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August 19th, 2014

87Redux Free Pattern (Vintage Esprit Bag)

by Julie Hirt

Do you remember when everyone had those awesome Esprit bags in the 80s? I do! And I remember feeling like totally awesome carrying mine to school the first day. Over the years I’ve randomly searched for them online. Guess what? Apparently they hold their value and I should have purchased dozens back in the day. They are selling for $100-$200!

I’m not willing to pay that, so I’ve looked at a ton of images and have done my best to recreate this iconic 80’s teen bag of choice. I do suggest using the Duck Cloth – it’s kind of the perfect canvas for this.

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If you are too young or don’t remember, here are some of the original bags I’m referring to!

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etsyesprit - Copyimages courtesy of shopgoodgrace, 51VC and ebay.

 

Some had pockets, some didn’t.  Some had accent interior strap colors, some didn’t.  But they ALL had those same flipped up corners and body shape.

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I remember my bag *did* have the pocket and accent strap colors, so that’s what I went with.

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No raw edges on the interior of the bag.

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Hope you enjoy making it or just reliving a bit of the 80’s.

DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN HERE

 

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December 11th, 2013

Crochet Ornaments & Cluster Pattern

by Julie Hirt

Guess what I’ve been making during TV time?   Crochet Christmas ornaments!

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My parents had some old ornaments with crochet around satin balls and I wanted to make some for myself using bright colors.

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The pink ornament is made from a free pattern by Crochet Geek and it’s nice because you can also follow via video.

The aqua and yellow mesh looking ornament  is also a free pattern by Crochet Geek with a video tutorial. I didn’t add the flower but it’s my favorite base pattern.

Depending on the size of your balls (hahaha) you may need to add a few rows.  Or change it up by changing needle or thread sizes.

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The pattern below is for this gray, aqua and red ornament. I also made it in solid red (above).

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Bottom of the ornament.

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Top of the ornament – you can see how the last row forms a star pattern.

 

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CROCHET CLUSTER ORNAMENT PATTERN:

Materials
Size 10 Aunt Lydia’s Cotton Crochet Thread
Steel Crochet Hook Size 6, 1.80 MM
2 5/8″ ornaments. Mine are clear glass that came in a pack of 12 from  Hobby Lobby.

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster:  ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in the same stitch
Cluster:  2dc, ch2, 2dc in the same stitch

Row 1
Ch6 and join with a slip stitch.  Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc 15 times in the center ring.
Join with a slip stitch at the top of ch3.  (total of 16)

Row 2
Ch6 (this counts as a ch3 and a dc)
*Skip a stitch, dc, ch3. Repeat from * around.
Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain  (total of 8 loops)

Row 3
Slip stitch into the first loop.
Beginning Cluster, ch1, * Cluster into each loop, ch1.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 4
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch2, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch2.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 5
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch3, *Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch3.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 6
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch4, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch4.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Rows 7-8-9
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch5, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch5.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 10
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch4, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch4.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

Row 11
Slip stitch into the ch2 space of cluster.
Beginning Cluster, ch3, * Cluster into ch2 space of clusters from the previous row, ch3.
Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip stitch into top of ch3.

** Insert Ornament **

Row 12
This will feel a little weird and may be a bit tight,  just stretch your work and it will fit nicely.
*Chain 12, sc into the ch2 space of the 3rd cluster over. Repeat from * until you are back at the first cluster.  Tie off.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Download PDF Copy of Crochet Cluster Ornament Pattern

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March 19th, 2013

Free Block of the Week: Block Rock’n

by Julie Hirt

I came up with an idea today and hoping you’ll join me!

Block Rockin Beats by the Chemical Brothers came on when I was driving home and a light bulb went off. I thought blocks named after bands or songs would make an interesting series.

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I just started paper piecing recently but I think I’ve grasped it pretty well. I love playing around in Illustrator and it’s so much fun to come up with ideas for paper piecing. I’ve already came up with a couple and figured they would play well into this series.

No promises but I pledge to:

  • Release a new block at least every *other* week – will do my best to every week
  • Test the dimensions and make every block before posting
  • Each block will be 12.5″ (12″ finished)
  • Provide easy printable PDF files
  • Have 12 weeks of Block Rock’n

BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 29th 2013

Here is a look at the first two I’ll release.

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Have a blog? Grab a button and share the fun – this is a free series! Code is here.

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Be sure to check out Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday! Link is in my Link Parties above.

Hashtag #blockrockn

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