you don’t have any Sashay yarn hidden away in your stash. This will work great with any super bulky – size 6 yarn.

This strap is very sturdy and can be used for any purse. It could even be used as a replacement strap for a store bought purse.

Here is what you will need:

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Materials (Affiliate links)
Sashay Yarn or any super bulky- size 6 yarn
Size K 6.5mm Crochet Hook
Large/Blunt Needle
D-Rings
Crafting Scissors

Step 1: Attach the yarn to one of the D-Rings with a Double Knot.

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Step 2: Insert your hook through the center of the D-Ring

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Step 3: Grab your yarn and pull up a loop

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Step 4: Make a Chain by yarning over and pulling through. Continue to make a chain until you reach your desired length. You can find suggested lengths below.

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Type Inches
Wristlet 12
Handle 17
Shoulder Strap 24
Crossbody Strap 45

Step 5: Once desired length is met, insert your hook into the second D-Ring. If you are making a wristlet, attach it to the same D-Ring that your other side is attached to.

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Step 6: Slip Stitch around the D-Ring to attach it.

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Step 7: Finish off by cutting the yarn and pulling it all the way through the loop on your hook.

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Step 8: Thread the “tail” through the large/blunt needle. Weave in and out of the chain 3-4 times. Cut the remaining tail.

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…and that’s it!!!

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Super simple, right?

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.

Until next time,

Kayla N.

 

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Tutorials

Faux Fur Pom Pom

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Guys you cannot buy pompoms this luxurious.. maybe on Etsy but my point is homemade is the way to go.. as a crafter, that is my philosophy for most things..
If you’re a crocheter and want the FREE pattern for this hat, you can get it by following this link:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/la-vie-en-rose-earflap-hatNow, I’ve bought A LOT of faux fur pompoms but I had to stop using them because of the weight alone! They are heavy! When I attach them to my hats, they bob around instead of being a nice secure pompom!

Do not be intimated, this is so easy you won’t believe it! They take 7-10 minutes and they are a fraction of the cost!

Materials:
Craft Fur (I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $2.99)
A large sewing needle
A strong thread
Scissors
Polyfill/fiberfill
​Sharpie
A Circle template for tracing. I used an old CD!

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​Step 1: Lay out your fur with the fur face down

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​Step 2: Trace around the CD or circle template. I used a Sharpie.

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​Step 3: Cut it out.

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Step 4:
With the needle and thread do a simple stitch around the edge. I’m no seamstress guys!

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​Step 5: Start to pull the circle closed and add a little polyfill.

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​Step 6: Pull it tight and tie a triple knot. Attach to hat! It’s that simple guys!

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… and that’s it guys! Easy peasy, right?
I hope this tutorial is helpful and I can’t wait to see your furry pompoms!!

Let’s keep in touch! I’d love to see photos of the finished project!
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​Kayla

Crochet Alongs

The Tori Triangle Cowl | February 2018 Crochet Along

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What is a Crochet Along?
I get asked this question A LOT. Every designer has their own style and preferences for how to run their Crochet Alongs (CAL). As I am a new designer, my style is still in it’s infancy. I have been playing around with different techniques, trying to find what works best for me.
Now, back to the question. A CAL is basically when a group of crocheters all follow the same pattern at the same time and photograph different steps to send to the designer to be entered for prizes. Most designers will setup a timeline to be followed. Others will only release portions of the pattern at a time. No matter how it is done, CAL’s are a great way to interact with other crocheters of similar interests or to challenge yourself. All while having support from the designer hosting the CAL.
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How CAL work with KMT Creations.  
Again, my process is evolving as we learn what works best for us. For February, I am featuring a fun cowl design that is extremely textured and warm. My previous CALs have been hosted in a Facebook event in my Community Group. However, this month, I will be creating an album with graphics that will state the progess entry photo I will need. Each graphic will have an end date on it. Your photos will need to be submitted by that date in order to enter the giveaway drawing for that leg of the CAL.
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Discount:
The Tori Triangle Cowl will be on sale for 40% off until 2/14/2018. Original price will be $5.00, the discount will make it only $3.00. No code will be needed. It will apply automatically once you put it in your cart.
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Timeline:
Week 1:
Days 2/1/2018-2/7/2018: Gather Materials and Make a Gauge Swatch.
Post a photo of your materials and your swatch on the designated graphic by 2/7/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 1 winner.
Week 2:
Days 2/8/2018-2/14/2018: Work the Triangle Portion.
Post a photo of your Triangle portion on the designated graphic by 2/14/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 2 winners.
Week 3:
Days 2/15/2018-2/21/2018: Work the Cowl Portion.
Post a photo of your Cowl portion on the designated graphic by 2/21/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 3 winners.
Week 4:
Days 2/22/2018-2/28/2018: Ravelry Project and Staged Photos.
Post naturally lit, clear photo(s) of your completed Cowl on Ravelry along with a rating. Post one of your photos on the designated graphic by 2/28/2018 to be entered in the Grand Prize Giveaway.  There will be 2 winners
Grand Prizes: To be announced.
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Thank you so much for hanging out with us! what an amazing community this is.
Stay Warm,
Kayla N.
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