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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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2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!



2020 Crochet with Me, Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 12!! The final stitching week! It has been so much fun stitching this afghan with all of you, I hope you enjoyed it too… With the crazy pandemic year, this has seemed to help get me through the Shelter-In Place and I hope it has helped you too… I love this years afghan so much.. Each year I say that lol. As you finish up this last week, I hope it will bring you joy and peace… And when we look back next year when we start the 8th Annual Project… We will see a whole new future! And stay tuned soon for this pattern to be available as a PDF in full!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! And don’t worry, this project will stay posted in case you want to start it anytime!

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday May 31st 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 29th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. I previously had the Grand Prize entry to be due by May 22nd, but since that is Memorial day weekend, I bumped it out another week. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group! This upcoming Monday will be the last Monday Treasure Hunt.


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Picot ~ Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

*This week we will be once again working on side edging using one of my favorite stitches… Moss Stitch and the Picot stitch… Super easy and quick! We will be finishing both edges

We will be starting with working around the end of edging rows… I have some pics to follow to help with placement.

With Right side facing, join color F with a sl st in the last stitch of color F picot row(see pic below) where the Picot is closest to the edge.

Row 156: Ch 1, working in the end of border rows, work 1 sc in each color F, A, B, C & D(5sc total), in last color end of row(color E) work 3 picot sts and 1 more sc in same st(this finishes the corner), *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across to the last st, (sc, 3 picot sts) in the last st, turn to work on the end of row border, 1 sc in each of the next 5 colors D, C, B, A, F, sl st in the next st and finish off. = 2- 3picot groups, 121 sc & 104 ch 1 sps.

Turn to work on the opposite boarder with right side facing.

Join Color F in the side row edge in color F(see pic)

Row 157: Repeat row 156 ending with a sl st in the base of the last picot from the row, similar to how you joined in row 156.

Just block the project into shape and you are all set!!!

Below are pics of the 2 different final corners.

That’s it!!! You now have completed your 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter Afghan!!! I can’t wait to see all of your projects!!



Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

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.

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!


Welcome back to Week 4 of our 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter CAL!!! At the end of this week you will be 33% completed with your project and well on your way to a beautiful afghan!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Saturday May 9th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 8th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Congrats to Trish S., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter

Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet

Instructions:

**Each week you will be repeating the blsc row 3 several times(in the color indicated for the row repeat) … Here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1…

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off with color F

Join Color A with sl st where you left off

*Tip… Watch your ch1’s and sk’s… They are different throughout the peak and valley

Row 59: Ch 3, turn, sk st, bldc in next 8 sts, *3 bldc(peak) in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts(valley), 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk st, bldc in last st. = 40 ch 1 & 191 bldc

Row 60-61: Repeat row 3

Row 62-73: repeat rows 59-61 – 4 times

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 32″ laid flat not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 4!!! You are 33% done!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 5, more color, more fun stitching!!!

Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

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.

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