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Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Summer Stripe Tote Bag

Cheery, whimsical and easy to make!!  The Summer Stripe Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the market, beach or as your summer everyday bag! Using self-striping yarn, makes the work is easy… Simple moss stitch and fun join make the bit of whimsy on the front of the bag… Your choice of handles, either a simple crochet handle or a fun ready-made handle can make this personalized to your taste!

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Materials: 

Yarn~ 1 Caron Cakes worsted weight yarn, 383 yards per skein. I used Spice Cake and Blueberry Kiwi.

Hook~ H   *You can use a larger or smaller hook to make the bag bigger or smaller

Pre purchased handles are an option

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

Size:

13″ x 13″ Tote

18″ x 1″ Crochet Handle

 

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sk ~ Skip

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sp ~ Space

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

Dc ~ Double Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

X St – X stitch – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in previously sk st.

Instructions:

Ch 52

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch*, repeat *to* across. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last ch 1 sp and last st. = 27 sc & 24 ch1 sp

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across`. = 26 sc & 25 ch1 sps

Rows 4-99:  Repeat rows 2 & 3

Joining Row 1 to Row 99:

You will be working 1 st in row 99 then 1 st in row 1, this will join the two ends together.

Ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 1st st of row 1, *ch 1 sk ch 1 sp of row 99, hdc in next st of row 99, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp of row 1, hdc in next st of row 1*, repeat * to * across. = 52 hdc & 51 ch 1 sts

Top Edging:

Join yarn with sl st to top of the bag(either end can be the top)

*No turning rows 1-3, turn rows 4 & 5

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 96 sts evenly around the top of the bag, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc), X st, * dc in next st, X st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 32 x sts & 32 dc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across. = 96 sc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 96 sc

Row 5:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning st, finish off. = 96 rev sc

*Lining up the fancy join placement to the right 1/3 of the bag( See my bag at top for placement), sew bottom of bag closed.

Straps: 

2 options – 

Option 1: Crochet Handles

Ch 81(leave a tail for sewing handle to bag)

Row 1:  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 80 sl st

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. = 80 dc

Row 4 – 5:  Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. = 80 sl st

Finish off, leave tail for sewing  handle to bag

Sew 1st handle to front inside and 2nd handle to back inside.

Option 2:  Purchased Handles

Sew handles on inside of the bag to the front and back.

Congratulations!!

You now have a Summer Stripe Tote Bag!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2018 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blogwebsite or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Green Tea Scarf… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Green Tea Scarf… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Green Tea Scarf

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Fun, Fresh and a Free Crochet Pattern!!  The Green Tea Scarf is a simple chevron pattern made with  “X” stitches…. This gives it a nice lacy, feminine look!! Using Caron Cakes Yarn lets all the color work happen before your eyes without having to weave in the ends too!!

SUPPLIES~

Yarn: 2 – Caron Cakes in Pistachio, 766 yards total(worsted weight)

Hook: H

STITCHES~

St – Stitch     Ch –  Chain     Sk – Skip       Dc – Double Crochet

X Stitch: Working over 2 stitches- Sk St, Dc in next St, Dc in previous st to create an X.

SIZE~

Approx. 8′ long using both Caron Cakes in full and 12″ wide

INSTRUCTIONS~

Ch 48

Row 1:  Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 chs, dc in next 6 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 sts, dc in next 6 chs, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 chs, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st. = 46 dc.

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and through out), turn, dc in same st, *3 X sts over next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 X sts over next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st*, Repeat *to* 1 more time, 3 x sts over next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 X sts over next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st. = 18 X sts, 4 dc

Rows 3- 135: Repeat row 2.

Finish off.

Congratulations!!!

You now have a Green Tea Scarf!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

Winterberry Warm-up Cowl… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Winterberry Warm-up Cowl… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Winterberry Warm-up Cowl

Winterberry Warm-Up Cowl... Free Crochet Pattern

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This lovely crochet cowl design is soft, fashionable and can be worn in several ways… Pull it over your head to be worn as a contemporary cowl, Down over your shoulders to keep the chill off, As a hooded wrap to keep you warm and dry… However you wear it, the Winterberry Warm-up Cowl will keep you in style!!

The self-striping yarn makes this design easy to whip up with just one cake of Caron Cakes…  A two row repeat allows for that project your can work on anywhere!!  I hope you enjoy my latest design!!


Materials:

Yarn ~ 380 yards worsted weight yarn. Caron Cakes Yarn in Red Velvet was used for this project.

Hook ~ I hook

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet      Dc ~ Double Crochet    Cl ~ Cluster

Cluster Stitch: Yo, insert in designated stitch, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same st and draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook. (yo – yarn over)

Size:

46″ Around x 24″ Top to Bottom

Gauge: 

12 Dc x 6 Rows = 4″ x 4″


Instructions:

104 Foundation Sc –Click here for tutorial or ch 105, turn and sc in each ch = 104

Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1:  Ch 1, * sc in st, ch 2, sk st, cl in next st, ch 2, sk st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 26 clusters, 26 sc & 52 clusters

Round 2: Sl st in next 2 chs, sl st in top of next cluster st, ch 1, *sc in next cluster, ch 5*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 26 ch 5 & 25 sc

Round 3:  Sl st in next 2 ch’s , sc in same ch 5 sp, ch 2, *cl in next sc, ch 2, sc in center of next ch 5 sp, ch 2*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 26 clusters, 26 sc & 52 ch 2 sps

Round 4-44: Repeat rounds 2 & 3.

Finish off and weave in ends of yarn.

Congratulations, you now have a Winterberry Warm-up Cowl!!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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