Last night, I was getting my 2 daughters ready for their first Daddy/Daughter Dance. Daddy got them new dresses, and shoes, and even necklaces. What he forgot was the OTHER necessities little girls NEED...hair ties, and a purse...I had a moment of panic, when I realized we have NO hair ties~of any kind~anywhere in this house...we even looked in the car! Nothing...but WAIT! I am a crafty Mama~I have elastic beading thread! I can just cut a piece, tie it in a loop, and VOILA! Instant hair tie! I can see by the look on my youngest daughters face, that we are going to have a problem with this solution...
Cut a length of elastic. (I used about 4") and tie the ends together. Join your yarn around the elastic, ch 1, and then work *1 hdc, 1 sc* repeatedly around until you reach your starting point again. Join it, and fasten off. Weave in your ends, and you are done! As I said, it took me all of 5 minutes to make this one :)
Want to make your own Swanky Little Wrist Bag? Here you go~
1 skein Red Heart Boutique Swanky yarn
Size I/9 (5.50mm) crochet hook
sl st-slip stitch
Rnd 1: ch 2. Work 12 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1. Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1. *Hdc in next st, work 2 hdc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (36 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 1. *Hdc in each of the next 2 sts, work 2 hdc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join. (48 sts)
Rnd 5: ch 1. *Work 5 dc in next st. Skip next 2 sts. Sc in next st. Skip next 2 sts*. Repeat (*) around. Join.
Rnd 6: ch 1. *Skip next 2 sts. Sc in next st. Skip next 2 sts. Work 5 dc in next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join.
Continue repeating rnds 5 & 6, until desired length is reached.
Drawstring Rnd: ch 1. *Hdc in next st. Ch 1, skip next st*. Repeat (*) around. Join.
Edging Rnd: ch 1. Work 3 hdc in each ch 1 space around. Join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Drawstring: ch 40(or length needed for strap) Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch to end. Fasten off. Weave in and out of ch 1 spaces in Drawstring rnd. Tie ends together and weave tails in.