FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

The Mystery Medley Tote Bag was the outcome of the mystery crochet along that was sponsored by Nicki (from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts) and myself.

Every few days a new piece of the pattern was released out of order and the final assembly revealed this awesome tote bag!

If you could not participate in the MCAL, but still want to make the bag, here is the pattern. You can follow along on all parts to complete the bag on your own. This tote is roomy enough for an overnight bag or yarn bag, yet convenient to carry around as a handbag! So versatile!

If you make this bag, share a photo on Instagram and hashtag #MCALNN so we can see your Mystery Medley Tote Bag!

If you would like to see Nicki’s version of this pattern, Find it HERE

The Video tutorials for each part are shown before each part below.

 

 

Watch this playlist of video tutorials to learn how to make this bag:

 

 

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Here are all the materials you will need:

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4 different colors of worsted weight (Size 4 medium) yarn

I used WeCrochet’s Brava yarn with these colors

-1 skein of Caution for Part 1
-1 skein of Marina for part 2
-2 Skeins of Asphalt Heather for Part 3
-2 skeins of Fairytale for Part 4 and 5
-4.0mm hook (Get the crochet hook I used here)
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

Special Notes:

To follow this pattern, you will need general and beginner-friendly knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Video tutorials will be provided for every part

GAUGE is NOT important, BUT measurements will be! PLEASE MEASURE!

This bag is approximately 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall. It is very spacious!

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
WS: Wrong Side (Back of square)
RS: Right Side (Front of Square
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
ATC: Alternate Turning Chain (if you cannot do this, simply Chain 3, and that should be sufficient)

 

Here’s the pattern!!

 

Triangle #1

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 Triangles**

Start with a color you only have ONE skein of.

I picked Caution Yellow (Nicki’s image above shows color Freesia)

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

The triangle is made in rows and finished off with 1 row (just one edge) of single crochet stitches. All atc’s are the height of a tr (so 3 stacked sc’s) which are counted as a stitch.

Row 1: 1 atc, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, turn, close the magic ring

Row 2: [1 atc, 2 dc] all on top of the tr from the previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the tr from previous row, place [2 dc’s, 1 tr, 2 dc’s] on top of the tr from previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the last stitch, place [2 dc’s and 1 tr] on top of that last stitch, turn

Rows 3 – 5: repeat R2

Once you have finished the last row, simply crochet evenly 24 sc’s across the long side of the triangle (where the edges of the rows are).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Triangle #2

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

Make 6 Triangles

Use a color that you have ONE skein of

I picked Marina

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 (long side) x 5.5 (both short sides)  (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

Start with a Magic Ring (or Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Row 1: Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into Ring, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: SC in first st, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4: SC in first st, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * until Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, **Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from ** until last st, Ch 1, and SC in last St. Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 4
when your triangle is big enough, SC along the LONG side of your triangle 24 sts evenly. Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

 

Base of the Tote Bag

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE

**Make 1 rectangle**

Crochet with a color you have TWO skeins of. But you will likely use only one of the skeins for this rectangle. Nicki used the color Mulberry in the photo above, I used  Asphalt Heather for mine.

The rectangle needs to measure 7.5 x 15 inches at the end.

Remember, measurement is more important than row or stitch count!

Ch 53

Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch, 1 thermal stitch in each ch, turn

Rows 2-46: ch 1, 1 thermal stitch in each st, turn

*remember that you need to count each side to know the full number of rows

*If you need to do more or less rows to get the measurement correctly, then do that.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

 

Square Pattern

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 squares**

Crochet with a color you only have TWO of (not the same as the rectangle).

I used the color Fairy Tale (used a little more than 1 skein). The squares need to measure 5.5 x 5.5 inches at the end.

Magic ring or Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, TURN.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn. (if your square is large enough at this point, just skip round 5 and work a single crochet round like round 6 – just be sure to SC around while looking at the RS of your work)

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: SC around entire square putting [2 sc, Ch 2, 2 SC] in each corner, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all your ends.

 

Assembly and Straps:

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

 

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

**Make 2 Straps**

Start with a long strand of yarn for sewing before making your slip knot.

Round 1: Ch 12 (or any number that is double the width of the strap you would like), SC in the first ch to form a ring and continue to SC around the whole chain (12)

Work in continuous rounds

Rnds 2-50: SC in each st around
(you can make your strap shorter by doing less rounds or longer by doing more rounds depending on your liking)

Attaching the triangles, squares, and rectangle:
Using your rectangle as the base, you will sew that on last.
Line up your squares as diamonds and place the triangles with their short sides touching the squares and their long sides facing out. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Using the Single Crochet method, Single crochet your pieces together in a zig-zag direction. When all your squares and triangles are attached, line up the rectangle to the bottom and single crochet around the whole piece attaching it to your triangles.

Top Brim: Single crochet around the whole top of the bag, Continue to SC around the top of the bag until your height is what you want the bag to be. I did 10 rounds around the top of the bag.

Sew your straps on the inside of the bag for a more sturdy hold.

Add a button and a loop to clasp onto the button (optional)

Nicki’s Version:

Click on the image to see her version or click the links below the image to go to her tutorial or her written instructions. Her bag looks FABULOUS!!!!!!

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

LIMITED TIME ONLY! Get this FREE PDF Digital Download for the LEAP INTO FALL EVENT Hosted By Nicki’s Homemade Crafts HERE!!
(Or click the image below to save the pattern)

This is the Sign Of The Times Hat and like the name, it really is indicative of the times we are living in.
As we approach colder weather in the northern hemisphere, we will not only have to deal with the cold and wind, but also the season of colds and flu. We are already doing everything to combat Covid-19 by social distancing and wearing masks, washing our hands, and not touching surfaces. My new hat design comes with buttons to accommodate a face-mask and then an attachment to cover the face-mask underneath.

We all want to enjoy the outdoors and with so much ahead of us-sport events, holidays, and other situations where we may be near others, this hat is the perfect way to accommodate a face-mask while battling the elements!

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

 

Materials you will need:

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Lion Brand Yarns Basic Stitch in Goldmine (one ball of yarn)
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Dublin Green and a burnt orange color)
Paintbox Yarns in Red and Light Green
Faux Fur Pom
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 days to make
-This hat will fit any adult
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the yarn I used in this project. The yarns I used are listed in the Materials Section above.
-This hat is crocheted from the bottom up.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: [YO, Insert hook, YO, pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on hook. Puff made.
BLO: Back Loop Only

Pattern:

Brim:

With tan color
Ch 16

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Rows 2-65: Working in BLO, SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

SC 1st and last row together to form a headband style piece. Do NOT fasten off.

Hat portion:

Round 1: Fold the headband so that both edges are together (so the headband is half the width it was) and evenly SC 66 sts around the edge closing the whole piece by single crocheting both layers together. (see photos for a visual idea).
Fasten off and change color.

Rnd 2: Attach to any stitch, Ch 3 (counts as first DC st), *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. Do NOT turn. (66)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, change color.

Rnd 4: Attach next color in stitch you last sl st’d into, Ch 3, *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. (66)

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (60)

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 4 (60)

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times, sl st to first sc. Fasten off, Change color. (50)

Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 4 (50)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (40)

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 4 (40)

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (30)

Rnd 20: Attach new color, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 10 Times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1 (20)

Rnd 21: [SC2TOG] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off with long tail.
Sew top hole closed with that long tail and sew on a faux fur pom on the top.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Mask:

I used red but you can use any colors

Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn. (7)

Row 3: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 4: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 5: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Rows 6-8: Repeat Row 5 (11 sts for row 6, 13 sts for row 7, 15 sts for row 8)

Rows 9-41: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Row 42: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (13)

Row 43: repeat row 42. (11)

Row 44: Repeat Row 42. (9)

Row 45: Repeat Row 42. (7)

Row 46: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 47: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 48: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn.

Continue to SC around entire piece to clean up the edges.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Sew a button on each side of the hat near the ears so the mask can be buttoned on. I sewed my buttons on the inside of the hat but you can sew them on the outside if you’d like. I liked the idea of flipping the hat brim up and having the buttons exposed if I wanted them to be. Otherwise they are hidden inside and your mask can attach to the inside buttons.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet, LoveCrafts and Lion Brand Yarn

2020 Mystery Crochet-Along

2020 Mystery Crochet-Along

**To see the written instructions for each part, scroll down to the Schedule Section Below.**

This is my first ever Crochet Along that I will be hosting with another blogger and good friend of mine, Nicki from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts! We are keeping it a complete secret until the end, so we are calling this a Mystery Crochet Along to make things interesting.  This entire CAL is free and will be broken up into 5 PARTS throughout 2 weeks with a special *GIVEAWAY* at the end.

This is sponsored by WeCrochet.

The Mystery CAL Hosts

This Mystery CAL is hosted by me, Nadia from YARNutopia and my friend Nicki from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts. When Nicki asked me to join her in doing this M-CAL, I wasn’t going to turn down this amazing opportunity to work with such an incredible crochet designer! Nicki has helped me in so many ways throughout my crochet blogging journey, and I am honored to be part of this collaboration with her.

 

Be sure to FOLLOW and SUBSCRIBE to our pages, channels and newsletter!

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How this will work:

You can follow both Nicki and myself on social media or sign up for our newsletters and of course join our Facebook groups. (All linked above) The Mystery CAL will be in 5 separate parts: 2 parts for me, 2 for Nicki, and 1 part that we both reveal at the end. The last part of the Mystery CAL will be similar, but not the same. We both start out with the same crochet pattern, but we will be finishing it differently. That way, we make it more fun and it provides you with *options* on how to finish it yourself. Who doesn’t love options?! Amirite?!

 

All the parts for this Mystery Crochet Along will have written instructions as well as an accompanying video tutorial to guide you through every step of the way. Here’s an example

For Part 1, you will go to Nicki’s website to see the written pattern and video tutorial. (I’ll share her link here so you don’t get lost).

Then, for Part 2, you will come here to my website to get the written pattern and video tutorial.

For part 3, you will go back to Nicki’s website for the instructions,

On part 4 you will come back to my website to get the information

And for part 5, the final one, you will get to choose between Nicki’s final option or mine-You will be able to view both and make your own choice based on what you like!

While you work on each part of the crochet pattern, we encourage you to share your progress pictures in our Facebook Groups using the hashtag #MCALNN

You have until 9/24/20 to finish the pattern, post the image of the final product using the hashtag #MCALNN to qualify for the GIVEAWAY!

 

How to qualify for the GIVEAWAY:

You can enter or take your time with the pattern and not enter–you still get a fabulous crocheted creation that you made in the end!

But here is how you qualify to be entered in the Giveaway:

  1. Join both Nicki’s and my newsletter (Find the Sign-up for Nicki’s Newsletter here)
    Sign up for my newsletter here
  2. Follow us on Facebook and SUBSCRIBE to both of our Youtube channels (Links are above)
  3. Post the image of your final product in our Facebook groups when you are finished (Before 9/24/2020)
  4. Use the hashtag #MCALNN when you post to our Facebook groups (you can post in both groups or just one group – you will still qualify for the giveaway)
  5. Post into our group with the image and hashtag no later than 9/24/20, midnight PT

Both Nicki and I will pick a winner to each win a product from WeCrochet with a $50 value. The Giveaway Winner announcement will take place on my Facebook page on 9/25/20 at 12pm, PT (3pm, ET).

 

The prizes you have a chance to win:

1. A Yarn Swift – Birch

2. The Hook Nook Designer Project Bag

 

 

 

Here are all the materials you will need for this Mystery Crochet Along:

(Click on the links below to get your supplies online)

4 different colors of worsted weight (Size 4 medium) yarn

I used WeCrochet’s Brava yarn with these colors (go to Nicki’s Page to see which colors and amounts of yarn she is using in her project)

-1 skein of Caution for Part 1
-1 skein of Marina for part 2
-2 Skeins of Asphalt Heather for Part 3
-2 skeins of Fairytale for Part 4 and 5
-4.0mm hook (Get the crochet hook I used here)
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

Special Notes:

There are a few materials I can’t reveal just yet, as that would reveal the mystery right away

These materials are not essential at the beginning of the pattern

I will reveal them in part 5

To follow this M-CAL, you will need general and beginner-friendly knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Video tutorials will be provided for every part

GAUGE is NOT important, BUT measurements will be! PLEASE MEASURE!

 

When will this Mystery Crochet Along Happen?

The Mystery Crochet Along will be in 5 separate parts. You will likely not know *what* it will be until you see Part 5 of the CAL. We want to make sure you all have your materials you will need for the Mystery Crochet Along, we will give you all a week to collect your materials.

Then we will get started.

**See the schedule below for each part.**

We hope to have many people attend this Mystery Crochet Along!! It will be a complete mystery, although, we won’t tell you what it is to keep it fun and interesting. But, it will also be super exciting as we see you all working on it and get to tell the big reveal at the end!

 

Be sure to share this post with your crochet friends so they all can join in all the fun!!

This MCAL has STARTED!!! See each part below!

 

 

Mystery Crochet Along Pattern Parts:

Part 1:

Find PART 1 on Nicki’s Website HERE and her video tutorial HERE.

Be sure to follow Nicki’s YOUTUBE Channel and all of her other social media pages (Links are above for that)!

Also, SHARE your 6 TRIANGLES for PART 1 to our Facebook Groups (Both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) and use the hashtag #MCALNN for us to see and celebrate you!

 

Part 2:

Now available below – by Nadia

Make 6 Triangles

Use a color that you have ONE skein of

I picked Marina

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 (long side) x 5.5 (both short sides)  (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Triangle:
Make 6 Total Triangles in the same color (I used Marina for all 6 of my Triangles for Part 2)

Start with a Magic Ring (or Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Row 1: Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into Ring, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: SC in first st, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4: SC in first st, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * until Ch 2 sp, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, **Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from ** until last st, Ch 1, and SC in last St. Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 4
when your triangle is big enough, SC along the LONG side of your triangle 24 sts evenly. Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Also, SHARE your 6 TRIANGLES for PART 2 to our Facebook Groups (Both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) and use the hashtag #MCALNN for us to see and celebrate you!

Follow along with this video tutorial for visual instructions on making this triangle for Part 2 of the Mystery Crochet Along:

 

Part 3:

Find PART 3 on Nicki’s Website HERE and her video tutorial HERE.

Make ONE of these rectangles.
Make sure it’s 15 inches wide and 7.5 inches tall when finished.

 

Be sure to follow Nicki’s YOUTUBE Channel and all of her other social media pages (Links are above for that)!

Also, SHARE your 6 TRIANGLES for PART 1, your 6 TRIANGLES for PART 2, AND This Large RECTANGLE to our Facebook Groups (Both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) and use the hashtag #MCALNN for us to see and celebrate you!

 

Part 4:

Now Available Below – by Nadia

Make 6 squares

Crochet with a color you only have TWO of (not the same as the rectangle).

I used the color Fairy Tale (used a little more than 1 skein). The squares need to measure 5.5 x 5.5 inches at the end.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
WS: Wrong Side (Back of square)
RS: Right Side (Front of Square
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

Magic ring or Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, TURN.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn. (if your square is large enough at this point, just skip round 5 and work a single crochet round like round 6 – just be sure to SC around while looking at the RS of your work)

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: SC around entire square putting [2 sc, Ch 2, 2 SC] in each corner, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all your ends.

Also, SHARE your 6 SQUARES for Part 4 to our Facebook Groups (Both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) and use the hashtag #MCALNN for us to see and celebrate you!

Follow along with this video tutorial for visual instructions on making this square for Part 4 of the Mystery Crochet Along:

 

Part 5:

Now Available by Nadia and NIcki

YAY!! Part 5 – both of our versions are now available!

Did you guess the mystery correctly?

Please remember, in order to support us both, watch BOTH of our VIDEO TUTORIALS ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

That will really help us, and it allows you to learn all the things you need to make a decision which PART 5 you will go with.

Mine – Nicki’s – OR your own version

Now let’s get right into MY part 5:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Assembly

 

Here’s the Video tutorial:

Straps: **MAKE 2**

Start with a long strand of yarn for sewing before making your slip knot.

Round 1: Ch 12 (or any number that is double the width of the strap you would like), SC in the first ch to form a ring and continue to SC around the whole chain (12)

Work in continuous rounds

Rnds 2-50: SC in each st around
(you can make your strap shorter by doing less rounds or longer by doing more rounds depending on your liking)

Attaching the triangles, squares, and rectangle:
Using your rectangle as the base, you will sew that on last.
Line up your squares as diamonds and place the triangles with their short sides touching the squares and their long sides facing out. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Using the Single Crochet method, Single crochet your pieces together in a zig-zag direction. When all your squares and triangles are attached, line up the rectangle to the bottom and single crochet around the whole piece attaching it to your triangles.

Top Brim: Single crochet around the whole top of the bag, Continue to SC around the top of the bag until your height is what you want the bag to be. I did 10 rounds around the top of the bag.

Sew your straps on the inside of the bag for a more sturdy hold.

Add a button and a loop to clasp onto the button (optional)

Nicki’s Version:

Click on the image to see her version or click the links below the image to go to her tutorial or her written instructions. Her bag looks FABULOUS!!!!!!

If you are interested in trying Nicki’s version of finishing the bag, Find her tutorial here: https://youtu.be/7zj7BUOaaHM

Also, find her written instructions here: https://www.nickishomemadecrafts.com/mystery-crochet-along/

Now, make sure to show off your FINAL RESULT as a picture in our Facebook Groups (both Nicki’s and Nadia’s) and use the hashtag #MCALNN for us to see and celebrate you!

After all the parts are published, I will publish this pattern as a stand-alone – still free – crochet pattern shortly after.

 

 

 

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