FREE Crochet Pattern – Nihon Chic Series – Chain Gang Crochet Cushion

This is the third pattern in our Nihon Chic Series of whimsical, Japanese-inspired crochet patterns.

The Chain Gang Crochet Cushion is designed as a series of interlocking chain links, with a bulky crocheted backing. Use it as a floor cushion or chair pad. The size can be increased simply by making more chain-link blocks.

Crocheted in soft, yet easy care Lion Brand Wool-Ease, this is a funky pattern which you will love crocheting!

FREE Crochet Pattern – Chain-Gang Crochet Cushion/Chair Pad

FREE Pattern – Nihon Chic Series – Chain Gang Crochet Cushion

Nihon Chic – Kyuuto Ball Coin Purse – FREE Crochet Pattern!

Welcome to my very first FREE crochet pattern!

Kyuuto Ball Purse - Pattern One in our exclusive Nihon Chic collection!

The Kyuuto Ball Purse is the first free pattern in my Nihon Chic series. It is a cute crocheted ball burse in 8-ply cotton. ‘Kyuuto’ is Japanese for ‘cute’.

I used Anchor Magicline from my stash (which has been discontinued) but any 8 ply cotton will do just fine – perhaps Creme de la Creme or Clever Country?

It is a very versatile pattern – if using a thinner yarn – just do more rounds – conversely, thicker yarn = less rounds.  Just be sure to adjust your hook size accordingly.  I used a 3.5mm with the Magicline – generally speaking 1/2mm less than the recommended hook size is best so as to get a nice tight sticth – otherwise all your moola will fall out!  The trick is to make sure the edge fits into the size of purse frame that you’re using.

You could also use these cute purses for holding your stitch markers, a small tape measure and buttons – just so long as they’re not sharp and pointy notions!

Anyway, the pattern is below – feel free to copy and use for yourself or share with your friends – and of course link-backs, track-backs and any other form of free linking is greatly appreciated!  The only thing I ask is not to copy the photo onto your blog or website UNLESS you link back to me.

Have Fun!

Gabrielle

Kyuuto Ball Coin Purse Crochet Pattern

Materials:

1 x 50g ball of Anchor Magicline Crochet Cotton, or similar 8-ply cotton, such as Creme de la Creme or Clever Country (one ball of Magicline will make 2 purses)

1 x 3.5mm crochet hook (US Size F)

1 x 3.5 ” or 7cm purse frame

(NOTE:  American crochet terms used throughout)

Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet

sl-st = slip stitch

st = stitch

sts = stitches

A note on the Magic Ring…

The magic ring is a technique for creating a really tight circle at the start of any project done in the round.  It is most often used when crocheting Amigurumi.  Crochet Me has a great tutorial on the subject.

Instructions

(MAKE TWO)

1.  Into the magic ring, Ch-1 then make 6 sc into the ring – 6 sc. Pull the magic ring tight and join with a sl-st in the first sc.

2. Ch-1, 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.  Join with sl-st in first sc.

3.  Ch-1, sc in same stitch,  * 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next st – repeat from * around.  Join with a sl-st in first sc – 18 sts.

4.  Ch-1, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts.  Repeat from * around, ending with a sl-st in beginning sc – 24 sts

5. (This is not an increase row) Ch-1, sc in same stitch and then sc in each stitch around.  Join with a sl-st in beginning sc – 24 sts.

6.  Ch-1, sc in same stitch, sc in each of next 2 stitches, * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts.  Repeat from * to end, join with a sl-st in beginning sc – 30 sts.

7. Ch-1, sc in same stitch, sc in each of next 3 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts.  repeat from * to end, join with a sl-st in beginning sc – 36 sts.

8. (This is not an increase row) Ch-1, sc in same st, * sc in next sc two rows below.  Repeat from * around – sl-st in beginning sc – 36 sts.

9.  Ch-1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 4 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts.  Repeat from * around, join with sl-st in beginning sc – 42 sts.

10.  Ch-1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 5 sts, * 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts.  Repeat from * around, join with sl-st in beginning sc – 48 sts.

11.  Ch-1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 6 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts.  repeat from * around, join with sl-st in beginning sc – 54 sts – FASTEN OFF

Weave in ends.

Using a matching colour of embroidery thread, or split strands of your main yarn, sew the purse frame to each piece – wrong sides facing together.  After the purse frame has been sewn on, then sew around the bottom edge using a running stitch.  Alternatively you can slip stitch the pieces together with a crochet hook and main yarn or do a nice edging such as picot or shell – your limit is your imagination!