Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote


 

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag.. Free Pattern

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If you were a fan of my Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket, you will love making this fun, bright Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote Bag!! Very repetitive stitching makes this tote bag easy to make and the texture makes it pop… Great as a Market Bag, Beach Bag or Project Bag too!!

Another great feature is,,, you can use up your scrap yarn stash and make it in many different color combos!!


Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Approximately 600 yards in various colors. You will need slightly more of your main color that your other color choices.

I recommend using multiple colors 3+.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm, Bright Yellow, Flame, Pretty in Pink, Hot Red(My main color) and Turqua!

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Hook ~ I

Stitches:

Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     FLSc ~ Front Loop Single Crochet     FPTrc ~ Front Post Treble Crochet      Reverse Single Crochet

Gauge:

2″ x 2″ = 8 Sc x 8 rows

You can adjust the bag to your own sizing by changing the hook size or changing the amount of rows.  It is a 2 stitch repeat.


 

Instructions:

Make a Magic Circle… Click Here for tutorial!

Base: Using your main color

Round 1:  Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to beginning. = 12 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 48 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =48 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 11: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

Round 13: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sc.

Bag 

*Even rounds will be the wrong side and odd rounds will be the right side.

*Color changes are every 2 rounds

Round 14: Working in front loops, ch 3(counts as dc now and through out), turn, FLSc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 84 sts. This is the wrong side of your bag and will be the inside when complete.

Round 15: Change color by joining to any dc. Ch 1, turn(to right side), sc in same as joining, FPTrc in next st, *sc in next st, FPTrc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = = 42 sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 17: Change color -Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, *FPTrc in next stitch 2 rows below(Around the Sc of Row 1 directly below, See photo tutorial), Sk St(Your FPTrc is taking up this stitch below so you need to skip this stitch to avoid extra stitches, See photo tutorial), Sc in next stitch(In top of round 16)*. Repeat * * around to end. =42 Sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 18: Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 19 -50: Repeat rounds 15 & 16 Sixteen times. Change color each repeat of rounds 15 & 16. When joining the new color join in a dc from round 16 directly above a sc from round 15, this will line your stitches up so you do your FPTrc in the correct placement.

Round 51: Using main color, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sts

Round 52: Ch 3, do not turn (even rows will now be on the right side), dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 63 dc & 21 ch 1 spaces

Round 53 & 54: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 2 FPTcr Rainbow Dash 1

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 3 FPTrc4

Handle

Working with 2 strands of main color yarn for sturdiness(you can use 1 strand if preferred), join second strand

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. = 5 sc

Row 2-56: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 5 sc

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Skip next 37 sts from 5th st of handle row 1, sew handle in place in next 5 sts. Leave the 2nd section of 37 sts unworked.

Edging

Join main color yarn with sl st to any st in top of bag on either side of handle.

Ch 1, Reverse Sc around the top of bag and working evenly in side rows of handle. Join with sl st to beginning. finish off = approx. 93 reverse sc

Repeat on 2nd side of handle and bag.

Draw String

Using 4 strands of yarn (I used 4 different colors), ch a 46″ length drawstring – leaving 3″ of yarn tails at each side of drawstring. Weave drawstring in and out of ch 1 spaces of Round 52.


 

Congratulation,,, You now have a Rainbow Dash Tote Bag!!

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.

Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs ~ New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs ~ New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs… A feminine, stylish Free Crochet Pattern!!!  This is the 15th Free Pattern in my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series…  And one of my favorites!! These are easy and quick to make and by using Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn, the self striping does all of the color work for you!!!


 

Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs Free Crochet Pattern!!

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If you are new to my site,,, The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra K. Gilb.  To read more about the Amazing Grace Series, Click on the tab at the top of the page!!  You may be wondering how the Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs can tie into Breast Cancer Awareness… I thought I would share my thoughts with you!!!  By making these super feminine and stylish boot cuffs, then giving them as a gift to someone suffering or recovering from cancer(or any life altering situation), you will give them comfort and joy!  To pay it forward you can also make and sell this item to raise money to donate to research or a family in need… Of course,,, I would expect you to keep a pair for yourself too!!  I hope you love these as much as I do!!


Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs:

Materials ~

Yarn ~ 250 yards worsted weight (4) yarn – I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Cappuccino

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Hook ~ E hook or hook to obtain gauge

Fun Boots!!

Stitches~

 Sp – Space     Sk – Skip    St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet     BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet

Gauge ~ 

15 dc x 7 rows = 3″ x 3″

Tips ~

*In this pattern you will be working in the round.

*When joining rows 2-5, you will join around the “top” of the ch 3 and not “in” the top of ch 3. this will make the beginning st of each round look like a FPdc.

*This fits an average size leg and is made to be stretchy.  Ribbing 11 1/2″, Mid section 12 1/2″ both unstretched. Fits 16 1/2″ size calf comfortably.

*To increase or decrease the size you can use increments of 3


Instructions~ 

Make 2

 

Ch 51, join with sl st to form a ring. Be very careful not to twist your chain.

Round 1:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), dc in each ch around. Join to top of ch 3 with sl st. = 51 dc

Rounds 2-5:  Ch 3, FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st, *FPdc around next 2 sts, BPdc around next st*, repeat * * around. Join around top of ch 3. =51 sts

Round 6:  Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 51 sts

Round 7:  Ch 1, (sc,ch2,sc) in 1st st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts*, Repeat * * around. Join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 17 ch2 sps

Round 8:  Sl st into the center of the 1st ch2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch2 sp, 3 dc in each ch2 sp around. Join with sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. = 17 3dc shells

Round 9:  Sl st into the next st(this is the center st of the 3dc in the previous row), ch 1, (sc,ch2,sc) in 1st st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts*, Repeat * * around. Join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 17 ch2 sps

Rounds 10-15:  Repeat rounds 8 and 9 two more times.

Round 16:  *Increase Round* Sl st into the center of the 1st ch2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch2 sp, 4 dc in each ch2 sp around. Join with sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3. = 17 4dc shells

Round 17:  Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, ch 3, sk st, sc in the next st*, repeat * * around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42 ch 3 sps

Finish off and weave ends in

Congratulations!!! You now have a pair of Amazing Grace Boot Cuffs!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

©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.


 

Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long… Week 8

Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long… Week 8

Welcome back to our Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long…  As we finish up this weeks assignment,  we will be 3/4 of the way done with our project… Can you believe it??  I am really loving my afghan and each week I am enjoying the process of  the few hours it takes to complete!!  I hope you are loving it too!!


 

Crochet with Me week 8


 

For our weekly housekeeping I will address a question I had this week….  Some of us have wondered about  the yardage and needed to buy yarn to continue.  Some people are making this scrappy, others are doing monochrome or 2 color,,, The rest of us are doing the 3 color.  As listed in the original directions, We will be very close to the estimated amount I stated in the directions…. I purchased 3 skeins each of my Boysenberry and Peacock and at the end of week 8 I have used 2 of each and will have to start with my 3rd skeins for week 9, I will have plenty of each to finish the project… For my Eggshell which is my main color, I originally purchased 5 skeins and at the end of week 8~ I am in my 3rd skein.  I will need my 4th skein for sure and think I will have to go into my 5th skein by the end… I hope that helps with any questions about yarn!!

This week we are back to a quick work up of the rows… The last couple of weeks our shells and chains were a lot of work and many people are still catching up!  So I think you will all be happy to have an easy week!!

Lets get started!!


** Any errors after posting that have been fixed have been shaded in green…**

Instructions:

Continuing with Color “A”

Row 125-128: Ch 2, Turn, hdc in each st across. = 152 hdc

Change to Color “C”

Row 129: Ch 1, Turn, flsc(front loop single crochet) in each st across. = 152 flsc

Change to Color “B”

Row 130:  Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st(this will make a slight bobble that you will make sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)  ** This is the RS of your project make sure your bobbles  are to the front**

Change to Color “C”

Row 131: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 132:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, * sk next 2 sts, trc in the next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st “X” stitch made*, repeat * * across to the last st, dc in last st. = 152 sts (2 dc, 50 “X” sts)

Row 133:    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch 1 sp  across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 134:  Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st(this will make a slight bobble that you will make sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “C”

Row 135:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “A”

Rows 136-140: Ch 2, Turn, hdc in each st across.  = 152 hdc

Change to Color “B

Row 141:  Ch 1, Turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sc

Row 142: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st(shell made)*,  Repeat * * across to the last 7 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the last st. = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc, 25 sc

That’s it… Congratulations!!  You have now completed 3/4 of your afghan!!


 

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

©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.

 

 

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