Crochet Cricket

My Daily Crochet Adventures


Leave a comment

A Bag and Some Butterflies

Hello everyone!

I am sorry I haven’t been able to blog for a while now. My family has been super busy for the last couple of months. And now I am on the job hunt. I am really excited to get back to working now that my son is 1-year-old. I had an incredible vacation visiting my family back home in Georgia. I made my mother a ton of wash clothes and I made a new bag on the way back home. Sorry there isn’t a pattern I just made it up as I went along.

crochet purse bag handbag crochet cricketI took so many photos while on our trip. Here are a couple of butterfly shots I got that I thought you would all enjoy.

nature butterfly flower garden

nature butterfly flower garden

I hope to have time to post once a week and getting back to my crochet passion soon. Have a great week everyone!

Cricket

 

©2013 These photos are the property of Crochet Cricket. Do not share these photos without a direct link to this blog. Thank you!

Advertisements


3 Comments

Color Me Pretty Purse

Good Day everyone!

Wednesday’s are update days. This week I made this purse set for a friend. She picked out the style of purse and the colors and strap size. I simply put it all into crochet. This purse is for a 6-year-old. I am considering redesigning this purse as a clutch for us big girls.

crochet bag Color me pretty purseI used the same triple layer flower that I have featured in this week’s Fun with Flowers Post.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThere is a simple button closure.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseI created a lining by hand, I do not yet have a sewing machine. I am really pleased with this lining. It is the best one I have made so far. With some really fun and colorful cupcakes, this lining goes perfectly with the color scheme of this project.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseClose up of the lining.

I made a slimmer strap for this bag. And I used a contrasting color yarn to do some special stitch work all the way around.

crochet bag Color Me Pretty PurseThis is a set because it is not just a bag. There is also a hair clip and butterfly key ring in the same color scheme. I really love how this set came out. I am going to make another similar set soon to put into my shop GiftsByCricket. So keep watch for it.

What do you guys think? I would love to know! Remember I am also on Facebook and Pinterest and would love to chat with you about the best hobby in the world, Crochet!

Have fun!

Cricket

 

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


10 Comments

WIP Week

Hello everyone!

It is Wednesday, my weekly update day and I usually have some finished work to show but not this week. This week is pure work in progress.

I have spent many hours this week working behind the scenes. Working on my website and on opening my etsy shop. If you would like to see my shop you can click the link in the sidebar or HERE. My shop name is ‘GiftsByCricket’. I only have a few items listed so far but will be adding more soon. I am new to the Etsy world. I would really appreciate any advice you guys have for me about running my shop.

I have also been doing a lot of hat testing on my cloche pattern which I have named ‘Lannahbelle’s Cloche’ after my daughter. I am also working on some flowers for a request for headbands and clips. Have a look!

Flowers

crochet flowersI have been testing flower patterns trying to find ones that will work for the clips and headbands I am making. I will put together a post of free flower patterns hopefully for our free pattern Monday. I want to try a few more first. I am having a great time making these flowers!

Hats

crochet hats wipsLike I said…testing! hehe I am satisfied with the fit of the size 4-6 years old. I have the adult size nearly finished but it is a little loose on the head. I may need to work in some elastic.

adult cloche hatI added an edging to the adult cloche hat I was working on. And I will add a flower soon. Once I choose a favorite. It is hard to decide which flower I like better.

adult cloche hatI would like your opinion on something. Do you like the smaller white edged flower or the larger more colorful flower for this pink hat?

Cloche hat and Handbag Sets

pink cloche hat wiphat and bag set wip

I am considering using the two very colorful flowers on my next cloche and little lady handbag set. Do you like it or should I stick with the white as the accent color?

Well that’s it for this week. Hopefully next week I will have a bunch of finished projects to show you guys!

Don’t forget to visit my new Etsy shop! You can also follow Crochet Cricket on Pinterest and Facebook. Just check the sidebar for the links!

Have a great week everyone!

Cricket

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. They may only be shared with a direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


5 Comments

Lazy Dazy x-Body Bag

This is my pride and joy this week. I have worked many hours on this bag. It is called the ‘Lazy Dazy x-body Bag’. This bag is perfect for those lazy days at the park. Grab a book and a snack and your ready to go relax in the sun!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strape handmade crochet This bag is almost finished. I just need to line the strap. The bag features a button closure. And for the first time I did some hand embroidery on the single crochet rows.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI also used the flower I made this week to accent the bag. I love it!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetHere in the sunlight it really brightens up!

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetA hand sewn lining in a beautiful flower print.

lazy dazy cross body bag with long strap handmade crochetI enjoy sewing. I am sure I will enjoy it more when I have a sewing machine! lol

This Lazy Dazy x-body Bag will be a featured in my new Etsy Shop in the near future.

Hope you guys like this bag. What do you think? Leave a comment I would love to chat with you. And come visit us on Facebook for lots of crochet goodies.

Have a blessed day!

Cricket

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. May only be shared with direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


Leave a comment

Little Lady Toy Tote

I have been working on some bag designs. Here is one I am very pleased with. Though missing some finishing touches I think it is very cute. Following the design of my Little Lady Handbag with Bow here is the Little Lady Toy Tote.

crochet bag little lady toy totePerfect for carrying all of their small toys…*treasure*… This bag will have a flower lining that matches the Lazy Dazy Xbody Bag.

crochet bag little lady toy toteA band is weaved in through the center of the bag. Adding a little style. The handle is made small. Perfect for those little hands and easy for them to hold.

crochet bag little lady toy toteAnd a unique edging in a contrasting color ties in with the band.

This bag will be part of the grand opening of my Etsy store in the near future. Hope you like it!

Cricket

©2013 Photos by Crochet Cricket. May only be shared with direct link to this blog post. Thank you!


6 Comments

New Project

Hello! Hope everyone is having a bright and sunny spring day like we are here in Quebec.

I have been working on a new bag design this week. Here is how it is coming along.

projectmay01 009

Its a cross body bag. I attached one strap then decided to add a lining. I found a really pretty fabric.

projectmay01 016

I am getting pretty good at hand sewing my linings. This one was much quicker than the last. Though I do plan on learning to use a sewing machine in the near future. At least basic seams.

projectmay01 012

Here is the inside of my lining. It is ready to be sewn into the bag. Then I just have to line the strap.

projectmay01 013

I am using another button closure and working on the design for the appliques I will use on the bag. Over all I am pleased with how it is coming along. I have a lot of this yarn and I may try selling some of these bags once I get the design worked out.

What do you guys think?

Hope you enjoyed this weekly update. Have a great day everyone!

Cricket


4 Comments

Pattern Update: Button Closure

*Little Lady Handbag a free pattern by Crochet Cricket*

Closure

For this bag I decided to do an easy button closure.

I did not want to put the button on the front of the bag because it would compete with the bow for attention. So I decided to attach it to the back. I am calling this a ‘back button closure’. This is how it looks.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

Using your 4mm hook

Depending on the size of your button. Chain around 15 stitches then slip stitch into the first chain. Leaving long tails.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

You will attach the closure to the front side of the bag between the two shells on the inside. Near to the top of your bag. I brought the tails to the ‘right’ side of the bag crossed them, then re-entered them to the inside of the bag to secure.

little lady handbag button closure free patter

Make a double knot. Be careful not to distort the front of the bag by pulling too tight. Then run your tails under the sc to hide before cutting off.

Add a button to the outside of the bag opposite your closure loop. Near to the top using the same yarn as your bag.

And that’s it. Pretty simple way to make a closure for you bag.

little lady handbag button closure free patter