Saturday, 9 February 2013

Heart bag pattern - heartsease


This is a little bag pattern which I have devised in order to make heart-shaped bags for a charity event, (details of which are below the pattern).

You can use whatever hook and yarn you prefer. Obviously, a small hook and thin yarn will yield a small bag, whereas a large hook and chunky yarn will make a larger bag. I used an 8mm hook and extra chunky yarn, which made a bag measuring 6 inches across.

Heart Bag Pattern (UK terms)

Make a foundation chain of 4 chains
Row 1 - DC into second ch from hook, 1DC into each of next 2 st. Turn. (3)
Row 2 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (5)
Row 3 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 3 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (7)
Row 4 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 5 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (9)
Row 5 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 7 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (11)
Row 6 - Ch 1, 1DC in each st. Turn. (11)
Row 7 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 9 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (13)
Row 8 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 11 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (15)
Row 9 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 13 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (17)
Row 10 - Ch 1, 2DC in first st, DC in next 15 st, 2DC in last st. Turn. (19)
Row 11 - Ch 1, 1DC in each st. Turn. (19)
Row 12 - Ch 1, 1DC in each st. Turn. (19)
Row 13 - Ch 1, 1DC in each st. Turn. (19)

Now, for the top of the heart, which is worked in two parts.

Row 14a - Ch 1, work 1DC in next 9 st. Turn. (9)
Row 15a - Ch 1, DC2TOG, 1DC in next 7 st. Turn. (8)
Row 16a - Ch1, DC2TOG, 1DC in next 4 st, DC2TOG. Turn. (6)
Row 17a - Ch1, DC2TOG, 1DC in next 2 st, DC2TOG. Turn. (4)
Row 18a - Ch1, DC2TOG, DC2TOG. (2) Fasten off and weave in end.

Put slipknot on hook.
Row 14b - DC into 9th st from LEFT side. 1DC into each of next 8 st. Turn. (9)
Row 15b - Ch 1, 1DC into first 7 st, then DC2TOG. Turn. (8)
Row 16b - Ch1, DC2TOG, 1DC in next 4 st, DC2TOG. Turn. (6)
Row 17b - Ch1, DC2TOG, 1DC in next 2 st, DC2TOG. Turn. (4)
Row 18b - Ch1, DC2TOG, DC2TOG. (2) Fasten off and weave in end.

Make two and join together along sides using slip stitch. Chain a
handle and join on each side.

I hope that the pattern makes sense. Please contact me if you find any errors and I will rectify them!

Here is the 'heartsease' information..
We need 1.5million hearts bags knitted (or crocheted or sewn!) for all the children that are in need of care in the UK...

YOUR heart will go to ONE special little person in the UK. Please knit one (or more) and send to us...
BEGINS: Seventh February 2013 (Thursday)
ENDS: We will gather all the hearts and take to Parliament on Valentine's Day 2014 Friday*

* and on that day Kids Company, the UK Hand Knitting Association and the knitting design duo/company 'Ruth and Belinda' will take the hearts to Parliament. A declaration to the world that there are children in the UK that really need our support, love, care; emotional and physical.

Please knit a heart bag
for the children,
that in Camila Batmanghelidjh's
inimitable words,
"... are not properly cared for".

Little heart bags - made by people like you, with big hearts, to encourage and delight children at Kids Company.

Please send to:
heartsease, Ruth and Belinda HQ - 26 Queens Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 9ER, UK

http://www.ruthandbelinda.co.uk/designevents/heartsease.html

Please spread the word about this. And if you have the spare time and yarn to make a few, please do! I would love to see photos if you do make some!

Please feel free to use my patterns to make items for yourself, as gifts, or to sell. All I ask is that you do not republish the pattern as your own, and if you post pics of items you have made from my patterns, then please mention me and my blog. :) Thank you!

3 comments:

Belinda Harris-Reid said...

I love it... about to but the pattern on our site - thank sooooo much
Belinda xxx

Belinda Harris-Reid said...

* I mean 'put' not but - type too fast. :0(

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