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Topic: Cherry Blossom clutch *PATTERN for cherry blossoms added*  (Read 33891 times)
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« on: July 23, 2007 05:44:03 PM »

I was in the middle of making a present for a great great friend of mine when I saw this post from the knit/crochet goodie bag swap and was instantly inspired to make something else! It's a bit on the girlie side, and a bit on the small side, but I like it.

Simply soft double stranded, with DMC embroidery floss for the branch and flowers
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(dont know why the bottom right flower looks wonky, but it isnt really. I think its just the angle)

I added a snap closure, but its on the inside and isnt visible, anyway


FLOWER PATTERN:

If this doesn't make sense, please let me know!

Chain 10, join to 10th chain from hook with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Working around the chain, *chain 1, dc, (tr, picot) rep from ( to ) once, tr, dc, chain 1, ss around ring. Rep from * to * four times (5 petals). ss into first chain 1 and fasten off.

(switched the order of my pics so I can milk "hot new topics" for all its worth Wink)
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007 05:51:03 PM »

Beautiful. I think that the edging on the sides is especially pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 05:57:47 PM »

That is so beautiful! I love the cherry blossoms. You have one lucky friend! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 05:58:43 PM »

That is so beautiful! I love the cherry blossoms. You have one lucky friend! Smiley

Shes a sexy beast and a kind soul, I love her. And thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 06:01:57 PM »

You're so talented! You really should post more often. Wink I like the shell edging and the cherry blossoms.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007 06:05:20 PM »

You're so talented! You really should post more often. Wink I like the shell edging and the cherry blossoms.

thanks! my problem is more that I have a million WIPs (har har har) and never finish anything because I dont have time!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 06:11:27 PM »

You're so talented! You really should post more often. Wink I like the shell edging and the cherry blossoms.

thanks! my problem is more that I have a million WIPs (har har har) and never finish anything because I dont have time!

That sounds just like me. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 06:24:37 PM »

wow!  your cherry blossom clutch is so pretty!  great job!!!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 07:30:41 PM »

I love it!  Very delicate and pretty.  I'm a huge fan of Simply Soft.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007 06:59:11 AM »

wow!  your cherry blossom clutch is so pretty!  great job!!!   Grin

Thanks!

I love it!  Very delicate and pretty.  I'm a huge fan of Simply Soft.

I loooove simply soft... definitely not an acrylic snob! well, except red heart. it hurts my fingers. BUT, simlpy soft is sooo nice...
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2007 10:45:46 AM »

That is lovely! One of these days I'm going to learn how to embroider...
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007 11:19:17 AM »

Its actually not embroidery - its all crocheted! I stitched it on, but thats just... running the tails through it willy nilly. But nope, its all crocheted Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2007 11:27:54 AM »

I knewwww this would be a hot new topic! Smiley

Love it!
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2007 12:26:02 PM »

Hey, great job!!!!  I can't believe I inspired someone.  I used Simply Soft too!  Do you have a pattern for your cherry blossoms, they are much closer to what I wanted to use.  Thanks,  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2007 12:27:17 PM »

Thanks! You did an excellent job on your bag! I didnt use a pattern, just free handed it. I'll write up a pattern real quick!
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2007 12:37:34 PM »

There, I added the pattern for the flower to the first post
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2007 12:45:15 PM »

Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2007 12:55:13 PM »

You're welcome! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2007 01:10:31 PM »

It's beautiful!!  This is comething I may have to attempt!!  I love it!
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I love this, nice color choices!
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2007 04:23:04 PM »

The bandwidth on my website has been killed (noooo!) but Im uploading pics to flickr.. sorry for those of you who wanted to see!
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2007 05:57:34 PM »

that is adorable!
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2007 06:18:43 PM »

Ha! I just saw this on the main page and was like "OH! I WANT!" - clicked and then was like "oooh i know her!!!" lol
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2007 06:23:31 PM »

Ha! I just saw this on the main page and was like "OH! I WANT!" - clicked and then was like "oooh i know her!!!" lol

HAH! youre so cute! its lucky you have awesome friends who might like to surprise their friends at random times after craft fair season is over.
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2007 06:24:26 PM »

lol!! a lot of my friends are getting crafty surprises after im done being poor!

and obvious im sure, but whoa that bag rocks!
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2007 08:51:06 PM »

That's beautiful! How did you do the branch? I saw it's all crocheted but am totally lost what to do to make the branch split like that
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2007 08:54:11 PM »

um... basically, its like freeform crochet. I guess. I just did a bunch of chains and then some scs, then some more chains, then some more scs, then some more chains... hah, I have no idea!
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2007 10:53:29 PM »

breathtaking!
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OHHHH I wonder how the cherry blossoms would look on the FBB I am TRYING to make? 
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« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2007 04:50:40 AM »

breathtaking!

aaw, thanks, m'dear! Grin

OHHHH I wonder how the cherry blossoms would look on the FBB I am TRYING to make? 

Wonderful, I'm sure! But why "trying"? Are you having trouble with it? Whats holding ya up? Aside from the repetetiveness of the pattern... so many boring rows...
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2007 05:26:59 AM »

What a lovely clutch! That is some lucky friend you have there.  Wink
I may have missed the post but I was wondering, whether you posted the pattern for the clutch itself?
If not, I would love to have the pattern for it. That is, if you don't mind sharing your pattern of course.
I stopped crocheting earlier this year so that I could learn how to knit, but when I saw this on the main page... WOW!!!  I love it!
You did such a beautiful job on it. Great work!   Smiley
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Very pretty! It's so elegant looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2007 06:18:52 AM »

What a lovely clutch! That is some lucky friend you have there.  Wink
I may have missed the post but I was wondering, whether you posted the pattern for the clutch itself?
If not, I would love to have the pattern for it. That is, if you don't mind sharing your pattern of course.
I stopped crocheting earlier this year so that I could learn how to knit, but when I saw this on the main page... WOW!!!  I love it!
You did such a beautiful job on it. Great work!   Smiley

I havent posted the pattern for the clutch itself, but it was pretty easy. Basically, I just figured out how long I wanted it and chained that many (I think about 30. I used Simply Soft double stranded, so its rather thick) then single crocheted until I got it tall enough to fold over onto itself (approximately 32 rows, I believe, but you could make it longer) then worked the flap, which is basically the same but decreasing at the beginning and end of each row for about 16? rows. I folded the thing up how it would be and seamed up the sides using shells (single stranded: chain 3, dc4, skip two sts, *sc, skip two sts, dc 5, rep from * around until I got to the end of the "body".. then I just worked around the flap, up over to the other side and seamed the other side)

Make sense? haha probably not. In a week or two I may make another one, so if I do I'll take some pictures and write up an actual pattern. I'm suuuuper busy trying to get some other projects done or else I'd do it now. Maybe this weekend, we'll see.
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2007 11:30:32 AM »

Oh wow thats awesome.
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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2007 11:53:31 AM »

Oh wow thats awesome.

thanks!
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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2007 09:26:45 PM »

This is beautiful. It's very feminine and sweet, I like it a lot.
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2007 09:49:08 PM »

This is beautiful. It's very feminine and sweet, I like it a lot.

thanks so much! I actually just made another for a family friend who is getting married next month and she was so touched. She loved it a lot.
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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2007 08:58:40 AM »

Wow, thanks so much for sharing. That is very kind of you to do. I just LOVE your clutch.  Shocked
And it sounds so easy to do. Guess I'd better hurry up and get some of my other projects finished off, pronto!
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2007 09:00:34 AM »

Wow, thanks so much for sharing. That is very kind of you to do. I just LOVE your clutch.  Shocked
And it sounds so easy to do. Guess I'd better hurry up and get some of my other projects finished off, pronto!

Thanks! it's super easy to do! I'm writing up a better pattern for the clutch itself eventually, so Ill post that here when I get it done.
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that is so gorgeous, good job.
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I really like this.
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I love this so much
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« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2009 09:27:30 PM »

Thanks, y'all. I haven't been on in forever, so it's good to come back to some praise for an old project!
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