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Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

I don’t have sisters but a group of best girlfriends who are my “sistys.” These ladies and I have made the panda our honorary group mascot. I’m not sure how that came about, but it has now become our thing. This Panda Clutch Purse design is dedicated to my sistys who are all over the globe from Comoros Africa, to Virginia, to Germany, to Wisconsin. I have been thinking about them and missing them so much lately. I am inspired everyday by these special ladies that are out changing the world. To my Panda, Panda, Panda crew, this one’s for you!

For those of you who are fans of pandas and all things related to pandas, this is a great project!
Did you know that pandas are a symbol of peace? In writing this blog, I looked up a few fun facts and came across this interesting blog if you want to learn more! 

Check out this funny clip of me as a panda in a tree! Thanks to Snapchat! LOL

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Panda Bag:

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Pattern
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Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Green
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Buttons

You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this bag!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this bag is 10 inches wide and 7 inches deep, but you can make this as big as you want.


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Bag:
Ch 31
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 2-70: SC in each St across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 71: SC in 13 sts, Ch 3, sk 4 sts, SC in last 13 sts.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Fold rectangle in 3 and sew up the two sides. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew button on bag.

Eyes:
With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC), HDC in same st, 2 HDC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With White: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew a fleck of white in the pupil

Assembly Step:
Sew eyes together and sew to bag (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Embroider Mouth under button on bag using black yarn

Ears: Make 2
With Black
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew Ears to bag

Cheeks:
With Pink: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)

Leaves:
With Green: Make 2
Ch 7
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last, ch 2 (work on opposite side of foundation ch), SC in same st as last st, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Handle:
FDC 35
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Sew leaves behind ear, Sew handle to bag.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

A couple of my favorite vices are handbags and shoes. I love a good bag! A nice tote that I can carry around with style! I can’t begin to tell you how many things I carry around in my purse! With that in mind, I decided to create a handbag with space and functionality in mind. Using a bit of creative ingenuity, I incorporated some thrifted macrame hoops and some old cable wire to help make this beautiful design and give it a unique shape.

For my prototype, I created it using Red Heart Yarn that I happened to pick up on a sale, but my recommendation would be to use a COTTON YARN or a cotton blend yarn. It’s not wrong to use any kind of yarn, you can make this any way you like, but for sturdiness and durability, a cotton yarn may work better in this project.

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I added some fun embellishments, floral details on each end of the purse sides, a cute little tassel, as well as a wooden button for closure.

Feel free to modify this to your liking with your own personal touches. Keep in mind, the size of this bag can be changed, and I have all that information in the Notes section below.

This would make an amazing yarn bag! In fact, this bag perfectly accommodates a One Pound skein of yarn with ease (Tested and Approved!).

A smaller version of this bag would be a cute makeup or accessory bag! Have fun with your creativity!! Share your photos when you’re finished on the Facebook page here!

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To learn how to make your fashionable bag by following along with this video tutorial:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

-Approximately 600 yards of yarn. (You can use any cotton or polyester yarn) I used Red Heart Super Saver Accents in Coral
-Wooden Button, find the shop I bought mine at here.
G/6-4.25 Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
Scissors
Cord, Rope, or Wire (optional)
2 Macrame Rings (optional)

NOTES:
-This pattern is made with separate pieces and is seamed with crochet and sewing
-The video tutorial demonstrates a purse that is approximately 12 inches, but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want for the body of the purse.
-To make side rings with the flowers bigger, follow the math for the increases to make it bigger. If you need it to be smaller, stop increasing at any point.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook from loop, place hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, and pull through tightly. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, place hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook and pull through tightly. Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

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Flower Side: Make 2

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc. (7)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning sc. (14)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 DC in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 1 (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * Sl st in center back of next petal, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 3 sp, 6DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, * Sl st in next sp, 6 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, repeat from * around. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st into center back of next petal, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 4 sp, 7 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, *sl st into next sp, 7 dc in same sp, sl st into same sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 petals)
Fasten off, weave in ends


Back of flower:
Rnd 8: Attach yarn on backside of flower around a sl st from rnd 4, ch 4, *sl st around next sl st from rnd 4, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch. (7 ch sps) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each sp around, do not attach to beginning. Place stitch marker and work in continuous rounds from here on out. (21)
Rnd 10: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 11: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnd 12: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts] 7 times. (42)
Rnd 13: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 7 times. (49)
Rnd 14: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts] 7 times. (56)
Rnd 15: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts] 7 times. (63)
Rnd 16: If you are using a macrame ring, attach this working a single crochet around the ring in each st around (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends
If you are not using a ring, omit working round 16 and just fasten off.

If you want your petals to be flatter on your piece, you can sew around it, (see how I show it in the video tutorial)

Body of purse: Make 2
Ch 36 (Or ch any multiple of 5+1, so I chained 35+1=36)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (35 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), Beg. Popcorn in same st, *DC in next st, Popcorn in next, repeat from * across, ending w/ Popcorn, turn.
Row 3: SC across (see video tutorial on where to sc) (35 sc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next st, repeat from *, across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6-25: Repeat rows 2-5 or keep repeating until you are satisfied with the length then go onto the pattern for row 26.
Row 26-30: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


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Handles: Make 2
Using cord/Rope, or anything you can work around (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch 5,
bring around to beginning and sc in 1st ch and in each ch around. Work in continuous spiral.
Rnd 2-36 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off when your handle is long enough.

Sew all your pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
When sewing the bottom seam, you can add a cord to keep your piece straight so it doesn’t get wonky.
I think watching the video for all the sewing will help greatly in creating your piece.


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Tassel:
Watch video tutorial or add any embellishment you like to attach to the handle for a pretty finish

Button:
Add button to center front, crochet loop by attaching yarn to back of purse, chain 10, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: No-Sew Market Bag with Crocheted Edge

The internet is flooded with ways to “go green” and help the environment. Whenever there is a way to help our great planet, I am a big fan of doing what I can! I have run across many how-to videos on ways to convert a t-shirt into a tote bag.

As a huge advocate for the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose I will show step by step in this photo blog with an accompanying video, a detailed way on how you can do all four in one great project and add in a bit of crochet magic to make this project even more amazing!! We will be Recycling  an old t-shirt and Re-purposing it into a market bag, thus Reducing the amount of plastic bags that go into the landfills. ANDDD, you can Reuse it over and over! Help the environment and look stylish while doing it! It’s a win/win!

Market Bag
Materials you will need:
Tee shirt, Yarn, Crochet Hook, Ruler, Sharpie, Cardboard, Scissors, Rotary Cutter (skip stitch blade), Yarn Needle

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Lay your tee shirt out flat

Market Bag Shirt 1
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Draw lines around the neckline and the sleeves to cut

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Market Bag 2
Cut those lines (Cutting off sleeves and neckline)

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Turn your shirt inside out and grab your ruler

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Draw 3 inch lines 1 inch apart all along the bottom

Market Bag 12
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Cut along those lines (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

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Tie those strips into knots

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The bottom will “bunch up,” do not stretch it out. Tie some more knots to reinforce the bottom

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The next step is optional as you can crochet around the handles.
Get your skip-stitch blade and run it along the edges to create holes.
You can get your own skip stitch blade here

Market Bag 21
Single crochet around everything.
See video tutorial to learn how to do this part.

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Voilà!! Your bag is done! Enjoy!

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Take it shopping! Go Green!

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Use it as a market bag, diaper bag, or a book bag.
The uses for this awesome project are endless!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own:

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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Crochet Tutorial: Trick-or-Treat Bag

This is a very easily adaptable pattern that can be transformed into many items besides the trick or treat bag that I originally am making this bag for. It can be made into a tote bag, a handbag, purse, laptop case, iPad case. You can add a drawstring by weaving it through the top of this bag and omitting the handles. There are SO many ideas in one pattern!

Another fun idea with this pattern is to use the base bag and change up the embellishments and colors to make all kinds of neat Halloween fun trick-or-treat bags that will stand out and last for years to come!

Trick or Treat Bag

Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make your own bag today!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” ~Unknown

~Nadia