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1 Farmer’s Market Tote Judith L. Swartz 2 Handy Utility Cases Judith L. Swartz 3 Chevron Shoulder Bag Grace Talcott

4 Slouchy Purse Drew Emborsky 5 Larger than Life Bag Cecily Keim 6 Message in a Flower Bag Jill Wright

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . paGE 4 Handy Utility Cases Judith L. . the Chevron Shoulder Bag by Grace talcott is a fun bag for tweens. . . . . . paGE 16 . . . . . . . this bag features a great ripple stitch that is perfect for taking beginning crocheters to the next level. . . . . . . .com. paGE 9 A CrochetMe eBook edited by M Arcy SMith E d i t o r i a l S ta f f Slouchy Purse Drew Emborsky . . . . . . . Just pull your favorite colors from your stash and start stitching! the Slouchy Purse by Drew Emborsky goes to the office as easily as it goes to lunch. . . . . . . . . . . A fabric lining and handle keeps the motifs from stretching out. . . . . . . . notebook and a few other essentials. . . . this is a great learning project for young crocheters. . . Swartz . paGE 19 Janice Tapia as noted iLLuSTraTion Gayle ford DESiGnEr phoToGraphy Stitch Glossary Projects and information are for inspiration and personal use only. these projects are perfect stash-busters and will make great stocking-stuffers. Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the pattern includes directions for personalizing the bags with cross-stitch. . . . this crochet tote bag has an extra-sturdy closed bottom to keep things secure. . Whatever bag suits your style. . this crocheted purse is just right for a phone. . . . . . Handy Utility Cases by Judith L. . . crochetMe. . Best. . the ribbed-look stitch is sturdy and the slouch adds stylish dash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Crochet Bag Patterns: 6 FREE Crochet Bags with iS iT rEaLLy poSSibLE To haVE too many bags? We don't think so. . either. . . to lunch with a friend. . . as well as a sturdy. . . . have fun! Share photos of your version of these crocheted bags in the gallery at crochetMe. Make the pretty pansies shown or make up your own design. . . . . . . . . . . but it's easy to lengthen if you prefer. . Swartz is a classic mesh market bag. . . . . . . . paGE 11 Larger than Life Bag Cecily Keim . . . . Our 6 Free crochet Bag Patterns will help increase your bag stash as you decrease your yarn stash. . . Marcy Smith Editor. . . Table of Contents presented by crochetme! 3 . . here we have a wide array of crochet bags for everyday occasions—going to market. it's an easy-to-make bag that will serve many uses. .com 1 2 3 4 5 6 Farmer’s Market Tote Judith L. . the Message in a Flower Bag by Jill Wright is a messenger bag made sturdy with felting. paGE 13 Marcy Smith Sarah read aSSiSTanT EDiTor Toni rexroat EDiTor proJECT EDiTor CrEativE SErviCES Message in a Flower Bag Jill Wright . . Unspun yarn is then used to needle-felt a design onto the flap. . . . . the short handle is great. . . . . long shoulder handle. . . . it's easy to modify to fit the size of your particular device. . . the Farmer’s Market Tote by Judith L. . . . . . paGE 6 Six frEE CroChET baG paTTErnS: CroChET baGS WiTh CroChet me Chevron Shoulder Bag Grace Talcott . . . to your crochet meeting. Swartz keep your various electronic devices safe. the Larger Than Life Bag by cecily Keim is a serious go-tocrochet-meeting bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Showcase your favorite yarns in the motifs. . . . . . . . .

yarn needle. Bag ch 4. So instead of joining rounds with a slip stitch. 200 yd [183 m]. excluding handles. 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme. work 10 hdc into center of ring—10 hdc. Rnd 4: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 2 hdc. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. Swartz Originally published in Getting Started Crochet (Interweave. repeat from * to * around—30 hdc. untied. repeat from * to * around—60 hdc. this lightweight power shopping bag is collapsible and can be folded up small to keep it handy. join with sl st to form ring. Use safety pin in last stitch to mark the end of round. Yarn: Euroflax Athens (100% wet-spun linen.Farmer’s market Bag design by Judith L. Gauge: 18 stitches and 12 rounds = 4" with size G/6 (4 mm) hook in half double Skill Level: Easy. Lake. ): Moss crochet. Linen yarn tends to stretch. Note: this piece is worked in the round in a spiral fashion up to the handles. the beginning of the round is marked but worked over. repeat from * to * around—40 hdc. so the handles are made to knot at the top. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. repeat from * to * around—50 hdc. Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each hdc—20 hdc. The linen yarn provides strength without bulk. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. Rnd 1: ch 2 (does not count as stitch). 2006) LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A WEEK’S WORTH OF PRODUCE from the country stand yet small enough to tote a baguette. Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). for weaving in ends. length: about 17". and the loose stitches keep the bag flexible. Rnd 6: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 4 hdc. Finished Size: circumference: about 261⁄2". but the pattern is slightly askew due to the spiral effect. Notions: Safety pins. 3 skeins. handles: about 18" each. Rnd 3: *Work 1 hdc in first hdc. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. the result is no line where the rounds meet. for marking rounds. in length.com Joe coca . 100 g. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. Rnd 5: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 3 hdc. Move pin at the end of each round. allowing for adjustability.

repeat from* to * around—80 hdc. SWArtz is the author of the popular Hip to Crochet. For second handle. Rnds 13–16: Work 1 hdc in each hdc. work 1 hdc in each of next 27 hdc. turn work. Work as for row 9. Row 2: ch 2. back and forth) count 60 stitches from beginning marker and place a second safety pin to mark halfway point on bag.5 cm) from beginning of handle. turn work. Rnd 2: ch 5. Note: it’s okay to adjust the number of sc stitches made as you work around the handles. repeat from * to * around—100 hdc. Rnd 23–27: repeat round 22. work 1 sc in next ch-5 sp*. Row 2: ch 2. Row 1: ch 2.5 cm) 17" (43 cm) Row 5: ch 2. work 1 sc in same space. repeat from * to * around. 1 sc in next hdc*. turn work. repeat from * to * around—120 hdc. turn work. Wisconsin. work 1 sc in first ch-3 sp. repeat handle shaping to match. work 75 sc along side and curve of handle*. JUDith L. work 1 hdc in each of next 30 hdc. work 1 hdc in each of next 24 hdc. Finishing Weave in loose ends. and former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine. work 1 hdc in each of next 40 hdc. work 1 sc in first ch-5 sp. repeat from * to * around. She lives in Spring Green. Rnd 22: Work 1 hdc in each hdc—120 hdc. turn work.GSC . Rnd 10: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 8 hdc. and about 171⁄2" (44. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. At this point the crocheted circle should measure about 91⁄4" (23. Farmer’s Market Bag presented by crochetme! 5 . 261⁄2" (67. Fasten off. Rnd 12: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 10 hdc. turn work. *ch 5. Row 3: ch 2. Handles (worked flat. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. work 1 hdc in each of next 8 hdc. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. work 75 sc along handle curve and edge. if needed. Hip to Knit. so add or subtract sc stitches from the numbers given above. work 1 hdc in each of next 10 hdc. turn work. Rnd 20: *ch 3.5 cm) in diameter and about 281⁄2" (72. Rnd 3: ch 5. Rnd 9: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 7 hdc. repeat from * to * around—90 hdc. Rnd 8: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 6 hdc. work 1 sc in next ch-3 sp*. work 1 hdc in next sc*. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. work 1 hdc in each of next 20 hdc. tie handles together at desired length. Row 7: ch 2. right side of work facing. Rnd 21: *Work 3 hdc in first ch-3 sp.Farmer’s Market Bag Schematic 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe Rnd 7: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 5 hdc.5 cm) Shape Handle Top Begin Mesh Pattern Rnd 1: *ch 3. 18" (45. Row 4: ch 2. Rnd 1: Attach yarn at left-hand lower edge of either handle and work 1 round in single crochet as follows: ch 1. With right side facing and beginning where yarn is still attached. repeat from * to * one more time. turn work. *ch 5. Work even in hdc on 12 stitches until narrow part of handle measures 11" (28 cm). turn work. fasten off. repeat from * to * around—110 hdc. join with slip stitch to top of chain 1. work 1 sc in next ch-5 sp*. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. work 1 hdc in each of next 18 hdc. Rnd 4–19: repeat round 3 sixteen more times for a total of 19 rounds (counting from round 1). work 1 hdc in each of next 22 hdc. working 1 stitch fewer in each row until 12 stitches remain. repeat from * to * around. work 2 hdc in next hdc*. Row 3: ch 2. repeat from * to * around. Row 4: ch 2. join with sl st to top of ch 1 at beginning of round. and Dogs in Knits (all interweave Press). Rnd 2: chain 1. beginning in the same stitch. the goal is to keep the handle sides smooth and even and not puckered or ruffled. Row 6: ch 2. Row 8: ch 2. work 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. work 1 hdc in each of next 19 hdc. work 1 hdc in each of next 35 hdc. work as follows: Row 1: ch 2 (does not count as stitch). work 1 hdc in each of next 6 hdc. work 4 sc across top of handle. repeat from * to * around. repeat from * to * around—70 hdc. Rnd 11: *Work 1 hdc in each of first 9 hdc. turn work.5 cm) around. work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Row 9: ch 2. attach yarn at halfway marker. skip 3 hdc. turn work. turn work. *work 1 sc in each of next 20 hdc.

Row 1: Starting in second chain from hook. 35% cotton. designed to hold your cell phone and iPod music player. #436 chartreuse (music player case). yarn needle for working in ends and embroidery. 25% polyamide fiber. are quick to make. Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). 1 skein each. Embroidery is only a suggestion. for music player case. ): #440 fuchsia (cell phone case). They require a little bit of construction. 1 skein each. Finished Sizes: Cell Phone Case: Width: 31⁄2". 3⁄4" (2 cm) wide (optional). Row 2: chain 1. safety pins. small piece of sew-on Velcro. for cell phone case.Handy Utility Cases THESE HANDY LITTLE CASES. 2006) Yarn: Jaeger’s trinity (40% silk. Swartz Originally published in Getting Started: Crochet (Interweave. work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Length: 6". Keep them in your purse or tote or on yourself with the optional straps. #438 denim (trim on cell phone case). turn work—15 single crochet. design by Judith L. Gauge: 17 single crochet and 18 rows = 4" with size G/6 (4 mm) Skill Level: Beginner. 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme. size 4 (1 for each case).com . work 1 single crochet in each chain to end. 218 yd [200 m]. hook. loosely chain 16 stitches. 50 g. Music Player Case: Width: 3". sewing needle and thread. turn work. #440 fuchsia (trim on music player case). still done with crochet. Length: 41⁄2". 1 set of D rings. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Notions: Large snaps. Cell Phone Case Joe coca Front Using the hook size needed to obtain correct gauge and fuchsia.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends on wrong side of work. sew snap to center of flap edge and upper edge of Front. Sew 3⁄4" (2 cm) square of Velcro at lower edge of loop and to corresponding spot on back of case. Belt Loop (optional) to make belt loop. Fasten off. Work 1 slip stitch in each chain. working through both layers. loosely chain 14 stitches. Strap (optional) With 2 strands of denim and same hook used for project. JUDith L.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe repeat row 2 until work measures a total length of 6" (15 cm). Beginning at upper corner of Front with same hook used for project and single strand of denim. continue single crochet evenly around single layer of remainder of back (to create flap). Beginning at upper corner of Front with same hook used for project and single strand of fuchsia. She lives in Spring Green. weave in loose ends to wrong side of work. smooth out both pieces with a light touch of steam. whipstitch (see Glossary) the top of belt loop to the case back. Allow to dry before continuing. tie straps to D ring using overhand knot. Pin belt loop in place. embroider “tunes” on Back following chart (Figure 2. attach 1 D ring at each upper side edge as shown in photo. the extra length will serve as the closing flap. With sewing needle and thread. SWArtz is the author of the popular Hip to Crochet. Allow to dry before continuing. and Dogs in Knits (all interweave Press). if desired. With wrong sides of work facing together (right sides facing out). turn work. work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. With sewing needle and thread. follow chart (Figure 1. working through both layers. Back Work as for Front to a total length of 71⁄2" (19 cm). carefully matching side and lower edges. work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Hip to Knit. Fasten off. With yarn needle. work one row of single crochet evenly around side and bottom edges. smooth out both pieces with a light touch of steam. Handy Utility Cases presented by crochetme! 7 . if needed. repeat row 2 until piece measures 41⁄2" (11. loosely chain 150. pin Front to Back with safety pins. Fasten off. With wrong sides together (right sides facing out). Row 1: Beginning in second chain from hook. slip-stitch last stitch to beginning stitch and fasten off. Fasten off. turn work. turn work—5 single crochet. and former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine. work 1 single crochet in each chain to end. Joe coca Finishing With a single strand of denim threaded in yarn needle and using cross-stitch. Row 2: chain 1. work one row of single crochet evenly around side and bottom edges. continue single crochet evenly around single layer of the remainder of back (to create flap). if needed. Row 2: chain 1. Row 1: Starting in second chain from hook. Using 1 strand of chartreuse threaded on yarn needle. repeat row 2 until belt loop measures 3" (7. page 8) to embroider “hello” on Front and Back. turn work—13 single crochet. pin Front to Back with safety pins. Place the top edge of loop about 3⁄4" (2 cm) down from the folded top edge of case and about 3⁄8" (1 cm) from right-hand case edge. Finishing With single strand of fuchsia threaded on yarn needle and using cross-stitch. Weave in loose ends. work 1 single crochet in each chain to end. with 2 strands of chartreuse and same size hook used for project. Each square represents one stitch. Wisconsin. chain 6. slip-stitch last stitch to beginning stitch and fasten off. page 8).5 cm). Music Player Case Front Using the hook size needed to obtain correct gauge and 2 strands of chartreuse held together. Fasten off. With 1 strand of yarn threaded on tapestry needle. Back Work as for Front to a total length of 6" (15 cm). carefully matching side and lower edges. sew snap to center of flap edge and upper edge of Front. the extra length will serve as the closing flap.5 cm) from beginning.

Utility Cases .8 cm) FLAP FRONT AND BACK 41⁄2" (11.Ipod case cross stitch chart 3" (9 cm) GSC .Ipod case cross stitch chart Figure 1 Figure 2 1 single crochet stitch 1 cross-stitch Cross-stitch Handy Utility Cases presented by crochetme! 8 .iPod case Schematic bags with CrochetMe Tip: Simple embroidery is a great way to add a special touch to your finished crochet pieces.5 cm) GSC .6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet GSC .Utility Cases .Utility Cases .Cell Phone Case cross stitch chart GSC . Use cross-stitch to make block letters. 11⁄2" (3.

): #2648 slate blue (A).75 mm). sk 1 ch. #2664 Aegean sea (c). Yarn: classic Elite Provence (100% cotton. ending 2 sc in last sc. Finished Size: 7" (18 cm) wide and 8" (20. sk 2 sc. Notions: tapestry needle. 3 sc in next sc. ending 2 sc in last ch. rep from *. sc in each of next 7 ch. work row 1 of chevron patt st across row. Stitch Guide chevron patt: (multiple of 16 sts + 2) Row 1: (rS) 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Spring 2006 ziGzAGS OF ViBrAntLy cOLOrED StriPES punctuated with tassels make a pointed statement in this enchanting accessory. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Gauge: 28 sts and 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) in chevron patt. #2632 mad magenta (D). and 5 rows = 1" (2. sc in each of next 7 sc. Row 1: With A. turn. 5 sts Skill Level: Easy. ch 50. 205 yd [186 m]/3 oz [100 g]. *sc in each of next 7 sc. 2 sc in first sc. rep from *. 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme.CHevron sHoUlder Bag design by Grace Talcott Originally published in Interweave Crochet. Ethnic inspiration translates into a current interpretation while silky pima cotton adds a natural luster to this stunning bag. Front/Back (make 2) With A.5 cm) tall.5 cm) in sc.com chris hartlove . excluding strap and tassels. 3 sc in next ch. Row 2: ch 1. 1 skein each. Row 2: With B. * sc in each of next 7 ch. rep row 2 for patt. #2682 asparagus (B). and #2681 bright chartreuse (E). turn. work row 2 of chevron patt across row. Hook: F/5 (3.

E—there are now 5 color sections. Shape end: Row 1: ch 1. Fasten off. work row 2 of chevron patt across row. Wrap yarn to desired thickness around cardboard. Finishing With rS of gusset/strap facing. turn—6 sts. Fasten off. cont in this manner. Fasten off. in the foll order: B. Rows 6–8: rep row 2. Weave in loose ends. and E. sc in each st across. Next row: ch 1. thread ends onto tapestry needle. Cut another piece of yarn and wrap tightly around lps a short distance below top knot to form tassel neck. sc in last st. rS of front or back facing. Cut yarn lps at other end. sc in each of next 2 sc. D. Cut a short length of yarn and tie tightly around one end of wrapped yarn (Figure 1). 2 sc in last ch. turn—4 sts. D. Knot securely. then rep row 1. turn. ending with row 1. Row 2: ch 1. Row 5: With E. turn. Row 4: With D. GrAcE tALcOtt remembers learning crochet at summer camp when she was a small child. attach a tassel to each point. 2 sc in last sc. work row 2 of chevron patt across row. changing color on every row 1. Row 5: 2 sc in first st. sc2tog. Row 3: ch 1. rep rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem. Gusset/Strap With A. turn—2 sts dec’d. cont to whipstitch around the edges of the strap. Gusset begs and ends at the edge of the first and last bottom points of the bag. sc in each of next 4 sc. turn—8 sts. sc in each st across. Row 2: ch 1. 2 sc in first st. sc in each st across until 2 sts rem. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle. rep rows 1–5 five more times. sc2tog (see Glossary). until strap measures 48" (122 cm). working rows 1–8 in colors as established. Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. With yarn threaded through crown of tassel. Trim Figure 1 Figure 2 ends. tassel Cut a piece of cardboard 4" wide by the desired length of tassel plus 1". Chevron Shoulder Bag presented by crochetme! 10 . whipstitch (see Glossary) all seams. starting at the bottom edges. sc2tog. and a double strand of color D. rep last 8 rows 4 more times. turn. weave in loose ends. and pull to center of tassel (Figure 2). 2 sc in last sc. work row 2 of chevron patt across row.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe Row 3: With c. tassels: Make 1 tassel in each color c. c. ending with 3 rows worked in A. Row 4: rep row 2 three times. ch 3.

Rows 4–35: Rep Rows 2 and 3 sixteen times. Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm). 190 yd [174 m]/4 oz [113 g]. Row 3: Ch 1. sk first st. Do not fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. dc in front lp only (flo) of each st across. 15% design by Drew Emborsky Originally published in Interweave Crochet. turn. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain Notions: yarn needle. join yarn with sl st to the right of the side seam at open edge of purse.com . Fasten off. sc foundation edges tog. turn—88 sc. Kathryn Martin Strap Row 1: With RS facing. then. sc top edges tog. ): #M162 mulberry. fold piece in half lengthwise. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc). excluding strap. 2 skeins. Skill Level: Beginner. turn. into a 13" × 10" rectangle. ch 1. correct gauge. Turn RS out. work 2 sc to the right of the 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme. this crocheted version juxtaposes the classic look of ribbed stitches with the casual soft and slouchy shape that is so hot this season. working through both thicknesses. Purse ch 89. Fasten off. Turn the piece so you are working along the foundation row. then. Side seams: With RS tog. Ch 1. sc in back lp only (blo) of each st across. Gauge: 17 sts and 11 rows = 4" in patt.sloUCHy PUrse INSPIRED BY THE POPULAR HOBO PURSES. working through both thicknesses. Ch 1. Spring 2007 mohair. Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool. Finished Size: 13" wide and 10" high. attach the yarn through the first and last ch of the row.

use in your home. rep on other side of opening. Beg at outside edge near strap and just below sc edging. maybe you’ll nd so many exciting crochet projects.com/kdiwc Slouchy Purse presented by crochetme! 12 . with folded edge at the top. to stabilize opening: turn bag inside out. You’ll nd lots of exciting new designs you can wear. ch 3. rep for closure loop on back of purse opening. do not join. rep for other side of opening and strap. Fasten off. whipstitch (see Glossary) strap to other side of purse opening. Fasten off. Fasten off. Or. accordion-style. threading tails through both thicknesses of folds and tying off on the inside of purse. Next rnd: [Sc2tog] 4 times (see Glossary).6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe seam. turn. leaving an 8" tail. Weave in loose ends. sc in 2nd ch from hook. sl st to beg sc. join yarn with a sl st 4 sts to the right of center. or give as gifts. turn. *ch 1. rep from * 8 more times. turn. Visit www. RISK-FREE Interweave Crochet TRIAL OFFER IS A M U S T H AV E F O R T H O S E W H O L OV E TO C RO C H E T ! Every issue includes scrumptious yarns.thecrochetdude. Attach yarn to any row-end st around purse opening. 1 sc at the seam. Rnd 1: Work 8 sc all in 3rd ch from hook. new techniques and exclusive contemporary crochet patterns. leaving an 8" tail. Weave in loose ends. cont along edge of strap. Rnd 2: *Sc blo in next st and each st around. Button: Leaving an 8" tail. sc evenly along opening. Use tails to secure button to top of folds. leaving an 8" tail. 2 sc to the left of the seam. sc blo in st just made. detailed how-tos.com. Fasten off. Pull end of yarn tail through middle of button and out the bottom. the latest resources. Closure loop: Leaving an 8" tail. turn—5 sc. sc in each st across. ch 2. Row 2: Ch 1. Rep Row 2 until strap measures 17" from beg. Fasten off. Finishing With yarn threaded on needle. Fasten off. to create slouch shape: Attach button to front of purse by finding center point and folding top half twice. you won’t know where to start! interweave. Find top center of strap and fold in half lengthwise. work 8 sc over 2" to secure fold. DrEW EMBOrSKy’s quirky title as the crochet Dude and his kitschy tongue-in-cheek designs have propelled him from an unknown fiber artist to the cutting edge of the fiber design world. sew front and back tog for about 2". rep from * 2 more times. Working through both thicknesses. stuffing strap inside bag.

Spring 2007 ALWAYS A SHOW-STOPPER. 114 yd [104 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]. Notes When assembling the bag. Gauge: Finished block measures 6 ⁄ " square. color B for the middle. and it can be a dramatic exhibit of your personality and skill. Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm). #K0000 off-white. this oversized bag is ready to haul yarn. matching thread and 18" zipper. Yarn: Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe (100% wool. #K1141 pink. Lined with matching fabric. and color c for the outside. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. #K2370 apricot. page 15) Make 12 blocks total—6 for each side of bag. Finished Size: 22" wide. Throws. With A. 4" deep. changing colors on rnds 3 and 6. Each block motif consists of three colors: color A for the center. Kathryn Martin Block (see stitch diagram. books. #K2260 purple. sharp handsewing needle. 1 2 Notions: yarn needle. #K1520 lime green. #K1125 rose. Skill Level: intermediate. 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme. the bag features the Willow Block from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets. 11⁄8 yd of 45" wide fabric for lining. not including strap. 16 sc = 4". 3 skeins. and 14" high. choose any color combination you like for each block. and projects. 1 skein of each for contrast colors: #K1515 blue. you will need to choose a right side and a wrong side of your work. Sl st in first ch to form ring.larger tHan liFe Bag design by Cecily Keim Originally published in Interweave Crochet. 2004).com . and Afghans by Jan Eaton (Interweave Press. ): #K1220 rusty red (MC). ch 4.

rep from * to * 2 times. sk 2 dc. ch 3. Row 4: Ch 1. with RS tog and align the short edges (the top of the bag). Press folds as shown in Figure 1 (see page 15). 5 dc) in next ch-5 sp*.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Rnd 3: Join B to any dc from previous rnd with sl st. sk 2 dc. sc) in each corner. ch 3. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. ch 3 (counts as dc). Straps: Cut two 41 ⁄2" × 40" fabric strips. *5 dc in next ch-5 sp. seam along the bottom. Stitch the remaining side edges together using a 1 ⁄2" seam allowance. Row 7: Rep Row 4. Border: Rnd 1: Sc around all panel edges. Band border: With Mc. ch 2. Seam band to panels: hold WS tog and work sl st into the outside lp of the sc of each piece to seam the pieces tog. then rep from * to ** 1 time. rep from * 15 times. (sc. sc in next dc. sc) in same ch sp. sk 2 dc. dc in each st across. will not function as a dc. and then in next ch sp. Rnd 2: Sc around all edges working (sc. (2 dc. Fasten off and weave in ends. widthwise. 15 dc into ring. Fasten off. (4 dc. turn. ch 3. sc in next dc. sc) in each corner and dec in each ch sp where the blocks are joined by: sc in ch sp. sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join—16 dc. Panel assembly: With RS tog. Stitch the zipper in place and remove the basting stitches. rep from * 15 times. *sc in the next ch-2 sp. 5 dc in next ch-5 sp**. change to a basting stitch for the next 17" (zipper opening). sc in each st across. *dc in next dc. rep from * to * 2 times. turn. sc in next ch-2 sp**. sc in each st across. ch 2. ch 3. Rnd 7: Sl st in ch-3 sp. sl st in beg sc to join. sk 2 dc**. 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp*. sc2tog (see Glossary) working in same ch sp. dc in next dc. turn. sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join. sl st in beg sc to join. stitch for 43 ⁄4". working (sc. Row 5: Rep Row 2. Lining and Finishing Cut a 36" × 261⁄4" rectangle across the width of the lining fabric. sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join. *ch 5. Fold strips in half lengthwise with RS tog and stitch the long edges using a 1 ⁄4" seam allowance. and press flat. ch 15. this will create unintended incs. Rep for Side and Bottom Band With MC. Fasten off. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. work 1 sc into the side of each sc row and 2 sc into the side of each dc row—182 sc total. sl st in 5th ch from hook. Turn RS out. ch 3. ch 3. ch 1. sc in next dc. Press all seams open. turn. Fold the fabric in half. ch 2. ch 5**. rep from * to * 2 times. ch 2. Row 6: Rep Row 3. Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-5 sp. Fasten off. Rows 8–137: Rep Rows 5–7 forty-three times. then rep from * to ** 1 time. sc in next dc*. ch 2. ch 2. sc in sl st. dc in next sc. sk 2 dc. Be careful not to work into the tch. Rnd 6: Join C to any corner ch-3 sp with sl st. then rep from * to ** 1 time. *ch 5. (sc. 5 dc in next ch-3 sp. then rep from * to ** 1 time. sl st seam along the side. Note: To create a more solid fabric. use matching yarn and a yarn needle to whipstitch through the closest lp of each st on each block. 5 dc) in same sp. sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join. ch 3. ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 sc into the ch sp at corner. ch 1. dc in next sc. Press the seam open and center the zipper face down over the seam allowances within the basted area. (5 dc. ch 1). (3 dc. rep from * to * 2 times. ch 3 (counts as dc). Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and each ch across. Create two separate panels of six blocks each as shown in photo. Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc. sk 2 dc. Beginning at one edge. the turning chain (tch) Larger than Life Bag presented by crochetme! 14 Kathryn Martin . center the seam. Row 2: Ch 1. cont sl st seam along the side. *2 dc in next ch-1 sp. sc in next dc. Row 3: Ch 2. then change back to a regular stitch for the rest of the seam. Rnd 4: Ch 1. 2 sc into the ch sp at the corner. sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join—48 dc. sc) in next ch-3 sp*.

Stitch 2" from the point.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe the second strap. Box the lining’s upper and lower corners as foll: Turn lining WS out. whipstitching (see Glossary) into middle of (not around) crochet stitches along the top of the bag. below). fold the side seam down flat against the bottom of the bag. forming a triangle (Figure 3). At one lower corner.5 cm 2" 5 cm Larger than Life Bag presented by crochetme! 15 .com. california. Repeat for the remaining three corners.5 cm 131 ⁄2" 34. She shares her thoughts on crochet and everything else at www. Pin a strap to each side of the bag lining about 4" in from the side seam and 2" from the zipper and stitch in place (Figure 2.such sweethands.5 cm Figure 2 Strap Zipper Placement Lining Top 211 ⁄4" 54 cm Zipper Stitch Lining 2" 5 cm Side Seam Side Seam Stitch 4" 10 cm 4" 10 cm 131 ⁄2" 34. Sew lining into bag.5 cm 5 cm 21 ⁄2" 6. creating a point.5 cm 21 ⁄2" 6. cEciLy KEiM indulges in audiobooks and television shows while she crochets in Los Angeles. Block Diagram Key chain (ch) 6 7 slip st (sl st) single crochet (sc) 1 2 3 4 5 double crochet (dc) Figure 1 21 ⁄2" 2" 6.5 cm Lining Bottom Figure 3 Lining Top 21 ⁄2" 6.

Notes turn after each row or rnd unless otherwise directed. sure felted bag will be even. ch-1 counts as hdc throughout. Gauge: 14 hdc and 10 rows = 4". Hook: Size H/8 (5mm). magnetic snap.message in a Flower Bag design by Jill Wright Originally published in Interweave Crochet. 190 yd [173 m]/4 oz [113 g]. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Winter 2007 A STURDY FELTED MESSENGER BAG is spruced up with colorful needle-felted pansies. Finished Size: 15" wide. and 4" deep after felting. 6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet Bags with CrochetMe ©2010 interweave Press llC | Not to be reprinted | all rights reserved | crochetme. Sl st in beg ch-1 to join rounds. 12" high. 1 skein. 88 yd [80 m]/13 ⁄4 oz [50 g]. Kathryn Martin Base With Mc. Notions: Two 11⁄2" D rings. (2 additional D rings for optional adjustable strap). ): #M-76 misty blue. 5 skeins. 15" high. Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (70% mohair. Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride (85% wool. size #38 felting needle. then blend colors as a painter would. Set-up row: (RS) Working in bottom ridge of ch. sl st in first ch to join—48 hdc. 12" wide.com . 2 yd each. hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. #M-05 onyx. ch 49. M-165 Christmas green. 15% mohair. To use yarn for needle felting. Check gauge regularly to be Skill Level: Intermediate. and 51 ⁄2" deep before felting. simply untwist it and brush it back to its original roving form. yarn needle. small scrap of fabric to match bag color. ): #HP50 English garden. #M-184 pistachio. foam pad. tracing paper and pen. 30% wool. #M-155 lemon drop. #M-11 white frost. straight pins.

using only half of needle blade depth. fold in half. indicates color only) 7 3 1 6 2 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 1. trace pansy design onto sheet of paper to use as template. Purple or pink—buds and main pansies 5. longest cycle. Gently straighten and flatten strap between washes. Fasten off leaving a 12" tail. sl st in beg ch-1 to join. Fasten off. Finishing Slide curved side of one D ring 2" onto each end of bag strap. turn—48 hdc. Outline each bud using a very fine strand of fibers slightly twisted and deeply needle in place. ch 163. Secure 1 end of outline fiber in place by needling. Move pins close to working area to keep template in place. carefully cut out each individual stem and leaf. White frost—petal outlines Rows 1–13: Ch 1. Attach front part of magnetic snap to bag flap as per directions on package. untwisting yarn in about 2–3" sections. run rinse cycle. hdc around. For handpaint yarn use only required colors. Rnds 15–38: Ch 1. Attach back part of magnetic snap to main section of bag. Christmas green—leaves and stems 2. turn. Fold strap ends over D rings. Fasten off leaving a 12" tail. until fiber is firmly fixed in place and base fabric is no longer visible. turn. Green from English garden—thin layer over leaves only 3. centered. centering snap 2" from base of flap. Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across—162 hdc. Rnd 14: Ch 1. fairly deep poking is required to fix design to bag. Make vein markings. Pull short end to make adjustments. sew ends to body of strap. Pay close attention to strap. Fold in any stray fibers and poke into leaf. 16 hdc evenly across rnd ends. Add bag plus a pair of jeans to the washer. As felted fabric is so thick. add fine layer of green from English Garden and needle in place. ch 15. and tugging fibers apart. hdc in each of next 48 hdc across. Poke at 45˚ angle from outer edge toward center back of bud all around each bud to give rounded appearance. turn—14 hdc. 16 hdc evenly across rnd ends. Once you can no longer see through leaf. turn—128 hdc. as foll: take small amount of fiber and place in 3 crisscrossing layers on foam only. Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across—14 hdc. then cont laying outline and needling around outer edge as you go. hold felting needle in center of shaft and poke vertically unless otherwise directed.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe Pansy Color Key (not to scale. Fold over 2" to the underside of strap and sew in place securing D rings. and fluffy. cold rinse. Attach flat sides of 2 extra D rings to longer end by sliding them onto strap. hdc in each hdc across. turn leaving rem 81 hdc unworked—47 hdc. note: Lower center leaf should be needled separately and attached once constructed. Pistachio—outline stems and leaves (except calyxes on buds) 4. encasing D rings. Blend by repeatedly teasing fibers apart until completely untwisted. Layer thin sections of fiber in bud templates and needle vertically. soft. Slide one tab onto flat side of each D ring. Rows 2–6: Ch 1. hdc in next 47 hdc. For a shorter. place foam under flap then pin to hold in place. Allow to air-dry. shorter end of strap through both D rings then back through 1 for adjustable strap. Rows 2–28: ch 1. yarn may be used for stems rather than untwisted fibers. making sure design is centered 2" from bottom edge of flap. Needle Felting Prepare fibers as you go. Do not cut. Weave in loose ends. hdc in each of the 48 unworked lps of foundation ch. strap may twist in wash. Begin poking needle into fibers until fibers are entangled. adjustable strap: cut straight across strap 15" from right-hand D ring. revert yarn back to fiber state by grasping end of yarn. remove and pull to shape. thread Message in a Flower Bag presented by crochetme! 17 . Rows 2–6: ch 1. Onyx—pansy accents 6. Add small amount of mild detergent. and sew tabs to center of sides of bag 3" down from top edge. Set washing machine to hot wash. hdc across. hdc across. Sew 1" square of fabric to inside of bag to cover rear of snap. starting at each bud and working away. turn—47 hdc. run through wash cycle twice or until bag has felted to desired size. then attach Strap Leaving a 12" tail. Do not twist strap. Working with only small sections at a time. matching shape to template. as this covers the back of magnetic snap. Flap: Row 1: ch 1. cut out all 5 bud sections and lower center leaf. Tabs (Make 2) Leaving a 12" tail. hdc across. Place bag in mesh laundry bag or pillow case. Lemon drop—pansy centers 7. Keep lifting up leaf from foam and turning over to ensure even needling. center design on top of flap.

slightly soapy water (2–3 drops of liquid dish soap in 1 cup of water). Deep-needle at 45˚ angle from outer petal edge toward petal center around all purple/pink petal edges up to center of each flower. rinse with cool water. roll in clean.interweavecrochet. template download link: www. turn over flap and spray back of design with cool. Every issue will bring you well-researched stories.com and www. Outline all leaves and stems except for the 3 inner calyx sections at each bud. Fold over any stray fibers into petals and needle in place. Work from outside of larger flowers toward center of flower. Allow purple and pink to overlap slightly into black areas so no harsh lines show. and a historical perspective you won’t nd anywhere else! “I have been a subscriber since the very rst issue of PIECEWORK. Surface should be damp enough that your hands don’t stick to it.com.com/go/pwkd Message in a Flower Bag presented by crochetme! 18 .asp#wright JiLL WriGht has enjoyed yarn-related crafts from a very early age. lightly needle over whole needlefelted design (1 ⁄4 of needle blade depth) to firm up design. Gently massage area of design in circular motion for 2–3 minutes to help entangle fibers. Deep-needle pansy centers to give impression of depth.woolcrafting . ank you for the best needlework publication ever. being careful to avoid poking metal.” -Patricia Anker. She is currently building two websites: www. RISK-FREE P IECEW ORK I S TRIAL OFFER A UNIQUE MAGAZINE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ALL FORMS OF NEEDLEWORK. beautiful projects to make.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe finished leaf around edges of magnetic snap. dry towel to squeeze out excess moisture. allow to air-dry. Glenwood IL Take advantage of this risk free o er and send for your rst issue today! interweave.thepurseworkshop.com/issue/ materials_win07. When design is finished. Outline all purple/pink petal edges and centers.

yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook (figure 2)—1 stitch decreased (figure 3). repeat from * drawing yarn through last loop formed. figure 1 figure 2 Glossary presented by crochetme! 19 . yarn over and pull up loop (figure 1). increased knit loop(s) main color marker millimeter(s) pattern(s) place marker purl remain(s). repeating reverse single crochet round(s) right side single crochet skip slip slip(ped) stitch space(es) stitch(es) turning chain together treble crochet wrong side yard yarn over hook repeat starting point repeat all instructions between asterisks alternate measurements and/or instructions work bracketed instructions a specified number of times Chain (ch) Make a slipknot on hook. continuing double crochet decrease(s). yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). decreased established foundation double crochet front loop only follows. Single Crochet (sc) *insert hook in stitch. repeat from *. repeat from *. yarn over.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe glossary abbreviations beg bet blo cc ch(s) cm cont dc dec(s)(’d) est fdc flo foll fsc g hdc inc(s)(’d) k lp(s) Mc m mm patt(s) pm p rem rep rev sc rnd(s) rS sc sk sl sl st sp(s) st(s) tch tog tr WS yd yo * ** () [] begin(s). decreasing. insert hook in next stitch. increasing. pull up loop (2 loops on hook. yarn over and draw through both loops on hook (figure 2) repeat from *. Slip Stitch (sl st) *insert hook in stitch. figure 1 figure 2 figure 3 Half double Crochet (hdc) *Yarn over. figure 1 figure 2 Single Crochet two together (sc2tog) insert hook in next stitch. figure 1). pull up loop (3 loops on hook). insert hook in stitch. following foundation single crochet gram(s) half double crochet increase(s). *yarn over and draw through loop of slipknot. yarn over (figure 1) and draw through all loops on hook (figure 2). yarn over. beginning between back loop only contrasting color chain centimeter(s) continue(s). remaining repeat. yarn over and draw loop through stitch and loop on hook.

yarn over. repeat from *. [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times. double Crochet three together (dc3tog) [Yarn over. yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops (figure 3). again from back to front. Pass needle through pieces from back to front at start of seam. pass needle through pieces. Step 1: Secure seaming yarn on wrong side of one piece. double treble Crochet (dtr) Yarn over three times and insert hook in 6th chain from hook. bookEXCERPT Find more great designs in Getting Started: Crochet published by Interweave (2006) Illustrations by Gayle Ford Glossary presented by crochetme! 20 . repeat Step 2 to complete seam. yarn over and draw through 2 loops (figure 2). yarn over and pull up loop.6 Free Crochet Bag Patterns: Crochet bags with CrochetMe glossary double Crochet (dc) *Yarn over. this creates a small stitch to begin seam. draw through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook). figure 1). draw a loop through chain— 5 loops on hook. figure 3 Whipstitch With right side of work facing and working one stitch in from the edge. draw through all loops on hook—1 stitch decreased. Whipstitch Seams Place pieces with right sides together. insert hook in next stitch. draw through 2 loops] 2 times. yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook. yarn over and pull up loop. wrapping seam edge. figure 1 figure 2 double Crochet two together (dc2tog) [Yarn over. Hold pieces with the 2 edges facing you. yarn over. draw through all loops on hook—2 stitches decreased. bring threaded needle out from back to front along edge of knitted piece. insert hook in next stitch. Step 2: a little farther left. yarn over. yarn over. insert hook in stitch. Secure end of seaming yarn.

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