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#1 kayveryn


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 03:43 AM

ok, here goes, and i hope it's clear enough to use...=]
any q?, or need more piccies, let me know...=]

squid purse


finished size (about 10" long)
2 colors pink ww acrylic or yarn of choice (i used less than half a 3oz skein in each color)
if you want a bigger one i'd imagine using 2 yarns together and a k hook would work too...
"I" crochet hook or whatever size you want...lol (i dont think in something like this guage is important...lol)

5 buttons, or one button and 2 googly eyes (used a white and black button for each eye, and a pink one for the closure)

stitches :
chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet .
most of this piece is worked in joined rounds.

(keeping in mind i cant read patterns so you'd notice, i hope this works...=])

main body:
row1. ch 4, ss together to form ring
row2. ch 2, hdc 14 in ring, ss tog.
row3. ch2 hdc around, incr every other stitch. (ie. one hdc in one stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch all the way around) ss tog.
row4.-row9. ch2, hdc around, ss tog. repeat.
row10.-row17. ch2, 17 hdc, ch2, turn. repeat. (on last row, ch 4, attach (ss) to opposite corner to continue working in rounds)
row18. ch2, hdc around (including on chain from previous row) ss tog.
row19.-row 28. ch 2, hdc around decr every 3rd stitch. ss tog. repeat. (ie, do 2 normal hdc, and in the 3rd (and 4th) stitches, make a decrease.)(basically youre going for the "conehead look" you just need to end up with a point at the top, and if it takes a few more or less rows to work it out, no big deal...) finish off (and yes at this point it does look alot like a mutated ballet slipper...lol)

purse flap:
i attach everything with crochet, but you can always sew it on too... using same color as body:
row1. starting at the larger end of the opening, sc across the bottom edge of the opening (i overlapped 2 stitches on each end to make the flap a bit wider, just worked around the other stitches, ended up with 11 stitches across ) ch 2, turn
row2.-row10. 11hdc across, ch2 turn, repeat. finish off after last row.

fin thingies:
use same color as body.
row1. starting at the point, insert hook, ss, then going down one side work 1ss, one sc, one hdc, 3 dc,and 4 trch. ch1, and turn
row2. sc back up to point, and repeat row 1.
row3. sc back to point, and finish off.

using 2nd color...
fin accents:
attach at the top of the point with a ss, then sc down the front of the middle of the point. when you reach the bottom of the fins, turn and go around just under the base of the fins. when you reach the end, turn and sc back up the sc line back up to the point. go over the top, and sc straight down the back, ch1 turn, and back up to the point. ch 2, and hdc down the fin on one side, ch1, and sc back up to point, and repeat down other side. finish off.

using 2nd color...
row 1. attach accent color at base of purse flap, and sc all the way around, join with ss.
row 2. ch2, hdc around, join with ss,
row3. ch2, hdc around, join with ss, finish off.
(and yes, at this point it kinda resembles "naughty bits")

using 2nd color:
attach yarn into "ring" at the bottom, ch 10, ss back up to top, and attach to ring with 1sc. ch 10, repeat 7 more times, then ss, and finish off.

using original color:
long tentacles:
i used the crochet cording for these, but you can chain 30, and ss back up... otherwise, attach on one side of the smaller tentacles, do 30 stitches of cording, ch 1, and turn. sc 6, and finish off. repeat on other side.

using accent color
crochet cording as long as you want it, attached to the sides just under the fins, or ch desired number, and sc back down, and attach end, finish off (or for a thicker strap, combine both colors...)

there are several choices... make a loop or buttonhole, attach ties, or i sewed both corners of the flaps together to make a loop to put around the button. attach eyes on opposite side from closure, and enjoy!

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:20 PM

I love this pattern. :heart It's so original! :artist Thanks for sharing. :hug

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:03 PM

I love all your animals cell phone cozies!!
They're so cute :)h

Do you have patterns for those somewhere :blush ?


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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:54 PM

Kay, Your Squid purse is the cutest thing I have seen in a long while! I really admire people who can design their own patterns. :clap

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 04:50 AM

i think i posted kind of "guidelines" once, but not an exact pattern... i'd have to work on it a bit...=]
but thanks!


#6 Chiscrochetcrazy


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Posted 23 February 2005 - 04:25 PM

That's so original very cute and nice idea:artist

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 10:44 PM

your little squid purse is just soo cute - never thought i'd really ever say 'cute' and 'squid' in the same sentence before :rollin

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:47 AM

Too CUTE! I can see using the same body as a Lobester and then making some claws. THis would probably sell well in a coastal town during tourist season.

#9 Chiscrochetcrazy


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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:59 PM

Yes Great idea KAnne You could make it with cotton yarn and use it for a beach bag :sun

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:45 AM

Oh that is one cute squid!!! Great idea!!!!

#11 wee woolies

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:55 PM

I just love your squid purse...Very original! :) I have to ask...how did you come up with the idea?

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 05:43 AM

i've made all sorts of animal shaped cell phone cozies, and my cousin has a thing for cephalapods (octopuses etc) so i decided to see if i could do one...lol


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 05:34 AM

That is so cute & different too!:yes
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:34 AM

Too cute!!

#15 SquirrelWolfs


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:09 AM

Looks just like one, great job!! Thank you :eek

#16 crochet mama

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 10:31 AM

Wow! Good job on the design. Came out great. :cheer

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:18 PM

This is sooooo adorable! I fell in love with it the second I saw it. A friend in my crochet group made it for me, and I love it even more now! Thank you so much for providing the pattern to this wonderful little guy!

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:34 PM

A very original and cute purse! Thanks for the pattern. :clap:)

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:15 AM

Creative, original, and skillfully done. IMPRESSIVE! Thank you for sharing. My boys think it is great as well. They want me to make one for them!

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:56 AM

Ah! No Way! This is too cool! and here, I thought that I was the only one who was squid inspired. I made a sock squid...well, actually a sweater squid, but anyway, mine was based off of kid artwork, where as yours is true to squid form. Thanks for sharing!
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