• Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Circles Bag

Circles Bag

Project Details

Project Description

You will need…

Oddments of dk yarn

String for handles

4 mm hook

Scissors and wool needle for tidying ends and sewing the motifs together

4 D-rings

4 buttons

 

Instructions

Hexagons – make 13

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  1. With centre colour make a magic loop.  Work 12 dc into loop.  Join with a sl st to first dc and fasten off. (12 sts)
  2. Working in the back loops only, and with 2nd colour work 2 dc into each st.  Join with a sl st and fasten off. (24 sts)
  3. Working in the back loops only, and with 3rd colour, work (2 dc into next st, 1 dc) around.  Join with a sl st and fasten off. (36 sts)
  4. With final colour and again working in back loops only work *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) into next st, 2 sc, 2 sc into next st, 2 sc; rep from * 5 times more.  Join with a sl st and fasten off.

Pentagons – make 10

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  1. With centre colour make a magic loop.  Work 10 dc into loop.  Join with a sl st to first dc and fasten off. (10 sts)
  2. Working in the back loops only, and with 2nd colour work 2 dc into each st.  Join with a sl st and fasten off. (20 sts)
  3. Working in the back loops only, and with 3rd colour, work (2 dc into next st, 1 dc) around.  Join with a sl st and fasten off. (30 sts)
  4. With final colour and again working in back loops only work *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) into next st, 2 sc, 2 sc into next st, 2 sc; rep from * 4 times more.  Join with a sl st and fasten off.

Sewing the bag together…

  1. Sew 3 hexagons together into a line.  Add a pentagon to each end.

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2. Add 2 pentagons each side of the centre hexagon.

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3. Add a hexagon next to each pentagon.

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4. Fold your work in half.  You will see that this leaves a neat space to add a further hexagon on each end.

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5. You should now have a shallow bag.

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6. Add a further 2 pentagons in the middle of each side.

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7. And finish with the final 4 hexagons.

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Edging

Add a simple 2 row edging of sc around the top of your bag.

Incorporate your D-rings by crocheting over the flat edge on each top edge of the end hexagons as follows –

  1. Hold a D-ring upside down at the back of your work.  Place your hook through the next st and through the D-ring.

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2. Yarn around hook, and pull your loop back through the D-ring and stitch.  Finish your sc.

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3. Work a further 5 sc through the D-ring.

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Work a sc in each st around, but in the top corners (red arrows) work (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner space, and in the inner corners (green arrows) work 2 sc together, catching in the 1 adjacent chain spaces.

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Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Handles

  1.  With cotton string, ch 80. Work a sc into 2nd st from hook and in each ch st along.  Do not work into the final ch.

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2. In final ch, 4 sc.

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3. Turn your work upside down and now work back along the bottom of the previous row, working a sc into the bottom of each ch.

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4. Work 3 further sc into same st as 1st sc.  Do not join.

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5. Now do a further row of sc sts along one side only.  Start by working directly into the 1st sc st (we didn’t join with a sl st, just work above).  Work your last sc into the 1st sc of the 4 sc together of the row before.  Cut string and thread through a wool needle.

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6. Now thread needle through the 2 loops at the top of the next st…

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7. then back into the top of your st.  Fasten off.

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8. Make 2 handles in total.

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Fasten to your bag by feeding 1.5 inches of handle through a D-ring

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And sew a button through all thicknesses.   Repeat for all D-rings and handle ends.

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And there you have it.  One Circles Bag x

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