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How to Make a Organic Cotton Crochet Bag
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How to Make a Organic Cotton Crochet Bag

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget < £10
Time 1/2 day +

This is the perfect weekend bag to take out to brunch or for drinks with friends and will take you less than a weekend to make meaning you can make one to match every outfit!

 

Designed by @sewing_the_seeds_of_love 

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How to make

Abbreviations

Pattern written in UK terms

 

BLO – back loop only

tr-Treble Crochet

dc- Double Crochet

ch- Chain

Rep - repeat

Notes

Cut dowel to the following lengths: 

2 x 20cm

Front and Back (Make 2)

Ch48 using 4mm hook.

Row 1. Dc in 2nd st from the hook and in each st to the end. (47dc)

Row 2. Ch3 (counts as 1tr here and throughout), 6tr, *ch1, miss a st, 7tr; rep from * 4 more times.

Row 3. Ch3, *5tr, ch1, miss a st, 1tr, ch1, miss a st, rep from * 4 more times, 6tr.

Row 4. Ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch), miss a st, *3tr, ch1, miss a st, rep from * 10 more times, 1tr.

Row 5. Ch3, 1tr, *ch1, miss a st, 1tr, ch1, miss a st, 5tr, rep from * 4 more times, ch1, miss a st, 1tr, ch1, miss a st, 2tr.

Row 6. Ch3, 2tr, *ch1, miss a st, 7tr, rep from * 4 more times, ch1, miss a st 3tr.

Row 7. As row 5.

Row 8. As row 4.

Row 9. As row 3.

Row 10. As row 2.

Rep rows 2-10 once more,  then rep rows 2-6 once.

Row 25. Ch1, 1dc in each st to the end. Fasten off.

Bag Handle Loops

Join yarn to the top right of the front of bag panel.

Row 26. Ch3, 9tr. (10tr)

Rows 27-32. Ch3, turn, 1tr in each st to the end (10tr)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew into a loop/tunnel for the wooden dowels to sit in.

Miss 27sts on row 25 of bag and join yarn, rep rows 26-32.

 

 Bag Sides & Bottom- made in one piece

Ch6 using 4mm hook.

Row 1. 1dc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in each st to the end. (5dc).

Rows 2-20. Ch3 (counts as 1tr here and throughout), turn, 1tr in each st to the end. (5tr).

Row 21. Ch1, turn, 1dc in each st to the end. (5dc).

Row 22. Ch1, turn, 1dc BLO in each st to the end. (5dc).

Rows 23-71. Ch1, turn, 1dc in each st to the end. (5dc).

Row 72. Ch1, turn, 1dc BLO in each st to the end. (5dc).

Row 73. Ch1, turn, 1dc in each st to the end. (5dc).

Row 74-93. Ch3, turn, 1tr in each st to the end. (5tr).

Row 94. Ch1, turn, 1dc in each st to the end. (5dc).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the front & back of the bag together.

Making Up 

Making sure that the dc BLO rows of the side and bottom sections are lined up with the  bottom corners of the front and back bag sections, sew the bag together.

Weave in all ends.

Place dowel over top of the tr handle section and sew the handles over the dowel to trap it.  Rep for the other end of the dowel, and for the second dowel.

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