City of Triangles

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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.

Someone’s in the catnip

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2 Responses to City of Triangles

  1. Just where did u end up getting the points to publish
    ““City of Triangles | crochetbird”? Many thanks -Karolyn

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