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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.

Snowy Mountain Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern

Snowy Mountain Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern

Snowy Mountain Beanie

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I had so much fun designing this Snowy Mountain Beanie!!  I was inspired by my Rainbow Dash Blanket Pattern and using one skein of Caron Cakes in “Cake Pop”, I was able to make 3 hats in the same colors, but different color striping… I loved this so much and if you have followed me long… You know how much I love self striping yarn!!

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Materials:

Yarn:  120 yards worsted weight yarn, shown here in Caron Cakes “Cake Pop”.  Ones 383 yd skein will make all three hats!!  What a bargain!!

Hook:  J

Size:

Brim 19″ unstreached, Crown 21″ unstreatched, Top to bottom 9″ unstreatched. If making large circumferences, you may want to up your hook size.

Gauge:

2″ x 2″ swatch = 6 double crochet x 3 rows – Make a 4″ x 4″ swatch and then measure the middle 2″ x 2″ to get a good gauge. A small swatch won’t give a good test.

Don’t forget the gauge is important for the fit of the hat!

Stitches:

Sp – Space     St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Sk St – Skip Stitch   Trc – Triple Crochet     Bl – Back Loop

FPTrc – Front Post Triple Crochet~ Yarn over 2 times, insert hook around designated post starting in the front, go around the back of the stitch and around to the front of the other side of the stitch, draw up a loop. Pull through 2 loops 3 times.

*TIPS*  Make sure you make your starting chain even and not tight.  This will result in the brim being to small.  Also when working on the brim rounds 1-5, you will want to make sure you do not crochet snug stitches.

**If you have trouble with the starting chain and first 2 rows being to tight to fit around your head, go up another size hook for these rounds only after checking gauge

**Please check your gauge before starting

 


Instructions:

Ch 49

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. Join to beginning sc with sl st, be very careful not to twist the work when joining. =48 sc

Now you will be working in the round and this will be the right side facing

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =48 dc

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same sp, Fptrc around the next dc in previous round, *sc in next st, fptrc around next st*, repeat *to*, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc & 24 fptrc *tip-the st where you fptrc will appear to have a sk st in the top of the round due the going around the st… make sure your so’s go in the next st or you will end up with too many sts.

Round 4: Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 48 dc

Round 5:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below(see photo), *sc in next st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below*, repeat *to* around. join with st st to beginning sc. = 24 sc & 24 fptrc

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Round 6:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 48 dc

Rounds 7-10:  Repeat rounds 5 & 6

Round 11: Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around  the next st 2 rounds below, sk st, fptrc around the next st 2 rounds below*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 fptrc & 12 sc.

Round 12:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 dc

Round 13:  Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around next st 2 rounds below 2 times*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 fptrc & 12 sc

Round 14:  Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =36 dc

Round 15:  Ch 1, * sc in st, fptrc around next 2 fptrc’s 2 rounds below(decrease made)*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 fptrc & 12 sc

Round 16: Ch 3, dc around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 24 dc

Round 17:  Ch 1, *sc in st, fptrc around next 2 fptrc’s 2 rounds below(decrease made)*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =6 fptrc & 6 sc

Round 18:  Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc

Round 19:  Ch 1, *sc in st, sk st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 sc

Finish off leaving tail for drawing top together

With tail sew top together and finish off.

BRIM

Join yarn to any st in beginning ch with right side facing.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc.  =48sc *make sure to sc loosely so hat is not tight.

Round 2-5:  Ch 1, sc in bl of each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 sc

Finish off and weave in ends…..

Congratulations… You now have a Snowy Mountain Beanie!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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©Copyright 2016 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 blog, website 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.

Sugar Wheel Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Sugar Wheel Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Sugar Wheel Baby Blanket

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Recently I received 2 skeins of Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Cream Pop!!  This is a very soft worsted weight yarn that is self striping in 3 colors, and has 245 yards in each roll….  When I opened the box, I envisioned a sweet little baby blanket that would be perfect in these colors!! I love how it turned out… The weight of the blanket in this yarn is just perfect and I love how the colors worked with  my design!! As you all know, I am a huge fan of self striping yarn… No ends to weave in when the color changes!!!!  I can’t wait to try Sweet Roll yarn in some other color ways for more projects!!  If you love the look of this and great yarn at an awesome price point… You can purchase this from Premier Yarns site and best of all… They gave me a special discount code for you to save an extra 10%!!!
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