• Wednesday , 29 March 2017

Hexagon Bag

Project Details

Project Description

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You will need…

Dk yarn in a range of colours.

4 mm hook

These instructions use US crochet terminology and standard abbreviations.  For special abbreviations see below.

Special Abbreviations –

First dc2tog: sc in ring, ch 1 (shortened first dc made), yo, insert hook in ring, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

dc2tog: yo, insert hook in ring, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in ring, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Basic Hexagon

1. With centre colour, ch 4, join into a ring with a sl st.

2. (First dc2tog), ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1] 5 times.  Join with a sl st to top of First dc2tog. Fasten off.

3. Join 2nd colour into a ch sp, ch 3 (1st dc) 2 dc, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1], 5 times.  Join with a sl st to top of first dc. Fasten off.

4. Join 3rd colour into a ch sp, ch 3 (1st dc) 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1], 5 times.  Join with a sl st to top of first dc. Fasten off.

Basic Pentagon

1. With centre colour, ch 4, join into a ring with a sl st.

2. (First dc2tog), ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1] 4 times.  Join with a sl st to top of First dc2tog. Fasten off.

3. Join 2nd colour into a ch sp, ch 3 (1st dc) 2 dc, ch 1, [3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1], 4 times.  Join with a sl st to top of first dc. Fasten off.

4. Join 3rd colour into a ch sp, ch 3 (1st dc) 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1], 4 times.  Join with a sl st to top of first dc. Fasten off.

To make up the body of the bag –

1. Join 3 basic hexagons together into a line (I joined my hexagons together with the ‘join as you go’ method, but you could sew them together if you prefer).

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2. Add a pentagon to each end.

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3. Now add a hexagon on each end by joining 2 sides of each hexagon to the 2 end sides of the pentagons.

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4. Now fold your work in half length ways and you will have a shape similar to a long boat.  You will now fill in the gaps in the middle of your shape with 4 hexagons on each side to make a bag shape.

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5. Now you can add rows of 10 hexagons to make your bag as deep as you like.

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6. I added 3 more complete rows of hexagons.  This made a bag made from 43 hexagons and 2 pentagons.

7.  To narrow and straighten the top edge add 10 pentagons to the top.

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To add a handle –

1. With grey join into the ch sp at one side of the bag and ch 1 {fig 1}, 3 sc, 2 sc in ch sp, 2 sc in ch sp, 3 sc, sc in ch sp {fig 2} carry on around the top of the bag working as set until you have a full row of sc {fig 3}.  Fasten off. 110 sts.

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2. With lime join to a sc at one side of the bag. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc) carry on around working a sc in each st {fig 1}.  Do not join to the 1st ch with a sl st, but instead work the next sc into the top of the 1st ch and mark the st with a stitch marker {fig. 2}.  You will now carry on working the rows continuously moving your stitch marker up each row to show the start of each row.  Work 4 more rows of sc (you will have 5 rows in total) {fig. 3}.

Next row, sc 14, ch 80 (being careful not to twist the chains), miss 30 sts, sc 24, ch 80, miss 30 sts, sc 12 {fig. 4}.  270 sts.

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3. Carry on working a further 6 rows in green, working a sc into each ch on each handle.  Cut yarn {fig 1) and fasten off neatly {fig 2}.

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4. Finally join grey and work a row of grey at the top of the handles and then a row of grey in the middle of each handle.

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