Tuesday, 19 January 2010

FILLING TIME WITH A FAT BOTTOM

1st 8 rows folded in half
Open and flat straight strip in the centre with increase of 2 stitches every row


Making a felted bag for my friend's birthday but l've run out of wool delivery should be today
But l felt in need of a bit of hooky stuff this morning so having a go at a grey mix

I chained 19 with a 10mm hook and 3 strands of yarn a chunky and 2 DK's and used a double crochet stitch

It seems to be a simple pattern with a straight strip in the middle of the bag of 5 stitches
(This makes the bottom of the bag)
The 1st row has 5DC each side of the increase and the 5dc at the centre the sides of the bag grow by 2 st in each row and curve the shape

START WITH 19CHAIN
The CH you skip at the beginning of the row, is your first DC, then you work 4 more DC (giving you 5 DC) now you work 2DCs into the next CH, (You now have 7 DCs) work DCs into the next 5CH, (you now have 12 DCs, work 2 DCs into the next CH, (you now have 14 DCs), work DCs into the last 5CH, (you now have 19 DCs).
CH2, which always stands as the first DC, work DCs into the next 5 STS, (6 DCs) work 2 DCs into next ST, (8 DCs) DCs into next 5 STS, (13 DC) 2 DCs into next ST, (15 DCs)DCs into the next 6 STS. (21DCs)
mark the increases AND ALWAYS HAVE 5DC IN THE CENTRE BETWEEN THE INCREASE STITCHES
If you make sure you have 2 extra stitches on each row EACH SIDE OF THE CENTRE 5DC you should be OK.



Not sure how many increases l will do yet but l'll let you know
Worked from side to side and then gathered onto another band that is stitched over a wooden or plastic covered handle
makes up fast just the sort of project l like and l'll add a 3D Exotic or two to finish it off

4 comments:

  1. I'm sure it will be fantastic once finished, don't forget to post hte finished pic,lucky friend! Hope the househunting isn't too traumatic. Enjoy your crochet.
    Nicky x

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  2. This is looking fun. Can't wait to see it finished. HOpe all is going well with the house hunting... Sort of a LEMON day as I call it over here....

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  3. thanks all house hunt going ok just need to sell this one 1st!!
    filling time with fat bottoms lol
    Hugs All xx

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