Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crochet Shoulder Bag



I've crocheted so many bags already. But mostly big ones, this time I am making a small one. A shoulder bag. So easy to make and can be done fast.

Materials:

Instructions:
Take a look first of this picture of the bag. This is labeled according to it's parts so that you will better understand with my instructions that follow.




Body of the bag (make 1)

Chain 40 plus 1.

Row 1. SC in second chain from the hook. SC to end. Chain 1 and turn. (40SC)
Row 2. SC all stitches to end. Chain 1 and turn. (40SC)

Repeat Row 2 until Row 40.

Row 41. SC 10, HDC 5, DC10, HDC 5, SC 10. Chain 1 and turn. (40 Stitches)
Row 42. SC 17, chain 5, skip 5 stitches,  (this chain 5, skip 5 will be our buttonhole)  SC 18. Chain 1 and turn.  (40 Stitches)

Row 43. SC 10, HDC 5, DC10, HDC 5, SC 10. Chain 1 and turn. (40 Stitches)
Row 44. SC all stitches to end. Chain 1 and turn. (40 SC)

Break yarn and weave all ends

Sides of the Bag (make 2)

Chain 6 plus 1.

Row 1. SC in second chain from the hook. SC to end. Chain 1 and turn. (6SC)
Row 2. SC all stitches to end. Chain 1 and turn. (6SC)

Repeat Row 2 until Row 14. 

Break yarn and weave all ends

Assembly of the bag

Attached the sides of the bag with single crochets. Count 14 rows from the top to bottom of the body of the bag and attached it to the sides of the bag, secure it first with stitch markers. Then when you reached to the bottom, attached the next 6 rows of the body to the bottom of the sides ( the 6 foundation chains). Then again 14 rows up again, secure it with stitch markers first. When everything is secure that is when you start to SC everything. Do this also to the other side of the bag.

When all sides are securely attached weave all ends with your tapestry needle.

Then we will make the side ruffle. Actually it is just shell stitches. Attached your yarn at the end of Row 1 of your bag. Then Chain 1 and SC in the same stitch. Skip 2 stitches, DC 5 in the next stitch. Skip 2, SC in the next stitch, Skip 2 DC 5 in the next stitch. Do this pattern until you reached the end of Row 44. Then. slip stitch across the flip of the bag. Then do again the Shell stitches on the other side of the bag. When you are done, break yarn and weave all ends.

Grab the Lion Brand Bonbon in Dark Purple. Attached it again to Row 1 and Slip stitch all the way to all the Shell stitches, and the flip of your bag until your back again to where you first attached it. Break yarn and weave all ends.  This is how it looks below.

Attach your choice of button. Then let's make the Sling of the bag. I found this a very nice french braid from Knot Arts and use it in my bag. You can find the instructions and illustrations here

Also here is an alternative sling that I make. I used bag straps and ribbons. 


Here is another look of the bag that I made.

  
So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message on the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


xoxo

Nanay Madel



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1 comment:

  1. I am having a hard time visualizing this bag. I have the front and sides done and am ready to attach them. Is this bag supposed to be so narrow from top to bottom when sewn together?

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