Monday, 24 August 2015

A crochet drawstring bag to put crap in


Yep, that's what it is. A bag to put crap in. Mine contains the loose crap that's been scattered across my kitchen table for weeks; washi tape, some packets of safety eyes, sticky notes, my penguin and panda peep-out notes and a tape measure. I couldn't come up with anything clever or catchy. It's made from a pattern, that pattern is free, and here it is!

Materials
4mm hook
Fingering yarn, I'm using Knitpicks Chroma 
Some pretty bead thingies
Use a bigger hook/yarn for a larger bag. My finished bag measures 18cm. 

Notes
Join at the end of each row, we will NOT be working in a continuous round
Initial chains do not count as stitches unless otherwise noted

Abbreviations
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Round 1: Ch 3, 8 dc in first chain, join. 
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in st as joining and in each st around. 
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st *1 dc in next, 2 dc in next* 
Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st *1 dc in next 2, 2 dc in next*
Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st *1 dc in next 3, 2 dc in next* 
Round 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st *1 dc in next 4, 2 dc in next* 
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in joining st *ch 5, sk 3, sc in next* ch 5, sk 3, sl st to first sc
Round 8: Ch 5, *sc in next ch 5 space,  ch 5* sc in final ch 5 space, sl st to first ch of beginning ch 5. 
Round 9: Sc in joining st *ch 3, sc in next ch 5 space* Ch 3, sc in first sc. 
Round 10: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch), 3 dc in next ch space. *4 dc in each ch space around* Sl st to top of initial ch 3. 
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in first stitch. *Ch 5, sk 4, sc in between dc (between the middle 2 dc in 4 dc cluster of previous round) Skip final 6 sts, sl st to first sc
Round 12: Ch 5, *sc in next ch space around, ch 5* sl st to first ch of first ch 5
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in joining st *ch 3, sc in next ch space of previous round* ch 3, sl st to first sc
Round 14: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch), 3 dc in next ch space. 4 dc in each ch space around. Sl st to top of first ch 3. 
Round 15: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch), dc in each st around. 
Round 16: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch), dc in each st around. 
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2, 3 dc in next, sk 2, 1 sc in next* Skip last 3 stitches, sl st to first sc
Round 18: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch), 4 dc in same space, *sk 2, sc in next, sk 2, 5 dc in next* around. Sl st to top of ch 3. 
Round 19: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 1, sc in same st. *sk 2, 5 dc in next, sk 2, sc in next* around. Sl st to join.
Round 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st. 2 sc in each stitch around. Finish off, weave in ends. 

To finish, ch 100 and weave between shells on row 17. 


Now go forth and put your crap in it! 

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