Sunday, March 16, 2008

Little Girls Ladybug Purse Pattern

OK, for those of you who requested it, here it is! Hope you like it and as always, I would love to see your finished pics!



LITTLE GIRLS LADYBUG PURSE


















MATERIALS

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart) in red and black, small amounts of each
Size G-7 (4.5 mm) hook
Small flower beads (Optional)

DIRECTIONS



BASE (make 2)



With black, ch 7. (8 dc)



Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 3 chs. Work 5 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of foundation row, dc in next 3 chs. 3 dc in same ch as beg dc. Join with sl st to f3rd ch of beg
ch-3. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2dc in last 3 dc. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. (26 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 3 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 10 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in last 6 dc. Join with sl st to beg ch 3. (46 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, Dc in next 2 dc. @ dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 10 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in each dc to end. Join with sl st to first
ch-3. (68 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. (68 dc)

Fasten off.

LADYBUG HEAD

Work on front only.

With RS facing, join black with sl st in the fourth dc to the RIGHT of joining.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc. Leave rem dc unworked. (8 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in next st (beg dc dec made). Dc in next 4 dc. Dc dec over last 2 sts. (6dc)

Row 3: Turn, beg dc dec. Dc in next 2 dc. Dc dec over last 2 sts. (4 dc)

Fasten off.

JOINING.

Rnd 1: With WS tog, join black with sc through both loops of both pieces in 10th dc to LEFT of joining. (6th dc to LEFT of head on front)
Sc around to the 10th dc to the RIGHT of joining. (6th dc to RIGHT of head on front) (48 sc)


Rnd 2: Working on FRONT ONLY, work 6 sc evenly across ends of rows. Sc over next 4 sts. Work 6 sc evenly across ends of rows. Sc in last 3 dc. Turn piece, Sc over remaining dc on back piece. Join with sl st to first sc.

















WINGS

Spots (make 6)

DO NOT JOIN ROUNDS

With black, make a magic ring. 6 sc in ring. Work 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)

Fasten off.

With red, ch 3, join to beg ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, work 5 dc in ring. (6 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around. (12 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. (2 dc in next st, dc in ext st) around. 2 dc in last st. (18dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next st. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (24 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 2 sts. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (30
dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 3 dc. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (36
dc)

Row 7:EDGING ROW. Ch 1, turn. Sc across to last sc, work 3 sc in last sc. 2 sc in end of each row across. 2 sc in same st as beg sc.join with sl st to beg sc. (66 sc)

Fasten off

HANDLES

Join black with sl st in 2nd sc from LEFT of head. Ch 100 ( or however long you want it to be). Being careful not to twist ch, sl st in 2nd sc from RIGHT of head. Ch 1turn. Sc in each ch across. Sl st in next sc on body. Ch 1, turn, sc across. Sl st in next sc on body.

Fasten off.

Sew spots to wings and sew wings to front of purse. Attach eyes. I used little flower beads that I had, but you can use whatever your little heart desires!

7 comments:

Laura's Left Hook said...

This purse is really cute!! I wish I had time to make all the cute things I keep finding patterns for....

cats-rockin-crochet said...

I saw your purse and used a bit of your idea to come up with this pattern here on my blog.
http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/04/crochet-ladybug-beret-and-scarf-set.html

mama24boyz said...

Wow, that is just so cool that my pattern could be an inspiration to you. I checked it out they are so pretty!.

Katherine said...

cute pattern--started working it and realized there was a typo--the @ was used instead of 2--now I will work another side and see if I can "get it right"!
Thank you for sharing your talent--yours was the cutest I found on my google search!
KL

mama24boyz said...

Thanks Katherine! I fixed that typo. ooops.

Melanie

Anonymous said...

First of all, thank you so much for sharing! 2nd I need help with abreviations... sorry new crocheter and not sure on the ladybug head directions... Row 2 -- what is (beg dc dec made)? I appologize for not knowing but I appreciate your help!
kennysbabydoll@yahoo.com

mama24boyz said...

beg dc dec made - means the ch 2 and the following dc become the "beginning double crochet decrease" Hope that helps!

Melanie

PS. I emailed you too ;)