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Primrose Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Primrose Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Primrose Market Bag Crochet Pattern

Primrose Market Bag Crochet Pattern

The Primrose Market Bag crochet pattern was made while Sara was preparing to do the Stitch of the Week video for the staggered double crochet.  She was inspired and challenged me to design a market bag with that stitch, and IT HAD TO BE A MARKET BAG.

Our Granny Square

A day or two before this we had been discussing granny squares. We are thinking about starting to create a collection of them.

Who doesn’t have a fondness for a little granny square every now and then? The Primrose granny square was born halfway through designing this bag and I just knew it had to be added to the design and how it was going to be incorporated! …. So I frogged my design and started again just to get the stitch counts right to fit the squares perfectly across the top of the bag.

Sara loves it! I love it! Our testers love it! Even our graphic designer loves it! It gets comments and compliments wherever I go.

Economical and Versatile

Another reason I love this bag so much is its versatility – it doesn’t just have to be a market bag. You can use it as a beach bag, an overnight bag, a WIP (work in progress) bag for your current project. It’s the bag you pick up with all of the kiddies’ paraphernalia in when you leave the house. It really will just slot into your everyday life.

There is oodles of room inside – I can go to the beach with towels, bathers, sunscreen, hats, some beach toys, a book and a picnic for three of us, all in this one bag! As its 100% cotton it is also very durable and easy to take care of.

Primrose Market Bag

Pattern Notes:

My bag measures approximated 32” in circumference and 17” from the top of the bag to the middle of the base.

This pattern has been tested thoroughly and is a big hit with everyone who has been involved. We hope that you love it as much as we do!

 

Materials Needed:

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To get you started you will need:

    • Any #4 Worsted weight cotton (approx 252 yards in main color and 1/2 skein of white Lilly Sugar and Cream)
    • 5mm hook
  • Stitch markers optional (but highly recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

The special stitches needed for this are the staggered double crochet and the dc2tog.

Both the video tutorial and the pdf  have instructions on how to do them and links to the stitch of the week video explaining the staggered double crochet.

There are also comprehensive photographs showing you exactly what to do where needed throughout the pattern.  When you buy the ad-free PDF pattern, all the necessary pictures are included, as well as more details.

Where To Get the Ad-Free PDF:

The pdf contains additional photos to take you through some of the steps such as attaching the granny squares and the handles.

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Pattern:

Starting at the base of the bag and working upwards :

Round 1: magic ring or ch4 and join.  Ch3, 11 dc in the ring, ss to join and then pull closed tightly.

Round 2: ch1, *5 dc in the NEXT st, ss to the next st*, repeat around. Ss to join to ch1.

For Round 3: ch3, *sc in 3rd dc from the previous round, ch3, ss to ss from previous round* around, ss to join to bottom of first ch3.

Round 4: ch3, *sc in first ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp*, repeat around stopping in the last ch3 sp, don’t join.

For Round 5: ch3, 3dc in next ch3 sp, 4dc in each of the remaining 11 ch3 spaces, ss to join (48 stitches)

Round 6: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 stitches, *2dc in next st, dc in next 2 stitches* around ss to join (64 stitches)

For Round 7: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 stitches, *2dc in next st, dc in next 3 stitches* around ss to join (80 stitches)

Round 8: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 stitches, *2dc in next st, dc in next 4 stitches* around ss to join (96 stitches)

Round 9: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 stitches, *2dc in next st, dc in next 5 stitches* around ss to join (112 stitches)

Rounds 10-13: CH3, DC in next st and each st around ss to join (112 stitches)

Rounds 14-29: ch1, sc, wrap yarn around hook twice, work into next stitch and pull yarn through, yarn through two loops, yarn over and pull through all three loops left on hook. *Ch1, dc2tog* rep around, ss to first stitch FO and weave in ends.

Granny square border:

Make 8:
Round 1: magic ring or ch4 and join. ch3, 11 dc in the ring, ss to join and then pull closed tightly.

Round 2: ch1, *5 dc in the NEXT st, ss to the next st*, repeat around. Ss to join to ch1.

For Round 3: ch3, *sc in 3 rd dc from the previous round, ch3, ss to ss from previous round* around, ss to join to bottom of first ch3.

Next, Round 4: ch3, *sc in first ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp*, repeat around stopping in the last ch3 sp, don’t join.

Round 5: 3dc into next ch3 sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch3 sp, 3dc in each of the next two ch3 spaces, rep 3 times until you have created three corners and then do 3dc in the final ch3 sp. Ss to join to top of first dc made of the round.

Leave a long tail for sewing the squares together. FO, weave in ends

Assembly:

Sew the granny squares together in a long line using a whip stitch.

Don’t worry they will pull straight once attached and the edging is put round! Take a look one side of each granny square – you will find that there is 14 stitches (inc the ch2 sp) that need to be attached to the bag. I used stitch markers and marked every 14th st around the top of the bag.  You should have the right amount of stitches for this. If you have a couple short or too many don’t worry – just make sure you account for that when you stitch the squares on. We don’t mind a bit of fudging to make it fit if you have made a booboo somewhere.  You can either use a whip stitch to sew the squares onto the main body of the bag or ss around. I chose to ss.

If you didn’t join your granny squares completely to make a circle before sewing then sew the last side now. (I just find it easier to do it this way).

Brim:

Rounds 1-2: ch2, hdc in next stitch and each st around. SS to top of the ch2 at the start of the round.

Straps:

There is a couple of minutes of prep in this section but I promise it will save you time in the long run!

Lie your bag flat with four complete flowers facing you. Looking directly up from between the first two granny squares mark five stitches (less if you want a thinner handle) either side with stitch markers. (I used bits of thread from weaving inn my ends because I have temporarily misplaced my stitch markers!) Do the same with the third and fourth square.

Turn the bag around and do exactly the same on the other side. Now, we start crocheting again.

Row 1 : attach yarn to the stitch with the second stitch marker in it (or first if you are left handed). Ch1 and sc in each stitch up to and including the one with the first stitch marker in it.

Row 2-115: Ch1, turn, sc in each stitch across.

Attach the strap to the corresponding markers on the reverse side of the bag with either a whip stitch or ss.

Repeat for the other strap.

FO and weave in ends.

Don’t forget to share your finished masterpieces with us on one (or more!) of our social media links!

Reminder of Where To Get the Ad-Free PDF:

The pdf contains additional photos to take you through some of the steps such as attaching the granny squares and the handles.

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Sunshine-y Hanging Towel Crochet Pattern

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Sunshine-y Hanging Towel, A Crochet Pattern

hanging towel crochet pattern

Introducing our latest design, the Sunshine-y Hanging Towel crochet pattern.  I told Helen I would like to have more home decor patterns available, especially for summer.  Most people don’t really want to be crocheting big cozy blankets or scarves during the summer temperatures.  I started brainstorming some ideas and came up with this towel.

The use of the N stitch creates a diagonal, textured line across two stitches, which, in my eyes, made a neat little “ray of sunshine”.  Helen’s towel, in the picture above, was done in a very pretty blue.  I originally designed mine using yellow, which also contributed to the pattern’s name.  Whatever you want to call it, it is a beautiful towel that would be perfect in any home.

Add a flashy button for flare or a cutesy button for giggles.  You can keep it simple with a nice wooden button.  Use multiple colors or just one.  Completely up to you and your decor style.

Pattern Insights

This pattern is worked up super fast!  I do recommend 100% cotton yarn such as Lily Sugar N Cream or Paintbox Cotton Aran.  Both are worsted weight, #4 (Medium) yarns.  Any 100% cotton medium weight yarn will do.  Acrylic yarn in the kitchen is not a great idea, as it can melt over time with too much heat involved.  I know a lot of people that use towels as pot holders or hot pads in a pinch!

Cotton yarn also does not pill like acrylic, unless it is specifically a low-pill acrylic yarn.

The pattern is worked from the bottom up, where you will eventually decrease to make the hanging tab.  The only sewing required for this pattern is attaching the button!

Materials List

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Sizing

Finished size – approx. 11” wide x 11.5” before decreasing.  With hanging tab piece measures approx. 23” long.  Of course, you can easily amend this to suit your needs by making it shorter or longer.  Simply crochet either fewer rows of N stitch or more rows of N stitch.

 

 

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Last year, we designed this can cozy to go with our 4th of July designs, and is a crochet can and glass bottle cozy that can be made up in any color combination or just solids! I call this X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy. Super catchy, right?

We bundled this pattern with the 4th of July Bunting pattern on our Ravelry Store!

I wanted my own unique can cozies (these also fit beer bottles!) for when we have our friends over to celebrate the 4th of July, and I felt that it added to the home decor for Independence Day here in America.  

I also want to make several in other fun summertime colors such as a citrus theme, or a lemonade theme like this one my good friend Helen made:

 You’re awesome, Helen!

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If you would like a PDF version of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry here

Designer Notes

For this pattern, you I worked this in patriotic American colors of red, white, and blue, so you will need 3 colors. I have written the pattern to be worked with three colors but you could simply work it in 1 or 2.

Materials

–4 worsted weight cotton yarn or cotton blend yarn, such as Lily Sugar ‘N Cream (affiliate link) or Paintbox Cotton Aran in 3 colors

H8 5mm crochet hook These clover hooks are my FAVORITE!

Large eye blunt needle for weaving in ends

Scissors

Gauge

7 rows and 14 DC’s across= 4”x4” square

Sizing

Finished piece measures approx. 4.5” tall and about 4” diameter, flattened.

Pattern Notes

Chain 3 at the beginning of each round does count as a dc. Mark your colors as CA, CB, and CC (color a, color b, color c) unless you are working with just one color. For this pattern, CA is blue, CB is white, and CC is red.


The pattern is worked in the round and slip stitched to the chain 3 at the end of each round. When changing colors, it is easiest to just carry the yarn up the inside of your work rather than cutting off each time. This makes for a lot less ends to weave in.


To change colors: when you are going to work the slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 to end each round, instead of finishing the slip stitch with the current color, do this instead: first, insert hook into top of ch3, next, drop current color, finally, pick up next color and pull thru a loop to complete the slip stitch. Pull tight, and continue the pattern.

Abbreviations

Ch—Chain
St(s)—Stitch(es)
Dc—Double crochet
XS—Cross Stitch
Sp(s)—Space(s)
Rep—Repeat
to–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
HDC—Half-double crochet
YO—yarn over
CS— Crab Stitch, also called reverse single crochet
MR—Magic Ring/Magic Circle
BLO—Back Loop Only

Special Stitches

Cross Stitch—Skip next stitch, work a DC in next, work another DC in the skipped stitch going behind the DC just made. Video here.

Crab Stitch/reverse sc—instead of working to your left like normal, you will start your work in the stitch to the right of your hook. Work a SC in the stitch to the right of your hook. Simple as that. It creates a “rope” edging because it twists the loops together.


Magic Ring—Wrap yarn around 2 fingers, twice. Overlapping the first loop on the underside of your fingers, place your hook under the front loop and grab the back loop, pulling it under the front loop and out. Turn the large loop still on your fingers so that it twists the loop on your hook, chain 1, turn it back the other way. This is also just an enlarged slip stitch. A good video can be found here.

 

Now go grab the pattern and make a ton of these to have at your next backyard party!

I hope you enjoy this crochet can and glass bottle cozy pattern as much as we do!

If you’d like to get an ad-free version, you can download it from my Ravelry store by going to my Patterns Tab (link here) and clicking on the link for the pattern there.

Happy Hooking and have a fun 4th of July and great summer!

 

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