Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CP72 - Valentine's Day Game w/Bag

While flowers and candy are the norm on Valentine's Day - the games are always much longer lasting. 
This classic board game, done in loving fashion, can last long after the flowers have lost their perk and the chocolates have all been eaten.





Valentine's Day Game w/Bag

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
Measurements: Board : 10.25 inches tall/ 10 inches wide & Bag: 7.5 inches wide / 8 inches tall (approx.) 
Gauge :  Gauge is NOT critical for this project.
Yardage :  Main Color: less than 7oz/364yrds, Accent Colors: less than 4oz/202yrds

General Notes:
- This pattern is worked in continuous spiral rounds unless otherwise noted.
- This pattern utilizes standard US Crochet Terms.
- I do not utilize 'turning chains' when creating rows of single crochet stitches.  If you find it necessary to ch-1 at turn, this will count as your 1st stitch.

Special Stitches:
- How to make a Romanian Cord - Video Tutorial here


Materials Used in Model: 
Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0373 Petal Pink, 0706 Perfect Pink and 0311 White
Size US G/6-4.00mm Crochet Hook

Tapestry/Yarn Needle for sewing 
Long Straight Pins for positioning


Bag:  (Make 1)
with Petal Pink
,
Chain 18,
___ Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 15 sts, 3 sc in end ch st - rotate piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 15 chs, Inc in last ch  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 2: 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 15 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 15 chs, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in nxt st  (44 sts)
___ Rnd 3: sc in nxt st, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 17 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 17 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts  (52 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 19 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 19 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts  (60 sts)
___ Rnd 5: sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 21 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 21 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (68 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 23 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 23 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts  (76 sts)
___ Rnd 7: sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 25 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 11 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 25 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts  (80 sts)
___ Rnds 8-12: sc in ea st around  (80 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 13: [sc in ea of nxt 14 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 5 times  (75 sts)
___ Rnd 14: sc in ea st around, changing to White on lst st  (75 sts)

with White,
___ Rnd 15: [
ch-3, skp ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in nxt st] 25 times  (25 ch-3 sps)
___ Rnd 16: [sc into ch-3 sp, ch-3] 25 times   (25 ch-3 sps)
___ Rnd 17: repeat Rnd 16, slst into first sc made to complete this round  (25 ch-3 sps)
Finish off with White.  Secure and Weave in tail to hide.

with Petal Pink,
___ Rnd 18: join with sc in any ch-3 sp, sc in same sp, sc in nxt sc, (2 sc in nxt ch-3 sp, sc in nxt sc) 24 times  (75 sts)

___ Rnd 19: [sc in ea of nxt 23 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (72 sts)
___ Rnds 20-27: sc in ea st around  (72 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 28: [hdc in nxt st, ch-1, skp nxt st] 36 times  (36 ch-1 sps/36 sts)
___ Rnd 29: sc in ea st and ch-1 sp around  (72 sts)
___ Rnd 30: in BLO, loosely slst in ea st around  (72 sts)
Finish off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.





Bag Flap:  (Make 1)
with Petal Pink,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (42 sts)
___ Rnd 8: [sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (54 sts)
___ Rnd 10: [sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (60 sts)
___ Rnd 11: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times, changing to White on lst st  (66 sts)
Finish off with Pink, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure the Bag Flap to Bag.

with White, 
___ Rnd 12: {sc in nxt st, skp ea of nxt 2 sts, (hdc, 3DC, hdc) in nxt st, skp ea of nxt 2 sts} 7 times, sc in nxt st  (7 fans)
Finish off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.
To position flap, sit Bag upright and flatten out bottom (as if there were material inside) - Flap should fit across opening of Bag with the White accent at front of Bag and extending to side - the back of the Bag contains only unworked stitches of Rnd 11.







Bag Handle:  (Make 1)
with Petal Pink,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnds 2-36: sc in ea st around  (6 sts/ea rnd)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to weave through the front loops of Rnd 36 to close opening and secure Bag Handle to back of Bag - centered atop the Back Flap.



Cord:  (Make 1)
with White, create a cord that is approximately 2 foot in length (approximately 150 cord stitches)
Weave through the ch-1 spaces created in Rnd 28 of Bag.  Cord should be long enough to fit easily through the Bag without any bunching up.





Board:  (Make 1)  This piece is worked in ROWS before using a round to create the border
with White
,
Chain 37,
___ ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 35 chs, TURN  (36 sts)
___ ROWS 2-38: sc in ea st across, TURN  (36 sts/ea row)
___ ROW 39: sc in ea st across, ROTATE to begin working border  (36 sts)

___ ROW to Rnd 1: working down the side of rows created, sc in ea of nxt 37 rows, working across Row 1, 
3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 34 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, working up opposite side of rows, sc in ea of nxt 37 rows, working across ROW 39, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 34 sts, 3 sc in nxt st  (154 sts)
Finish off with White.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.

with Petal Pink,
___ Rnd 2: join with slst in ANY corner of Board (middle st of 3 sc), 5 hdc in same st, skp nxt st, (slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 3 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st) 8 times, 
slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 3 hdc in nxt st, slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 5 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st, (slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 3 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st) 8 times, slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 5 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st, (slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 3 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st) 9 times, slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 5 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st, (slst in nxt st, skp nxt st, 3 hdc in nxt st, skp nxt st) 8 times, slst in nxt st, skp ea of nxt 2 sts, slst into first st of 5 hdc grouping to finish.
Finish off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.

With Petal Pink and using either Surface Stitches (as in model), Embroidery or Slip Stitches - create your grid, spacing your lines as evenly as possible.
Model leaves 12 spaces between each grid line on the short side and 13 rows between each grid line on the long side.



Markers:  (Make 10 total - 5 of each Perfect Pink & Petal Pink)  This piece is unstuffed
with Petal Pink/Perfect Pink
,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea st around  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (15 sts)
Finish off and set aside.  Repeat Rnds 1 through 5 once more, DO NOT FINISH OFF - instead continue to Rnd 6:

___ Rnd 6: working from inside Rnd 5 of set aside piece, and into current piece on hook - join the 2 pieces together through 3 sts - continue by working on the outside, and sc in the next 12 sts before reaching the 2nd cup - sc in ea of nxt 12 sts (24 sts - larger round made/2 pieces joined)


___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 6 times  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 8: sc in ea st around  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 10: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 11: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (9 sts)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (6 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to weave through the front loops of Rnd 12 to close opening.





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