HAMPTON SOFT CROTCHET BAG

Hampton Soft Crotchet Bag Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Moda Vera' Hampton Soft 100g balls: 1st Colour (C1) Grey x 3, 2nd colour (C2) Rose x 1, 3rd colour (C3) Pink x 1, 4th colour (C4) Pale Blue x 1, 5th colour (C5) Pale Green x 1 6th colour (C6) White x
  • 1 x 10mm crochet hook
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

INSTRUCTIONS

MEASUREMENTS

Width (approx) 40cm

Depth (excluding handle) 45cm

TENSION

Correct tension is not essential for this project, however to make a bag to the stated measurements you will need to follow tension guide on yarn label.

CENTRE STRIPED PANEL

Note - Keep RS facing throughout this panel (do not turn work).

Using 10mm hook and C2 make 21ch.

Foundation row - Using C2 - 1tr into 4th chain from hook, 1tr in each ch to end. Break off yarn. Do not turn work � 18 sts.

1st row - Using C3 (RS) - 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr into each of next 17tr. Break off yarn. Do not turn work.

2nd row - As 1st row, using C4 in place of C3.

3rd row - As 1st row, using C5 in place of C3.

4th row - As 1st row, using C6 in place of C3.

5th row - As 1st row, using C2 in place of C3.

Rep rows 1 to 5 incl 6 times more ... 36 rows in all.

FIRST SIDE PANEL

Foundation row - Join C1, to edge of first tr of one side of Centre Striped Panel, 1ch 1dc in same place, 2dc in each tr along side edge, turn � 73 sts.

1st row - 3ch (counts as 1htr, 1ch) skip next dc, 1htr in next dc, 1ch, rep from to 14 times, 1htr in next dc, (skip next dc, 1htr in next dc) 4 times, 1ch, skip next dc, 1htr in next dc, rep from to 15 times, turn.

2nd row - 2ch, 1htr in 1ch sp, 1ch rep from to 13 times, 1htr in next 1ch sp, skip next htr and 1ch space, 1htr in next 5htr, skip 1ch and 1htr, 1htr in next ch sp, 1ch rep from to 13 times, 1htr in ch space, 1htr in 2nd ch from previous row, turn.

3rd row - 3ch (counts as 1htr, 1ch) skip next ch sp, 1htr in next dc, 1ch, rep from to 11 times, 1htr in next ch sp, skip next htr and ch space, 1htr in each of next 7htr, skip ch sp and htr, 1htr in next ch space, 1ch, rep from to 12 times, 1htr in 2nd ch from previous row, turn.

4th row - 2ch, 1htr in 1ch sp, 1ch, rep from to 10 times, 1htr in next 1ch sp, skip next htr and 1ch sp, 1htr in each of next 9htr, skip 1ch and 1htr, 1htr in next ch sp, 1ch rep from to 10 times, 1htr in ch space, 1htr in 2nd ch from previous row, turn.

5th row (joining row) - Fold work in half so that WS are tog - 1dc through first htr and 2nd ch (last st from previous row), 1dc through corresponding ch sp of both sides rep from to 10 times, skip 1 dc from each side, 1dc through corresponding dcs x 2 times, skip 1dc, 1dc in last dc. Fasten off.

SECOND SIDE PANEL

Work to correspond with First Side Panel.

BAND

Using 10mm hook and C1, with RS facing (do not turn work) join yarn to any tr along top edge, 1st round - (1ch, 1dc) in same st 1dc in every tr of stripe panel , 2dc in each htr of side panel rep from to once, rep from to once, join to first dc with sl st � 68 sts.

2nd round - (1ch, 1dc) in same st, 1dc in every dc around, join to first dc with sl st � 68 sts.

3rd round - 3ch (counts as 1htr, 1ch), skip next dc, 1htr, 1ch, in next dc, rep from to end, join to 2nd ch with sl st.

4th round - (1ch, 1dc) in same st, 1dc in 1ch sp from previous row, 1dc in next dc, rep from to end of round, sl st to first dc. Fasten off.

STRAPS

Using 10mm hook and C1, with RS facing, 1st row - Join yarn to top edge of band right above edge of striped panel, chain approximately 80cm or desired length, sl st to top of edge of band right above opposite edge of striped panel (see photo for placement).

2nd row - 1dc into next dc of band, 1dc in each ch to end of row, 1dc in next dc of band. Fasten off.

Rep on other edge of bag to correspond.

CORD

Using 10mm hook and C1, chain approximately 160cm, turn, sl st in every chain to end. Fasten off.

TASSELS

Using C1, make 2 tassels as pictured.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Thread cord through holes in band then attach 1 tassel securely to each end of cord, as shown. Sew in ends.

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