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A Quick and Easy Crochet Pattern: The Nautical Market (or not) Bag

Hello, hello,

sorry if I’m late… Have been doing a lot of rearrangements in the house, in my everyday life and my work. But… here I am, refreshed, bringing up an easy pattern. But first my monthly action review.

No need to say it’s really hot, so the family visited the country house in the mountains any given chance! Cool night sleep and some hiking with the children, brought us back to life.

Back in Athens it has been a blast; quality family time, music, theater, art festivals, night walks with friends, drinks and laughs. In other words, the glorious beginning of the Athenian summer.

This month I have been working on my summer bags and accessories, as well as a lot of preparations for the winter. I could not leave you without a gesture of appreciation for your loyalty, so here’s a beginner friendly pattern for my Nautical Market (or not) Crochet Bag.

Crochet Bag
Crochet Bag

The bag is made with 100% cotton yarn and cord. It is particularly light and does not stretch out. You can use it as your prime shoulder bag as it doesn’t lack in style.

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Materials

For the bag I used:

– Hooked Eco Barbante yarn in two shades:

1 skein in Lava and

1 skein in Biscuit.

– A 2,5cm long and 1,1mm wide cotton bag cord from Prym.

– A 6mm hook
– A stitch marker
– A large tapestry needle
– A pair of scissors

 

Abbreviations (US Terms)

DC: Double Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

HDCBLO: Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only

Sl St(s): Slip Stitch(es)

St(s): Stitch(es)

Ch: Chain

Sk: Skip

SM: Stitch Marker

 

Pattern

Holding two strands together and a 6mm Hook chain 18.

 

Round 1:

2 DC in the 4th ch. from hook (3 DCs)

1 DC in the next 13 Ch.

6 Dc in the last ch.

1 Dc in the opposite side of the ch. 13 times

3 DC in the last ch.

Sl.st in the 3rd ch. of the ch.3 at the beginning of the round (38 Sts)

 

TIP

Make sure to crochet tightly if you want to get a thick bottom for your bag.

At the end of this round you should have 38 DCs in your oval.

 

Round 2:

Ch. 3, DC in the same St.

2 DCs in the next 2 Sts (you should have 3 clusters of 2 DCs)

1 DC in the next 13 Sts

2 DCs in the next 6 Sts

1 DC in the next 13 Sts

2 DCs in the next 3 Sts

Sl.st in the 3rd ch. of the ch.3 at the beginning of the round (50 Sts)

 

Round 3:

Ch. 3, DC in the same St.

2 DCs in the next 5 Sts (you should have 6 clusters of 2 DCs)

1 DC in the next 13 Sts

2 DCs in the next 12 Sts

1 DC in the next 13 Sts

2 DCs in the next 6 Sts

Sl.st in the 3rd ch. of the ch.3 at the beginning of the round (74 Sts)

 

Round 4:

Work this Round in the back loop only.

Ch.2, HDCBLO 74 times

Sl.st. in the 2nd ch. at the beginning of the Round and place a SM.

 

Round 5:

Ch2, HDC in the 1st st. and all around (74 Sts), sl.st. and place your SM.

 

TIP

You can continue for one or two more Rounds if you want your bag’s bottom to be a bit higher

 

Round 6:

Ch.5, sk.1 st. *DC, Ch1, Sk1, DC* 37 times

Sl.st. in the 3rd Ch. from Ch.5 in the beginning of the round

 

Round 7:

Repeat Round 6 for as many rounds as you like.

My version of the bag took 17 rounds to reach 35cm/13in high.

Sl.st, bind off and cut your yarn. Weave in all tails.

 

For the Handles

After you finish with the body of the bag, take your cotton cord and cut it in half. Ypu should have two cords of 1,25m each.

Your final round resulted in 38 small squares. Count 9 squares from the beginning of your second to last round and pull your cord through the 10th square. Make a large knot on the outter side of your bag and secure the handle.

Then count 9 squares and pull the other end of the cord through the 10th square, make a knot and secure.

Count the next 9 squares and repeat the process with the other piece of cord.

 

And that’s it!

 

You just made yourself a really fashionable and handy summer bag, for the market, the seaside and your relaxing walks with friends.

Enjoy!

 

Don’t forget to show me your project using official #yarnistas_handmade_yarn_projects

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

Love and Greetings from Athens, Greece!

 

Konstantina

 

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