Friday, January 25, 2013

Crochet Bag

Crochet Bag by Dana White at Everyday Handmade

This Christmas I made my son and my nephews crocheted bags to hold the carved sling shots I got them. My sister-in-law said the bag was the perfect size for the kids Kindle or Nook (can't remember which one). She asked if I would make one for my niece. I decided to add my favorite puff stitch flower and turn the ends of the tie strings into leaves.

Crochet Bag by Dana White at Everyday Handmade

Free Crochet Bag Pattern (See below for pattern with color change instructions):


Size F Crochet Hook (I like to do a nice tight stitch to protect what is in the bag)
Cotton 4 ply Yarn
Gauge not really important

Chain 17 plus 3 more for your turning chain, which will count as your first stitch in round 1 (20 total)

Round 1: Double Crochet (DC) into the third stitch from your hook and one DC into each chain to the end. In the last stitch DC 4 more stitches (for a total of 5 DC in last stitch). Now continue around and DC into the bottom side of your chain all the way across. When you get to the last chain do 4 DC into that chain. Fasten your last DC to your first Chain 3 Turning Chain with a Slip Stitch (SS). (Counting your turning chain you should have 40 stitches)

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first stitch), DC into each stitch all the way around. Fasten your last DC to your first Chain 3 with a SS. (40 stitches)

Round 3-18: Repeat Round 2

Round 19: Chain 3, DC in next stitch, Chain 2, Skip 2 stitches, * DC into next 2 Stitches, Chain 2, Skip 2 * (*repeat to end) Fasten with a SS as usual.

Round 20-21: Repeat Round 2, Fasten off and weave in end.


Free Crochet Bag Pattern With Color Change Instructions:


Size F Crochet Hook (I like to do a nice tight stitch to protect what is in the bag)
Cotton 4 ply Yarn
Gauge not really important

Chain 17 plus 3 more for your turning chain, which will count as your first stitch in round 1 (20 total)

Round 1: Double Crochet (DC) into the third stitch from your hook and one DC into each chain to the end. In the last stitch DC 4 more stitches (for a total of 5 DC in last stitch). Now continue around and DC into the bottom side of your chain all the way across. When you get to the last chain do 4 DC into that chain. Fasten your last DC to your first Chain 3 Turning Chain with a Slip Stitch (SS).

Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first stitch), DC into each stitch all the way around. Fasten your last DC to your first Chain 3 with a SS. (40 stitches)

Round 3 - 5: Repeat Round 2

Round 6: Use second color if wanted. Leave first color yarn attached and just move yarn off to your right out of your way. The yarn will carry along to the next row on the inside of your bag, no need to cut off. Take second color pull a loop through chain on your hook and chain 3. (I like to pull first color yarn tight at this point and you won't see the first color in your new row.) Now continue as you did in Round 2.

Round 7: Repeat Round 6 with First Color

Round 8: Repeat Round 6 with Second Color

Round 9: Repeat Round 2

Round 10: Repeat Round 6 with First Color

Round 11: Repeat Round 6 with Second Color. Cut off second color of yarn, pull through to fasten off. Hold this tail over the top of your stitches and crochet right over to weave in as you work.

Round 12: Repeat Round 6 with First Color

Round 13: 18: Repeat Round 2

Round 19: Chain 3, DC in next stitch, Chain 2, Skip 2 stitches, * DC into next 2 Stitches, Chain 2, Skip 2 * (*repeat to end) Fasten with a SS as usual.

Round 20 - 21: Repeat Round 2, Fasten off and weave in end.

Decorative Tie Cord:


Chain 100, feed the end of the chain in and out through the large holes in round 19, ending with both ends out side of the bag. Depending on how tight you chain you may need to make it longer to have enough room to tie. I then followed this leaf pattern right on the end on my chain, cut and weave in end when finished.


Leaf Pattern Click Here Scroll to the bottom of the page
Add a leaf to the other end the same way. Just pull a loop through the end of the chain (leaving a long tail) and again follow the leaf pattern. When finished pull through to fasten but leave a long tail to weave in and fasten on flower.

I made a Puff Stitch Flower by following this pattern. I found this pattern on her blog a long time ago and it is still my favorite flower.

I took the long tails left from the last leaf and with a needle stitched the flower onto the top of the leave. I stitched it through the yellow center in a nice circle, so it looked like it belonged. Ended the green yarn on the back of the leaf. I tied the two green tails together and then weaved in the ends.

FINISHED
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