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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marilee Beach/Market Bag


Is it too early for summer projects? Spring has just started. But here in the Philippines, it will be Summer by the last week of March, that is why I made this bag. I love making bags also aside from hats. This bag is not only a beach bag but also can be a market bag. So it's also appropriate for Spring Season. It is even appropriate for all seasons since the V-stitch Clusters in this pattern don't have a Chain 1 in between them, so there are not many holes in this bag. So this bag can be used any time of the year actually.


So here is my Marilee Beach/Market Bag. Marilee means "star of the sea" since I intended this bag to be a beach bag I imagine it to be on the beach. The yellow yarns are the stars in the middle of the sea (the blue yarns).  That's cheesy! haha! Don't mind that explanation let's proceed with the pattern, shall we?


Materials
  • COLOR A - Red Heart With Love in Blue Hawaii (300 -320 yards)
  • COLOR B - Red Heart With Love in Daffodil (300 -320 yards)
  • I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Wooden Buttons (optional)
  • Stitch Markers (optional)



 Terms Used
  • CH(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • BLO - Back Loops Only

Special Stitch
  • V-Stitch Cluster– Yarn over, insert the hook to the indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through two loops. Yarn over and insert back to the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through two loops, yarn over once more and pull through all loops. (This is the first half of your V-stitch Cluster.)  With this V-stitch Cluster, I did NOT put a Chain 1 in between the clusters. So, yarn over again, and insert your hook in the same stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Yarn over again and insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over for the last time and pull through all loops.  V-stitch Cluster made.
  •  I made a crochet chart for those who can't understand a written pattern. BUT this is my first time making a chart and I am not so confident with it. But still, I will share it with you guys. Just don't mind the wide spaces in between, just imagine it is not there (lol) and just follow the stitches.


Gauge
Bottom of the Bag – 18 rounds X 18 SC = 4-inch square
Main Bag ( V-stitches Cluster) – 6 rounds X 5  V-stitches Cluster = 4-inch square


Notes:

  • Starting or Beginning CH 2 stitches are not counted as a stitch
  • You can add more rounds at Round  27-41 if you want your bag to be longer.
  • You can also add more chains in your strap if you want to strap to be longer than mine. You can make it a sling bag if you want. I recommend this kind of strap for it does not stretch that much and it can be really strong. So far from all the straps I've made, this one is the strongest and the one that doesn't stretch much.


Instructions
Bottom of the Bag – 18 rounds X 18 SC = 4-inch square

R1.  Magic Ring, and 6 SC into the ring. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (6 SC)

R2.  CH 1, 2 SC in each stitch all the way around. Change to Color B and join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (12 SC)

R3.  CH 1, SC in the first stitch, 2 SC in next stitch. * SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in next* Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. ( 18 SC)

R4.  CH 1, 1 SC in the first 2 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (24 SC)

R5. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 3 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (30 SC)

R6. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 4 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 4 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (36 SC)

R7. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 5 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 5 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (42 SC)

R8. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 6 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 6 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (48 SC)

R9. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 7 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 7 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (54 SC)

R10. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 8 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 8 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (60 SC)

R11. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 9 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 9 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (66 SC)

R12. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 10 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 10 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (72 SC)

R13. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 11 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 11 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (78 SC)

R14. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 12 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 12 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (84 SC)

R15. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 13 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 13 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (90 SC)

R16. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 14 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 14 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (96 SC)

R17. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 15 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 15 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (102 SC)

R18. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 16 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 16 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (108 SC)

R19. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 17 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 17 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color A. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (114 SC)

R20. CH 1, 1 SC in the first 18 Stitches, 2 SC in next. * SC in the next 18 stitches, 2 SC in next.*  Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (120 SC)

R21-25.  CH 1, SC in each stitch all the way around. Change color in every Round, (you should end up with Color A). Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (120 SC)




Main Bag ( V-stitches Cluster) – 6 rounds X 5  V-stitches Cluster = 4-inch square

R26.  CH 2, V-stitch Cluster on the first stitch, * skip 2 stitches, then V-stitch Cluster on the next.* Repeat all the way around and change to Color B. Join with a slip stitch in first stitch, not the beg. CH 2. (40 V-stitch Clusters)

R27- R41.  Slip Stitch into the center on the V-stitch Cluster of the previous row, then CH 2, V-stitch cluster in the center of the V-stitch Cluster of the previous row.  V-stitch Cluster in the center of each V-stitch Cluster of the previous row all the way around until the end. Change color in every round then joins with a slip stitch in the first stitch, not the Beg. CH 2. (40 V-stitch Clusters)

R42. CH1, SC  in the first stitch. * SC into the center of the V-stitch Cluster, then SC into the next 2 stitches.* Change to Color A, join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (120 SC)

R43 – 49. CH 1, SC in each stitch all the way around. Change color in every Round, (you should end up with Color A). Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch. (120 SC)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Straps (make 2)

R1.  Chain 91, slip stitch into the 2nd chain from the hook up to the 2nd to the last chain. 2 slip stitches into the last chain. Then working on the other side of the chains, slip stitch in each stitch until the 2nd to the last chain, then 2 slip stitches into the last chain. Do not join in the first stitch, continue to work on slip stitches in the rounds without joining, you can use your stitch markers to mark your work. (182 slip stitches)


R2. Slip stitch into the BLO of the first stitch and on the next 89 stitches, 2 slip stitches into the next 2 stitches, then slip stitch into the next 89 stitches and 2 slip stitches into the last 2 stitches. All slip stitches must be done on the BLO. (186 slip stitches)

R3. Slip stitch into the BLO of the first stitch and on the next 90 stitches 2 slip stitches into the next, 1 slip stitch in the next stitch, 2 slip stitches into the next stitch. Slip stitch into each of the next 90 stitches and 2 slip stitches into the next stitch, 1 slip stitch into the next, 2 slip stitches into the last stitch. All slip stitches must be done on the BLO. (190 slip stitches)

R4-5.  Slip stitch into the BLO of all the stitches al1 the way around until the end. (190 slip stitches)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Attached your straps to your bag, and add some wooden buttons to it if you want. I recommend that you lined your bag. It can really help your bag live long.  But if you will use this mainly as a Beach Bag you can opt to not to line this bag. But then it is still beneficial to your bag to line it.

This was a long pattern but it is actually an easy one. It's just a repeat of stitches. The bottom of the bag you can adjust it to your liking, you can either continue on with the increases and make it bigger you can stop on making the increases and make it a smaller bag.


I see myself on the glasses. haha. Don't mind my fat face. haha.

Hope you enjoy making this project and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page on Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

Thank you and God bless!



xoxo


Nanay Madel





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Thought of the Day

March 12, 2018



Jesus will not turn us away empty, but will give us grace and strength to overcome, and to break the power of the enemy. - EW 46



1 comment:

  1. I always appreciate others bags as I just don't do a great job with them.

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