Monday, May 26, 2014

Fat Striped Bag - Purse Crochet Pattern

I love big fat bags to take my projects along with me.

I have just updated this fun bag pattern.
I released the pattern it about 2 years ago 
and decided it was time for an update.

 This Bag is the perfect shape and size to take to the beach, 
pool, picnic, on a trip, or even to the farmers market.  

And if you make it from Red Heart Super Saver yarn--- 
It is washable. So if it gets dirty or full of beach sand, 
or wet at the pool, you can wash it!

Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your
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This Crochet pattern is for a huge bag!

It measures approximately 18 X 15 inches, 
not including the handles.

It is a big fat bag, and sturdy too. 
Stitches up easy, quick and really stylish as well.

The cute little flower is 
also included in the pattern.

Skill : Easy

Materials :
Hook : J/10
Yarn : 2 colors of any WW yarn ( C1, C2)
I used Red Heart Super Saver maroon and cream tweed
Yarn Needle

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Note Ch2 at end of rows does not count as a stitch.

R : 1 - With C1, ch 62, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
1 hdc in each ch across, turn, ch 2 ( 61 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn,

R : 3 - Change to C2, leaving C1 attached, ch 2, 
1 hdc in each hdc, ch 2, turn

R : 4  - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

R : 5  - Change to C1, leaving C2 attached, 1 hdc in each hdc, ch 2, turn

R : 6 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

By leaving the yarn attached and switching back and 
forth from the two yarns, you will have a lot less ends to
 weave in and a much neater appearance.

R : 7-34 - Repeat R 3-6, tie off after 34

Fold bag in half with the stripes going vertical, with right side facing out,
 sc up one side of the bag, tie off, Then sc up the other side, tie off again. 
Weave in your ends.

Bag band Opening:

R : 1 - With C1, attach yarn to the top left side edge  of the bag opening,
 sc around the putting 2 sc in each "Stripe" around, join, ch

R : 2 - (Decrease row for gathering) SC the 1st and 2nd sc together,
 * SC the next 2 sc together, Repeat From * around the bag opening, 
join ch 1

R : 3 - 4  - 1 hdc in each st around, join, 

R : 5 - Change to C1, ch2, 1 dc in each hdc around, join, ch 1

R : 6 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off, weave in the ends.

Bag handle :

Ch 60 , 1 sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn
 sc across row and repeat , tie off and sew on to the sides 
of the fat bag securely

6 petal Flower :

With C1, Ch 3, 12 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, 
Change to C2 1 sc in the first hdc, * (1sc, 3 dc, 1sc) in the next  hdc,
 1 sc in the next hdc, Repeat from *5 more times for six petals,
 tie off and sew on front of Fat Bag.

The Stripes are fun, but you could make this bag
 in any color or colors and it would still be a fun big bag!
I think it would be awesome in pink and grey, black and green.
How about camo and take it on a hunting trip?

I hope you will makes some of these.
Feel free to post your pictures 
to my facebook page.
I would love to see your bags
 made from this fun pattern.
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