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Crocodile Stitch Purse

crochet crocodile stitch purse pattern by zoomyummy.com

UPDATE: Since so many of you asked, you can now find the pattern for this purse in MY SHOP!

 

It seems I’ve been on a serious crochet binge recently.

All I think about are stitches, slippers, teddy bears, and purses.

Whee!

I really can’t stop it.

What a life! I know.

 

A few days ago I found a new crochet stitch.

It’s called the ‘crocodile stitch’.

I fell in love with it… and made a purse using the stitch instantly.

It’s the one in the picture.

 

crochet crocodile stitch purse pattern by zoomyummy.com

The stitch might look a little difficult, but it’s not.

It’s very relaxing actually.

Well, if you know how to make a chain stitch and a double crochet stitch.

 

crochet crocodile stitch purse pattern by zoomyummy.com

You can now find the pattern for this bag in my shop.

I wish you the most wonderful week.

Love,

Petra

 

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

Crochet Swirls (Tutorial)

crochet swirl free pattern by zoomyummy.com

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)

 

This is a little crochet swirl.

You might have seen me using it in this project.

And since I gave you a pinky swear promising I’d show you how it’s done, here it is.
But before I start, I’d just like to let you know that I am no crochet guru. Not by a long shot. I am kind of a psychotic, hysterical, constant trial and error experiencing person who, despite that all, loves her yarns and her hook.

Which in short means that I really hope the following sentences make at least some sense.
crochet swirl applique free pattern by zoomyummy.com

Here’s what you need.

Two yarns of different color – the bulkier the yarn the bulkier the swirl.

You also need one hook that will work well with your yarns, a needle and a pair of scissors.

Let’s pretend that is not a hair cutting scissors.

Please.

crochet swirl applique free pattern by zoomyummy.com

The whole swirl has only four rows. This is the first one:

1. Row: 43 ch (ch = chain stitch).

2. Row: 1 dc (dc = double crochet stitch) into the fourth chain stitch from the hook, 1 dc into each remaining chain stitch.

3. Row: 3 ch, 1 dc into the first stitch from the hook, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc into next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in following stitch*, repeat *…* till the end of the row.

4. Row: with a changed yarn color, 2 ch, 1 sc (sc = single crochet stitch) in the first stitch, 1 ch, *1 sc in next stitch, 1 ch*, repeat *…*.

Finish off.

 

You have just created a funny curly strip.

Now twist the strip into a nice shape.

Using a needle and some yarn, sew some stitches in the middle and along the edges only to fixate the whole swirl.

I made only three stitches and that was it.

I can imagine these on scarves, slippers, headbands or as a brooch even.
Hopefully, I didn’t break your brain.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)