Mini Pouch Set

Posted By on April 26, 2016


My 15 year old son, Ben, is a Yu-Gi-Oh player who attends tournaments on a weekly basis. We talked about handy ways for him to store his cards and the handful of dice that he usually brings with him to the tournaments. He has a nice plastic box for all his cards, but his dice were just rattling about. So we discussed various options for storing/transporting the dice. We decided on small crochet pouches made of cotton yarn in all sorts of bright colors. He wanted pouches to share with his friends, so I got started making these cute pouches.

I use a light weight, soft, unmercerized cotton yarn. It comes in so many wonderful bright colors, so it is perfect for both boys and girls. I made each pouch in 2 colors, and Ben got right on making color combinations. I think that most any colors work together, especially with projects like these. As I were sharing pictures of the pouches online several people asked me for instructions. I got right on writing the patterns for these pouches.

The pattern set consist of 2 patterns. One pouch has a flat round bottom which makes it perfect for standing. The other is made as a flat rectangle, perfect for lying flat in a card box, or other game box. After the bottoms are made the pouch patterns are basically the same. Both patterns also include instructions on how to make the pouches larger so they can be used for other things, such as bingo gear, or a small purse for a little girls.
The patterns are sold as a set of two via Ravelry


We also sell the finished pouches here at We-R-Soto. The price starts at $4 per pouch (plus S/H). Colors depend on availability, but contact me and we will see what we can work out. Leave a comment or contact me through PM on my Facebook page.


Not only can these pouches be use as dice bags for the avid Yu-Gi-Oh, Dungeons & Dragons, or Yatzee players, but you can use them for so much more. How about little clothing bags for Barbie’s dresses and shoes, a special button collection, your marbles, jacks, coins, or rock collection. Maybe a special piece of jewelry. Make the pouch a little bigger and you can use it for bingo gear. For travelling you can use it in your suitcase for any small items that might get lost. These pouches have so many uses. What would you use your pouch for? Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

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Penny’s Clamfare Scarf

Posted By on August 30, 2015

Scarf 04

Crochet pattern for a very beautiful scarf. This scarf is perfect for all 4 seasons (depending on your choice of yarn). Use a light weight cotton for a beautiful summer scarf, or use a heavier yarn such as Caron Simply Soft for a winter scarf. Yarn of any weight group will work for this scarf. Keep in mind that it will work best with yarn that is not too thin or too bulky.
You can easily adjust the width and length of the scarf so you can make it to fit any size you like.
This scarf looks very elegant, yet can easily be crocheted by a novice.

Visit this listing on Ravelry

I have made this scarf in many different types of yarn and it continues to amaze me how nice it look. Below you will see a few versions and you will also find the link to purchase the pattern so you too can make this awesome scarf.

To purchase this pattern click here:

This version of the scarf is made using Red Heart Boutique, Unforgettable. The color name is Sunrise. I used 2 skeins.



For this one I used a Turkish 100% cotton. Yarn was purchased at Lyn’s Crafts. I used 100g.

Scarf 07

This one is a Turkish cotton blend. This yarn was also purchased at Lyn’s Crafts. I used approximately 125g for this one.

Scarf 01

For this one I used Caron Simply Soft.

Scarf 02

To purchase this pattern click here:

Knitting Abbreviations

Posted By on May 5, 2015

Finally, I have picked up knitting again. My big issue though is that I never learned to use US terms when knitting. So even though I know how to knit, I still have trouble reading patterns, and memorizing all the abbreviations. I looked around and those site that claim to have comprehensive abbreviations list, well they don’t. There are always some missing. So I decided to compile my own list. I have included every abbreviation I could find. AND I am also including stitch combination abbreviations that I have used lately. There will be hundreds more stitch combination abbreviations, and I will update the list once I find more. Please, if I am missing some, add them in the comments and I will add them to the list once I update.

Knitting Abbreviations PDF Download

Knitting Abbreviations
There are many variations of each abbreviation. And many times it depends on context.

3fc – Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
4fc – Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K3 from cable needle.
4Kfc – Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K3 from cable needle.

alt – alternate, alternating
approx – approximately


Curly Tutorial

Posted By on January 14, 2015

Making cute curlies is fun, and so easy, once you know how. You really only need to know basic stitches, and you too can make corkscrew curls. To make a basic curl you make a chain and then go back adding 2 or 3 stitches in each chain stitch. I like to only add 2 cause I like the curls to be more “relaxed”. You can use single crochet, double crochet, or any stitch you like. It depends on how big you want the curl. For the Unicorn Scarf tail (pattern @ Ravelry and Craftsy) I used single crochet.



Unicorn Scarf (curly instructions)

Posted By on January 14, 2015


You can find the pattern for this Unicorn pattern at both Ravelry and Craftsy. It is a pattern for the basic unicorn scarf. Everything you need to know to make the basic scarf is in this pattern.

You can find the detailed curly tutorial HERE

This is how the basic scarf looks, however this one has a white body (scarf), where the one in the pattern has a striped body (scarf):

Now, if you would like to turn this scarf into this:
you will need to add curlies to the tail. It is actually very simple. You know from the pattern how to make these little curlies, but how do we add them.


Cozy cozy – Can or Cup Mitten

Posted By on October 24, 2014

While surfing through some of the Facebook crochet groups I saw a can mitten and thought it was a genius idea. Searching around I found that it is not at all a new concept, but just one that hasn’t been explored much. So I tried my hand at one. It actually turned out nicely, and several people were asking for the pattern. At first I felt like it would be too complicated to write out, but once I got started it wasn’t too bad. Took me 9 hours to write the pattern. Lot less than some of my other patterns.

Anyway, it is now up on and I know a lot of you need it for your stocking stuffers, Christmas/Winter craft shows and fairs, and of course for yourselves as well.

Cozy cozy – Can or Cup Mitten on







Cozy cozy – Can or Cup Mitten on

Round vs Hexagon flats – Tutorial

Posted By on September 30, 2014

The other day I saw someone, in one of the Facebook groups, who had trouble making a round flat.  Someone then told this lady that you can never make a round flat because it will always come out as a hexagon. That is not true. You can make a round flat, or a flat that is more round than hexagon.

The reason a flat will look like a hexagon is because you do the increase in the same area each time.

Like this:

1.  Magic ring ch1, 6sc, pull closed, sl st into first sc (6)

2.   ch1, 2sc in same st as your ch, *2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (12)

3.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (18)

4.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st,
*1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (24)

5.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (30)

6.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (36)

If you continue in this manner, you will end up with a flat that is hexagon shaped.



However, if you follow my instructions your flat will be closer to round than hexagon.

7.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-* 4 times, 1sc in next 3 st, sl st into first sc (42)

8.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 6 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (48)

9.   ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-* 4 times, 1sc in next 4 st, sl st into first sc (54)

10. ch1, 1sc in same st as your ch, 1sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st, 
*1sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st*,
Repeat *-*, sl st into first sc (60)



If you recognize the pattern you can just continue in this manner and make your round flat as large as you like. If it begins to change shape again, you can make your adjustments (move your area of increase). You can do your increase anywhere on the row. As long as you continue to do your counts and it all adds up. When you start a flat with 6 stitches in your Magic Ring, then each new row should have an addition of 6 new stitches. 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, etc.

If you have any trouble with this little tutorial, please feel free to post your questions in the comments section.

Happy Fall Y’all – Pattern SALE

Posted By on September 29, 2014

I have a little sale going on at my Ravelry crochet pattern store: Inger Soto Design

If you buy for $9 or more in my Ravelry crochet pattern store you will get 50% OFF if you use this coupon code on check-out: happyfallyall

Enjoy, and please feel free to share with your friends, family, and crochet groups.

My Ravelry crochet pattern store: Inger Soto Design

Crochet Pattern – Orlando’s Baby Bib

Posted By on September 29, 2014



This is a pattern for a sweet little bib. Perfect to use as a dribble bib, or to dress up a plain onesie/outfit.

I used Patons Grace 100% mercerized cotton (50g) on a 3mm hook. That will leave you enough yarn for 2 bibs. Each bib is approximately 6 inches in diameter (not counting the scalloped edge).

You can use any light weight yarn. Personally I prefer 100% cotton or other type of natural fibers.


Click here to buy this pattern now for just $1.99







Click here to buy this pattern now for just $1.99

Sorry for the mass posting

Posted By on September 23, 2014

It appears that my blog went on a repeat posting spree today. If you are an email subscriber I am so sorry for all the emails. Hopefully it will be better from now on.

Thank you for your patience.

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