Saturday, March 7, 2020

Easy Crochet Handbag

By: Annoo Crochet Designs
Video Link:click here
Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge: with 8mm/L hook 9 sc by 11 rows = 4 inches
Size: Approximately 12 length x 11 width” x 6 depth”
You will need:
2 skeins Loops and Threads Sparkle Luxe (Bulky #5 yarn) Color: Champagne
Fiber: 70% Polyester, 18% acrylic, 12% metallic
Ball weight: 7 oz/200g/219yds Crochet hook 8mm/L and 3.5mm/E Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Hole Punch
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Measuring Tape
Plastic Tote bag 11.75” x 11.5” x 5.75”
(https://www.amazon.com/2-Pack-Transparent-Bag-Stadium-Approved/dp/B01NBMLRP7/ref=sr_1_2?k eywords=plastic+tote+bag&qid=1579211652&sr=8-2&fbclid=IwAR1GsIAWm85oblHpz8EdzaKcR-JxsYJ4xI kAMT0zXPxvNRwFyXND-ijVW0E​ )
2 Handles with O Ring appx 23 inches long (https://www.amazon.com/Wento-Leather-Handles-replacement-handbag/dp/B01N7A6W6E/ref=sr_1_
33?keywords=purse%2Bhandles&qid=1579322594&sr=8-33&th=1​ )
Stitches Used:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Sc2tog: (dec) single crochet 2 together BLO: back loop only

Instructions:
Instructions for using a different size liner will be at the end of these instructions. Remember also to test your bag as you go, your gauge may not be the same as mine, that’s ok as long as your bag matches up with your liner.
THE BOTTOM
You will now work on your bottom, the Bag I chose was 11 inches by almost 6 inches, (see below instructions how to customize)
With your 8mm/L hook, make a slip knot and ch 28Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook sc, sc in each ch along. 27 sc Turn your work Row 2-11: ch1, sc in each st across, turn your work
Round 12: ch1, sc in each of the 26 sc, 2sc in last st, pick up 11 sc along the short side, 2 sc in the corner, sc in each st along the ch row, 25 in total, 2 sc in last st, pick up 11 st along the short side, 1 sc in the first st you made, sl st with the first sc
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THE BODYRow 1: ch1, picking up the BLO sc in the next 29 st, turn your work.
Row 2-29: ch1, sc in each st across, turn your work. 29st Make sure to check if your liner and crochet bag match up, you will want it to be about 1⁄2 inch shorter than where you want it to stop, you may need more or less rows. Fasten off.
For the 2nd side you will join your yarn to a corner st, making sure that there are 11 stitches on the narrow side of your bag these will be worked later.
Repeat Rows 1-29 above for the 2nd side.
The Narrow Sides:
With your work right side facing you, Join to the first stitch of the narrow side.Row 1: ch1, picking up the BLO sc in the next 11 st, turn your work.Row 2-29: ch1, sc in each st across, turn your work. 11st Fasten off.
For the 2nd side you will join your yarn to the first st of the narrow side RS facing you. Repeat Rows 1-29 above for the 2nd side.

SIDE ASSEMBLY

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You will now assemble your sides together, either by sl st or using your tapestry needle. With your work Wrong Side Facing you will join 1 with 2, repeating for all 4 sides. Make sure to hide all loose tails. Turn your work right side out.
RIght now your bag is loose at the top, you will want to decrease slightly along this next round before we attach the crochet bag to the liner.
Decrease Round: Join your yarn to the first of the 29 st of the long side, ch1,* sc in next 4 st, [sk a st, sc in next 4] repeat 5 times, you will have worked the front 29st (you will have dec 5 st along the front of the bag), in the narrow side of the bag, sc2tog 5 times (you now have 5 sc along the narrow side of the bag* repeat from *to* along the last 2 sides, sl st with the first sc
THE LINING
Now is time to prep your plastic bag, you will want to remove the handles from your bag, carefully cut them away, making sure not to cut the lining.
Now with your measuring tape and marker, mark off 24 holes on the long sides and 5 on the short side about 3⁄8 - 1⁄2 inch from the top of the lining.
These holes represent the amount of st you have on your bag. So if you are doing a different size bag then the holes for your lining will differ.
Slide the lining inside your crochet bag. You will now need your smaller hook to help pull the yarn through the small holes of the lining. You will also need your larger hook as well to complete the st.
Since we didn’t fasten off you will now * use the smaller hook, pass through the st, then through the first hole in the lining, grab the yarn, pull through the hole, Grab your larger hook grab the loop from the smaller hook and make your sc as usual with the larger hook *, you will repeat from *to* in each st and hole all around your bag to join the 2 pieces together, sl st with the first st.
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THE HANDLES
This last round you will attach your handles.
Ch1, *sc in each of the 4 st, Grab your handle with the Ring, place it so the handle is facing down and the ring is lined up with the st you will be working on.

Pass your hook through the ring, through the st and complete the sc, repeat that in the next 2 st, sc in the next 10 st, grab the second half of your handle and join it the same as you did the first half (be sure not to twist it, work sc in next 5 st,* Repeat from *to* once more attaching the 2nd handle. Sl st with the first sc, fasten off and hide loose tails. That’s it you are done!
USING OTHER LINERS
Start with your liner. NOTE: If you are using a different bag for your lining, below will be instructions on how to determine how many stitches and rows you will need for each panel to customize your crochet outer for any bag size bag liner. Please Note that by changing the size of your bag, you will also need more or less yarn.
1. Measure the width of your bag, the one I used was about 11 inches

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2. Measure the depth of your bag, the one I used was about 6 inches

Once you have your numbers, you can use the gauge 9sc by 11 rows = 4 inches to help determine your stitch count and Row count.
Starting with the Bottom make sure to make this section of your bag 1⁄2 inch smaller on all sides, your last round will make it the size your bottom needs to be. My bag was 11 by 6 inches, I worked a ch until it was 10 1⁄2 inches adding 1 extra ch, sk that first ch and work in each ch along, turning your work and working until I was at about 4 1⁄2 inches. Remember it is all trial and error when working without a pattern but in the end you get your own unique bag.
When you work the last round of the Bottom, you will add 1 extra st to the corners, and to determine the amount of st you will need to pick up for the side of the rows for the narrow part, use the gauge again, I needed about 5 1⁄2 inches, so I picked up 11 st.
Now that the bottom is Figured out you can now work your sides. Determining the Rows you need, work until you are about 1⁄2 inch away from the top of the bag. Repeat those same rows for all 4 sides.
Remember your stitch count for the front and back will have 2 extra st, I started with 27 for the bottom and after the last round now mine will be 29 st for the front and back.
Work the Pattern as above, only difference will be st count and row numbers, those will be determined per the size bag you choose.
Be sure to decrease at the top of the bag as I did, when it is time to punch holes in the liner, make sure that you punch them about 1⁄2 inch down and punch evenly the amount of st on the front and back as well as the sides of the bag. Mine was 24 for front and back, and 5 for each narrow side.

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 

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For the Handles on a different size bag, because your st count will be different you will need to accommodate for that, make sure to use 3 sc to secure each ring, and place each one evenly on the bag.

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