Friday, March 18, 2016

Teddy Bear Toddler Tote Crochet Pattern


Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! As promised, one spanking new crochet pattern: the Teddy Bear Toddler Tote.

I think it passed the toddler test. I was able to give it to my niece personally (thanks to their surprise visit!). When I handed it to her she immediately took it and put it over her shoulder and next she put it in the back compartment of her doll stroller and took off. I'm telling you, she's a smart cookie! Knows exactly what to do.

Now that I think about it, for being only 23 months old I should have left off the front flap for easier access to the inside, but I am happy with the way it turned out and, as I said, she's smart and will get around it without too much trouble.


Teddy Bear Toddler Tote

Skill level Easy

Finished size 6” x 6” with 14” strap

Materials
Medium weight yarn (approximately 100 yards of color A [pink], 25 yards of color B [dark brown], 15 yards of color C [light brown])
Crochet Hook H (5.00mm)
Black embroidery floss and needle
2 black shank buttons
Yarn needle

Gauge
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.


Pattern
Piece #1 - Back
Row 1: with color A, ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 15 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 17 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 19 sc
Row 4 – 20: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 19 sc
Row 21: turn, sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, leave remaining sc unworked: 17 sc
Row 22 – 38: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 17 sc
Row 39: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc, sc2tog: 15 sc
Row 40: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc, sc2tog: 13 sc
Row 41: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog: 11 sc
Finish off.

Piece #2 - Front
Repeat Row 1 – 20 of back

Piece #3 – Gusset
Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 52: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 4 sc
Finish off.

Assembling the bag
Single crochet gusset to Piece #2 by holding side of gusset to side of Piece #2 and working through both thicknesses. Be sure to start on the right side of the bag from the back so that the seam will face the proper direction.

Tip: it helps to use stitch markers to line the pieces up at the corners.

Single crochet Piece #1 to other side of gusset from the left side of Piece #2.


Border
Join yarn in any stitch of flap or top of bag and single crochet around.

Piece #4 – Strap
Row 1: ch 45, sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across: 44 sc
Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 44 sc
Finish off.

Sew one inch of strap to gusset on both sides.

Piece #5 – Motif
Round 1: ch 11, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 6 ch, 4 dc in last ch, turn to opposite side, 6 dc in remaining ch, sl st in beginning ch-3: 22 dc
Round 2: ch 3, turn, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next 5 dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in base of ch-3, sl st in beginning ch-3: 32 dc
Round 3: ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in remaining dc, sl st in beginning ch-3: 42 dc
Round 4: ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 dc, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next dc, sc in next 12 dc, (sc, dc, sc) in next dc, sc in remaining dc, sl st in beginning sc: 54 sts
Finish off.

Piece #6 – Muzzle
Round 1: ch 5, 4 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4 hdc in next ch, turn to opposite side of ch, hdc in remaining ch, sl st in beginning hdc: 10 hdc
Round 2: ch 2, turn, (2 hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next hdc) repeat, sl st in beginning hdc: 18 hdc
Finish off.

Piece #7 – Ear Centers
Row 1: ch 3, (sl st, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, (dc, sl st) in last ch: 4 sts
Finish off.

Sew ear centers to inside of ears.

Sew on buttons for eyes and stitch nose with embroidery floss.

Stitch motif to top of bag flap.


What do you think?

As always, if you run into any errors let me know so I can fix them. If you run into any problems or just need some basic help, also let me know, I will be glad to help!

Before I even finished this one I had an idea for a second one. I'm thinking a panda this time... But first I have to finish the baby blanket I am working on. My list of baby blankets to make for people grows before I can shorten it. Sigh. But I love to make them and I know the recipients appreciate it.

Update: You can purchase a copy of this pattern in PDF form at my Ravelry store! Click here to check it out.

This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.


Coming soon, another look at eclectic 60's fashion!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank you very beautiful purse for girls.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I am pleased you like it!

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  3. Thank so much! I know a Little girl who will LOVE this :-)

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