Happy Hump Day! October 21, 2015

Ahhh yes, it’s hump day. Only 2 more days until the weekend. I don’t know about the rest of you, but that is how I spend my weekdays—counting down until the weekend when I can spend every waking moment crocheting.  I’ve decided that crochet is no longer a hobby for me, but a lifestyle. I’m sure my friends and family came to that conclusion a long time ago.

As someone who lives the crochet lifestyle, I am always looking for fancy or unique crochet hooks, bags, journals, yarn, anything that has to do with the art of crochet.  So, that being said, today’s free pattern is a special project bag.  I hope that you all enjoy it and get tons of use out of it!

Have a great Wednesday!

Crocheter’s Dream Bag

Designed by Lori Baker

 

Materials

8 balls Sugar and Cream cotton yarn Country Stripes

Size I crochet hook

Yarn needle

2 yards of ¼” drawstring

 

Inside

Rnd 1:  Ch 4, work 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beg ch.

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in same st, work 2 dc in each rem st around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, work 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnd 4:  Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in nest st, *dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 6:  Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in ech of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 7:  Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 8:  Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 9: Working in FLO, ch 2, (counts as first hdc now and throughout), hdc in next st around, join to beg ch 2.

Rnds 10—19:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.  Fasten off at end of Rnd 19.

 

 

Outside

Work Rnds 1-8 of inside.

Rnd 9: Working in BLO, ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnds 10—19: Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Rnd 20: Using Rnds 1-8 as your pattern, trace the circle onto a piece of cardboard and cut out.  Place your cardboard in bottom of outside piece.  Slide inner piece inside of outside pieces, sc pieces together working through both thicknesses.

Rnd 21:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnd 22:  Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next 3 sts, work 7 trc in next st, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next st, sk next 3 sts, work 7 trc in next st, sk next 3 sts, rep from * around. Join to beg sc.

Rnd 23:  Ch 4, work 6 trc in same st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, sk next 3 sts, *7 trc in next st, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, sk next 3 sts, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 4.

Rnd 24:  Sl st to center trc of first 7 trc group, sc in same st, sk next 3 sts, work 7 trc in next st, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next st, sk next 3 sts, 7 trc in next st, sk next 3 sts, rep from * around.  Join to beg sc.

Rnd 25:  Rep row 23.

Rnds 26—35:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

Row 36:  Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, ch 1, sk next st, *dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk next st, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 37:  Ch 2, hdc in next st around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnd 38:   Rep rnd 22. Fasten off.

Hook Pocket

Row 1:  Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:  Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3:  Working in BLO, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 4—7: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.

Row 8:  Fold piece so that row 7 is against free loops of row 2, working through row 7 and free loops on row 3, sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.

Rows 9—12:  Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 13:  Working in BLO, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 14—17:  Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.

Row 18:  Working through previous row and last free loops row worked, sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 19—88:  Rep rows 9—18, 7 times more.

Row 89:  Sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Decide which end of your hook pocket is going to be the bottom and sew the bottoms of your tubes closed.

Line bottom of pocket up with free loops on rnd 8, stitch pocket across the bottom to free loops. Sew pocket to bag on each side.

 

Handle

Row 1:  Ch 200, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 2—4: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn. At end of row 4, do not ch 1.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing end closed.

Rejoin yarn to last st worked on row 4, working over drawstring, sc row 4 to foundation chain. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing end closed.  Thread yarn needle on to one end of strap and sew closed. Rep on other end.

Weave drawstring in and out of ch 1 spaces on rnd 36. Tie ends together in a slip knot.