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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Plum corset-like sweater (image heavy) on: August 23, 2007 02:30:01 PM
Oh...I love it!
I'd like to make one in cream color!!!!
Can I steal your idea?  Grin
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: [TUTORIAL] CROCHETED COIN PURSE on: August 18, 2007 04:09:53 PM

where did you ever get the clasp doo dad?

I second that, I have no idea what their called and I've never been able to find them anywhere??

It's a "(metal) purse frame".
I actually got it when I was in Korea, but I saw some in HOBBY LOBBY and JOANN'S.
Of course, if you live in NYC area, you can easily find it in several trim stores on 38th st between 7th & 8th ave, or M&J Trimming.
M&J Trimming online store (http://www.mjtrim.com) also has couple of them, but they only have 5" wide ones.

http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/n_purseframes.html <--this store also carries many styles but it's little bit pricier.

Anyway, if you google "metal purse frames", you can easily find online stores carrying them.

23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / [TUTORIAL] CROCHETED COIN PURSE on: August 17, 2007 01:47:49 PM
Haha..remember this guy?


Finally! Ive finished the tutorial for this purse~! (after a year..heehee)
As I warned earlier, its rather a tutorial showing how to make your own pattern than a pattern itself.
Im not sure if this tutorial makes sense to other people.
I have some experience making knitting patterns, but never made a crochet pattern before.
Anyway, here it goes~!

STEP1 Measure the frame you have.

STEP2. Decide how full you want your purse to be. (FYI: mine was the 2nd option)  
Draw the outline on a piece of paper and measure the width.

STEP3. Choose a bottom shape. (mine was ellipse.)
Then crochet the bottom part to make the circumference of the bottom to be same as twice of the width from STEP2.

If you dont know how to crochet an ellipse shape, you can refer to the sole part of this pattern -> http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz/Bootee/instructionsUS.html
(I used SC stitches)
STEP4. When the bottom reaches the size you need, keep crocheting straight up as below;
ROUND 1: ch2, hdc all around.
ch3, 6 dc only through the front loop of the first hdc of previous row, *7dc only through the front loop of the next hdc of previous row* rep from *to* all around the row.
Then, ch2, hdc only through the back loop of the hdc of row 1.
Rep the ROUND 2 until it reaches the height you want.

STEP5. Crochet to make the top shape decided at STEP 2.
1.   If you chose option1, you can simply add couple more rows of SC.
2.   If you chose option2, crochet front and back side separately, decreasing both edges to make the shape you want.
3.   If you chase option3, crochet front and back side separately, while keeping the edge straight up.

STEP6. Sew the frame if yours has holes. Otherwise, glue them in.

Tada~You have a small wriggly purse!
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My finished Patti Cardigan on: August 16, 2007 08:17:27 AM
Oh..oh...that's really lovely!
I think yours is better than the original!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: aquatic bathroom (just a little bit of paint) on: August 10, 2007 09:51:31 AM
OMG! It's soooo cool! I want to be your friend, so that you can come paint my walls!!!
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Wall graphic on: August 10, 2007 09:47:39 AM
 Shocked oh! i love it!! it's sooooo gorgeous!!!
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: framed coin purse on: August 07, 2007 10:14:42 AM
Thanks, guys~
That's so cute!
May I ask you how you attached the frame ?
I have one but I don't know how to use it.
Mine had holes along the frame so that I can put the crocheted thing in the groove and sew along the holes. However, if yours don't have holes, you should just push the top edge of the crocheted part in the groove with a glue. If the groove is too wide for the thickness of the crocheted part, you can stuff in some hemp strings together.

definitely cute. i live in korea and funnily enough, i picked up two of those little frames a couple of weeks ago. i think they were about the equivalent of $1 each! so cheap here!

i'm just learning to crochet, so whatever i do will definitely not look near as cute as your little  purse....*sob* *sob* ㅜㅜ .
Hey, sistersarah! I'm a Korean living in US...heehee..
Sometimes, I miss Dongdaemoon market, where I could get all kinds of trims and notions at such cheap prices..
Ah~purse frames at a dollar~I'll stock up a lot next time when I visit Korea...heehee..

For those who are waiting for the pattern! finally! I'm getting my hands on the tutorial for this after a year...haha..I'm such a procrastinator...(well I've been busy..blah..blah..)
It will be a general tutorial, since just a pattern may be useless if you can't get exactly same sized frames.
Anyway, it will be up soon!(Let's say....in a week?)
28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Calista's Alexander McQueen Knockoff Sweater on: August 01, 2007 12:55:05 PM
heehee...Murdo, I'm glad you could figure out the problem.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Butterfly out of its cocoon (finally!) on: July 31, 2007 11:36:55 AM
Hey landry! It's really beautiful. You are so pretty in it!
You know what? Right now I'm at work wearing my Butterfly!
I love this top so much. Even though I made it two years ago, still it's my favorite summer knit.
Today I received lace yarn ordered from knitpicks. I'm going to make another one of this. This time I'll circular-knit it. I'm too lazy at seaming...heehee.
30  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Calista's Alexander McQueen Knockoff Sweater on: July 30, 2007 01:58:33 PM
Hi Murdo,

It is odd that suddenly the problem occurs at the half way and only one the back..
It is right to read the chart from right to left for all the rows if you are knitting in round.
Can you post a picture of the problem area? I think I can help you better if I can see the problem. =)
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