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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


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Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket is a super soft and cuddly afghan.  Easy stitch repeats make this a great project to make while watching TV or sitting around chatting with your fellow crocheters! This would make the perfect baby shower gift for any little one in your life…

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I love the yarn I used too… A big thank you to Yarnspirations for sending me Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny Yarn to whip up this adorable pattern.. This yarn is a small, soft chenille and is very easy to work with!!! Even more importantly… They have given all of you a special coupon to use for your purchase of this fantastic baby chenille yarn…

Just head over to Yarnspirations and enter coupon code BRDBERNAT20 for a 20% savings!!! This coupon code is good through May 14th through May 28th…

 


Supplies:

Yarn ~ Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny – 2 Skeins each of Tea Rose and Polar Bear (316 yds each) total 1264 yards. This is a worsted weight yarn.

Hook ~ I

Stitches: 

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

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

Size:

48″ x 36″ after blocking

Instructions:

Color A: Tea Rose     Colr B: Polar Bear

*Change colors according to the chart below*

With Color A

Ch 122

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*, repeat * to * 6 more times, dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 sts, dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in last st. = 121 dc changing colors as indicated below:

Row 2-69:  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* 6 more time, 3 x sts over next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 X sts over next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st. = 48 X sts, 25 dc

Color Change Chart:

Row 1-5 Color A

Row 6-7 Color B

Row 8-9 Color A

Row 10-13 Color B

Row 14-15 Color A

Row 16-17 Color B

Row 18-21 Color A

Row 22-23 Color B

Row 24-25 Color A

Row 26-29 Color B

Row 30-31 Color A

Row 32-33 Color B

Row 34-37 Color A

Row 38-39 Color B

Row 40-41 Color A

Row 42-45 Color B

Row 46-47 Color A

Row 48-49 Color B

Row 50-53 Color A

Row 54-55 Color B

Row 56-57 Color A

Row 58-61 Color B

Row 62-63 Color A

Row 64-65 Color B

Row 66-69 Color A

Edging:

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, working down the side of the rows, sc 145 sts evenly, 3 sc in 1st st of row 1 of blanket, *sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in ch space, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in ch sp, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in last st of row 1 of blanket, sc 145 sts evenly up side of rows, sc in same st as beginning. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 539 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in st, sc in next 147 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts*, Repeat *to* 6 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st,  sc in next 147 sts, 3 sc in next st, {sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st}, repeat {to} 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 547 sc

Finish off

Block blanket into shape.

Congratulations!! You now have a Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

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This year I had so much fun working with all  of you who participated in this years 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL… This is the final post for this project and announcement of the Amazon Gift Card Winner… 

I hope you stay tuned for more fun crochet patterns throughout the year and more Crochet Alongs!!!

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The winner of the 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Prize is…..

Rita M… I have sent out an email to Rita.. Congrats!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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