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Crochet Tutorial: Shark Bag

Get ready to sink your crochet hooks into this “fin-tastic” Shark Bag! Grab your flip flops, sunscreen, and a beach towel and go straight to the nearest beach with this fun aquatic accessory! Perfect for kids of all ages, especially the young at heart! Do you know the perfect person who would love this tote? Share this with them! It is “JAWsome”!



Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this bag:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern
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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:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!! ***

Red Heart Yarns With Love in Pewter (less than 300 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black (Less than 10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (Less than 20 yards)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 350 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 round 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 are 20 Inches long (50cm), and 10 inches (25cm) for just the bag portion

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
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.

Body of Bag:

With Gray, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 36
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (36)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
Rnds 6-32: SC in each st around until the bag is as long as you want it to be. (I stopped at 10 inches)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Attach White to any st on round 32
Row 33: *Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, sk 2 sts on round 32, Sl st in next st, repeat from * until you have as many teeth as you want. (stopped at 9 teeth) Sl st to next st, fasten off, weave in ends.

Tail: With Gray
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (30)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 5-11: SC in each st around until the tail is as long as you want it to be.
Fasten off with long tail.
Assembly step: Sew tail closed and sew to the inside of the bottom of the bag. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Eye: With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
Add a fleck of white in the eye for detail.
Sew to bag.

Belly of Shark:
With White
Ch 11
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Rows 3-7: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 8: SC in 7 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Rows 9-13: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 14: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Rows 15-23: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn. (7)
Row 24: SC in 5 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Rows 25-31: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 32: SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (5)
Rows 33-35: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 36: SC in 3 sts, SC2TOG. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to shark body. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Top fin: Make 2 with Gray
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2SC in last st, turn. (6)
Row 3: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, 2DC in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 4: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (16)
Row 5: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (20)
Row 6: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew the front and back pieces together and then sew them to the shark. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Pocket: With Gray
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 10: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Continue to SC around whole piece. Fasten off.
Sew to shark side. Use photos as guide. Make sure the pocket is functional (don’t sew up the top side of the pocket)

Gills:
With Black Make 3
Ch 11, fasten off with long tail.
Sew to shark.

Straps:  Make 2
Start with long tail for sewing
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-40: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 41: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6) Fasten off with tail for sewing.
Sew to inside of bag.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: No-Sew Market Bag with Crocheted Edge

The internet is flooded with ways to “go green” and help the environment. Whenever there is a way to help our great planet, I am a big fan of doing what I can! I have run across many how-to videos on ways to convert a t-shirt into a tote bag.

As a huge advocate for the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose I will show step by step in this photo blog with an accompanying video, a detailed way on how you can do all four in one great project and add in a bit of crochet magic to make this project even more amazing!! We will be Recycling  an old t-shirt and Re-purposing it into a market bag, thus Reducing the amount of plastic bags that go into the landfills. ANDDD, you can Reuse it over and over! Help the environment and look stylish while doing it! It’s a win/win!

Market Bag
Materials you will need:
Tee shirt, Yarn, Crochet Hook, Ruler, Sharpie, Cardboard, Scissors, Rotary Cutter (skip stitch blade), Yarn Needle

Market Bag 27
Lay your tee shirt out flat

Market Bag Shirt 1
Market Bag 3
Draw lines around the neckline and the sleeves to cut

Market Bag 5

Market Bag 7
Market Bag 2
Cut those lines (Cutting off sleeves and neckline)

Market Bag 8
Market Bag 9
Market Bag 10
Turn your shirt inside out and grab your ruler

Market Bag 11
Draw 3 inch lines 1 inch apart all along the bottom

Market Bag 12
Market Bag 13
Cut along those lines (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Market Bag 15
Market Bag 14
Tie those strips into knots

Market Bag 17
Market Bag 18
The bottom will “bunch up,” do not stretch it out. Tie some more knots to reinforce the bottom

Market Bag 19
Market Bag 20
The next step is optional as you can crochet around the handles.
Get your skip-stitch blade and run it along the edges to create holes.
You can get your own skip stitch blade here

Market Bag 21
Single crochet around everything.
See video tutorial to learn how to do this part.

Market Bag 21
Market Bag 22
Market Bag 24
Market Bag 23
Market Bag 25
Voilà!! Your bag is done! Enjoy!

Market Bag 29
Take it shopping! Go Green!

Market Bag 30
Market Bag 31
Use it as a market bag, diaper bag, or a book bag.
The uses for this awesome project are endless!

Market Bag 32

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own:

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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“A society is defined not only by what it creates but also by what it refuses to destroy.” ~John C. Sawhill

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Desert Sunset Tote Bag

Summer is here and I needed a bag to take with me to the farmers market to hold all my goodies! I stumbled upon this lovely bag designed by Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream This bag can be used in so many different ways! Take it to the beach, use it as a purse, use it as a book bag if you’re a student, use it as a project bag and take it wherever you go to continue your crochet projects!

I used different colors than the pattern calls for, so you can use my color choices, you could stick to the original written pattern color scheme, or you can make up your own color scheme! Make it one solid color if you’d like! The creativity possibilities are endless!

Here is the video tutorial on how to make this tote bag.

Here is my color scheme row by row:

1. White            16. Red            31. Green

2. Red               17. Purple        32. Orange

3. Blue              18. White        33. White

4. White           19. Blue

5. Orange         20. Orange

6. White           21. Red

7. Green           22. White

8. Purple         23. Green

9. White          24. White

10. Yellow       25. Purple

11. White         26. Orange

12. Green        27. Blue

13. Blue           28. Yellow

14. Orange      29. Red

15. White        30. White

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Happy Hookin’
~Nadia