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Friday, January 21, 2011

In a Jiffy!

For the past several years I have become enamored with fingering and lace weight yarns. I am drawn to them. I spin them. I crave them. I buy them, and buy them, and....you get the point.

Recently I have learned the joy of bulky weight yarns. The speed with which a project can be completed. INSTANT GRATIFICATION! The following clutch and coin purse are done in Lion Brand Jiffy in the Blossom colorway. One skein created both projects in only a few hours. The pattern is the Quick and Classy Cabled Clutch (Ravelry.com link) by Sarah Marie Fuchs. The pattern can be found in the book, One-Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites. I love this book for quick gifts.

I placed the decorative button on both the front and back of the clutch over the black 3/4" grosgrain ribbon. The handles are 1/4" wooden dowels. I have not yet lined the purse and I am not sure if I will.
The coin purse I improvised, so I thought I would share the simple pattern for this Easy Peasy Coin Purse. It easily holds coins, cash, debit card and my license.
  •  make a 3 inch chain
  •  sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch to the last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc up other side of chain to beginning ch 2 sc in beg ch, sl st to 1st sc.
  •  ch 1, sc in each st around to beg, sl st in beg sc
  •  repeat previous rnd until piece measures approx 2.5".
  •  working back & forth on one side of piece only, sc from one end to the other, ch 1, turn.
  •  sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts sc2tog, ch1, turn
  •  repeat previous row until only 3 sts remain, ch 5 and attach to other side of point for a button loop.  Sew on button, weave in ends and enjoy!
 



8 comments:

  1. Great job Bev! Love those little purses. I am in need of some instant gratification as well, I might have to put down the lace/fingering weight!!

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  2. Great job on both. Very pretty.

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  3. Hi Beverly! Your purse turned out so cute! I'm the girl that designed it - and out of the blue I decided to do a google search and found it on here! I love it! I'm still designing, but haven't done much pattern writing :-) Glad to see folks are still making this cute purse!

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  4. That clutch is simply darling! You gotta love instant gratification projects that turn out that cute and functional.

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  5. Thank you for these instructions. I learned to crochet when I was 10, but only made a pot holder and perhaps a doll blanket. Now at 36 I decided to pick it back up. Your coin purse is the first project I have attempted since re-learning the basic stitches. I've made 2 today and they have turned out great.

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  6. Thanks for the pattern! I made the coin purse just a smudge bigger as my friend wanted a credit card holder :) Going to look for a pretty button today!

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    1. I am glad you found it easy to customize, and finding a great button is my favorite part!

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