Travel Jewelry Pouch

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Little projects like these are when I sometimes have the most fun crocheting. I love reading the pattern, crocheting, assembling and then figuring out who will be the recipient (like most crafters I've met, I rarely keep the finished item for myself -- it's all about the giving.)

The designer is The Crochet Dude and it's a free pattern that you can find here.

I didn't have any problems with the pattern until Round 10 which I rewrote to get the symmetry that I am so obsessively compulsive about. Here is my rewrite and a photo of how the round begins (my version):

Rnd 10: Ch 5, *(skip one dc, dc in next dc, ch 2)repeat from * up to the ch-2 space; (dc, ch 2) twice in ch-2 space; dc in next dc, ch 2, repeat from * around ending with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of beg ch-5.

Finally, I had a problem interpreting the assembly instructions, which read: "Attach the layers together by stitching through (it is odd wording .... what did he mean by through??) the ch-2 spaces and creating V shaped pockets". I got the gist of it (make V shaped pockets!!!) but was there something special being done by stitching through the ch-2 spaces??? I finally just whip stitched together the 12 sides which were formed by the ch-2 spaces.

Maybe I was just being dense in thinking that there was something special and/or different being done with the assembly but the real disappointment was that I made two posts for help on the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) membership message board and received NOT ONE reply.

By the way, the Travel Jewelry Pouch went to my granddaughter :)


Linda_S. said...

This is such a lovely pouch! I enjoy your blog and will be back.. I was looking at the Harry Potter scarf and have decided to try it. My DIL is from Japan and uses the Continental knitting style. She has tried to teach me, but I find it difficult to make my left hand do all that it is supposed to Oh.. and thanks for visiting my blog!

~drew emborsky~ said...

I'm so glad you were able to make it work. It looks fantastic!! =)

jayashree venkat said...

I was in Picasaweb surfing crochet and your piece awed me.Thanks for the pattern. Your coice of [colours] is more pleasant than the original!

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