Sunny Destination Bag

Dec 22, 2005
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Author

Marie

Introduction

sunny destination bag This is the perfect bag to take with you on your winter vacation to that nice, warm destination you've been dreaming about. Or, let's face it, it's also just a great summer bag. It’s durable, roomy, and easy to clean – just toss it in the washing machine!

Materials List

  • 7oz. / 200g of plastic yarn in your choice of colors (I used Adriafil SUN yarn in color 172)
  • Size F / 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Plastic purse handle rings
  • 1.5 yards / 1.5 meters of 1” / 2.5cm wide ribbon
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Notes

US pattern notations used
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet
sl st = slip stitch
cl = cluster stitch*
yo = yarn over
x = times

*Create the cluster stitch as follows: * yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through st, repeat from * 4x, yo and pull through all sts on hook.

The Pattern

First Handle

Join yarn to ring with a sl st

Row 1: 31 sc around the ring

Row 2-4: ch 1, turn. sc in each sc (31 sc)

Row 5: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in 1st sc, *6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * 3x. 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (36 sc)

Row 6: ch 1, turn. 2 sc in 1st sc, *6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * across (41 sc) cut yarn and finish off

Second Handle

Join yarn to ring with a sl st

Repeat rows 1-6 above

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, ch 15, join with a sc to row 6 of first handle, sc in each sc across, ch 15, join with sl st to first sc in this row on second handle

Body

Row 8: ch 3 to count as 1st dc, dc in each st around, connect with sl st at top of ch 3 sp

Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in same sp as sl st, cl in next dc, *sc in next dc, cl in next dc, repeat from * around, connect with sl st to first sc

Row 10: ch 4 to count as 1st tr, tr in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 4 sp

Row 11: ch 1 (do not turn), sc in same st as previous sl st, cl in next tr, *sc in next tr, cl in next tr, repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc

Row 12: turn (do not ch 1 first), ch 3 to count as 1st dc, dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3 sp

Row 13-16: ch 2 to count as 1st sc, sc in each dc around, join with sl st

Row 17-25: repeat rows 8-16

Row 26: repeat row 8

Row 27: repeat row 9

Row 28: turn, ch 2 to count as 1st sc, sc in each st around, join with sl st

Row 29: repeat row 9

Row 30: repeat row 28

Row 31: repeat row 9

Row 32: repeat row 28

Row 33: repeat row 9

Row 34: repeat row 28

Row 35: ch 1, turn, sc in next 15 sc

Row 36-77: ch 1, turn, 15 sc (at end of row 77 finish off)

With yarn needle, sew bottom around bag edges. Weave ribbon through ch 3 spaces in an under-1-over-2 pattern. Sew the cut ends of the ribbon together. Enjoy the bag!


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Comments

Margaret Knowles wrote
on May 10, 2006 7:06 AM

Great bag. But I never heard of plastic yarn. Can you use regular acrylic yarn?

on May 15, 2006 9:21 PM

Absolutely.

NANAJL wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 10:33 PM

Where do you buy plastic yarn?

Nana JL