Saturday, October 25, 2008
CHRISTMAS CARD POUCH
Last year's contest was fun, so lets do it again.
This years deadline for entries will be November 29, 2009. Other rules remain the same as stated below.
CHRISTMAS CARD POUCH CONTEST
Here are the entries from the 2008 contest.
On my Yahoo Group we are having a contest. Crochet the Christmas Card Pouch, embellish it and post a photo, in the CHRISTMAS CARD POUCH ALBUM. We will then have a poll to select a favorite, that crocheter will receive a prize. I haven’t decided what the prize will be but it will be something fun.
The deadline for submitting photos will be November 30, 2008. The poll will run from December 1-10. The prize will be mailed out in time for Christmas arrival. Crocheters from outside the USA are eligible as well.
Hang on the wall, a hook or from a doorknob. It is quick to crochet in worsted weight yarn. Embellish as you desire. The one in the photo has a wood and felt Santa from Michaels.
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 3.5 ounces
G (4.5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Width 8 inches, height 7 inches
12 hdc = 4 inches, 10 hdc rows = 4 inches
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Bag is worked in a front and back section. Then the front and back are joined by single crocheting around three sides. The ruffle is crocheted working in the sc used to join the front and back.
3. Photo shows bag using RHSS Paddy Green looks more like Hunter.
4. Embellishments, I used buttons and a wood and felt Santa.
With main color and G hook, ch 25
BAG FRONT AND BACK make 2:
ROW 1: (wrong side) Sc in second chain from hook, sc in remaining chains. (24 sc)
ROWS 2-18: Ch 1, turn (this counts as turning ch and not the first stitch), hdc in each st across. [24 hdc]
Fasten off first piece, on second piece don’t fasten off.
JOINING FRONT AND BACK:
Starting at upper corner with the front and back held wrong sides together, working through both layers, ch 1, sc down side, 3 sc in the corner, sc across bottom, 3 sc in corner and sc up the other side. Work approximately 24 sc on each side.
ROW 1: Ch 2, turn, *2 dc in each st to corner, 3 dc in each of the 3 corner sts, 2 dc in each st across bottom, 3 dc in each of the 3 corner sts, 2 dc in each st up other side.
ROW 2: Ch 2, turn, *dc in each st to 9 corner sts, 2 dc in each of 9 corner sts, dc in each st across bottom, 2 dc in each of the 9 corner sts, dc up other side. Fasten off.
Row 1: With G hook, leaving an 8 inch tail, ch 61, sc in second chain from hook and each remaining chain. (60 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, slipstitch in each sc.
Fasten off leaving an 8 inch tail.
Using the tails on the handle and bag, sew the handle to the front of bag.