Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Hearts" Valentine's day outfit (purse)

I decided late last night to make a little heart shaped purse for this oufit, so here it is.  I will post pattern to skirt later today after I check over the pattern. 



Materials

Size 10 thread in red
One sew on snap
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook

Gauge

10 sc = one inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch

Directions

NOTE:  This heart pattern is not my original design.  I saw it on a youtube tutorial.  The link to that tutorial is posted in the post for the Valentine's Day top.  Also keep in mind I altered the pattern so it is not exactly like shown in the tutorial.

Make 2 hearts

Row 1:  With red, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (7 sc)

Rows 2-7:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (7 sc) 

Row 8:  Ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 8 times in the center st of the side to the left of where you are working, sl st to last st on this side, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 8 times in the center st of the side to the left of where you are working, sl st to last st on this side, turn.  (16 tr, 18 ch 1 spaces, 2 sl sts)

Row 9:  (Edging) Ch 1, sc in first ch 1 sp, (sc in next tr, sc in next ch 1 sp) 8 times, sl st in next sl st, sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc in next tr, sc in next ch 1 sp) 8 times, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st (point of heart), sc in last 7 sts, join to first sc, fasten off.

Sewing two hearts together

Holding two hearts wrong sides tog, matching up sts carefully, and starting at point of heart, join red with sc in first st, sc seam together up to (and including) 4th tr of first side of heart, ch 40 tightly, careful not to twist ch sc in 4th tr on second side of heart, sc back down seam to point of heart, join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew snap to the center of the inside of purse.

2 comments:

Véro said...

thank you for the explanation of this heart-shaped bag
it is superb
friendships véro

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you Vero, you always say awesome things about my designs :-)