Jeweled Hexagon Bag

Mar 14, 2010
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Author

Merri Purdy

Introduction

This is a simple crocheted bag that you can make. Add the hexagon suggested in the pattern directions, or add one of your own choice; there are numerous free motifs available!

I would love to see photos of finished bags!

04/29/2010 - Pattern directions below were edited: Row 13 should say:

Row 13 – Ch 1, sc in next 34 sc, 2 sc in the last stitch (36sc total).

Materials List

Bag:

2 skeins (6oz) Lion Wool – Sage (main color)

Hexagon: (I used motif #30 from Beyond The Squares Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman)

Less than 1oz each of wool in 3 coordinating colors (example uses Lion Wool in Sage, Lion Wool in Flower Garden, and Paton’s Wool in Teal)

Crochet Hook size H

Button (optional)

Finished Size

Approximately 11 inches 5 inches 

Notes

Note: All stitches are worked through both loops.

I have not felted this, but should you decide that you would like to try felting this bag, you may want to add a few more rows to the body and go up a couple of sizes on the hook.

The Pattern

Bag Foundation:

Row 1: Using Main Color, chain 36, sc in second chain from hook and in chain across; 35 sc total.

Row 2 – 12: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across.

Row 13 – Ch 1, sc in next 34 sc, 2 sc in the last stitch (36sc total).

Turn piece 90 degrees and evenly work 14 sc along the short edge.

Turn piece 90 degrees; place 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in each of the next 33 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch.

Turn piece 90 degrees and evenly work 14 sc along opposite short edge.

(There should now be a total of 100 stitches around your rectangle foundation.) Do NOT fasten off. Place a marker in the last stitch of short edge.

Sides:

Continue to sc crochet (in the round) your piece until side measures 5 inches from marker (or desired depth). Before fastening off, I usually slip stitch for 2 -3 stitches to make the edge a little smoother. Fasten off.

Lay lower portion of the bag on a flat surface and fold short ends up like Photo A above. With short edge facing you, fold each side of the top edge in toward the center to make 2 pleats. (see Photo B) Pin in place. Repeat for opposite end. Starting at pleat, attach yarn and sc through all layers of the pleat and evenly around the top edge of the bag. (72 sc). Chain 1, sc around 1 more row. Do Not fasten off.

 

Back Flap:

Chain 1, turn. Now working in rows, sc along top(back) edge of bag for 26 sc.

Chain 1, turn. Work 26 sc in each row for 10 rows, then sc 2 together at each end until there are 16 sc remaining. Fasten off.

Position your hexagon onto the flap and sew in place. (See Photo E)

Handles:   Chain 7

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in each stitch across (6 sc total)

Row 2 – 3 sc in each stitch across (6 sc each row), ss to 1st stitch in row 3 and sc continuously “in the round” until handle measures 15 ½ inches from beginning.

Last 3 rows: chain 1, turn, sc in next 6 sc, chain 1, turn, complete 2 more rows, fasten off.

Attach handles to inside of each short edge on main body of bag.

Optional Button/Loop for Flap Closure:

Attach yarn to center of  flap edge and chain 10 to create a loop. Center and sew button to bag.

 

 

 


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Comments

on Mar 16, 2010 6:43 AM

I'm not usually into making bags, but I think I'll try this one. Cute and like your modern color choice.

yarngurl007 wrote
on Mar 18, 2010 12:12 PM

Love it!! Can't wait to make it.. I love making bags, totes and purses. Thanks!!

Rivergirl-1 wrote
on Mar 21, 2010 3:50 PM

I love crocheting hats and matching bags. This is a great one. Thank you for sharing

kimbo1 wrote
on Apr 23, 2010 10:03 AM

Sooo cute-I love the size and color choices. 

on Apr 28, 2010 8:16 PM

Lovely bag! I like the granny motif flap. Nice job!

alan121 wrote
on May 21, 2010 12:27 AM

Kathrine Baumann is famous for her beautiful, yet entirely impractical, minaudieres. But the designer shows she can craft a usable accessory with this gorgeous evening 000-965 bag. At first glance it doesn't look too different from those minaudieres. The body is still studded with Swarovski crystals, creating a floral pattern which is just as dramatic as the rest 117-201 . But the size and shape make this a lot more functional. The hexagonal design is a little more interesting than a traditional box shape, but it doesn't compromise storage space. While you could never call it oversized 117-202 , there's so much more room than you'll find in a minaudiere. You'll still need to leave the luxuries at home, but at least the essentials should fit inside! Unlike the minaudieres, this purse also comes with an extra long shoulder strap. You could even carry it cross-body style, but that might just undermine its elegance. If you'd rather carry it clutch style, you can easily remove the strap 1Y0-A14 . It's a handy feature which ensures you don't fill up the purse with a strap you’re not using.

kfranklin100 wrote
on Jun 2, 2010 8:38 AM

I love this pattern, but when I downloaded it to actually work on it myself, I noticed there is a difference between the two patterns. In the Adobe version, Row 13 the "sc 2 tog" is actually supposed to be " 2 sc in the last stitch". Otherwise it wouldn't add up.