Friday, June 21, 2013

Big Striped Bag Crochet Pattern

Big Striped Bag Crochet Pattern
This bag measures 12 x12 x 18

Large enough to carry 2 Chihuahuas!
or your shopping at the farmers market.

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Skill level : Easy to Moderate


Materials:
Hook size : J
4  7oz. skeins of yarn  -I used Red Heart Super Saver
(3 colors - 2 skeins of red - C1, 1 skein of White - C2, 1 skein of Blue - C3)


Stitches :
Chain  (ch)
Single Crochet  (sc)

 Notes: 3 stitches = 1 inch
You will be Crocheting with 2 strands of yarn at all times.
The easiest way to use 2 strands is to roll each skein of yarn into 2 balls.

 Pattern : We will be starting with the base or bottom of the bag -
And it should measure 12 x 12 when completed.

 R : 1 - Ch 31 with 2 strands of C1,

R : 2 - 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1,
turn ( 30 sc)
ch1 1 does not count as a sc, it is a turning ch

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn ( 30 sc)

R : 4-30  -  Repeat R : 3 - until square measures 12 inches. Do not tie off
 sc evenly down the 1st side of the square, 2 sc in the 1st corner,
Repeat on the other 3 sides of the square, join to the 1st sc, ch 1

Sc evenly means to make sure you have the same amount of sc sts down each side.
( 29 sc, and 2 sc in the corner on each side)

R : 31 - We will be working around the edges of the square. 
Working in the back loops, on this row only, 1 sc in each sc down 
the first side of the square,  then st the 2 sc in the corner together, 
Repeat this for the other 3 sides, join to the 1st sc, ch 1

 R : 32-37  - 1 sc in each sc around all four sides, join and ch 1
 (30 sc on each side)


R : 38 - Tie off one of the strands of the red yarn, and join in one of the
strands of the white yarn, With 1 strand of C1 and one strand of C2,
1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 38-43 - With 1 strand of C1 and one strand of C2, 1 sc in each sc around,
 join, ch 1

R : 44- Tie off the one  strand of the red yarn, and join in one of the other
strand of the white yarn, With 2 strands of C2, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 45-49 - With 2 strands of C2, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 50 - Tie off the one  strand of the white yarn, and join in one of the
strands of the blue yarn, With 1 strand of C2 and 1 strand of C3, 1 sc in
 each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 51- 55 - With 1 strand of C2 and 1 strand of C3, 1 sc in each sc around, 
join, ch 1



R : 56 - Tie off the one  strand of the white yarn, and join in one of the
other strand of the blue yarn, With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc around,
 join, ch 1

R : 57-58  -  With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1

R : 59 - We will be forming the handles on this row. With 2 strands of C3, 
1 sc in the 1st 10 sc, ch 25, skip the next 10 sc, join to the next st with a sc, 
1 sc in the next 9 sc, 1 sc in each sc in the next 30 sc, 1 sc in the 1st 10 sc, ch 25, 
skip the next 10 sc, join to the next st with a sc, 1 sc in the next 9 sc, 
1 sc in each sc on the last side, join to the 1st sc , ch 1

R : 60 - With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around, join ch 1

R : 61 - With 2 strands of C3, 1 sc in each sc and in each ch around, join ch 1,
tie off and weave in all ends.

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