Sunday, January 07, 2007

Pattern: Ceron

Ceron is a child's bracelet bag, the sort of thing a lass can wear to keep her important things in when she's running about, but can be worn over the wrist so she can have her hands free to play and climb and do all those things girls want to do. it is named after the girl who was was the inspiration for this bag, and received one for her birthday last year.

I've found that because of the way the bag is made, quite deep, with bracelets that will naturally fall together on the child's wrist, it doesn't need any extra closures to hold a few small bits inside. if you're worried, then adding a magnetic purse clasp onto the inside would probably be the best idea, a popper/snap fastener could also be used.

I've used a leftover part ball of Rowan Cork. However, this is a discontinued yarn, and would anyway, have been quite expensive for a child's whimsy. I would suggest that you choose a bulky weight yarn, any acrylic or wool blend, This is probably a good chance to use up a part ball of something leftover from another project.

Yarn: Bulky weight acrylic or wool blend

other materials:

scraps of acrylic felt
some embroidery floss
3 plastic child's bracelets
1 half inch button
sewing thread
optional magnetic purse clasp

cost: £0-2, depending on materials used.

Knitability level: beginner

Needles: 4.5mm (US 7)



Cast on 5 stitches.

next 12 rows: k to end

Begin increases, (the second increase is done 1 stitch from the end, to give a neater edge)

row 1: kfb, k to last 2 stitches, kfb, K1. (7 st)
row 2: k to end.

repeat these 2 rows 5 times more (17 st)

Knit straight until the piece measures 13 inches.

begin decreases, again, done in from the edge for neatness

row 1: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1
row 2: k to end

repeat these 2 rows 5 times more (5 st)

knit 12 rows

cast off.


Fold ends of bag over bracelets and sew in place to attach the bracelet handles to the bag. Hold both handles in place and pin the 2 sides of the bag together. Sew the sides from the fold at the bottom, up to the end of the straight sides. Sew in ends.

make embellishment:

Cut 2 pieces of acrylic felt, one with a 3cm the other with a 4cn diameter. Place the smaller piece centred on the larger and sew together with a running stitch around the edge of the smaller circle with 3 strands of contrasting embroidery thread. Sew the button on to the centre of the smaller circle to create a 'flower'.

cut a leaf shape of approximately 6cm length, 4 cm width in green felt. using 2 strands of green embroidery thread, stitch veins on the leaf, as you can see in the photos.

Sew on the flower and leaf using a sewing thread that is a close match to the colours of the leaf and the larger circle of the flower.


k: knit
st: stitch(es)
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

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