It is true that “necessity is the mother of invention”. I keep reminding my hubby to bring my sling bag from home but he keeps on forgetting….oh well. So, out of necessity here is what I finished lately.
The idea of happy rainbow colors passed my mind lately and came up with this pattern :
After a couple of weeks, and hundreds of double crochets here is the finished bag :
I followed the pattern from this link : CROCHET DROPS BAG by Garnstudio.Com. As for this bag, I did modified my yarn, so it’s up to you to adjust yours.
DROPS design: Pattern no DE-073
Yarn group A and B
Height: approx. 40 cm / 15 3/4”
Width: approx. 38 cm / 15”
Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
100 g color no 05, beige/gray/pink mix
100 g color no 07, beige/blue mix
100 g color no 08, green/beige mix
And use: DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 21, light beige
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 13 hdc with 1 strand in each color/material (= 4 strands) = width 10 cm / 4”.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, NO 540 (34 mm): 1 piece
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch – click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for “crochet terms” here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last hdc on the round, continue to next round with 1 hdc in next st (= first st on next round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last st and first st on the round, move the marker upwards.
Worked in the round from bottom up. With hook size 5 mm / H/8 and with 1 strand in each color/material (= 4 strands) ch 2 .
ROUND 1: Work 10 hdc in 1st ch – Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: 2 hdc in every st = 20 hdc (10 new sts).
ROUND 3: * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 hdc.
ROUND 4: * 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 40 hdc.
Continue to inc 10 sts on each round by working 2 hdc in next st after every 3rd, 4th, 5th st etc. until 100 sts have been worked on the round. Continue with 1 hdc in every st until piece measures 40 cm / 15 3/4” vertically (or desired height).
Do not cut the strands.
Turn piece, ch 2 and work 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts = 7 hdc. Turn piece with 2 ch and work 7 hdc on the row back and forth until shoulder strap measures 80 cm / 31”, cut the strands. Fasten strap in the other side of bag.
With 1 strand in each color/material (= 4 strands) work 7 hdc on the upper edge (between shoulder strap). Turn piece with 2 ch and work 7 hdc back and forth on the row until flap measures 6 cm / 2½”. Then work button hole as follows: 2 hdc, ch 3 and skip 3 sts, finish with 2 hdc. On next row, work 1 hdc in each ch from previous row. Continue with 7 hdc for another 2 cm / 3/4”. Fasten off.
Sew button on to bag.
Another pattern link is here from knittingandsomemore