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Christmas handbag pattern for children

Christmas handbag pattern for children

My girls are real ‘girls girls’. They love perfect outfits, accessories and glitter. They chose lovely light colored outfits with gold for the holidays. I still had some lovely glitter yarn that has the perfect color to match the outfits! So I decided to try and crochet a real Christmas handbag with this yarn. The little bags tuned out great and I decided to share with you all. 

Christmas handbag crochet pattern

Christmas handbag materials

Kerstbal tasje haken met Prestige van Lammy

  • I used Prestige yarn. 50 g is 90 meters. (You have some yarn left when the project is finished).
    The yarn is quite bulcky and has glitters. Remember this when you choose another kind of yarn!
  • 1 wooden button
  • Hook 5 (4,5 -5 on the label)
  • Stitch marker – very handy here because you have to crochet a perfect circle!

Christmas handbag free pattern

 I used these stitches UK therms: chain, magic loop , secure, slip stitch.

You need two identical circles to start. You connect them later. To get perfect circles it is very important to follow the pattern. If you don’t, you will get corners! 

Perfect circle (you need 2)

R1: 6 sc in magic loop (6)
R2: 2 sc in every sc (12)
R3: (2sc in sc, 1sc) x6  (18)
R4: 1sc, (2sc in sc, 2sc) x5, 2sc in sc, sc (24)
R5: (2sc in sc, 3sc) x6 (30)
R6: 3sc (2sc in sc, 4 sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 1sc (36)
R7: (2s, 5sc) x6 (42)
R8: 4sc (2sc in sc, 6sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 2sc (48)
R9: (2sc in sc, 7sc) x6 (54)
R10: 5sc (2sc in sc, 8 sc) x5, 2sc in sc, 3 sc (60)

Finish off.

Christmas bag - two circles Christmas bag crochet - attach 2 circles

Put the two circles on eachother. Make sure the good sides are on the outside.
Crochet the two circles together using secure. 
Crochet 48 in total.
Do not finish off.
Chain 110. My daughter is 6 years old and this made the shoulder band long enough. I do recommend to measure the child. If you need a longer shoulderband, just add more chains.
At the end of the chain I turned, starting 2 stiched from the hook.
I crocheted all the way back to the fist chain using secure stitches.
I finished of. 
I sew the shoulderband on on the other side using a needle. Make sure the shoulderband is not turned when you do tis. 

Start again on one side of the bag, 2 stiches from the shoulderband.
crochet 7 sc – chain one and turn
crochet 7 sc – chain one and turn
crochet 7 sc 
Use slip stitches to get to the 4th sc (middle)
Chain 8
Slip stitch in 4th sc
Finish off. 

Sew one button on the other side. When you close the bag it is ‘just a round bag’.
When it is open it looks like a bauble. 

Christmas bag crochet Easy handbag crochet

Let me know if you used the pattern. 
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Take care en tot snel

Liefs Ilse 



Mondrian animal drawings for kids

Mondrian animal drawings for kids

Mondrian is a Dutch painter whose famous for his abstract line paintings using the primary colors.  Art projects about his art in class are great because the kids love the simpleness about his art helps them to think it can be successfull, even if they aren’t that talented in art!

Animals in class

Animals are a favourite subject of many children. At all ages kids can be triggered about an art project, just because of the theme!

Talking about Mondrian in class

I always use different painting to show the process that Modrian went through. He started very realistic and started his abstract works later on in his life.
The famous tree shows that very well. How it starts by being a tree, but slowly changes into just lines and shapes and some color.

We look at the famous black and white with primary colors. The lines are not the same all over the painting, they have various thicknesses.
We talk about the line, shape and primary colors in his work.

Chosing an animal 

Using several animal books the kids could search an animal they would like to use. They had to simplify the animal. They left out the details or just used the most important shapes 

Dividing the animal into Mondrian shapes

Once the animal was drawn completely, they could trace the drawing and the division lines. All the shapes could be colored, just like Mondrian did. He used red, blue and yellow. 

Pin the Mondrian Animals? 

Mondrian animals

Take care and see you soon

Love Ilse