Friday, 13 February 2015

CINDY Crochet Drawstring Bag FREE PATTERN

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HERE IS A QUICK and EASY pattern for a round drawstring bag using 
the FANS and POSTS stitch pattern.

You can check the blog post about 
HOW TO CROCHET the SWATCH 
for the FANS and POSTS HERE


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
YARN USED:  HAYFIELD BABY CHUNKY by Sirdar ● 70% Acrylic 30% Nylon ● 3 colours ● Shade 400 WHITE; Shade 412 MINT CHOC; Shade 413 MILKYWAY.
NOTIONS:  7mm Hook, Yarn needle
MEASUREMENT:  Approx Height 9in (23cm); Circumference 17in (43cm)
PATTERN NOTES:  You need to know how to colour change and crochet in the round. 

This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front

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PATTERN STARTS:

Base of Bag - Increase rnds
Change colour every rnd.  Do not cut yarn each time, carry the colours up the rounds.
Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch1, 7sc in ring, join with sl st in ch1. (7sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc around, join with sl st in ch1. (14sts)
Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (21sts)
Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (28sts)
Rnd 5:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (35sts)
Rnd 6:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 4sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (42sts)
Rnd 7:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 5sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1.  (49sts)

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Body of Bag - Fans and Posts stitch
Rnd 1:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *skip 2sts, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next st, skip 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch3.
Change colour every rnd.
Rnd 2-8:  Rep Rnd 1.

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Top of Bag - Decrease Rnd
Change colour every rnd.
Rnd 1:  Ch2, dc2tog in next 2sts, *1dc in next 6sts, dc3tog in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of dc2tog.  (49sts)
Rnd 2:  Ch3, 1dc around, join with sl st in ch3.
Rnd 3-4:  Rep Rnd 2.
Do not change colour, continue last rnd with same colour.
Rnd 5:  Ch1, rev sc around, join.  
FASTEN OFF, HIDE ENDS.
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DRAWSTRING (make 2)

Ch80, thread drawstring through last dc rnd, two (2) dc at a time, in opposite direction to each other, tie a knot in the end.

OPTIONAL:

You can line the bag if you wish, and use it as a cosmetic or toiletries bag.

SIZE ADJUSTMENT:

This bag uses multiples of seven (7) stitches.  To make larger bags:
  • Increase the number of total stitches in the base of the bag.  
  • Increase the number of rounds to lengthen the bag.
  • Increase the length of the drawstrings.

SUBSTITUTE YARNS:  

Use any yarn and recommended hook.  Adjusting number of stitches and rounds accordingly.



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PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

enjoy
ciao, ciao!

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