Sunday, September 17, 2017

Easy Crochet Sunshine/Mandala Style Handbag

Easy Crochet Sunshine/Mandala Style Handbag
By: Annoo Crochet Designs



Video Link: Click here

You will need:
Berroco Comfort (worsted weight yarn) 1 skein each color
Weight: 3.5oz/100g/210yds
Yarn Color: Pearl (color 1)
Barley (color 2)
Golden Rod (color 3)
Fiber Content: 50% Superfine Acrylic, 50% Superfine Nylon
4mm crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Handles (I used wood rectangle handles, you can find these online at Etsy or check your local craft store)
If you are lining your bag you will need some fabric along with the notions you will need to make your
lining, matching thread, pins etc..
Stitches Used:
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Tr: Treble Crochet
Ch: Chain

Instructions:
The Body of your bag:
You will make 2, but won’t fasten off on the second one.
With your Pearl yarn and crochet hook make a magic circle,

Round 1: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), in the magic circle make 23 dc, sl st with the ch3. You will have a total of
24dc.
Join your Barley yarn, Do Not Fasten off your Pearl yarn you will be carrying up the colors as you go.
Round 2: ch4 (counts as dc and ch1), *in the next st make a dc, ch1* repeat form *to* until you reach
the ch4, you will sl st in the 3rd ch. You will have a total of 24dc separated by a sc.
Join your Golden Rod yarn, again Do Not fasten off the Barley yarn, you will carry up as you go.
Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), make 2dc in the same st as the ch3, *sk the ch sp and on top of the dc
make a sc, sk the next ch sp on top of the next dc make 3 dc* repeat from *to* around, you will sl st at
the top of the ch3, sl st until you are in the second dc of the first set of clusters you made. You will have
12-3dc clusters and 12-sc
Round 4: (Carry up the Pearl yarn) ch1, sc in the same st, *in the sc from the previous round make 5dc,
sk 1dc, in the second make a sc* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 5: (carry up the Barley yarn) ch3 (counts as dc), in the same st make 4dc, *sk 2dc from previous
round, sc in the next, in the sc from previous round make 5dc* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the
ch3.
Round 6: (carry up the Golden rod yarn) ch3 (counts as dc), in the same st make 6dc, *sk 2 dc, on top of
the 3rd one make a sc, in the sc from previous round make 7dc*, repeat from *to* around, sl st with the
top of the ch3, sl st your way to the middle dc to begin your 7th round.
Round 7: (carry up the Pearl yarn) ch1, sc in the same sp, *in the sc from previous round make 7dc, sk
3dc, sc in the next* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the sc.
Round 8: (carry up the Barley yarn) ch4 (counts as treble) make 6 more tr in the same st,* sk 3dc, sc in
the next, in the sc from previous round make 7tr* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the top of the ch4,
sl st your way till you reach the 4th tr.
Round 9: (carry up Golden Rod yarn) ch1, sc in the same st, *in the sc from previous round make 9 tr, sk
3tr from previous round, make sc in the 4th*, repeat from *to* around, sl st with the sc.
Round 10: (carry up Pearl yarn) ch4, make 8tr in the same st, *sk 4 tr, sc in the next, in the sc from
previous round make 9tr*, repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch4, sl st your way to the 5th tr and
begin Round 11.
Round 11: (carry up the Barley yarn) ch1, sc in the same st, *in the sc from previous round make 11tr, sk
4tr, sc in the next* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the sc. Fasten off and hide all loose tails.
You could make your bag larger if you want by making more rounds, you may need to increase the
Trebles in between the sc by 2 as you go to keep the bag from curling.
You will now make a second one but DO NOT fasten off at the end of Round 11, continue below.
Creating the Sides of your Bag:

Row 1: Still with the Barley color, ch3 (counts as dc) working in the back loops only dc in each st until
you have 3 clusters of 11tr left, you will not work the sc that is in between your round and the free
clusters. Turn your work.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc) dc in each st working in both loops now until you reach the end of your row.
DO NOT fasten off, it is now time to assemble.
The Assembly:
Take the 2 panels and place them right sides together so the wrong side is facing you. You will be slip
stitching your panels together, you will want to line up the first panel so the cluster match and you will
begin in the sc right before the 11 tr cluster in that panel matching it to the second panel.
You will now sl st the 2 together by picking up the back loop on the panel closest to you and pick up the
loop on the back panel that is furthest from you, you will do this until you have reached the end of the
side of your bag. Fasten off and hide loose tails.

Line your Bag:
You will want to line your bag now. This is important, with the nature of crochet it can be stretchy so
once you begin to fill your bag it may stretch and you can lose little items as well. I do not know how to
sew too well and I am lucky to have my Mother in law to help me line my bags.
If you have trouble lining your bag another alternative is to use makeup bags and fill your little things in
them and pop that in your hand bag, just remember the heavier the items the more your bag will
stretch.

Adding the Handles:
Refer to the video at the 35 minute mark. You will sc your handle to your bag.
You will take the bag and have the wrong side facing you, with the Barley yarn and your hook join your
yarn at the sc right before the first 11tr cluster, ch1, Grab your handle now, pass your crochet hook
through the same st and under your handle yo, pass the yarn under the handle and through the st, yo
and pass the yarn through the 2 loops on your hook, you will want to make sure your tension is not too
tight or too loose, when you are done you will want to be able to slide the stitches on the handle as you
go. Continue to sc your handle and bag together until you reach the st before the side of your bag, sl st
in it and fasten off.
You will repeat this for the other handle, hide all loose tails and you are done.
Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 








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