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Aurora Boreal Bag

Aurora Boreal Bag



The Aurora Boreal Bag is a super fun and fashionable project! So easy to make and a perfect bag for the market. This Free Crochet Pattern is made using self striping yarn which does all of your colorwork for you and a 2 row repeat for the base of the bag..

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Materials:

Yarn~ 320 yards of self striping yarn- I used Premier Aurora in Anemone

Hook~ H

Scissors and yarn needle


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Dec Sc- Decrease Sc
  • Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet
  • Wrapped Trc Cluster – Make 3 trc in next sp, yo twice, insert hook around the 3 trc just made and draw up loop(loosely) *this will wrap around the 3 trc’s you just made), yo, draw through 2 loops three times (wrap trc made) *See Pic below Round 14 instructions

Size:

Bag – Height 15″ x Around 28″ Handles – 31″


Instructions:

Bottom Base~

Ch 41

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 40 sc

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 40 sc

Bag Base~

Now you will start working in the round.

Round 11: 2 sc in same st as last st in row 10, evenly sc 6 sts down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of begging row, sc in next 38 sts, 3 sc in last st of beginning row, sc 6 sts up the side of rows, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, Join with sl st to beginning. = 100 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, bl sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 bl sc

Round 13: Do not turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch3 sps.

Round 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *wrapped trc in next sp, trc in next sc*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in top of beginning ch 4. = 25 trc & 25 wrapped trc’sc

Round 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st trc, *ch 3, sk next 4 sts(this is the group of wrapped trc), sc in next trc* repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch 3 sps.

Rounds 16-31: Repeat rounds 14 & 15

Round 32: Ch 1, turn, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 33-34: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. = 100 sc

Round 35: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch 2 scs & 82 sc

Round 38: Ch 1, turn, rev sc around in each st and 2 in each ch 2 sp. Join with sl st. = 90 rev sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Handles:

Make 4 – 31″ I Cords. You will be twisting 2 together to make 2 handles.

For a video tutorial, check out this one by our friends at Fiber Flux… Click Here!

Step 1 – Chain 3 with a 6″ tail , insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, pull up a loop(3 loops on hook).

Step 2 – Carefully remove 1st two loops from hook, being careful not to lose them(pinching them to hold helps).

Step 3 – With the remaining loop on hook, yo, ch 1, insert hook into next free loop(middle loop of beginning 3 loops), yarn over and pull up a loop(only through this loop), insert hook into last loop(3rd beginning loop), yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4 – Continue repeating steps 1 & 2 until the cord is as long as you’d like.

Step 5 – to finish off the cord, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

Fasten off leaving 6 ” tail and weave in all ends.

Take 2 – I Cords, tie off the top 2 tails and twist them togethers. Tie off both tails at the bottom

Fasten the handles ends with the tails to the ch 2 open spaces made in round 37, one end of the handle fastened on the right and one end fastened on the left of the front of the bag and repeating this on the back of the bag.

That’s it!!! You now have an Aurora Boreal Bag!! I hope you love yours,, I love mine!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Crazy Daze Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Crazy Daze Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!



Crazy Daze Bag is a simple, fun pattern to work up! Using two colors, this bag is fashionable, functional and fabulous… Great to use as your everyday bag, beach bag, market bag or project bag! It is always a free pattern and will also be part of an upcoming Crochet Along!

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Materials:

Yarn ~ 200 yards each of 2 colors(you can also make this a scrapbuster and use multi colors). I used Red Heart with Love in (A) Hot Pink and (B) White

Hook ~ I


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Bl – Back loop
  • Fl – Front loop
  • Dec – Decrease
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Size:

Bottom width 16″, Top width 13″, Height 11″ all un-stretched measurements


Instructions:

Bottom~

Using Color A, ch 9

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 8 sc

Row 2-40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 8 sc

Base~

*This is your right side of the project and you now will work in the round

Round 41: 2 blsc in same st as last st in row 40(makes 1st corner), blsc 37 sts evenly down side of rows, 3 blsc in last st of row 1(2nd corner), blsc in next 6 sts, 3 blsc in last st of row 1(3rd corner), blsc 37 sts evenly up side of rows, 3 blsc in 1st st of row 40(4th corner), join with sl st in next st. = 98 blsc

Round 42: Ch 1, turn flsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning flsc. – 98 flsc

Round 43: Ch 1, turn, blsc in each st around join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 98 blsc

Round 44 – 45: Repeat rows 42 & 43

Round 46: Ch 1(do not turn), (sc,ch1,sc) in st, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* around, sk last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

*Tip- You will carry your yarn and not finish off

Drop Color A and Pick up Color B

Round 47: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

Drop Color B and Pick up color A

Round 48: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

Rounds 49 – 57: Repeat rounds 47 & 48 dropping/picking up your colors as indicated

Drop Color B and Pick up Color A

Round 58: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, dec sc over the next 2 sc’s two times, repeat *to* 21 times, dec sc’s over the next 2 sc’s two times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc) & 4 dec sc’s

Drop Color A and Pick up Color B

Round 59: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, dec sc over the next 2 sc’s, repeat *to* 21 times, dec sc’s over the next 2 sc’s, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc) & 2 dec sc’s

Drop Color B and Pick up Color A

Round 60: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, sk sc(where your dec sc was), repeat *to* 21 times, sk sc(where your dec sc was), join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc)

Rounds 61-74(alternating your colors): Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =42 (sc,ch1,sc)

Finish of and weave ends in

Now you will only work with color A

Round 75: Ch 1, sc in each sc and sk each ch 1 around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 84 sc

Round 76: Ch 1, *sc in 10 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 77 sc

Round 77: Ch 1, *sc in 9 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 70 sc

Beginning handle Round

Round 78: Ch 1, sc in 1st 11 sts, ch 40, sk next 11 sts, sc in next 24 sts, ch 40, sk next 11 sts, sc in last 13 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 sc & 2-ch 40’s

Round 79: Ch 1, sc in 1st 11 sts, sc in each of the next 40 ch’s, sc in next 24 sts, sc in each of the next 40 ch’s, sc in last 13 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc

Rounds 80-83: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc

Finish off

Handles – Working on 1 at a time

Join yarn with sl st to the beginning ch sp of the ch 4(bottom of the handle row), fold top of handle down to match up to bottom of handle and sl st each sc of round 83 to the matching ch sp of round 78, working all 40 sts/chs together to make a nice sturdy handle.

Finish off and weave in ends

That’s it!!! You now have a Crazy Daze Bag.. Great gift idea too!!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.



The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018!  Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018! Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

The Best Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018!  Get Ready for the beach and farmers’ market!!

 

Here are my favorite Free Crochet Tote Patterns for 2018… Easy to make, fun and functional!  I hopped around my favorite crochet designer websites and put together this fun roundup just for you!!  If you love to crochet… Love bags and totes… Then this collection will get you ready for Summer 2018 beach trips, farmers markets and everyday carry-alongs!  Here in California, we take our own bags to the store to help with plastic waste… These totes are a perfect way to keep our landfills in good shape and the bright and cheery bags all get compliments when I take them with me… Have fun and make your favorite totes today~

 

 

 


Fun in the Sun by ELK Studio:

I love this tote from my good friend Kathy at ELK Studio… It is easy to make and you can make it in your favorite color options…

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Summer Stripe Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

This is my latest free crochet tote bag… The simple stitching and self striping yarn make it super easy to make.. and 2 options for handles to make it your own….

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Adventure Travel Case by Moogly

This is a simple quick project that is the perfect summer take along for your kids…  No more “I’m bored” when you have this with you on a short or long trip!!!

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Cool Stripes Bag by A Crochet Simplicity:

Easy and fun to make.. This bag comes together quickly and is easy to carry all you necessities this summer!

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Crescent Bag by Crochet Kim:

This super cute bag is done using Tunisian Crochet… Kim is the master of this technique and the pattern is easy and fun to complete.!

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Rainbow Dash Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

This is one of my favorite designs on my site.. The simple stitching create a unique look and makes a sturdy, colorful bag that you and your kids will love!

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Chevron Market Bag by Cre8tion Crochet:

I love this bright and cheery style bag!!  So Summery looking, super functional and easy to make!!

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Coastal Beach Bag by Jessie at Home:

Super easy to make and fun to take along!  Jessie has whipped this one up for a fun day at the coast for all the goodies you may need to have with you!

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Crochet Rainbow Drawstring Backpack by Repeat Crafter Me:

This simple backpack designs will bring joy to anyone who sees this adorable backpack!  Perfect take along bag for your kids!!!

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The Audrey Tote by Make and Do Crew:

This large tote is the perfect bag to carry your towel, lotion and snacks to the beach.. and who doesn’t love stripes???

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Celtic Bottle Bag by Pattern Paradise:

Who wouldn’t love to take a bottle of wine in this amazing bag??  Also a perfect gift idea to give to the hostess of a Summer party!!

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Amazing Grace Tote Bag on Beatrice Ryan Designs:

The Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness… There are over 20 designs to choose from including this great bag.. I hope you will consider making one of the patterns for someone suffering from cancer or other life changing situations!

 

I hope you love all of these free crochet tote bags as much as I do!!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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