The beads are strung onto the working yarn before beginning to stitch, then are crocheted into the piece as you go.
The tote is first worked flat and the front and back pieces are made by following a color chart for color changes and bead placement.
The bear's head is stitched into the design by changing colors (following the color chart), then the ears, muzzle, eyes and nose are stitched on to complete the design.
The handle is worked last by stitching in the round around the top edge of the tote.
Finished size is 13" wide x 14" tall
Yarn used - Lily's Sugar 'n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn (worsted weight) 120 yards/109m per skein.
3 balls Main Color (Hot Blue & Hot Pink were used in the totes pictured)
1 ball White
1 ball Jute
1 ball Ecru
Other items needed:
Size H (5mm) Crochet Hook
164 (4mm x 7mm) Mini Pony Beads - I purchased my beads at www.ponybeadstore.com.
(2) - 1/2" Black Buttons w/shank (for eyes)
(1) - 3/8" Round Black Button (for nose)
Black Sewing Thread & Sewing Needle
The stitches used in making this tote are:
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
You may sell finished items made from this pattern, but please give my etsy shop www.whiskersandwool.etsy.com credit for the pattern.
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4" x 4" swatch worked in sc = 15 sts & 17 rows
My name is Doni, and I live in Indiana with my wonderful husband and 3 adorable (and sometimes bratty) cats :) I caught the crafting bug early, and love to crochet, knit, quilt, sew, cross stitch, ...
My name is Doni, and I live in Indiana with my wonderful husband and 3 adorable (and sometimes bratty) cats :) I caught the crafting bug early, and love to crochet, knit, quilt, sew, cross stitch, embroider, and papercraft just to name a few :) But my biggest passion is crocheting which I've been doing since my Grandma taught me when I was 8 years old.
I can also be found on Ravelry under the username bearsycat, on Etsy at www.whiskersandwool.etsy.com and at my blog www.whiskersandwool.blogspot.com