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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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Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote


Rainbow Dash Tote Bag.. Free Pattern

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If you were a fan of my Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket, you will love making this fun, bright Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote Bag!! Very repetitive stitching makes this tote bag easy to make and the texture makes it pop… Great as a Market Bag, Beach Bag or Project Bag too!!

Another great feature is,,, you can use up your scrap yarn stash and make it in many different color combos!!


Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Approximately 600 yards in various colors. You will need slightly more of your main color that your other color choices.

I recommend using multiple colors 3+.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm, Bright Yellow, Flame, Pretty in Pink, Hot Red(My main color) and Turqua!

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Hook ~ I

   My favorite hooks..Check out Laurel Hill!

Stitches:

Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     FLSc ~ Front Loop Single Crochet     FPTrc ~ Front Post Treble Crochet      Reverse Single Crochet

Gauge:

2″ x 2″ = 8 Sc x 8 rows

You can adjust the bag to your own sizing by changing the hook size or changing the amount of rows.  It is a 2 stitch repeat.


Instructions:

Make a Magic Circle… Click Here for tutorial!

Base: Using your main color

Round 1:  Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to beginning. = 12 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 48 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =48 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 11: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

Round 13: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sc.

Bag 

*Even rounds will be the wrong side and odd rounds will be the right side.

*Color changes are every 2 rounds

Round 14: Working in front loops, ch 3(counts as dc now and through out), turn, FLdc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 84 sts. This is the wrong side of your bag and will be the inside when complete.

Round 15: Change color by joining to any dc. Ch 1, turn(to right side), sc in same as joining, FPTrc in next st, *sc in next st, FPTrc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = = 42 sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 17: Change color -Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, *FPTrc in next stitch 2 rows below(Around the FPtrc of Row 1 directly below, See photo tutorial), Sk St(Your FPTrc is taking up this stitch below so you need to skip this stitch to avoid extra stitches, See photo tutorial), Sc in next stitch(In top of round 16)*. Repeat * * around to end. =42 Sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 18: Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 19 -50: Repeat rounds 15 & 16 Sixteen times going around the FPTrc two rows below for round 15. Change color each repeat of rounds 15 & 16. When joining the new color join in a dc from round 16 directly above a sc from round 15, this will line your stitches up so you do your FPTrc in the correct placement.

Round 51: Using main color, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sts

Round 52: Ch 3, do not turn (even rows will now be on the right side), dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 63 dc & 21 ch 1 spaces

Round 53 & 54: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 2 FPTcr Rainbow Dash 1

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 3 FPTrc4

Handle

Working with 2 strands of main color yarn for sturdiness(you can use 1 strand if preferred), join second strand

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. = 5 sc

Row 2-56: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 5 sc

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Skip next 37 sts from 5th st of handle row 1, sew handle in place in next 5 sts. Leave the 2nd section of 37 sts unworked.

Edging

Join main color yarn with sl st to any st in top of bag on either side of handle.

Ch 1, Reverse Sc around the top of bag and working evenly in side rows of handle. Join with sl st to beginning. finish off = approx. 93 reverse sc

Repeat on 2nd side of handle and bag.

Draw String

Using 4 strands of yarn (I used 4 different colors), ch a 46″ length drawstring – leaving 3″ of yarn tails at each side of drawstring. Weave drawstring in and out of ch 1 spaces of Round 52.


Congratulation,,, You now have a Rainbow Dash Tote Bag!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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©Copyright 2016 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.

Beach Bag Maddness… 10 Free Crochet Patterns!!

Beach Bag Maddness… 10 Free Crochet Patterns!!

Beach Bag Madness!!  10 of my favorite free bag and tote patterns from around the crochet community!!

Do you love Totes and  Bags… So do I!!  I have collected 10 of  my Favorite Free Crochet Patterns from around the crochet community… If you are ready to head to the beach or just go to the market,,, I know you will love making one of these projects!!  Enjoy!!

 

Beach Bag Maddness

1.  Moogly ~ Day at the Beach Bag!  This fun and stylish bag is a must for this summers beach!!

2.  ELK Studio ~ Fun in the Sun Beach Bag!! You could definitely have fun in the sun this summer using this beach bag!!

3.  Simply Collectible Crochet ~ Sturdiest Ever Market Bag!  Fun and easy, this bag would be perfect for the beach!!

4.  Beatrice Ryan Designs ~ Amazing Grace Tote Bag!  Tote all you fun summer items to the beach in this fun bag!

5.  Cre8tion Crochet~ Triangle Stitch Market Bag!! The Triangle Stitching pattern reminds me of beach waves!

6.  Jessie at Home ~ Water Bottle Sling!  Make sure to carry your water with you to the beach using this bag!

7.  Danyel Pink Designs ~ Yoga Mat Tote Bag! For those of you who would love to do yoga on the beach!!

8.  Crochet Memories ~ Cluster Tote Bag! Very bright and cheery for the beach!!

9.  The Stitchin Mommy ~ Summer Fun Beach Tote!  Yes, Fun at the beach!!

10.  Posh Pooch Designs ~ Kitties in a Row Tote Bag!!  For the little girl in your life to take to the beach!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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