Cathy's Crochet Corner

Blue and White Summer Bag

Posted on: August 14, 2012

In my main blog I mentioned that I made a blue and white striped bag.

Here’s a bit more on how it’s constructed.

I used a size G crochet hook and fairly lightweight 3-ply yarns.

It’s done in the round. Working in the round gives the same basic pattern often used for hats as well as bags. 

Here’s a link to a basic pattern for crocheting in the round

To make variations of this pattern you can use a single, half-double or double crochet.  This bag is primary done in half-double crochet. 

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I chose to alternate the colors simply because I thought it would be fun!

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To create room for a drawstring there is one row consisting of a double crochet – chain two repeat.  A row of half-double crochet is added to both the top of the bag as the anchor row for the ruffle.

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A white ruffle with blue striped trim was added as an embellishment.

As a base for the ruffle, there is round consisting of single crochet, chain 6, skip 4, single in the 5th stitch repeat.

I believe this is how it would be written! [sc, (ch6, skip 4, sc in the 5th dc)]

Each ruffle has ten triple crochets in the loops that were just formed.  The last few rows are single crochet alternating in blue and white.

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A basic chain and single crochet cord is threaded through the spaces created for the drawstring.

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Here is the completed bag – all ready to go!

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4 Responses to "Blue and White Summer Bag"

Nice colors.

Blue is such a favorite of mine! Thanks, Judy!

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