Crochet shopping bag pattern

Shopping bag crochet pattern

Bag crochet patternMeasurements

33.5cm/13in wide above base and 26.5cm/10 1/2in high, excluding base.

Materials

1 x 100g (184m) ball of Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK (100% cotton) in each of Nocturne (3669), Sunflower (3662), Dove (3096), White (3660) and Sky Blue (3667).

Size 4.00 crochet hook.

Tension

18 stitches and 14 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 4.00 hook.

Abbreviations

Ch, chain; dc, double crochet; st, stitch; tr, treble; slst, slip stitch; dc2tog, [insert hook in next st, yarn over hook and draw loop through] twice, yarn over hook and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approx. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

To make

Base: With 4.00 hook and Nocturne, make 43ch.

1st increase round: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 38ch, 2dc in next ch, 1dc in last ch, then work along other side of ch thus: 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 38ch, 2dc in last ch, slst in first dc - 86 sts.

Mark end of last round and move this marker up at end of every round.

2nd increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 40dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 40dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 90 sts.

3rd increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 42dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next  42dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 94 sts.

4th increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 44dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 44dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 98 sts.

5th increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 46dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 46dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 102 sts.

6th increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 48dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 48dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 106 sts.

7th increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 50dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 50dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 110 sts.

8th increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, [1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc] twice, 1dc in each of next 44dc, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc] 5 times, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 44dc, [2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc] twice, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 122 sts.

Next round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 121dc, slst in first dc.

Change to Sunflower.

Main part: 1st round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each st to end, slst in first dc, turn.

2nd round (wrong side): 3ch (counts as first tr), miss st at base of 3ch, 1tr in each st to end, slst in top of 3ch, turn. These 2 rounds form pattern.

Pattern 2 rounds in Dove, 1 round in White and 1 round Dove.

1st decrease round: With White, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 14 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 29 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 14 sts, slst in first dc, turn - 118 sts.

Pattern 2 rounds in White, 1 round Sky Blue, 2 rounds Nocturne, 1 round Sky Blue, 1 round Sunflower and 2 rounds White.

2nd decrease round: With Dove, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 13 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 27 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 13 sts, slst in first dc, turn - 114 sts.

Pattern 1 round Dove, 2 rounds Nocturne, 2 rounds Sky Blue and 2 rounds White.

3rd decrease round: With Sky Blue, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 12 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 25 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 12 sts, slst in first dc, turn - 110 sts.

Pattern 1 round in Sky Blue and 2 rounds Dove.

4th decrease round: With Sunflower, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 11 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 23 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 11 sts, slst in first dc, turn - 106 sts.

Pattern 1 round in Sunflower.

Next round: With Nocturne, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 105 sts, slst in first dc, turn.

Repeat last round, once more.

5th decrease round: With Nocturne, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog, [1dc in each of next 16 sts, dc2tog] twice, 1dc in each of next 15 sts, dc2tog, [1dc in each of next 16 sts, dc2tog] twice, 1dc in each of last 7 sts, slst in first dc, turn - 100 sts.

Next round: With Sky Blue, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in each st to end, ss in first dc, turn.

Repeat last round, twice more.

With White, repeat last round 3 times.

With Dove, repeat last round 4 times.

Fasten off.

Straps(make 2)

With 4.00 hook and Sky Blue, make 79ch.

1st increase round: 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 74ch, 2dc in next ch, 1dc in last ch, then work along other side of ch, thus: 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 74ch, 2dc in last ch, slst in first dc - 158 sts. Mark end of last round and move this marker up at end of every round.

2nd increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 76dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 76dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 162 sts.

3rd increase round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 78dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 78dc, 2dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 166 sts.

4th increase round: With Nocturne, 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in same place as last slst, 1dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 78dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 78dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in last dc, slst in first dc - 170 sts. Fasten off.

To make up

Pin straps in place to front and back of bag, positioning the outer edges approximately 4cm from each side edge of bag. Sew straps in place securely. Starting approximately 5cm up from top edge of bag, fold each strap in half with wrong side inside and sew outer edges together to form a tube.

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