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sew awesome craft: Hogwarts House Tote Bag

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Drum roll please!  I have chosen the FIRST EVER sewhooked Sew Awesome Craft!

I’ve made a lot of online craft friends over the years, and I’m always excited when they share their talents with me.  One of these wonderful people, hermione_jean on Livejournal, shared a bag with me that has become one of my absolute favorites to carry around.

She then wrote a tutorial so you can make one for yourself!

This bag has particular significance for me because she has incorporated my Hogwarts House patterns into the design.

I proudly present the the first EVER sewhooked Sew Awesome Craft:  Hogwarts House Tote Bag Tutorial, by hermione_jean.  Also check out the variation for a Hogwarts Unity Tote Bag.

What do I love about this bag?  Well, to start, it’s huge, with a square bottom and awesome long straps for throwing over your shoulder.   It’s got a fantastic harlequin design, created with different colored blocks of fabric, with a Hogwarts House crest pieced front and center.   The tutorial itself is just COOL and the bag looks like a pinwheel before it’s actually finished.

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The Gryffindor bag, made in the tutorial

Ravenclaw bag by hermione_jean
This is the bag she made for me!  Caw Caw Ravenclaw!

I hope you enjoy hermione_jean’s awesome bags as much as I do!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Faux “Knit” Crochet Hogwarts Scarf

Lumos Craft -Scarf In Progress

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Printable Pattern

In July of 2006, I enjoyed one of the best trips of my life to Las Vegas, Nevada.  My friend Hope and I went to Lumos, the first Harry Potter conference I attended.

I was still fairly new to the online Harry Potter fandom, though I’d been part of the HP world since 1999.   I was a new moderator for Harry Potter Crafts (2006-2008) and was not yet working for The Leaky Cauldron as a Crafty Witch (2006-2007).

Lumos changed everything.  Suddenly, the names of people I knew online had faces, and voices and hugs!

Prior to the conference, I went into a crafting frenzy.  I’m a Ravenclaw, and of course needed a house scarf!  I wanted to my scarf to look knit…but I’m not a knitter.  It’s my daughter’s craft, and I have left it alone because it makes her happy to be able to do a craft that mom doesn’t!

Anyhow, I wanted a knit-look scarf and had played with Tunisian crochet before.  After working out the width of the bars, I went to work.  This is the result.  It’s a narrow scarf because I wore it in Las Vegas…in July.  Can you say HOT?

Faux “Knit” Crochet Hogwarts Scarf

Lumos Craft - Ravenclaw Scarf & Prissy

Scarf as modeled in 2006 by my dearly departed Prissy

  • Uses the Tunisian “knit” stitch:  Tutorial on Stitch Diva and on Crochet Cabana (there are lots more, use the one that works for you)
  • Example made in Red Heart worsted weight – Soft Navy & Carrot (for Ravenclaw)
  • “I” afghan or other long crochet hook (gauge varies by size – work with what you like best)

narrow scarf =ch 15, “movie” size=ch 42

Row 1: ch 15 for a narrow scarf, or 42 for wider “movie” size. Insert the hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yo, and pull loop through the chain stitch (2 loops on hook). *Insert hook into next chain, yo, and pull loop through ch*, rep *to* to end of row, leaving all loops on the hook. The number of loops on the the hook should be the same as the beginning foundation chain. Do not turn.

Row 2: Working from left to right, yo and pull through first loop on hook, *yo, and pull through next 2 loops*, rep *to* to end of row (1 loop left on hook).

Row 3: *Insert hook between the 2 double vertical strands of each loop (from front to back), below the chain formed by row 2, yo and pull through a loop (loosely)*, rep *to* across row.

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Repeat row 3 & 4 for pattern. When changing color, attach at end of even row at “1 loop left” so that the remaining loop is the new color. You can easily count the rows you’ve made by the ridges on the back of your work – each ridge equals 2 rows.

*1- 28 in MC 29 (14 ridges)

32 in CC (2 ridges)

33 – 38 in MC (3 ridges)

39-42 in CC (2 ridges)

43- 66 in MC (14 ridges)

Repeat 13 times. You should have 14 sets of “captured” bars and each end should be 28 rows long. Fold the entire scarf in half and whip stitch. The seam can be in the back or on a side – your choice. Whip stitch the ends closed and add short fringe all the way across.

*some resources describe Tunisian crochet with each ridge, or every two rows as one row. If you want to count like that, then think 1-14, 15-16, etc. when counting.

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This is part of my “Way Back Craft” series; patterns, crafts, tutorials and general crafty memories before the days of this craft blog.

This pattern is also available on The Leaky Cauldron.

Crochet Hogwarts Hat & Scarf for a Plushie

At some time during 2005 or 2006 during a frenzied Harry Potter craft session which happened to coincide with the height of my children’s Build-A-Bear obsession, the thought occurred to me that my daughter’s lion needed to be, no must be, a Gryffindor.

Fun, fast and free crochet at it’s geeky best!

Plushie Gryffindor Hat & Scarf

add this pattern to your ravelry queue:

Printable Pattern

Supplies:
2 colors worsted yarns (Red Heart used in example)
N – hook

Hat:
Crocheted with two strands of each yarn throughout.
Row 1 – with burgundy, ch 6. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 3, 11 DC over ring, sl st to join. Finish off.
Row 2 – join gold to in any st, ch 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around. Sl st to join. Finish off.
Row 3 – join burgundy in any st, ch 3, DC in next st and each st around. Finish off.
Row 4 – join gold in any st, ch 3, DC in next st, ch 3, sk 3 dc, dc in next 8 sts, ch 3, sk 3 st, dc in remaining sts. Finish off.
Row 5 – join burgundy in any st, sc in each st around, sc over ch 3s. Finish off, weave in ends.

Attach Pom-Pom (optional)

Scarf:
Crocheted with two strands of each yarn throughout.
ch 5
Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. Ch 1 turn.
Row 2 – sc across, ch 1 turn
Row 3 – sc across. Attach new color at top of last st. Ch 1, turn

Repeat 1-3 in alternating colors for a total of 13 blocks of color. Add fringe.

Ravenclaw Kitty

Ravenclaw Kitty

This pattern also available on The Leaky Cauldron

Happy Crafting!