Friday, July 24, 2020

Watchful/Evil Eye Handbag

Watchful/Evil Eye Handbag
By: Annoo Crochet DesignsVideo Link:​ Part 1: Part 1
Part 2: click here
Skill level: Advanced beginner/IntermediateGauge:​ with single strand worked in sc, 7 rows by 13 sc = 4inches Size:​ One SIze: 16 inches wide about 18 inches tall
Materials
Berroco Comfort (worsted weight #4 yarn) Color: 1 skein Delft Blue (9735)
1 skein White (9700) 1 skein Licorice (9734) 3 skeins Barley (9703)
Fiber: 50% superfine Acrylic, 50% superfine Nylon Ball weight: 210yds/100g/3.5oz
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Berroco Comfort DK (dk weight #3 yarn) Optional if adding Fringe Color: 1 skein Barley (9703)
Crochet hook 4.5mm/7
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Pony Beads Color to match your bag Stitch Marker

Glossary:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet Dc: double crochet

Instructions:
The Eye:
With your Black yarn (pupil), held double stranded, and your 4.5 mm hook make a magic circle
R1: ch3 (counts as dc) work 11 dc in the magic circle, pull the end yarn to close the circle, sl st with the top of the ch3. Fasten off.
Join your Blue Yarn (Iris) held double stranded, to any of the dcR2: ch3 (counts as dc) dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st with top of ch3. 24 dc in total
R3: ch3 (counts as dc) 2dc, ch2, 3dc in same sp,* dc in next 5 st (make sure to work your first st in the st right after the 3dc, it can be hidden so you may need to scootch the st over to find it)




2 dc in next 2 st, dc in next 5 st,* [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next st, Repeat from *to*, sl st with the top of the ch3. If you are off by 1 st at the end no worries, just add an extra dc in that last st.
Fasten off and join your White yarn held double stranded, to the ch2 sp.
R4: ch3 (counts as dc), [2dc, ch2, 3dc] in the same sp, *dc in next 8 dc (make sure to work your first dc in the st right after the ch2 sp), 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 8 st,* [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in ch2 sp, repeat from *to* to end, sl st with top of ch3. Fasten off
Join your Black yarn held double stranded, to the ch2 sp
R5: ch3 (counts as dc) [2dc, ch2, 3dc] in same sp, *dc in next 11 dc (make sure to work your first dc in the st right after the ch2 sp), 2dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, 2dc in next st, dc in next 11 st,* [3dc, ch2, 3dc] , in ch2 sp, Fasten off the black and join the White yarn held double stranded, to finish the round repeat from *to* to end, sl st with top of ch3. Fasten off
Join your Black yarn held double stranded, in the ch 2 corner before the white yarn,
R6: ch1, 3sc in the same sp, sc in each of the dc until you reach the next ch2 sp, 3sc in the ch2 sp, sl st to the next st fasten off.
Hide all loose tails and you are done with your Eye.
With your Tapestry needle and a small length of white yarn you can add some sparkle to the eye, use the photo for guidance.

The Bag
With your Beige colored yarn (you will work with one strand for the bag) and hook make a slip knot, ch61
R1: in the 2nd chain from hook make a sc, sc in each of the next 58 ch, you will have 1 ch left, 3 sc in last ch, you will now work in the opposite side of your ch (the bottom of the sc you just made), work 59 sc across, there will be 1 st left, work 3 sc in the last st, sl st with the ch1 from beginning of your round. 124 st
R2-6: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1. 124 st R7: ch1, sc same st, sc in each st around,
Grab your stitch marker now that your bag is taking shape you will no longer sl st at the beginning. Place your st marker on the first st you make for R8 to mark the beginning of your next round and make sure to move it up as you go to mark each new round.
R8-60: sc in each st around.R61: sc next 21, *count 20 st place a st marker in the 20th st, ch18, sc in the st after the st marker (21
st), * sc in next 42 st, repeat from *to*, sc in each st until you end your round.R62: sc in each sc and on each of the 18 sc, repeat that all around You will have 120 st R63-67: sc in each st around, at the end of R67 Fasten off, hide all loose tails.
If you want to make a Pillow instead of a bag, skip R61 and work even until R67.

Sew on the Eye
With your Black yarn attach your eye to the center of your Bag, only sewing it to one side of the bag, making sure not to sew through both sides of the bag.

Adding Fringe and Beads
You can choose to leave your bag as is or do as I did and add fringe and beads to give it that Boho touch.
I used Berroco Comfort Dk in the same color of the bag for the fringe, you will want to cut your strands about 8 inches long, using 2 strands per space. I started at the bottom Corner,

insert your hook through the st and grab the folded strands, pull the loop through the st, with the hook grab the ends and pull through the loop, pull tight and move on to the next sp. You will want to add your
fringe all along the bottom and up the 2 sides. If you make a pillow be sure to add some fringe to the top as well.
If you choose to add beads, let's do that now. With your Tapestry needle thread the 4 strands of fringe, , grab your 3 colored Pony beads and string them onto the fringe, make a knot at the end of the beads so they don’t fall off. Repeat this all around your fringe. That is it you are done with your bag my Friends!!


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