Monday, 13 April 2015

Interlock crochet purse !! :)

Thank you for your kind comments on my previous posts !! As usual, I lost the rhythm of replying to you . I will try to improve my performance on that front .

I started making this purse for my mother last year in April . She needed one to just keep her specs and house keys while going to the park in the residential complex to meet her friends . For one or the other reason, I have been putting off the finishing part . But now here it is !! It is simple , but I like it :))

Interlock crochet purse
I have used interlock crochet technique , the zigzag design. From now on, the post is mostly about the crochet techniques . You may just skip the text, oooh and aahh over the pics, and directly pour your feelings into the comment section :) I am too selfish to let you pass over me without commenting.....lol :)
This is the back side of the purse . 
I made a square piece with the design using two colors , light pink and dark pink . And then, folded the square into half (just to measure how big , not joined by this time ). It will look similar to above picture without the sides joined .

Then I crocheted the flap using SCs with dark pink .
After that, I laid the entire piece (now rectangular) flat and crocheted one round of SC around (leaving the opposite side of the flap as light pink only)  giving a slight rounded edge to the flap ends.

Then I folded the design part again into half to adjust with the flap . For each side of the purse, joined the two layers with the slip stitch .  And the basic purse will be ready !! :)

The thread that I used is a local branded purse thread (braided thread) and 3.5 mm hook  . It is a very shiny thread and you can see the texture in the above image . The purse measures 9 x 4 inches .

I made the inside lining separately and hand stitched onto the top opening of the purse . I did not sew the lining to sides or bottom so that it can be pulled out and cleaned if required .

I added 4 press buttons inside to close and then three show buttons on the front . My mother chose these matching Gingham print buttons from my stash .


Resources to learn interlock crochet :

I referred to these two sites :

1. The below link is a dedicated site for interlock crochet and takes you to the basic tutorials . If you scroll down the video titles you will get the zigzag design pattern link .

http://www.interlockingcrochet.com/video-tutorials/interlocking-crochet-video-tutorials.html?start=15

2. I also referred to the instructions mentioned on the below blogpost . They are very neat and clear .

http://illhookyouup.blogspot.ca/2013/08/a-beginners-guide-to-interlock-crochet.html?spref=fb


It is boring to make a swatch but I will suggest that if you are doing interlock crochet for the first time, then try a small swatch first .

Hope you liked the purse , my mother is glad to have it !! :)

Have a nice day !
Preeti :)




40 comments:

  1. That's really pretty, I've never seen crochet like that before

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  2. That's a beautiful purse Preeti. You make the finishing sound easy! The crochet looks quite time consuming though. I'm sure your mother will be the envy of her friends!

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  3. That's a beautiful purse Preeti. You make the finishing sound easy! The crochet looks quite time consuming though. I'm sure your mother will be the envy of her friends!

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  4. Beautiful purse Preeti. Color combos are also nice. Your mother will be proud of you. What I like about interlocking crochet is no need of weaving the threads in between. I have tried few stitches and it is interesting to do. Great job. Keep it up.

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    1. Thanks, Shami!! I enjoyed the stitch very much.

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  5. Wow! Hard to believe that's crochet its so lovely!

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  6. It is very pretty. You did a beautiful work.

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  7. Beautiful purse !!! Love the colors and pattern !
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  8. Congrats on the gorgeous purse finish. It looks great.

    Linda

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  9. Preeti my dear, your mom happy either! It's a great gift!

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  10. Lovely purse. The colour and design are gorgeous and the buttons too.

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  11. The purse is very beautiful! Love the stitch pattern.

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  12. What a very pretty purse. The colors are perfect for this time of year!

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  13. Love this latest colourful finish What a cute little purse, well done!

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  14. What a great finish! I love the colours you used and the lining makes it look very professional! I'm sure your mother will love it.

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  15. What a great finish! I love the colours you used and the lining makes it look very professional! I'm sure your mother will love it.

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    1. Thanks, Rhona!! I enjoyed making it .

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  16. Wow it's beautiful Preeti. :) x

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  17. How pretty, Preeti--I'm sure your mom loves it :) The colors you used are perfect!

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  18. Very pretty ,Preeti ! I am tempted to try my hands on crochet .I had done some little crochet work with my mom when i was small but its left behind due to lack of time.This purse looks lovely.....

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    1. Thanks, Ghazala!! You must try it again. There are many crochet tutorials online. You can pick from from you left last time.

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  19. so pretty. the buttons are the perfect touch. I love the lining too. Your mom will love it.

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  20. I love the interlacing pattern, it's so pretty!

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  21. Wow, it looks really pretty! I am sure she loves it!

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  22. you are talented beyond words my sweet lady

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  23. It's beautifull, I love the crochet stitch you used.
    She will be so happy with it

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  24. So lovely although a bit too pink haha! I love that you didn't sew the lining in all the way so it can come out and be washed! :D

    Was the thread hard to work with? It seems like it would be slippery.

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  25. it looks beautiful ...colour comb is very attractive..lovely..

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