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: Rainbow Clutch

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Clutch

Bring color to your world and wardrobe with my Rainbow Clutch. Create your own rainbow in this easy to follow pattern that works up fast and fabulous! Because I know we all have it in us to be FABULOUS!

This is the first time I used a zipper in my work and I LOVE IT!! This fun clutch bag has plenty of room for the few most important essentials to carry on the go. The zipper closure is perfect for keeping everything contained and secure. The bright tassel embellishment adds the perfect finishing touch to this small purse that is sure to catch everyone’s eye!

**There is no video tutorial for this project yet**

 

 

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Pattern:

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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in all rainbow colors
Zipper
Sewing Thread
Sewing Needles
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is made as a 12 inch circle and then folded in half to form the half circle design.
-The zipper is optional. You can use a button closure if you choose as well.
-Work over the top of the main color yarn for every round that changes color.
-The Even numbered rounds are the RS (outside of bag) and the Odd numbered rows are the WS (inside of bag)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Clutch:

With Main Color
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first HDC, Turn (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 10 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, With Main color, 2 HDC in next st, Change color to Purple but work over the top of your main color yarn, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 4 times, 2 HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop purple in the front of your work, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 5 times. Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (40 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change color to purple by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and fasten off purple, HDC in last 2 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (50 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change color to Pink, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop Pink in the front of your work, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, HDC in next 33 sts, Change color to Pink by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 24 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Pink, HDC in last 3 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change color to Turquoise, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change back to main color and drop turquoise in the front of your work, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (70 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change color to Turquoise by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 4 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off turquoise, HDC in last 4 sts, Sl st to first HDC, turn. (80 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, HDC in next 44 sts, Change color to Green, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 32 sts, Change back to main color and drop green in the front of your work, HDC in last 4 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (80 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Change color to Green by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 4 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, change back to main color and fasten off Green, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC, Turn. (90 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Change color to Yellow, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 5 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop Yellow in front of your work, HDC in next 7 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (100 sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 9 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Change color to Yellow by picking it back up, Work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 5 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 9 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, change back to main color and fasten off Yellow, HDC in last 5 sts, Sl st to first HDC. Turn. (110 sts)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, change color to Orange, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 10 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Change color back to main color and drop Orange in the front of your work, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 10 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (120 sts)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, HDC in 66 sts, Change color to Orange by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 48 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Orange, HDC in last 6 sts, sl st to first HDC, turn. (120 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color to Red, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 11 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color back to main color and drop Red in the front of your work, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 11 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (130 sts)

Rnd 17: Ch 1 [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 12 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC  in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color to Red by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 7 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 12 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Red, HDC in last 7 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (140)

Rnd 18: With main color, Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step: Fold piece in half so it looks like a delicious taco, Sew up each side to leave an opening at the top for a zipper. With sewing thread, sew on a zipper (I hand sewed mine, but you can use a sewing machine if you have one), Tip: Sew your zipper on while your bag is inside out.
Add a tassel and a strap. See instructions below for a strap.

Strap:
Foundation Half Double Crochet 45, Fasten off with long tail, Sew around a key ring, and attach the key ring to the zipper.
Add the tassel to the keyring.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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

Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

I don’t have sisters but a group of best girlfriends who are my “sistys.” These ladies and I have made the panda our honorary group mascot. I’m not sure how that came about, but it has now become our thing. This Panda Clutch Purse design is dedicated to my sistys who are all over the globe from Comoros Africa, to Virginia, to Germany, to Wisconsin. I have been thinking about them and missing them so much lately. I am inspired everyday by these special ladies that are out changing the world. To my Panda, Panda, Panda crew, this one’s for you!

For those of you who are fans of pandas and all things related to pandas, this is a great project!
Did you know that pandas are a symbol of peace? In writing this blog, I looked up a few fun facts and came across this interesting blog if you want to learn more! 

Check out this funny clip of me as a panda in a tree! Thanks to Snapchat! LOL

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Panda Bag:

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Pattern
:

“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.


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Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Green
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Buttons

You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this bag!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this bag is 10 inches wide and 7 inches deep, but you can make this as big as you want.


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Bag:
Ch 31
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 2-70: SC in each St across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 71: SC in 13 sts, Ch 3, sk 4 sts, SC in last 13 sts.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Fold rectangle in 3 and sew up the two sides. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew button on bag.

Eyes:
With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC), HDC in same st, 2 HDC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With White: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew a fleck of white in the pupil

Assembly Step:
Sew eyes together and sew to bag (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Embroider Mouth under button on bag using black yarn

Ears: Make 2
With Black
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew Ears to bag

Cheeks:
With Pink: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)

Leaves:
With Green: Make 2
Ch 7
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last, ch 2 (work on opposite side of foundation ch), SC in same st as last st, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Handle:
FDC 35
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Sew leaves behind ear, Sew handle to bag.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Volcano Bag

Crochet Tutorial: Volcano Bag

Day 2 of our Valentine’s Day puns and things are really “heating” up. I don’t mean to “int-erupt” your day, but you should know how much I “lava” this silliness, so much so, that I could just “burst!”

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this bag:

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Pattern:

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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Mushroom
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red

-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I use in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Make more rounds to make this taller
-Make more chains on your foundation chain to make your bag wider
-I cut out a felt heart and sewed it on with black yarn for an extra embellishment.

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Bag:
Ch 35
Work in **FRONT LOOPS ONLY FOR THE WHOLE BAG**
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, 3 SC in last ch, Work on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st.
Work in continuous rounds
Rnds 2-30: SC in each st around.
Change Color
Rnds 31-34: SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Drips of lava:
Sl st to front loop of any st on Round 31
Sl st in 3 sts, Ch 22
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in last 2 chs,

Sl st in next 10 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 10
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 5 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 18
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next 4 chs, DC in next 2 chs, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 10 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
HDC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 4 chs,

Sl st in next 5 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 14
SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 4 chs, SC in next ch,

Sl st in next 8 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 15
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next ch

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 8
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next DC in next HDC in next, SC in last 3 chs

Sl st in next 3 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 13
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,
Sl st in last sts to beginning.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing,
Sew all lava drips down to bag. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Strap:
Ch 100, weave through round 32 of bag.
Sl st to 1st ch, fasten off, weave in all ends.
Cinch top closed.
Add Felted Heart applique (optional)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

A couple of my favorite vices are handbags and shoes. I love a good bag! A nice tote that I can carry around with style! I can’t begin to tell you how many things I carry around in my purse! With that in mind, I decided to create a handbag with space and functionality in mind. Using a bit of creative ingenuity, I incorporated some thrifted macrame hoops and some old cable wire to help make this beautiful design and give it a unique shape.

For my prototype, I created it using Red Heart Yarn that I happened to pick up on a sale, but my recommendation would be to use a COTTON YARN or a cotton blend yarn. It’s not wrong to use any kind of yarn, you can make this any way you like, but for sturdiness and durability, a cotton yarn may work better in this project.

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I added some fun embellishments, floral details on each end of the purse sides, a cute little tassel, as well as a wooden button for closure.

Feel free to modify this to your liking with your own personal touches. Keep in mind, the size of this bag can be changed, and I have all that information in the Notes section below.

This would make an amazing yarn bag! In fact, this bag perfectly accommodates a One Pound skein of yarn with ease (Tested and Approved!).

A smaller version of this bag would be a cute makeup or accessory bag! Have fun with your creativity!! Share your photos when you’re finished on the Facebook page here!

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To learn how to make your fashionable bag by following along with this video tutorial:

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

-Approximately 600 yards of yarn. (You can use any cotton or polyester yarn) I used Red Heart Super Saver Accents in Coral
-Wooden Button, find the shop I bought mine at here.
G/6-4.25 Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
Scissors
Cord, Rope, or Wire (optional)
2 Macrame Rings (optional)

NOTES:
-This pattern is made with separate pieces and is seamed with crochet and sewing
-The video tutorial demonstrates a purse that is approximately 12 inches, but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want for the body of the purse.
-To make side rings with the flowers bigger, follow the math for the increases to make it bigger. If you need it to be smaller, stop increasing at any point.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

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
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook from loop, place hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, and pull through tightly. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, place hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook and pull through tightly. Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

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

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Flower Side: Make 2

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc. (7)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning sc. (14)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 DC in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 1 (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * Sl st in center back of next petal, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 3 sp, 6DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, * Sl st in next sp, 6 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, repeat from * around. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st into center back of next petal, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 4 sp, 7 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, *sl st into next sp, 7 dc in same sp, sl st into same sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 petals)
Fasten off, weave in ends


Back of flower:
Rnd 8: Attach yarn on backside of flower around a sl st from rnd 4, ch 4, *sl st around next sl st from rnd 4, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch. (7 ch sps) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each sp around, do not attach to beginning. Place stitch marker and work in continuous rounds from here on out. (21)
Rnd 10: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 11: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnd 12: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts] 7 times. (42)
Rnd 13: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 7 times. (49)
Rnd 14: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts] 7 times. (56)
Rnd 15: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts] 7 times. (63)
Rnd 16: If you are using a macrame ring, attach this working a single crochet around the ring in each st around (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends
If you are not using a ring, omit working round 16 and just fasten off.

If you want your petals to be flatter on your piece, you can sew around it, (see how I show it in the video tutorial)

Body of purse: Make 2
Ch 36 (Or ch any multiple of 5+1, so I chained 35+1=36)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (35 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), Beg. Popcorn in same st, *DC in next st, Popcorn in next, repeat from * across, ending w/ Popcorn, turn.
Row 3: SC across (see video tutorial on where to sc) (35 sc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next st, repeat from *, across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6-25: Repeat rows 2-5 or keep repeating until you are satisfied with the length then go onto the pattern for row 26.
Row 26-30: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


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Handles: Make 2
Using cord/Rope, or anything you can work around (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch 5,
bring around to beginning and sc in 1st ch and in each ch around. Work in continuous spiral.
Rnd 2-36 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off when your handle is long enough.

Sew all your pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
When sewing the bottom seam, you can add a cord to keep your piece straight so it doesn’t get wonky.
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Tassel:
Watch video tutorial or add any embellishment you like to attach to the handle for a pretty finish

Button:
Add button to center front, crochet loop by attaching yarn to back of purse, chain 10, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

 

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