Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Free Crochet Costume Pattern! Featuring Harley Quinn!

 
 Hello there! With Halloween looming I wanted to create an item that represented one of my favorite DC characters, the Great Harley Quinn. Being gifted this jacket, I felt something was missing and I decided to whip up this skirt to share with you all! Enjoy!

 Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>> 1 Skein for Both colors [RED/BLACK]/Red Heart Super Saver /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle
2cm Elastic Band
Measuring Tape

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

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ALSO, You will be switching colors. Here are some tutorials for help!

 
First things first, I measure my waist, leaving an inch free for sewing purposes.
Once the measurement is complete, I measure my elastic band with the exact same measurements. [I tend to go a size up for secure fitting.] 30 inches total for 29 at the completion. [Mine is a Small Medium Fit]

Added Guide for Additional Sizing:
 [NOTE: though do entirely recommend measuring for specific personalized fit.]
27 inches total for 26 at the completion. [Small Fit]
34 inches total for 33 at the completion. [Medium]
41 inches total for 40 at the completion. [Large]
49 inches total for 48 at the completion. [Extra Large Fit]
Next, I cut the elastic, overlap the ends, [that extra inch] together and then I hand sew them, using the needle and thread very securely. Now, Using my black yarn, I begin the process of creating the crocheted band to overlap the elastic band.
Creating the Band
CH 7 for 6 STS [one ST will count as a turning chain] [1.5 inches in width]
R1-R86: CH 1, SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of each row, 1TCH and continue work for all 86 Rows. At final Row [86] SS to complete work and to sew in the remaining strand.

For Additional Sizing Guide:
 Small: Deduct 7 More Rows. [80 Rows Total]
Medium/Large: Add 8 More Rows. [94 Rows Total] 
Large: Add 28 More Rows. [114 Rows Total]
Extra /Extra Large: Add 50 More Rows. [136 Rows Total] 

Once the crocheted band is complete. You will overlap the crocheted band over the sewn elastic band, with a 32 inches of cut yarn and yarn sewing needle. You will horizontally sew the band onto the elastic sewn band, [in between corresponding STS] 86 TOTAL. Sewing and securing the crocheted band.

 Creating the bottom of the Skirt
You will be working in round, SS to connect and continue work. [Turning chain does not count as a single ST]
Will be switching colors mid row, use reference for assistance!
Complete total length: 11.5 inches
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Using your Black yarn. R1: CH 3, DC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.

Next, Dividing your ST amount "86" by two. So that both colors have equal amounts. Hence 43 STS for Black and 43 STS for Red!
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 Small [40 STS Each]
Medium/Large: [47 STS Each]
Large/: [57 STS Each] 
Extra/Extra Large: [68 STS Each]
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Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R2: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R3: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R4: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R5: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R6: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R7: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R8: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R9: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R10: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R11: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R12: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R13: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R14: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R15: HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. HDC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R16: DC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. DC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to connect and 1TCH. 86 STS TOTAL.
Using your Black yarn for 43 STS Solely. R17: SC into all of the STS for 43 STS then Using your Red yarn for 43 STS Solely. SC into all of the STS for 43 STS, at end of round, SS to complete work. 86 STS TOTAL.
Note: If you want to make the skirt longer  simply continue from R16!



ashlee elle. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY // Crochet Tunic Two Toned Top. Free Crochet Pattern!

  Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely hump day! Today I am sharing a free crochet pattern for this crocheted tunic top that was recreated from a previous free crochet pattern of a halter crop top which can be found [here] I love the notion of utilizing older projects and creating an even newer design from it. There's always new perspectives to all things and I hope you enjoy!
Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>> About Half a Skein for All/Caron Simply Soft "Scrap Yarn" /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

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Insert hook unto the opening bottom of the finished top.
Small: Completed length: 9.5 inches 
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RND1: CH 1, SC into all of the STS around the circumference of top, for the entire round, SS to connect and 3TCHS. [Total of 101 STS.] 
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 RND2: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip 3 STS and into the 4th ST, [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 STS, and into the 4th ST, [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
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------------------------------ RND3: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND4: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND5: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
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 RND6: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round,DC once into the last ST,  SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND7: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1, Skip, and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND8: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 3 DC [DC five times] CH 1, Skip 3 STS, and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC three times] CH 1...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, DC once into the last ST, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
 RND9: DC into the first ST, CH 1, **Skip and into the middle ST of the 5 DC [DC, CH 3, DC again all into the same ST] CH 1,  ...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, SS and 2TCHS.]
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RND10: HDC into the first ST, CH 5, **Skip and into the middle chain ST of the 3 DC [HDC once] CH 5,  ...[**Repeat alternating method for the entire round, at end of the round, HDC once into the last ST and SS to complete work.]
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ADDITIONAL SIZING INFORMATION
Additional Sizing: For Top: Medium: CH 57 and work as Small. *Extend if desired to Row 25 or personal length.
For Top: Large/Extra Large CH 73 and extend Step One to Row 30 [start decrease at Row 18] and Step Two to Row 38
For Bottom Additional: Medium work as Small, Extend length if desired to Row 14.
For Bottom Additional: Large/Extra Large extend to Row 22 or to desired length.
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ADDITIONAL SIZING INFORMATION
Additional Sizing: For Top: Medium: CH 57 and work as Small. *Extend if desired to Row 25 or personal length.
For Top: Large/Extra Large CH 73 and extend Step One to Row 30 [start decrease at Row 18] and Step Two to Row 38
For Bottom Additional: Medium work as Small, Extend length if desired to Row 14.
For Bottom Additional: Large/Extra Large extend to Row 22 or to desired length.
*********** always dream,
much love,
ashlee elle.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Super Easy Fall Double Crochet Cowl. Free Crochet Pattern!


Hello there! Fall is finally here and there are a handful of new and free crochet patterns I have been wanting to share including this super comfy cowl! Utilizing two color combinations this cowl creates a snazzy option to accessorize with any outfit, enjoy!
Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>>15.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>> 2 Skeins of Lion Brand's Hometown USA//Super Bulky 6
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:  

HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

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CH 43 [38 inches length/ circumference]
Connect the last ST to the very first ST.
Color 1: R1: CH 2, HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 1: R2: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 2: R3: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 2: R4: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 1: R5: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 1: R6: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 2: R7: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 2: R8: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
 Color 2: R9: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 1: R10: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.
Color 2: R11: HDC inbetween the HDC STS for the entire round, at end of the round, SS to complete final work, cut to sew cut strand into the edges. 8.5 inches width from round 1-round 11
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Much Love!
Ashlee Elle.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DIY // Crochet Drawstring Striped Skirt // Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely day! Today I am sharing a free crochet pattern for this Summer inspired striped drawstring skirt!
 Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>>( 4) colors -Half a Skein for All/ Red Heart Super Saver "Scrap Yarn" /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round

Small/Medium
[You will be creating the skirt in rounds, counting turning chains.
I measured my hipline to approximately [with a bit of room] to 85 STS.
Small/Medium: CH 85 // 38 inches Width // 16 inches Length
Small: CH 81
Large/Extra Large: CH 105 

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Color 1: RND1: CH 2, HDC into the first 5 STS, CH 1, Skip the next ST and then HDC into the following 5 STS, CH 1, then Skip 1 ST...[**Repeat method
until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 1TCH.]
Color 2: RND2: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of round, 2TCHS.
Color 3: RND3: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of round, 1TCH.
Color 2: RND4: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at end of round, 2TCHS.
Color 4: RND5: HDC into the first 6 STS and **into the 7th ST [HDC three times] HDC into the following 6 STS then...[**Repeat method
until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 2TCHS.] 109 STS total
Color 4: RND6: HDC into the first 13 STS and **into the 14th ST [HDC three times] HDC into the following 13 STS then...[**Repeat method
until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.] 123 STS total
Color 2: RND7: DC into the first ST, **CH 1, Skip the following ST, [DC three times] CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then DC into the following ST...[**Repeat method
until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
Color 1: RND8-NRD9: DC into the first ST, **CH 1, Skip to [DC, CH 1, DC all into the same ST] [Into the middle of the previous ST]
CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then DC into the following ST...[**Repeat method until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.] 
Color 1: RND10: DC into the first ST, **CH 3, Skip to DC only one, then CH 3, then Skip to DC only once...[**Repeat method until the end of
the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
Color 2 : RND 11: DC into the first ST, **CH 3, Skip to DC only one, then CH 3, then Skip to DC only once...[**Repeat method until the end of
the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
Color 3 : RND 12-14: DC into the first ST, **CH 3, Skip to DC only one, then CH 3, then Skip to DC only once...[**Repeat method until the end of
the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
Color 2 : RND 15: DC into the first ST, **CH 3, Skip to DC only one, then CH 3, then Skip to DC only once...[**Repeat method until the end of
the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]
Color 4 : RND 16-19: DC into the first ST, **CH 3, Skip to DC only one, then CH 3, then Skip to DC only once...[**Repeat method until the end of
the round, at end of round, SS to connect and 3TCHS.]

[*IF length is desired to be extended, increase from RND 16-RND19.]
 Color 1: RND20: HDC into the first ST, then HDC into the open space 3 times, **then SS into the ST [from previous row DC] then HDC three times into the open
space[**Repeat method until the end of the round, at end of round, SS to complete final work.]

CH 140 for the Drawstring and place both ends, starting from the back of the skirt to guide and meet at the front of the skirt to create the tie.



 g your [re]creations #thedreamcrochet

ashlee elle.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DIY // Pom Pom Drawstring Crochet Bag, Free Crochet Pattern!


Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely day! Today I am sharing a free crochet pattern for this Summer drawstring bag comprised of a handful of scrap yarn. By creating various patterns within the project you will be able to create the perfect little bag!


 Ingredients:  
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM
Craft Scissors
Yarn Sewing Needle
Yarn used>>( 7) colors -Half a Skein for All/ Red Heart Super Saver "Scrap Yarn" /Medium 4
Thread and Sewing Needle
Pom Pom maker

Stitch guide:  
HDC= half double crochet  
SC= single crochet
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row
RND= Round


                                                           You will be working in rounds to create the bottom of the bag.
CH 3
Connect the last ST to the first ST by SS
SC two times into the circle [for a total of 6 STS]
Color 1: RND 1: SC into the first ST only once, SC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.) [for a total of 15 STS]
Color 1:RND 2: SC into the first ST only once, SC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 3: SC into the first TWO STS only once, SC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 4: SC into the first THREE STS only once, SC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 5: SC into the first FOUR STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 6: SC into the first FIVE STS only once, HDC into the following ST two times.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.) 45 sts total.
Color 1:RND 7: SC into All of the STS for the entire Round.. (Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 8: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 9: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)



 Color 1::RND 10 : SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for the Round, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 11: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 12: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 3:RND 13: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip 1 ST, then HDC into the following ST...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 4: RND 14: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the previous rounds' empty space ST (into the stitch below the chain one)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 5: RND 15: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the previous rounds' empty space ST (into the stitch below the chain one)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 6: RND 16: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the previous rounds' empty space ST (into the stitch below the chain one)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 7: RND 17: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the previous rounds' empty space ST (into the stitch below the chain one)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 4: RND 18: HDC into the first ST, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the previous rounds' empty space ST (into the stitch below the chain one)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 19: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 1::RND 20 : SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for the Round, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 21: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 1:RND 22: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
of each Round and CH 1.)


Color 3:RND 23: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 4:RND 24 : SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for the Round, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 5:RND 25: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 6:RND 26: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 7:RND 27: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 28: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round. (Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)

Color 2: RND 29: HDC into the first two STS, *CH 1, Skip to then HDC into the following ST)...(*Repeat this method for All of the Rounds, connect at the end of each Round and CH 1.)
Color 2:RND 30: SC into ALL of the STS for the Entire Round.(*Repeat this method for the entire Round, connect at the end of the Round, SS to complete Round.)



                                                           Creating the drawstring
 CH 85
You will insert the string throughout the open spaces created from Round 29.
                                                             


                                                       Creating the straps
Insert your until the side of the bag about ( 7.5 inches apart) you will connect to the adjacent siding by using your yarn sewing needle at the end of the row.
HDC into the 3 STS on the side, turn work to start Row 1.
Row 1- Row 58: HDC into all of the STS for All of the rows. At end of row, SS and connect to the other side.             



                                                           Adding Pom Poms
I used my Pom Pom maker to create two Pom Poms on both sides. (Round 18)
As well as two for the drawstring detailing! In which I used the yarn sewing needle to secure in place.









Tag your [re]creations #thedreamcrochet
ashlee elle.