Updated: Aug 17
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The bag was named by my partner, as he thought the final bag looked like a teapot. The construction of the bag is done by joining together five squares, yet does not have a square overall finish. If you lined this bag it would make a great gift.
What You Will Need: 4 mm hook 8 ply cotton in lime green, light green, green, black Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
14 sts/9 rows = 10 cm/4 inches square in dc without turning at the end of each round
Sizing: The finished bag is 25 cm wide and 24 cm long (with handles).
Abbreviations: ch - chain fsc - foundation single crochet sc - single crochet dc - double crochet
slst - slip stitch
The Bag: For each square ch4 and ch3 count as a dc. Square (make 5 according to colour sequences listed below)
Round 1: ch4, 15 dc into 4th chain from hook, join with a slst; Round 2: ch3, dc in next 2 dc, 3dc in next dc, *dc into next 3 dc, 3dc into next dc*, repeat * to * to end, join with a slst; Round 3: ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 3dc in next dc, *dc into next 3 dc, 5dc into next dc*, repeat * to * twice more, dc into next dc, join with a slst; Round 4: ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 4dc in next dc, *dc into next 3 dc, 7dc into next dc*, repeat * to * twice more, dc into next 2 dc, join with a slst; Round 5: ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 5dc in next dc, *dc into next 3 dc, 9dc into next dc*, repeat * to * twice more, dc into next 3 dc, join with a slst; Round 6: ch3, dc in next 3 dc, 6dc in next dc, *dc into next 3 dc, 11dc into next dc*, repeat * to * twice more, dc into next 4 dc, join with a slst.
Finishing Make two squares with the colour order:
Round 1: A Round 2: B Round 3: C Round 4: A
Round 5: B
ound 6: C
Make two squares with the colour order:
Round 1: B Round 2: C Round 3: A Round 4: B
Round 5: C
Round 6: A
Make one square in black for the base
Handles (make 2) Leaving a long tail to sew onto bag Row 1:fsc 35, turn Row 2 & 3: ch1, sc in each sc, turn. Do not fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto bag
Assembly Slst blocks together, as per diagram, leaving a long tail to then slst sides together as indicated by arrows.
For attaching squares to the base use the same colour as last round. For ABC squares use colour C, for BCA squares use colour A. Fasten off after each square and join yarn at beginning of each square. At each corner where there is a long tail use tail to join the side of the squares. After the first square start each square in the same stitch as the last slst of previous square with new square between base and previous square. For the last square finish in the first slst of the first square with the last square between base and first square.
Finishing Fasten off and weave in ends
Attaching the Handles Turn bag right way round. On the ABC squares sew the handles. Place the bottom of the handle at the bottom of round 5, and the other side on the last dc before the corner 3dc. Use the same placement for the other side of the square. Sew these in place. Using the long tail sew along the long edges of row 1 & 3 of the handle together, where it is not sewn to the bag. Repeat the above for the other handle on the other ABC square.
Finishing Fasten off and weave in ends.
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I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you make them I would love to see your pictures. You can email me or post them on Instagram @ribhuslughdiscovercrochet
© 2020 - RibhusLugh Discover Crochet - Charlie van de Graaf
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