Saturday, June 1, 2019

Easy Crochet Summer Shell Bucket Bag



Easy Crochet Summer Shell Bucket Bag

By: Annoo Crochet DesignsVideo Link: click here
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Skill level: Intermediate
Size: 11 inches tall, bottom measures about 8 inches wide.You will need:2 skeins of Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (Dk/#3 weight yarn)
Color: Coral Cloud (3827) Fiber: 100% Pima Cotton Ball weight:100g/220yds
Crochet hook 3.75mm/F Stitch Marker
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

(links below for the following materials) Beading Shells
Big Eye Beading Needle
1 sheet of Plastic canvas

Buckle (to attach handle)
Chain for Strap approximately 23 inches
Large Round Travel Toiletry Bag or Fabric to line your Bag

Links

Beading needle: 

Shells:

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Buckle:

Chain:

Travel Pouch:

Plastic Canvas:

Stitches Used:
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet Sl st: Slip Stitch

This bag is great, there are many options for beads you can choose from. I chose shells to give my bag a beach theme. You can choose to opt out of any beading if you’d like, just work all your rows even until you reach the joining of the lining and your bag. The plastic canvas will make the bottom of your bag sturdy, you will only be able to hand/spot wash your bag and lay flat to dry. Placing the bag in the washer/dryer may distort or melt the plastic. If you’re like me and sewing is not your thing, then the pouch is the way to go, but if like to sew then you could add a fabric liner of your choosing.
Another note the beading is done about every 8th round, you will cut your yarn, string your beads for that row on the ball and join using the Russian join knot. Then continuing to crochet until you reach the next beading round, repeating that process throughout the bag. Adding all the beads you will need at once will cause stress on your yarn causing it to break as well as the weight on your hands.
Instructions:
Bottom of Bag (make 2)
With your yarn and hook make a slip knot, ch2Round 1: in the 2nd ch from hook make 6 sc, sl st with first scRound 2: ch1, [2sc in each st] 12 sc
Do not join, you will place a stitch maker in the last st of the next round and carry up the marker for each new round to mark the beginning and end of each round.
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Round 3: [sc, 2sc next st] all around 18sc
Round 4: [sc in next 2 st, 2sc next st] all around 24sc
Round 5: [sc in next 3 st, 2 sc next st] all around 30sc
Round 6: [sc in next 4 st, 2 sc next st] all around 36sc
Round 7: [sc in next 5 st, 2 sc next st] all around 42sc
Round 8: [sc in next 6 st, 2 sc next st] all around 48sc
Round 9: [sc in next 7 st, 2 sc next st] all around 54sc
Round 10: [sc in next 8 st, 2 sc next st] all around 60sc
Round 11: [sc in next 9 st, 2 sc next st] all around 66sc
Round 12:[sc in next 10 st, 2 sc next st] all around 72sc
Round 13: [sc in next 11 st, 2 sc next st] all around 78sc
Round 14:[sc in next 12 st, 2 sc next st] all around 84sc
Round 15: [sc in next 13 st, 2 sc next st] all around 90sc
Round 16:[sc in next 14 st, 2 sc next st] all around 96sc
Round 17:[sc in next 15 st, 2 sc next st] all around 102sc
Round 18: [sc in next 16 st, 2 sc next st] all around 108sc
This piece should fit the bottom of your Pouch, if it doesn’t then you can increase or decrease rows as needed.
Fasten off and make your second Bottom Piece, but Do Not Fasten off
You will want to take your first Bottom piece and place it under your plastic canvas, you will now want to trace a circle on the canvas that is 1⁄4 smaller than your Bottom Piece. I used a candle to trace my circle you can just eyeball it or do the same using something similar to trace yours. You will then cut out that circle from the canvas.
Now you will sandwich the canvas between the 2 Bottom pieces. Wrong sides facing the mesh and right sides facing you.

Assemble Bottom Piece:
Try to match the 2 circles evenly, you will now join both Bottom pieces (not the canvas this will float in the middle of the 2 pieces) matching st to st.
Assemble by sc like you have been, passing through the front piece and then through the back piece, make your sc, do this all around your Bottom to assemble both sides together.
Body of the Bag
Round 1: sc in the Back loop only all around, also in this round you will decrease 8 st evenly until you reach the first sc(100sc) making sure to place your stitch marker at the end of your round for each new round.
Round 2-8: sc all around 100sc
Shell Round You will now cut about 5 inches, thread 1 shell on the side your work is, and thread 9 shells on the working yarn (or ball of yarn), you will now join the yarn together using the Magic Knot (https://youtu.be/q3LvwoSWEMs?t=98​ )
Adding your beads this way will ensure you won’t get stuck on the knot as your crochet, some beads won’t pass that knot. Also making sure to bead your shells from the back or inside, this will insure that they lay on the bag just right.
Round 9:*slide the shell closest to your hook (see pic below), you will now sc in the next st, keeping the tension tight but not too tight otherwise your shell won’t hang right, only when adding a shell, sc in next 9 st* repeat from *to* around until you reach your stitch maker 100st



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Rounds 10-16:​ sc all around, moving your marker up as you go
Round 17 (Shell Round): This round will alternate the shells from the Previous shell round, sc in next 4 st, (cut your yarn as you did before and thread your beads, reattach yarn using magic knot and continue) *slide the shell closest to your hook, you will now sc in the next st, keeping the tension tight but not too tight otherwise your shell won’t hang right, only when adding a shell, sc in next 9 st* repeat from *to* around until you reach your stitch maker, you will end with 5sc 100st
Rounds 18-24: sc all around
Repeat Rounds 2-24 until your have 64 rows.

If you are using the Travel Pouch, test for fit, it should just sit below the seam of the drawstring (grey part) you can add or decrease rows if needed at this point.
Putting your work aside and you will now punch several holes in your bag (no sewing needed), you can opt out of punching the holes if you prefer to sew a fabric lining or sew your pouch to your bag. If you do plan to sew your lining, skip down to Finishing the Bag.
Punching Holes:
With a Fabric hole punch, you will want to punch 1 hole every 1 1⁄2” just under the seam of the drawstring (grey part see pic below) you can mark out first before you punch your holes if you wish. You will then make a 2nd hole after the first hole about 1⁄4 “ apart, this will allow you to put your hook through the 2 loops to join the pouch to your bag as you work your sc without having to sew them.
If you need help refer to the video mark 27:07 ( https://youtu.be/vYJxZslZ7-s​ )

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Assemble the Body to the Lining:
You will now place your Lining in your bag and line up the first set of 2 holes with the beginning of your crochet.
1. Pass your hook through the st of your bag,

2. Pass it through the first hole on the lining, then back through the second hole of the lining

3. Yarn over and pull through the lining holes and though the st on your bag, leaving 2 loops on your hook.


4. Yarn over and through both loops.
5. You will now sc about 4 or 5 st until you reach the next set of 2 holes in the lining. Repeat steps 1-5 until you reach the first st you made.
Finishing the Bag:
You will add another round of shells, so just as before cutting your yarn, threading your shells, joining with a magic knot and continue below,
Round 1: Repeat Round 9 Round 2: sc in each st around
Round 3: (joining the buckle for the straps) It is important to attach your Buckles opposite each other and count the stitches in between them, it should match, making sure to join your Buckle halfway past the drawstring
Sc until you reach that point, now join the Buckle, place the buckle in front of your work, pass your hook through the buckle and into the next st, yarn over and back through both the st and the buckle, yarn over and finish off your sc, do this again over the next 4 st, you will have 5 st to hold your buckle to your bag,



Sc your way to the opposite side of the first buckle and you will attach the second the same way as the first, sc your way to the st marker to complete this round.
Round 4: turn your work, sc in each st around, sl st with the first sc and fasten off, hide any loose tails. Lastly add your chain just clip it on the buckle clip and you are done!

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 










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