I’m making a felted purse and have started with a pattern that’s available on Ravelry, Felted Crochet Mitered-Square Tote Bag. Instead of making it a square tote bag I want to make a rectangular purse, which requires some alteration of the pattern.
I decided I’d like to have pairs of triangles join together to form smaller squares. Working from the formula for making a triangle, you must increase by one stitch at each side of the triangle and also increase by one stitch on both sides of the center point, I have made some triangles.
Here are the instructions to make a triangle motif using single crochet stitches.
Triangle Motif-free pattern instructions by Kathy Kelly
Using standard U.S. Terminology
Begin with a slip knot and chain 2
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (7 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc [place a marker in the 2nd of these 3 sc], sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (11 sc)
Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc which has the marker [move marker to mark the 2nd of the 3 sc just made], sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (15 sc)
Continue in this manner making
2 sc in the first sc
sc in each st until you reach the marker
3 sc in the st with the marker [remove marker] replace marker in 2nd of the 3 sc just made
sc in each st until you reach the last st
2 sc in last st
Each row will have 4 more stitches than the previous row. You can continue on until the triangle is the size you want. Finish off by cutting the yarn and pulling a loop through the loop on the hook.
In the photograph above I worked until I had 23 sts.
The yarn is Noro Kureyon and I used an I hook.
Abbreviations, in U.S. Terminology
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
© 2012 Kathy Kelly
Here is the city of triangles I made to go with some blocks for a purse.
Have fun making your own triangles.