Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas

...and all through the house we had wrapping paper everywhere! I waited until the very last day to wrap presents... and thanks to my Bunny for helping get them all in paper. :-) :-) I'm not one of those fancy present wrappers either so it didn't take as long as a person would normally spend on a present. :-)

My parent's are coming over with my son - thankfully they were able to take him for the afternoon so we could get everything picked up and cleaned. :-) :-) I just have to get Bunny's presents in paper and I'll be mostly done! :-) :-) No, really, I'm not done yet! I never get presents mailed on time for Christmas and still need to finish the presents for my best friend and her family and the in-laws.

With my poor Bunny in puffy cheeks from getting her wisdom teeth yanked out yesterday, it's going to be a nice and quiet Christmas for us. I'd feel really bad if I bake a turkey with her not being able to eat it, so we just went a little more crazy on the presents instead. :-) :-) So even if we decided to have turkey we'd only be able to afford turkey sandwiches! :-) :-) :-) My Bunny is worth it though. :-)

So, since I'm on the topic of presents, I do have a little present for all of you. A free pattern! :-) :-) :-) It's called my Scrap Happy Purse that I designed last year. I never did anything with it so I decided to give it to you all. :-) I'd love to see pictures of your finished projects so please remember where you got the pattern from, okay? :-)

Scrap Happy Small Purse
By Veronica “Pinka” Peck

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 8” tall

Gauge: 14 sts/ 8 rows = 4” in dc

At least 10 yards of various WW yarns (one color should have at least 40 yards). Will need enough to make base plus at least 16 rows
3 yards of a super bulky yarn that compliments colors
1 CD
G Crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle


Rnd 1: With 40 yard color, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with ss (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in each st) around. Ss in 3rd of beg ch. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around. Ss in 3rd of beg ch. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st) around. Ss in 3rd of beg ch. (48 dc)

End yarn and weave in ends. Repeat for 2nd side but do not weave in ends.

Joining base to CD:

Using yarn from center, sew center of each base together through the hold in the CD with wrong sides facing the CD. Once the center feels stable, weave in ends.

Using yarn from 2nd base, sc both side of base together and around CD. Join round and change color.

Rnd 5: Dc in each st around. Ss in 3rd of beg ch. (48 dc)

Repeat rnd 5 and change colors at the end of each round to complete 16 dc rounds. If a taller purse is desired, keep repeating rounds but more yarn will be needed. Each round uses approximately 10 yards of ww yarn.

Weave in ends as you go to keep inside clean (and not have to do it all at the end).

Cut three strands of super bulky yarn, each approximately 1 yard each. Holding together thread them through top round either going through ever other dc or every 2 dc. Tie ends together in decorative knot.

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Please enjoy and if you find something wrong or confusing, please email me! :-) :-) Here is the best email to use:

Happy Holidays!

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