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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tunisian Cable Clutch-pattern with picture

Tunisian Cable Clutch
By Stephanie
Copy Right 2007
free to use pattern for personal use
Materials:
6.00 mm Hook (I used a Boyes size J...guage is not important here)
3 Oz any worsted weight yarn
large eye needle
1 yard 1/2 inch satin yarn
1-2 Stitch holder, second hook or scrap yarn on needle to hold stitches

Stitch Key:
(Following links all go to nextstitch.com where you can view a video)
For this bag you will need to know how to do the following stitches in crochet
Crochet Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
slip stitch (sl)
single crochet decrease (scd)
Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS - also known as afghan stitch or tunisian basic stitch)
Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)


Beginning the Bag
chain 43
Row 1: Insert hook into 2nd loop from hook, yo and pull up a loop.* Insert hook in next loop, yo and pull up a loop.*
Continue from * to * to the end, you should have 43 loops on the hook.

TIP: if using a standard crochet hook place a rubber band wrapped many times around the unused end to keep loops from falling off

Work off loops:
Now yo and pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat from *to * until you have worked off all loops on hook
you will end up with 1 loop on the hook at the end and for each row through out

NOTE: This is the basicTunisian Simple Stitch TSS that you have just completed

Row 2: You will be working the Tunisian Knit Stitch TKS across this row
On the front of the piece you should see vertical bars instead of the standard looking crochet stitch, There will be 2 vertical bars one on the front of the piece one on the back
Skip very first vertical bar on right hand side of piece
In second Vertical bar *insert your hook between these vertical bars, yo, pull up a loop*
Continue from *to* across, you will have 43 loops on the hook

NOTE: For every row through out when you do your forward pass you will end up with 43 loops on the hook

Work off loops:
Now yo and pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat from *to * until you have worked off all loops on hook
you will end up with 1 loop on the hook at the end and for each row through out

Row 3: Switching stitches to start the cable
TKS the next stitch
*Skip next 3 stitches and TKS the 3 next stitches.

this image shows me doing the cable for the 2nd time, I already had done the begining of row 3 steps on the first 7 stitches on the right of the needle. You see the area I am pointing at showing the 3 skipped stitches and the next 3 worked in TKS.

Now remove the 3 stitches just made from the hook and place on a stitch holder

Go back and TKS the 3 skipped stitches
Remove these 3 stitches from the hook and place on a second stitch holder and hold to the back of the work (I just use a second hook of the same size to work the stitches and keep them on it)

place hook in front of the 3 just removed from hook and now pick up the 1st set of 3 stitches you worked the TKS over
Now go back and pick up the 3 TKS you did 2nd starting with the one closest to the right hand side of your work.


You have switched stitches to start the cabling.

TKS next two stitches*

Repeat from *to* to end, you will have 42 loops on the hook and have switched stitches 5 times.
work off stitches just as before.

Row 4-6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8-10: repeat row 2
Row 11: repeat row 3
Row 12-14: repeat row 2
Row 15: repeat row 3
Row 16-18: repeat row 2
Row 19: repeat row 3
Row 20-22: repeat row 2
Row 23: repeat row 3
Row 24-26: repeat row 2
Row 27: repeat row 3
Row 28-30: repeat row 2
Row 31: repeat row 3
Row 32-34: repeat row 2
Row 35: repeat row 3
Row 36-38: repeat row 2
Row 39: repeat row 3
Row 40-42: repeat row 2
Row 43: repeat row 3
Row 44-45: repeat row 2
Row 46: Insert hook into 2nd verticle bar, yo, pull a loop through as if doing a slip stitch in standard crochet.
repeat the slip stitch across and finish off.
(Yours will be longer but this is what the piece will look like as you go)

Hold right sides together lining up rows on the sides and sew up each side with what ever method you prefer.
I did a slip stitch down each side, but a blind stitch, whip stitch andything will work.

TIP: If you chose to line the purse add the lining now

I laid the purse on a piece of material to measure, folded material in 1/2 and sewed the 2 sides up to form an envelope

You may be able to see here one side the stitching is black and the other side the stitching is pink. On my finished piece the yarn is pink, the lining fabric is black and I wanted to keep the stitches on it the same color so they didn't show. To do this place the black thread in the top of your machine and place the pink thread in the bobbin. Now when you sew make sure the pink side is facing the bobbin and the black side is up facing the needle so you will only see the one color of thread on each side)


then I hemmed the top of the liner and inserted it into the bag wrong sides together
I then used a machine and stitched around the top just under the last row of stitches

TIP: Use a walking stitch method on the machine or do this by hand. If you use the foot the yarn will stretch and end up with the lining not matching up correctly



Adding the Handle:
Now you should be able to find 84 stitches around. count 42 stitches on each side and mark the sides with stitch markers.
So you should place a marker in, count 42 stitches to the left after this and place another stitch marker in the 42nd stitch you count to mark off the 43 stitches that belong to one side

Handle Row 1:
Attach yarn on right hand side of bag where 1st stitch market is located with a slip stitch.
Chain 1 Place stitch marker back to mark this as the
Work 6 Decreases using the first stitch where you attached as the place to begin.
NOTE: once you do the 1st decrease mark this stitch as the 1st stitch with one of the stitch markers.

sc in the next 20 stitches
work 5 decreases to next stitch marker. Place stitch marker back to mark this as the side

Work 6 decreases
sc in next 20 stitches
work 5 decreases
sl into top of 1st stitch
You now have 62 stitches around

Handle Row 2:
chain 3 (counts as first hdc and chain 1 space)
skip next stitch
*HDC in next 2 stitches, chain one and skip next stitch*
repeat from *to * around until there is 1 stitch left unworked
HDC in last stitch
slip stitch to chain 2 space of beginning chain 3

Handle Row 3: chain 1
sc in this stitch and each stitch around
slip stitch to first stitch and place stitch markers in to mark corners.
Handle Row 4-5: repeat row 3
Handle row 6: chain 1, sc in same stitch
sc in next 9 stitches
chain 11
skip next 11 stitches
sc in next 20 stitches
chain 11
skip next 11 stitches
sc in next 10 stitches
slip stitch into begining sc

NOTE: You can remove the stitch markers now, they will no longer be needed

Handle row 7: chain 1 sc in same space
sc in next 9 stitches
sc in each of the next 11 chains
sc in next 20 stitches
sc in each of the next 11 chains
sc in next 10 stitches
sl into starting sc
Row 8-10: repeat row 3
at the end of row 10 finish off.

Finishing: Weave in all ends with a needle
Thread 1/2 inch ribbon through the spaced made on Handle Row 2 and tie in a bow

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3 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:11:00 AM , Anonymous Swapna said...

Hi Steph,after a long time we have got such a great tutorial.After seeing your blog other members will be inspired,like me. Thank you very much.

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2008 4:51:00 PM , OpenID craftinmom said...

I just love this cable! I'm printing it out to give it a try. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this tutorial!
Luanne

 
At Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:17:00 AM , Blogger Georgina said...

aww yay this is my bag! hehe. i just started crocheting, but this looks very complicated! thank you again !

cupcake

 

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