by Linda Stoll of Oslofia Stitching Away
After a nice, relaxing summer and autumn, we are now heading towards winter. But winter garments and accessories do not need to come in boring and dull dark colours.
So with that in mind, I came up with the design for the Rose set, which includes a handbag, a headband and a matching rose to pin on your jacket. It all comes down to the accessories, right?
And since I’m also such a pink person, I couldn’t think of a better colour than pink for the set. This way you will certainly be seen.
The items in the Rose set are all felted, which makes the headband nice and warm, and it also gives the handbag sturdiness so it does not need to be lined.
The set is crocheted with bulky weight wool, so the items are fast projects to make.
- Cortina - Bulky weight wool (50g/55m or 1.8 oz/55yds): 4 skeins (3 skeins for the handbag & 1 skein for the headband)
- Size 7.0mm (K) hook
- Yarn needle
Handbag: 31.5 x 28 cm (12.4 x 11 in)
Headband: 10 x 50 cm ( 4 x 1.7 in) without tassels; tassel 32 cm (12.6 in).
Handbag: 24.5 x 26 cm (9.6 x 10.2 in)
Headband: 8 x 47 cm (3.1 x 18.5 in); tassels 24 cm (9.5 ins)
Rose: 8 cm across (3.1 in)
Before felting: 10 dc x 6 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)
After felting: 13 dc x 6.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in)
- The yarn needs to be 100% wool in order for the felting process to succeed.
- The items can be stretched and formed into correct shaping and sizes when wet.
Rose (make 5 alike)
Ch 4, sl st in first ch to create ring.
Round 1: *Ch 3, 1 sc.* Rep *-* 5 times –- 6 bows.
Round 2: Work in each bow: *1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc*. Join to frst sc with a sl st. Cut thread, weave in ends. Attach to a pin, to be worn on a jacket.
Row 1: Work 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across – 30 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Work dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3 - 12: Rep row 2.
Row 13: Work dc in each of first 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog.* Rep *-* across, ending row with dc in each of last 2 sts –- 23 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 14-16: Work dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 17: Make opening for hand. Work dc in each of first 6 sts, ch 11 loosely, skip 11 sts before working dc in last 6 sts. Ch 3, turn.
Row 18: Work dc in each of first 6 sts, work 11 dc in ch-11 space, work dc in each of last 6 sts. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 19-21: Work dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Cut thread, weave in ends.
Work same as for front.
Assemble the handbag:
Sew sides and bottom of front and back pieces together, with their right sides facing each other. Turn right side out. Crochet 3 roses to be sewn on the front side. The roses can be sewn on both before and after the felting process. However, keep in mind that the roses will shrink, so the ‘placement’ of the roses may alter after the handbag has been felted if they are sewn on beforehand. I sewed on the rose after the felting on the handbag that is displayed in the picture.
Ch 43 to make a tassel.
Row 1: Work 2 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook – 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Work 2 dc in the first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in the last st – 5 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Work 2 dc in the first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in the last st – 7 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Work 2 dc in the first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in the last st – 9 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5: Work dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6: Work dc in each of first 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st, dc in each of last 4 sts – 10 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7-25: Work dc in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 26: Work dc in each of first 4 sts, dc2tog, dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 27: Ch 2. Work dc2tog, dc in each of next 5 sts across, dc2tog over last 2 sts – 7 dc.
Continue to dec 2 dc on each row (one at each end of the row) until there are only 3 dc left. Work 3 dc together. Ch 40 to make another tassel. Cut thread, weave in ends.
Put all items through a hot machine wash to shrink and felt.