Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Easy Stashbusting Market Bag - Free Pattern | Tw-In Stitches

I have a confession.  My yarn is out of control. I have plastic bins, reusable market bags, plastic bags, and boxes of yarn. I have a serious problem. I decided yesterday that I need to get rid of at least half of my stash and the way I am going to do it is by creating quick patterns that make useful things.  Today, I have the first pattern for you!



This pattern used up the remaining skein and a half I had of Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in Forrest Green.  I also had a small amount of a pink Vanna's Choice yarn that I used to make the flower.  Both Impeccable and Vanna's Choice are worsted weight yarns. You can make this bag with any worsted weight yarn you have.

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Easy Stash Busting Market Bag

Supplies:

1-2 skeins Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn (worsted weight)
H hook (5.0 mm)
Tapestry needle

Stitches:

DC – double crochet
SC – single crochet
Reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
Slip stitch
chain

Pattern:

Row 1: Using a magic circle, chain 2, 12 double crochets into the circle. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC.

Row 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (24 DC)

Row 3: Chain 2. *2 DC in the first stitch, 1 DC* into the next. Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (36 DCs)
Row 4: Chain 2. *2DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in the next, 1 DC in the next. * Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (48 DCs)
Row 5: Chain 2. *2DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in the next, 1 DC in the next, 1 DC in the next.*  Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (60 DCs)
Row 6: Chain 2. *2DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (72 DCs)
Row 7: Chain 2. *2DC in the first stitch, 1 DC in each of the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to the top of the first DC. (84 DCs)
Row 8: Chain 1. Single crochet in the same stitch and in the next stitch. Chain 4 and skip the next 3 stitches. *1 single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches. Chain 4 and skip the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around until 2 stitches remain. Single crochet in the last two stitches. Slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet.
Row 9:  Slip stitch into the next single crochet and slip stitch into the next chain 4 space. Chain 1. *Crochet 4 SC into the chain 4 space. Chain 4 and skip the next 4 SC.* Repeat from * to * around.  Slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet. (12 chain 4 spaces, 12 sets of 4 SC)
Rows 10 – 23: Repeat Row 9. (If you would like a taller bag, continue to repeat Row 9.)
Row 24: Chain 1, crochet 1 SC in each of the next 4 single crochets. In the chain 4 space, 4 SC. Continue crocheting 1 SC in each of the SCs from the previous row and 4 SC in each of the chain 4 spaces. Slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet. (96 SCs)
Row 25:  Chain 1, 1 SC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet. (96 SCs)
Begin the straps:
Row 26: Chain 1, 1 SC in the same stitch and in each of the next 11 stitches. To be secure, slip stitch once into the same space as your last SC.  Chain 60 (or more if you would like longer straps. Make sure to count them!), skip the next 24 SCs, slip stitch into the next stitch and SC into the same stitch. 1 SC in each of the next 23 stitches. Slip stitch into the same space as the last SC. Chain 60 (or the other number you made). Skip 24 SCs, slip stitch into the next stitch and SC into the same stitch.  1 SC in each of the next 11 SC.  Slip stitch to the top of the first SC. (2 sets of 24 SC, 2 sets of 24 skipped stitches, 2 sets of 60 chains)
Row 27: Chain 1, 1 SC in the same stitch and in each of the next 11 stitches. Skip the first chain and SC in each of the next 58 stitches.  Skip the last chain and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 24 stitches.  Skip the first chain and SC in each of the next 58 stitches.  Skip the last chain and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 12 stitches.  Slip stitch to the top of the first SC. (140 SC)
 
Row 28: Chain 1, SC in the same stitch and in each of the next 11 stitches. Skip the next stitch and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 56 stitches. Skip the last stitch of the strap and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 24 stitches. Skip the next stitch and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 56 stitches. Skip the last stitch of the strap and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 12 stitches. Slip stitch to the top of the first SC.  (138 SC)
Row 29: Chain 1, SC in the same stitch and in each of the next 11 stitches. Skip the next stitch and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 54 stitches. Skip the last stitch of the strap and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 24 stitches. Skip the next stitch and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 56 stitches. Skip the last stitch of the strap and crochet 1 SC in each of the next 12 stitches. Slip stitch to the top of the first SC. (136 SC)
Row 30 (optional): Crab stitch row to finish!  Chain 1, insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook. Repeat in each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends! (136 RSC)

Optional flower:
Row 1: Using a magic circle, 8 SC.
Row 2 (petals): All stitches in this row are in the front loops only.  1 slip stitch into the front loop of the first SC.  3 HDC into the next stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch.*  Continue in the front loops only, repeat from * to *. (4 petals, 4 slip stitches)
Row 3: All stitches in this row are crocheted into the back loops only of Row 1 (behind the petals). 2 SC in each stitch around. (16 SC)
Row 4 (petals): All stitches in this row are in the front loops only. 1 slip stitch into the front loop of the first SC.  3 HDC into the next stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch.*  Continue in the front loops only, repeat from * to *. (8 petals, 8 slip stitches)
Row 5: All stitches in this row are crocheted into the back loops only of Row 3 (behind the petals). *2 SC in the first stitch, 1 SC in the next.* Repeat from * to * around. (24 SC)
Row 6 (petals): All stitches in this row are in the front loops only. 1 slip stitch into the front loop of the first SC.  3 HDC into the next stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch.*  Continue in the front loops only, repeat from * to *. (12 petals, 12 slip stitches)
Fasten off and weave in ends.




1 comment:

  1. Thank you !!! Love this bag. Looking forward to more of your "stash buster" patterns !

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