30 years ago this week, Dirty Dancing shocked the world! What was expected to be a complete flop, turned into a huge hit with a cult following that still continues to this day.
Second only to "Nobody puts Baby in the corner," is the line, "I carried a watermelon." Well, I actually prefer the question, "I carried a watermelon?" Because haven't we all been there? Haven't we all said that one weird or random thing, making an awkward first impression?
To wrap up our week of celebration, enjoy this free Watermelon Coin Purse crochet pattern, and carry your own watermelon!
I couldn't make a Baby without also doing something with a watermelon. Obviously, this pattern is not designed for littles. It's a tiny clutch, or coin purse, so you can make the lovey doll for your little, and the coin purse for yourself! If you get the same rounded purse frame I got at Hobby Lobby, it even has an attachment for adding a key ring to it. Fun!
If you are looking for a watermelon toy for a baby or child, to accompany your Baby lovey, my Watermelon Nesting Bowls would be the perfect fit!
Red Heart Super Saver, Green Tones
Caron Simply Soft, Watermelon
Small, round purse frame, approximately 3.25 inches
*Get my exact purse ring from Hobby Lobby!
Green thread (or thread yarn for more durability)
*Optional: small amount of fabric for lining
Terms and abbreviations to know:
rnd, rnds - round, rounds
st, sts - stitch, stitches
sc - single crochet
inc - increase, work 2 sts together into the same st
Notes: This pattern is worked in the rnd, with no joining. It is made in two separate pieces to be connected to make the purse.
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Begin with magic ring, in pink.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts
Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st)6x; 18 sts
Rnd 4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts)6x; 24 sts
Rnd 5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts)6x; 30 sts
Rnd 6: (inc, sc in next 4 st)6x; 36 sts
Change to white
Rnd 7: sc in each st around; 36 sts
Change to green.
Rnd 8: (inc, sc in next 5 sts)6x; 42 sts
Rnd 9: (inc, sc in next 6 sts)6x; 48 sts
Rnd 10: sc in each st around; 48 sts
Using black, sew a few watermelon seeds wherever you want them in the pink.
Back side, all in green
Repeat rnds 1-10
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
My purse from was about 3.25 inches. I first sewed about 30 sts together along the bottom, to sew the pieces together. This may vary, depending on your own personal gauge, but just make sure that the open space matches up with the frame.
For sewing onto the frame, you can use thread or thread yarn. If you're wondering just how durable this is with ordinary thread, I used old thread, handed down to me from my grandmother. I sewed over the holes 2 times. When I wanted to tear it out, and try something different with the pattern, it took a lot of muscle...and a box cutter! So feel confident in whatever you have on hand, just double or triple it up if it's thinner!
Don't forget to add the little black seeds! I just sewed in some black yarn around the pink of the watermelon.
I still plan to try to line mine, with some cute watermelon fabric, so I will keep you posted, but wanted to get the crochet part of this pattern out for y'all!
This wraps up our week of celebrating Dirty Dancing!
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