Creolé crochet

Our crescent shaped Creole bag is crocheted in Trilogy with a Suede-wrapped handle.

One size

SIZE Approximately 14” wide x 12” high (Not including handle)

MATERIALS
6 Hanks BERROCO TRILOGY (50 grs), #7619 Braemar Brown Optional: 1 Ball BERROCO SUEDE (50 grs), #3716 Maverick Note: We used Suede to wrap around handle only Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

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One 1 3/4” button One 13” long rattan and wood handle with ring at each end from M & J Trimming Tapestry needle

GAUGE
14 dc’s = 4”; 10 rows = 4” in dc with Trilogy using size 4.50 mm (G) crochet hook TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE
Back and front of bag are each made up of 4 equal panels + 1 st on each end. Each panel starts with 23 sts, then decreases on every RS row. Number of dc’s given at the end of rows includes fpdc’s and bpdc’s.

STITCH GLOSSARY
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) With RS of work facing you, yo, insert hook from right to left under front of post of next dc and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice Bpdc (Back post double crochet) With WS of work facing you, yo, insert hook from right to left under back of post of next dc and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

BACK
With crochet hook, using Trilogy, ch 96. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 94 dc’s. Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, dc in each of the next 21 dc’s, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in each of the next 21 dc’s, bpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 3: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, skip 1 dc, dc in each of the next 19 dc’s, skip 1 dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 86 dc’s. Row 4: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in each of the next 19 dc’s, bpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 5: Ch 1, dc in first dc,* fpdc, skip 1 dc, dc in each of the next 8 dc’s, fpdc, dc in each of the next 8 dc’s, skip 1 dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 78 dc’s.

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Row 6: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in each of the next 8 dc’s, bpdc, dc in each of the next 8 dc’s, bpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 7: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, skip 1 dc, dc in each of the next 5 dc’s, fpdc, (skip 1 dc, fpdc) twice, dc in each of the next 5 dc’s, skip 1 dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 62 dc’s. Row 8: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in each of the next 5 dc’s, (bpdc) 3 times, dc in each of the next 5 dc’s, bpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 9: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, skip 1 dc, dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, fpdc, skip 1 dc, (fpdc) 3 times, skip 1 dc, fpdc, dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, skip 1 dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 46 dc’s. Row 10: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, (bpdc) 5 times, dc in each of the next 2 dc’s, bpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 11: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, skip 1 fpdc, fpdc in each of the next 3 fpdc’s, skip 1 fpdc, dc in next dc, skip 1 dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 30 dc’s. Row 12: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * bpdc, dc in next dc, fpdc in each of the next 3 fpdc’s, dc in next dc, fpdc, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc. Row 13: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc, (skip 1 st, fpdc in next st) 3 times, rep from * 3 times more, dc in last dc – 18 dc’s. Row 14: Ch 1, dc in first dc, bpdc in each of the next 16 sts, dc in last dc. Row 15: Ch 1, dc in first dc, * fpdc in next st, skip 1 st, rep from * 7 times more, dc in last dc – 10 dc’s. Break off yarn leaving a 12” long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle. Pull up tightly and fasten off.

FRONT
Work same as back.

SIDE GUSSET
With crochet hook, using Trilogy, ch 11. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 dc’s. Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, fpdc. Row 2: Ch 1, * bpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, bpdc. Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS. Row 7 (RS): Ch 1, dc in next st, fpdc in same st (1 st inc’d), (dc in next st, fpdc) 3 times, dc in same st as last fpdc (1 st inc’d) – 11 dc’s. Row 8: Ch 1, dc in next st, * bpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 4 times more.

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Row 9: Ch 1, dc in next st, * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 4 times more. Row 10: Rep Row 8. Row 11: Ch 1, dc twice in next dc (1 st inc’d), * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, fpdc, dc twice in last dc (1 st inc’d) – 13 dc’s. Row 12: Ch 1, * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 5 times more, fpdc. Row 13: Ch 1, * bpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 5 times more, bpdc. Row 14: Rep Row 12. Rep Rows 13 and 14 until piece measures 28” from beg, end on WS. Dec Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, skip 1 fpdc, * dc in next st, fpdc, rep from * 4 times more, skip 1 st, dc in last st – 11 dc’s. Next Row: Ch 1, * dc in next st, bpdc, rep from * 4 times more, dc in last st. Following Row: Ch 1, * dc in next st, fpdc, rep from * 4 times more, dc in last st. Rep Next Row once more, end on WS. Dec Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, skip 1 dc, * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, skip 1 st, fpdc in last st – 9 dc’s. Next Row: Ch 1, * bpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, bpdc. Following Row: Ch 1, * fpdc, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, fpdc. Rep Next Row once more, end on WS. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Measure in 1 1/2” from each end of side gusset and mark both edges. Pin one long edge of side gusset to cast-on edge of back from marker to marker. Sew in place. Repeat with the second long edge of side gusset and front. Fold ends of side gusset beyond markers over rings on handle and sew in place. Optional: Wrap handle with Suede, tying securely at both sides and weaving in ends. Buttonloop: With RS facing, using crochet hook and 2 strands of Trilogy held tog, make a chain 2” long. Join with a sl st to form a ring. Fasten off. Sew ring securely to center top edge of back. Sew button to front opposite buttonloop.

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