The Spaghetti Straps Bag

Designed by solmama August 2012.

Bag bottom stitch inspired by Linda P. Schapper.

Crocheted by the amazing joumou :-)

Materials:
Any worsted weight cotton yarn
J Hook
tapestry needle

Directions:

Bag Bottom plus Body

Chain 6 and slip stitch into the first chain.  This forms a ring.

  1. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), (dc, chain 1) 7 times into the ring. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of beginning chain to join.
  2. Chain 5(counts as dc plus chain 2), *dc in next chain-1 space, chain 2**, dc in next dc, chain 2; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  3. Chain 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in next chain-2 space, * dc in next dc, 2dc in next chain-2 space; repeat from * around, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  4. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  5. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in next chain-1 space, chain 1**, dc in next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  6. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  7. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  8. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in the next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stich in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  9. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  10. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *skip one stitch, dc in next stitch, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  11. Chain 4(counts as dc plus chain 1), *dc in the next dc, chain 1; repeat from * around ending with a slip stich in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain.
  12. Chain 3(counts as dc), dc in next chain-1 space, *dc in next dc, dc in next chain-1 space; repeat from * around. Slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain to join.
  13. - 27.Repeat rounds 10-12 five more times.

28. – 29.Chain 2(counts as hdc), hdc around ending with a slip stitch into the 2nd chain of the beginning chain.

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Bag Handles

  1. sc in first hdc.
  2. Chain 100.
  3. sc into the hdc on the opposite side of the bag directly across from the first hdc.
  4. sc into the next hdc.
  5. Chain 100.
  6. sc into the next two hdc on the original side of the bag.
  7. Chain 100.
  8. sc into the next two hdc on the opposite side of the bag.
  9. Chain 100.
  10. sc into the next two hdc on the original side of the bag.
  11. Chain 100.
  12. sc into the next two hdc on the opposite side of the bag.
  13. Chain 100.
  14. Sc into the next hdc on the original side and fasten off.

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Handle Cover

  1. Chain 10
  2. sc into the second chain from hook and across, chain 1, turn.
  3. – 11. sc across, chain 1, turn.

12. sc across, do not turn.

13. sc around the edges of the rectangle, placing 2sc in each corner stitch.

14. Fasten off, leave a 12 inch tail.

Wrap the handle cover around the 6 chains of 100. Sew the two long ends of the rectangle together.

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Ring of Fire Cloth

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Designed by solmama April 2011

Crocheted by my one of a kind test crocheter and editor Mimi :-D You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (I recommend a solid color for the foundation ring – round 7.)
A 5 or 5.5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Directions:

Foundation Ring:
Ch 6 and join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring.

Round 1:
Ch 3(counts as 1 dc throughout), 15 dc into the ring, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 2:
Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, *3 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc; repeat from * twice more, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 3:
Ch 3, 3dc into next dc, *1 dc into next dc, [ch 2, 1 dc into next dc] two times, 3 dc into next dc; repeat from * two more times, [1 dc into next dc, ch 2] two times, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 4:
Ch 5, skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc and ch 2 space, 3dc into next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space and next dc, *[ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space and the next dc; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5.

Round 5:
Ch 5, skip next ch 2 space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, *1 dc in next three dc, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in next three dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * twice more, 1 dc in next three dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5. (checked)

Round 6:
Ch 3, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, *ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next three dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, repeat from * twice more, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. (checked)

Round 7:
Ch 3, 1 dc in the next two dc, * 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next five dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next five dc, repeat from * two more times, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next five dc, ch 2, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next two dc, , join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (checked)

Round 8:
Connect yarn three stitches to the left of a corner stitch (Or, join yarn in last stitch of Round 7), ch 1, sc around, sl st into first sc . (Put 2 sc in each ch 2 space to avoid any curling).

Round 9:
Ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same stitch, skip two sc, *[sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc, skip two sc; repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Love and Support Cloth

photo taken by Rachel van Schie

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Audrey Martens June 2010

I have had the honor once again to design a cloth for the Calendar of Hope :-D   The 2011 calendar includes my design, as well as over 12 knitted dishcloth patterns, a towel, a knitted basket and corncob pot holder.   You can order the 2011, 2010 and 2009 calendars through The Fitter Knitter.  Each calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women.  Your donation funds the research into learning WHY we get breast cancer.   Help spread the love and support!

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The Spiral Octagon Hat

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Designed by solmama December 2009

Inspired by a stitch found in “Stitch Collection: Textured Crochet”  written by Helen Jordan.

Materials:

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Any yarn weight and corresponding hook size can be used for this pattern.
I made 2 versions.
1) Happy Feet DK with an F hook
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2) Patons Classic Wool with an H hook

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VERY IMPORTANT Special Instructions:

Because of the spiral design, the rounds are not joined with a slip stitch at the end.  You should use a stitch marker to designate the beginning of the round.

All rounds until the last stitch should be worked each stitch in the back loop only.

The weight of yarn used will change the # of increase rounds. 

Directions:

Make a slip knot and ch 3, 8 hdc in the third ch from the hook, do not join the round or turn.

Round 1: Work in the back loop only of each stitch from this point on.
2 hdc in each stitch around.

Round 2: [1 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 24 hdc

Round 3: [2 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 32 hdc

Round 4: [3 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 40 hdc

Round 5: [4 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 48 hdc

Round 6: [5 hdc, 2 hdc in the next stitch] 8 times. 56 hdc

Round 7: [6 hdc, 2 hdc in the next stitch] 8 times. 64 hdc

Round 8: [7 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 72 hdc

Round 9: [8 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 80 hdc

For DK weight yarns, there are 2 more increase rows.

Round 10: [9 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 88 hdc

Round 11: [10 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch] 8 times. 96 hdc

Each round until the hat is the desired length: continue to hdc in the back loop of each stitch around.

Final Round: End with 1 sc and a sl st into the beg hdc.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Indestructible Hope Cloth

Breast Cancer 005

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Carla Schwartz June 2009

UPDATE! November 2010
This pattern and calendar had become out-of-print, but now they are back :-D You can order them through Fitter Knitter.The complete calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women, in support for breast cancer research.

I had the honor of designing a cloth for the 2010 Calendar of Hope. You can buy my design, as well as 13 other hopeful designs for charity at the knitpink.com shop. You can also buy last year’s calendar, too. Help spread the hope!

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Where do your donations go?
“All profits made from items sold on KnitPink.com are donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We hope to raise at least $300 each month for the CBCF. We donate all profit made from this website directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation via their online donation service. Profits are all gross monies made from all sales on the site minus operating costs (website design & maintenance, website hosting, wholesale costs). The beauty of Knit Pink is that we are solely an online charity and therefore have very low operating costs. Currently, our average operating cost per month is less than $30.00. As of August 1, 2009, we have donated $2006.00 towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.”

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The Noro Slip Stitch Stripe Scarf

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Designed by solmama November 2007

Do you love when people adorn their necks with the beautiful Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood, but the idea of doing 1×1 rib makes you shudder? Do you have a love affair with slip stitches or playing with color? Do you have Noro Matsuri, Tidiori or other similar yarn hanging around without a project in sight? Do you go gaga over any noro stripey yarn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the scarf pattern for you :-D

Materials:
Noro Stripey Yarn that tickles your fancy
The scarf pictured here was knit with 2 balls of Noro Matsuri color #4 and 2 balls of Noro Matsuri color #6. Finished measurements are 7in width by about 6 ft or so
For needle size follow your ball band suggestion
US 6 needles were used for the example
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

With MC, Cast On 36 stitches or a multiple of 3 sts for the desired width

Row 1: *yif, sl 1, yib, K2, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2: Knit

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 3: *K2, yif, sl 1, yib , repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 4: Knit

Repeat Rows 1-4 until you reach the desired length.

Bind Off in MC.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Addictive Baby Blanket

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Designed by solmama April 2009

After knitting Mimi Davis’ One Row Blanket De La Harlot and finding out that a good number of my friends have babies on the way, I was inspired to write my own baby blanket pattern. I wanted an easy stitch pattern to remember that looked pretty with both solid and variegated yarns, so I looked at all of the beautiful ravelry FOs for my Slide Step Rib Cloth. This blanket pattern was born. Knit by my fantastic test knitter and editor Anne :-D You can check her out on ravelry as annesknitting. She gave me the best compliment by test knitting the pattern more than once because she liked it so much. Thanks Anne!

Materials:
Bulky yarn or two strands of worsted weight held together as one
Anne knit the pictured test knit with 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft – Plum Wine held together as one. She used six 6 oz skeins to create a blanket about 38 inches by 48 inches.
US 13 circular needles 29″ long or so to accommodate for all of the stitches
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast on 120 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6
Do not connect in the round. Knit back and forth as you would on straight needles.

Row 1: *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2: *P3, K3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 3: *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat these 3 rows until desired length.

BO on a Row 2 in pattern.

Weave in Ends.

Anne’s decorative edge edit:
cast on 122 stitches
every row – slip first stitch purl-wise, work in pattern to last stitch, knit last stitch.

Enjoy!

Pictured below is the version I knit with Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn! in Meadow Ombre. I used six skeins.

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