Monday, May 26, 2014

Fat Striped Bag - Purse Crochet Pattern

Fat Striped Bag Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

I love big fat bags to take my projects along with me.
I have just re-tested and updated this fun bag pattern.
I released the pattern it about 5 -6 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!
This Crochet pattern is for a huge bag!

It measures approximately 15 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.

See The Video on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Fat Striped Bag Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill : Easy

Materials :
Hook : J/10 6.00MM
Yarn : 2 colors of any Worsted Weight (4) yarn ( C1, C2)
           I used Red Heart Super Saver maroon and cream tweed
           Bernat Pop - Lipstick on your Collar was used for the Video Demo
Yarn Needle
Big Fun button

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

Size: Approx. 15 X 15 inches, not counting the handle

Notes: Ch2 at end of rows  counts as a hdc.
If using a striping yarn disregard the color changes
When changing colors, ch1 after the color change


R: 1 - With C1, ch 62, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 
1 hdc in each ch across, turn, ch 1
(61 hdc , Count remains the same for the body of the bag))

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

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

R: 4  - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

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

R: 6 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn

When changing colors, 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, do not tie off after 34

R: 35 - Fold bag in half with the stripes going vertical,
 with right side facing out,

 sc up one side of the bag, tie off. weave in your ends.

R: 36 - Join yarn to bottom of the other side and repeat, do not tie off. 

Bag band Opening:

R: 37 - sc evenly around the top of the bag opening, the putting 1 sc in each row end,
 join, ch 1 (there is not a set number of sts, you will 68 - 70 sts)

R: 38 - (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: 39 - R: 40  - 1 sc in each st around, join, 

R: 41 - Change to C1, Repeat R: 3

R: 42 - 1 sc in each sc, join, do not tie off.

Bag handle :
R: 43 - Ch 60 , 1 sc in the 2nd ch and in each ch across, ch 1, turn

 R: 44 - 1 sc in each sc across row , join to the next sc, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.
Center and sew on handle to other side of bag band.

Add a few stitch to the where the bag handle began to make sure it is secure.

Optional - 6 Petal Flower :

With C1, Ch 3, 11 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, (12hdc)
Change to C2 1 slst in the first hdc, * (ch2, 3 dc, 1ch2) in the next  hdc,
 1 stst in the next hdc, Repeat from *5 more times for six petals,
 tie off and sew on front of Fat Bag.

For How to make the layered Flower see Video above.

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. At Posh Pooch Designs
I would love to see your bags made from this fun pattern.

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