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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2005 03:57:56 PM »

I really like the coin purse. It's so cute. I like how the flower fills up the whole bag. For those who were talking about the Crochet Me Flower purse. I am the designer and in my haste did not have it tested first. I have submitted a pattern correction, but it has not been updated yet. I have the pattern correction available if you would like to email me at jholetz@comcast.net or you can access it via livejournal at http://www.livejournal.com/users/skamamawa/. Thank you to those who figured out the mistake and provided the correction to others. I would love to see pics if you have them available.
Hey skamamawa--you rock!  I love that flower purse you've designed!  I'm not sure that my crochet direction reading skills are up to it though!  I have crocheted scarves and the like, but the abbreviations still throw me!  Any suggestions?  Cheers!
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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2005 11:40:40 PM »

Hey skamamawa--you rock!  I love that flower purse you've designed!  I'm not sure that my crochet direction reading skills are up to it though!  I have crocheted scarves and the like, but the abbreviations still throw me!  Any suggestions? 

Thanks!!  The pattern has been updated now on the site.  Of course, I think the pattern can be worked up pretty easily if you take it one step at a time and count your stitches.  So far everyone has said it was easy, once they figured out my mistake.  The main abbreviation to note is
blo = back loop only, you can find an illus of this here, http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/crochet/stitch_pages/cro_front_back_loop.html.  This leaves the front loop exposed so you can add the petals at the end with simple slip stitches, half double, and double crochets.
The only trick is knowing where to put your first stitch in each round, but I note that your first stitch will be where your marker is when finish the round. 

Here's alternative solutions to the handles as well:

1. Wood rings or Bamboo, I've seen these at Hancock fabrics and Joanns Fabrics. Try fabric shops in the purse making areas.
2. Buy a brass ring or make your own ring by cutting out the center of a plastic container, like sour cream or large yogurt. Then simply sc all around until you can't see the ring anymore. I saw this somewhere and can't remember where.
3. If you have one of those superknitter type things you can create a tube cord and make your own. Or if you knit, just do i-cord with 4 sts with medium size dpn's.
4. Crochet a long chain with an H hook, sc back and forth for about 4-5 rows, fold and slip stitch to the foundation chain to make a tube.

For the make your owns, you can use the same color yarn or a contrast color.

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005 05:16:43 AM »

Love the stitchguide.com!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2005 07:09:23 AM »

Pink Kitty - I love your coin purse and I would also really appreciate a pattern. You did such a great job and it is so cute!

Agreed! I'd love a pattern as well. Cheesy The shape and closure of your purse is adorable. <3
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2005 11:21:01 AM »

the patterns i get from the loinbrand yarn website always confuse me. it's so irritating. seropisly, the only patterns i can follow or the ones for afghans. and i can make monsters only because there are no patterns to follow.

thanks for the help with the flower purse. i'm going to try it again tomorrow. i'll let you know how it goes.

just in case you need some encouragement, i tried the lion brand flower pattern and it took me about a half dozen tries before getting it right ... but then it was easy and i was able to do them without any pattern at all.
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2005 08:52:05 PM »

I'm pretty new to crochet (I learned to chain when I was little..but never caught on to the rest of it until about a month ago), and I just finished the front of what's going to be a pretty cute change purse!  I used an H hook and some Caron Simply soft I had just worked the pattern in the back loops only until I got to the end of the 5th round (40 stitches), and then went back and did the petals.  It was really easy, and didn't take that long to do! Thank you for designing such a great pattern.

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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2005 09:19:41 AM »

I am so glad I searched the forum for my answer.  It was a whole lot quicker than posting another topic.

I searched for "BLO".

I never dreamed I would find the answer.  Back loop only.  That makes so much sense.  Now off to finish my doll dress. 

Thanks guys.

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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2005 03:37:49 PM »


The flower coin purse is just so cute.  Have you made the pattern available?  If so, where can I find it?  If not, are you still willing to share it 'casue I would love to make one. 

Thanks for a great idea.  Makes me want to crochet again.

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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2005 03:51:38 PM »

that is such a cool idea! if you get a chance to make another please share the pattern! Smiley
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2005 06:47:27 PM »

That is very cute.  Can't wait to see the pattern!

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