My quest for an awesome pouch pattern has come to fruition!

In the past, I’ve made pouches with a simple pattern (that you can find here in Finnish: Hippu: Pussukka and the simple outline pattern here: PDF-link). While I’ve felt that the end-results have been satisfactory, the pouches have been missing a certain pizzazz, or a little extra something.

So after a bit of searching, I found this YouTube video by Pattydoo, and it made me the happiest crafter ever. Go take a look!

In case you understand German, the video tutorial works even better for you. But even if your German skills only extend to “Jawohl!“, have no fear: the video has English subtitles, and the subtitled instructions are more than adequate. (The free written pattern was a tad tricky to get from Pattydoo’s webpage, but if you wish to see it all written out, go and download the pattern for the “Zippered pouch Susie“.)

I made two pouches: a tiny one, and a slightly bigger one with an extra box-pleat, but I was a bit of a rebel and I didn’t use the measurements Pattydoo provided. (I had to work with already-pre-cut quilting fabrics that my grandma gave me.) My tip to you is: make sure your outer fabric pieces aren’t too narrow/small, or the box-pleats will be a nightmare to sew! Also, when Pattydoo tells you to leave a 1.5cm seam allowance when attaching the zipper, heed her advice and do it! Especially if you use fleece or felt padding for the lining/inner pieces, it will be a struggle to get the zipper attached all nice and neat.

So here are my pouches! My sister labeled them as “grandma-style”, which I’m willing to rock proudly. 😀

Pouches inspired by Pattydoo

The 'Susie' pouch by Pattydoo

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PS. If you make a pouch using Pattydoo’s pattern, please leave a comment and a link to a photo of your pouch. I’d love to see it!

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Crochet Rose Leaf

Hi, all!
Crochet Rose Leaf
I recently made a promise to share a pattern for a crochet rose leaf, and so this is me, fulfillig my promise. If you’d like to see me craft something specific, or post instructions for it, please let me know!

For the leaves in my pictures below, I used this pattern:

Veined Leaf Pattern (All credit goes to Wind Rose Fiber Studio.)

First, start by: chain 10, leaving 8” beg tail
Side 1: working in back loops of beginning chain, 3 dc in fourth st from hook, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in last st, ch 1, sl st in ch just made (leaf point made)
Side 2: working down the other side of the beginning chain in the front loops, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, work 3 dc in next st, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3

Stem: chain 4, sl st in second st from hook and in next two sts. sl st to next dc, finish off weaving in all loose ends

Note: The tip of the leaf gave me some problems at first, but luckily there’s a helpful YouTube video to show how it’s done: http://youtu.be/j8UG0y-rAEs
I also made a longer stem, by adding more chains, just so I could attach it to the roses better.

Crochet Rose Leaf Crochet Rose Leaf

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