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Free Pattern: Double Seed Stitch Sling Bag May 26, 2013

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My friend Mei Yee’s mom was looking to buy a bag to use when she commutes (for her wallet, phone & card holder), but couldn’t find one that’s the right size she wanted. So I offered to make her one. 😀

I asked her for the measurements and she wanted something that 6 by 6 inches. I played around crochet & knit bag ideas, tried some trial patterns, until I finally settled on this.

I used a mercerized cotton yarn (EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10), the texture & sheen when completed was so pretty. I started with a turkish cast on for the base of the bag (a popular technique used for toe up socks), knitted 1 inch of stockinette stitches before starting with the double stitch stitches. Complete the final few rows with stockinette again, 1 row of seed stitch and cast off.

The strap was crocheted because it’s a whole lot faster to crochet straps. If you can’t crochet, you can use the knitted i-cord but I can tell you it’ll take a long time. 😛

Added bag lining and a zipper. I’m very pleased with the result! And so is she! 😀


What you need

Yarn – EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10 (about a skein + slightly more)

3.5mm circular knitting needle (with long enough cable for knitting in the round)

3.5mm crochet hook


Turkish Cast On – 80 stitches

– Knit in stockinette stitch for 1 inch

– switch to double seed stitch  (double seed stitch – row 1 & 2, knit 1, purl 1 in the round, row 3 & 4, purl 1, knit 1 all around)

– Repeat the 4 rows of double seed stitch pattern for next 4.5 inches

– Switch to stockinette stitch for another 0.5 inches.

– Switch to single seed stitch for 4 rows (if preferred), cast off, cut yarn and weave in yarn end.

– Attach yarn to side of the pouch with a crochet hook with 4 single crochets. Chain 1, Turn and sc into next 3 stitches (4 sc on each row) , repeat till desired length of strap is achieved.

– Pull yarn through the last sc and stitch the strap onto other side of the pouch.

You can add lining and a zipper to the bag if you wish.

And here’s my model with her new little bag! (edited for privacy :P)


Free Pattern: Oreo Cookie Tape Measure February 18, 2011

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crochet, Free Pattern.

super easy!

cookies, make 2 with worsted weight yarn
6 sc into magic ring, join
ch 1, 2 sc in each sc, join
ch 1, *1sc in next sc, 2sc in each sc*, repeat * to * till end, join
ch 1, *1sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc*, repeat * to * till end, join
ch 1, *1sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc*, repeat * to * till end, join
(you can increase until the size is big enough for your tape measure)
weave in ends

white cream centre
placing the tape measure (the kind which is retractable) between the 2 pieces of brown circles. Sew the 2 pieces together with white yarn (in my case, i used fleece) at the edges. The stitches should be rather loose the first round. Stitch it up somemore to make the “cream filling” thicker. Leave a gap for the tape measure. i sewed the fleece onto the tab for the tape measure as there was a hole on the tab. if not, you can glue it on or something.

and there you go! a oreo cookie tape measure!
colours can be changed to suit your preference. A cream sandwich with raspberry top would be yummy! 😀 or make it in light brown and make little french knots in dark brown for choco chip cookies! 😀


A very good craft weekend November 28, 2010

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There are days when I pick up my crochet hook or knitting needles and try to start making something but fail terribly and would frog whatever I made. But there are days when I just pick up and start a project … and another project … and another and another … and it just keeps going on and on. 😀 That’s what I call very good craft days! And this weekend was fantastic! A terrific crafty weekend. I made a whole bunch of stuff. :):) Mainly baby stuff. My  friend Chris just gave birth to a baby girl named Vera last Friday. So I made a bunch of hats & headbands for her. 🙂 I also made a wearable pincushion. The idea is totally taken from sew ritzy~titzy. It is so pretty! It looks more like a fashion accessory to me rather than a pin cushion. :p

I totally enjoyed making the baby stuff. The flowers were fun and the hats & hairbands were super easy. 😀 All of it were easy and quick projects! The best kind. 😛

Items I just made November 15, 2010

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Here are some items I made with the new stash that arrived in mail earlier this week. 😀

3 knitted dish cloths for the kitchen

1 crocheted Ugly Bunny

And  a knitted new bag!

By the way, I’m friggin’ pleased with my hand-sewn buttonholes on my bag. hehee


I need to stop being lazy and start taking pictures with my camera instead of my phone cam. The phone cam on my HTC Desire is crap!

2nd motif bolero September 27, 2010

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I LOVE my first 10 square lacey shrug so much I had to make another one … in black! 😀

This one went a lot faster than the 1st one. I didn’t even have to look at the diagram anymore. 😀

I LOVE the pattern! I think I’m addicted to crocheting motifs now. 😛

Edit: Lots of you have asked for the diagram because you are having problems finding it. Here’s the link. It’s not my pattern! Credits belong to jessica-tromp.nl.