Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern
We’re ultra excited to share this bag with you. We wanted to design something you could take along with you to lunch with your girlfriends, or to a night out on the town. It quickly became a favorite design – and we want to take it everywhere.
You’ll need to grab three skeins of yarn in your favorite color, and get crocheting. You can pick whatever color matches what you wear most. Classic black? A complimentary tone?
You’ll be working in magic rings. If you’ve never used them before, well, they’re just as fun as they sound. Learn this new skill if you’ve never crocheted using magic rings before, or continue to perfect an old skill. At the end, you’ll have a practical, gorgeous bag to add to your collection.
Hook: 5.5mm hook, 4.5mm hook
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Using the 5.5mm hook, begin with a magic circle, and make 8 single crochet stitches
Row 1: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join
Row 2: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 1 sc into the next st, then 2 into the next.
Row 3: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make a sc into the next 2 st, then 2 into the next.
Rows 4- 20: Continue increasing the number of single crochets between increasing stitches. For example, row 4 will have 3 sc between the increasing stitch, row 5 will have 4, etc.
Placing the right sides of the work together, whip stitch the piece together leaving 45 stitches open on top. To make handles, sl st to join and make 15 sc, ch 30, sk 15, then make 15 more sc. Do not ch, turn work and sl st back over the 15 sc of the previous row. Make 45 dc in the ch 30 sp, then 15 more sl st down the other side. Break yarn, and repeat on the other side.
Make tassel by wrapping the red yarn around the cardboard square about 40 times. Cutting just the working thread, leave the yarn wrapped around the cardboard and thread yarn needle with about 18 inches of red yarn. Slide needle under the yarn on the cardboard, and tie a loose knot with the yarn threaded on the needle. Cut the bottom of the yarn on the cardboard, then tighten the knot at the top. Wrap the yarn on the needle securely around the tassel, about 1” down. Pull snugly, then secure with a knot. Pull up through top to use to attach to chain. Weave ends in, pulling any long tails down in to blend in with tassel.
We want to know all the places you took this little bag for a spin. Did you go out to the beach or enjoy a nice brunch? Even if you just took it to the movies, we’re sure you have cool pictures for us to see – send them our way!
We know you put the magic in magic rings with your crochet skills, and you’re going to want to make a new project straightaway after this one. Fancy making a pillow? We’ve got just the thing for you with this cobble stitch pillow to check out over at our sister site – Ideal Me.
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