Crochet Project: Summer Sunflower Pin and Wrist Purse

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Introduction: Crochet Project: Summer Sunflower Pin and Wrist Purse

About: I am a retired nurse and I crochet gifts and for charity. I take care of our family of 4 (me, my husband and 2 college age kids) and our retired 4H dairy goat herd. I have help with the goats from my sideki...

Summer  Sunflower Pin and Wrist Purse

This cool summer combo is derived from 2 patterns:

The wrist purse is from Dot’s Little Ditty Bag written by Dorothy Dot Matthews and found here:

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=107955

The Sunflower pin is adapted from the “Ladybird and Sunflower Hook case and Scissor Keepers pattern found here:

 http://www.nationalknittingweek.co.uk/pdf_files/FreePatternMini3.pdf

Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials

Step 1: Gather Materials:

Approx. 57 yards of white acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarn and scraps of gold, brown and green

Size H Crochet Hook, size F crochet hook, (I use an ergonomic handle that has changing hooks F-K) scissor and blunt yarn needle, two1 inch pin backs (found in the jewelry section of a craft store), optional: thread and sewing needle if the yarn needle too big for holes on pin back.

Stitches used (US terminology) : ch- chain; sc- single crochet; dc- double crochet; hdc- half double crochet; tr treble crochet; sl st- slip stitch; ea- each; st(s)- stitch (es), sk- skip; FLO- front loop only; BLO- back loop only

Find basic stitch explanations here. http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?type_id=S

Step 2: Step 2: Make the Wrist Purse- Bottom of the Purse


Step 2: Make Wrist Purse- Bottom of the Purse

 Note: Pattern is worked in a spiral, do not join rounds. Place a stitch marker in first st of each round and move it up from round to round.

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sc) OR use magic ring with 6 sc.

Note: Starting with a chain ring and the Magic ring methods are found at this site. http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx

Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18sc)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sc)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sc)

Round 6: *2 sc in next st, 2 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sc)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 2 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sc)

 Round 8: *2 sc in next st, 2 sc in nest 6 sts. Repeat from * around. (48 sc)

Step 3: Step 3 Sides of the Purse

Step 3: Sides of the purse

Rounds 9 through 22: 1 sc in ea st around.

Step 4: Step 4: Handle Formation


Step 4: Handle formation

Round 23: ch30, sk next 2 sts,(attach back to base here) sc in next 22 sts, ch 4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next 22 sts.

Round 24: sc in next 30chs, sc in next 22 sts, sc in next 4 chs, sc in next 22 sts.

Round 25: sl st in ea st around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step 5: Step 5: Make the Sunflower for the Sunflower Pin

Step 5: Make the Sunflower for the Sunflower Pin

Using F hook and brown yarn. Ch 2. 

Round 1: Work 7 dc into 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st into top of 2nd ch at beg in round. (7dc)

OR make a magic ring and make 7 dc; join with sl st in first dc.

Round 2: 1ch, 2 dc in ea dc around,  Place hook in top of 1st dc. Drop brown yarn and make a sl st with yellow yarn.  (14 dc)

(crochet color change is seen at this site.You can tie off the 2 color yarns and/or weave in the ends.) http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=49&type_id=S

Round 3: With yellow yarn, working in front loops only (FLO) on this round proceed thus:

1ch, dc into same ch as joining ch, 6 ch, dc into same st. *dc into next dc, 6 ch, dc into same dc*, rep from * to * all around, do not join, 14 petals.

Row 4 Working behind the first row of petals and into back loops only (BLO) of round 2, *dc into next st, 8 ch, dc into same dc, rep from * all around but leave last 2 back loops unworked (you will attach leaves here), join with a sl st. Fasten off.

Step 6: Step 6: Make 2 Leaves


Step 6- Make 2 leaves. (I changed the pattern so my leaves are bigger than the original pattern (mine is adapted from the Ladybird and Sunflower hook holder –link to pdf in the intro.)

 Use F hook. Ch 8.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch.

 Do not fasten off but start next leaf: ch 8

Repeat Row 1.  Fasten off   with a long tail (at least 6 inches)

Step 7: Step 7: Attach Pins to the Back of the Sunflower


Step 7: Attach pins to back of the Sunflower.

Use the tail of yarn with yarn needle to attach the leaves behind the 2 missing back loop petals on the sunflower.

Attach the two pin backs to the back of the sunflower. Place them so that the sunflower will be secure on the bag.

Step 8: Enjoy!


Enjoy your new Summer Sunflower Pin and Wrist Purse!

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