Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Artist’s Crochet Satchel

I’ve been drawing so much lately I thought I should come up with a bag to keep all my sketch books in and here it is.

The pattern is really simple and yet I feel effective. The effect is gain from the choice of wools and yarns used.
Approx 200g of a variety of colours of yarn. A 5.5mm crochet hook, darning needle.
13” wide, 11” deep, 3.5” flap approx.
Bag - Ch 90,
Work  48  rows in sc.
My colour combination was;
Row 1: satsuma
Row 2-3: candyfloss pink
Row 5-6: red
Row 7: mauve
Row 8-9: pink multi
Row 10,11,12: tangerine
Row 13 : red 2
Row 14-15: dusky pink
Row 17-18: red
Row 19,20,21: fuschia
Row 22: claret
Row 23: satsuma
Row 24,25,26: pink multi
Row: 27-28: organdy pink
Row 29: mauve
Row 30-31: Red
Row 32: rust
Row 33: lavender
Row 34 –35: tangerine
Row 36: plum
Row 37-38: dusky pink
Row 39-40: brick
Row 41-42: mauve
Row 43-44: baby pink
Row 45-46: claret
Row 47-48: satsuma
Ch 140 ( here I used satsuma as it was at 1st and last edge of the bag)
Work 6 rows in any colour combination.
satsuma, mauve, red, fuschia, brick, satsuma.
Now fold the bag into a satchel shape with the straps being attached in-between from and back of bag, to the very bottom of the bag.
You can either sew it together.

Here I crocheted it together, again using satsuma, by working the strap down 27 sts at the front of the bag, 7 sts across the bottom of the bag, then 27 sts up the back of the back. Repeat on alternate side.
You can then sew all ends in and attach a button if required. Here I just attached lots of tassels.     

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simply_complicated said...

this would be a great stash-buster project. i think i'm going to try it! thanks for the pattern!

glor said...

Love your bag, love the coloring!! At this stag happy is a prerequisite for me in all things...this is a match!!! Really nice work and thank you for sharing.

Catherine/Yarncat said...

I love the look of this bag!Thanks!!

fairyhedgehog said...

I love the colours you've chosen!

Anonymous said...

The bag is incredibly cute, but you forgot to put what stitch to use? is it a HDC? DC? SC?? Ill try the pattern with a DC. but even for the strap, you dont list what stitch to use. PLEASE MODIFY!!!!!

Thanks! (^__^)v

amanda said...

Top line: work 48 rows in sc.
hope that helps. :)