TGIF

TGIF!

We made it to Friday once again my friends. It looks like spring has finally sprung here in the Midwest.  Thank goodness! I HATE the cold. One of my favorite things is sitting outside on the patio with my trademark cup of coffee and my crochet in my hand.  That is how I plan to spend a great deal of my weekend this weekend as it is supposed to be sunny and 80 degrees!  How perfect is that???? Yes you would be correct in your thinking that I am a total nerd and prefer sitting outside crocheting to going out on the town! LOLI really don’t mind that people think that.  The trick is to embrace your crochet nerdiness and make the most of it!!!!

This month’s free pattern is a simple little pouch to keep in your purse. Perfect for sunglasses, coupons, or money.  I love the bright colors and basic shape and construction of this one. I hope all of you do too!

Happy weekend my friends!!!!

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Shell Stitch Purse Pouch

Designed by Lori Baker

 

Materials

Peaches & Cream Yarn

1 Skein Yellow

1 Skein Bright Blue

1 Skein Bright Pink

Size I crochet hook

1 size 10 snap

Yarn Needle

 

Outside

Row 1:  With yellow, ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:  Sc in first st, *in next st work (sc, 2 dc), sk next 2 sts, rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2 is the pattern row.  You will be changing colors in the last step of the last stitch of each row.

Work 22 more rows of pattern in the following color sequence:

Blue

Pink

Yellow

Fasten off at end of row 24.

Lining

Row 1:  With yellow, ch 24, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in next st across.  Turn.

Rep row 2 until lining measures same as outside.  Fasten off.

Holding wrong sides together and working through both thicknesses, with pink, sc all the way around working 3 sc in each corner. Join to beg sc.

Fold pouch up at row 9 and sew side seams together.

Flower

Rnd 1:  With yellow, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, work 6 sc in ring, join to beg sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, work 2 dc in each st around. Join and fasten off.

Rnd 3:  Working in FLO, with blue, work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in first st, sk next st, *work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next st, skip next st, rep from * around. Join and fasten off.

Sew flower to center outside of flap.  Sew snap under flower on inside of flap and other half to correspond.