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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Crochet Fat Bag with Bamboo Handles


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Looking for a new bag? This pattern works up pretty quick and is easy. I found some handles on a website and I just new I had to make a bag. I know there are other fat bags out there but I really wanted to do it with a different stitch than just the basic hdc, although if you wanted to make it all hdc all you need to do is substitute all the even numbered rows to just hdc across.







Materials:

5.0 mm crochet hook 
DK yarn
A couple of round handles. Mine are 19 cm around
Scissors
Yarn needle

Make it stand out with sequins:

Lion Brand Vanna's Sequins Yarn - $2.25
Retail Price: $4.29
You Save: $2.04
from: Craftsy.com


Stitch guide:
Inc - increase (2 hdc in the same stitch)
Dec - decrease (hdc2tog)

The rest of the stitches can be found here

Pattern:

Ch 31,

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in next 9 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 10. (34 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 14 times for a total of 16 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (34 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 11 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 12. (38 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 16 times for a total of 18 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (38 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 13 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 14. (42 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 18 times for a total of 20 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (42 hdc)

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 15 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 16. (46 hdc)

Row 8: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 20 times for a total of 22 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (46 hdc)

Row 9: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 17 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 18. (50 hdc)

Row 10: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 22 times for a total of 24 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (50 hdc)

Row 11: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 19 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 20. (54 hdc)

Row 12: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 24 times for a total of 26 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (54 hdc)

Row 13: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 21 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 22. (58 hdc)

Row 14: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 26 times for a total of 28 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (58 hdc)

Row 15: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 23 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 24. (62 hdc)

Row 16: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 28 times for a total of 30 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (62 hdc)

Row 17: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 25 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 26. (66 hdc)

Row 18: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 30 times for a total of 32 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (66 hdc)

Row 19: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 27 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 28. (70 hdc)

Row 20: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 32 times for a total of 34 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (70 hdc)

Row 21: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 29 ch,inc, inc, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 30. (74 hdc)

Row 22: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 34 times for a total of 36 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (74 hdc)

Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each stitch across. (74 hdc)

Row 24-32:  Alternate rows 22-23

Row 33: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 29 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 30. (70 hdc)

Row 34: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 32 times for a total of 34 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (70 hdc)

Row 35: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 27 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 28. (66 hdc)

Row 36: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 30 times for a total of 32 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (66 hdc)


Row 37: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 25 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 26. (62 hdc)

Row 38: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 28 times for a total of 30 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (62 hdc)






Row 39: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 23 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 24. (58 hdc)

Row 40: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 26 times for a total of 28 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (58 hdc)


Row 41: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 21 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 22. (54 hdc)

Row 42: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 24 times for a total of 26 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (54 hdc)


Row 43: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 19 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 20. (50 hdc)

Row 44: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 22 times for a total of 24 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (50 hdc)


Row 45: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 17 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 18. (46 hdc)

Row 46: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 20 times for a total of 22 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (46 hdc)




Row 47: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 15 ch, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 16. (42 hdc)

Row 48: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 18 times for a total of 20 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (42 hdc)




Row 49: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 13 st, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 14. (38 hdc)

Row 50: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 16 times for a total of 18 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (38 hdc)


Row 51: Ch 2, turn. hdc in next 11 st ,dec, dec, hdc in next 6, inc, inc, hdc in next 12. (34 hdc)

Row 52: Ch 2,turn. Skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc between previous ch 2 and hdc. * sk 1 st, hdc in next, hdc between previous 2 stitches* Repeat another 14 times for a total of 16 crossed hdc's. Hdc in last st.. (34 hdc)

Row 53: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in next 9 st, dec, dec, hdc in next 6, dec, dec, hdc in next 10. (30 hdc)

Now is where you want to line the bag. (excuse the bad pictures). Do not cut your yarn. Either pull up a large loop or place a stitch marker into the loop to stop your stitches coming undone.


Lining Crochet Fat Bag Free Patterm
Fold material in half and cut around the bag. Don't cut around the bottom of the bag.
Pin lining into bag


Make gathers/pleats as you go on the short sides.



I used a sewing machine to sew my lining in but futuregirl has a great tutorial on how to hand sew a lining http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2008/10/tutorial-sew-a-lining-into-a-crocheted-bag.aspx

Straight edge

My attempt at gathers/pleats

See the holes along the top?
These are where you want to single crochet into when making the flap to fold over the handles.
Right now we want to work on the flap for the handles.

Row 1: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1. Sc in each hole as shown above (every 2nd row). Sc in last st. I ended up with 28 sc.

Row 2-12: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. (28 sc)

This should have gathered the bag in. Finish off. Join yarn on the other side of the bag and repeat rows 1-12.

Now working short sides.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the end of each row, sc in the next 30 stitches. Sc in the end of each row. (54 sc)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. (54 sc)

Finish off. Join the yarn on the other side and repeat rows 1-4.

Now to sew the handles in all you need to do is fold the flap over the handle and sew it down on the inside.

I hope you enjoy making this bag and I would love to see pictures. You can either post them on Facebook or as a project on Ravelry

Not what you are looking for? I also have a easy market bag pattern which can be found here.






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15 comments :

  1. Super cute!! Thanks for posting!! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the pattern!! I am just getting ready to try a "springy-colored" bag, and it may be this one in a variegated yarn!!!

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  3. Hello, My name is Michelle and I'm in the US. Love the Crochet Fat Bag! Found it on Ravelry. One question - how much yarn does it take to make this? I've converted the yarn weight, which works out to a #3 weight (more or less) and have chosen Patons DK Superwash yarn but couldn't find a quantity of how much I need. I'm at lowridersrule@gmail.com. Love that you're in New Zealand! Beautiful place! Thanks for your help!

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  4. Hi there, at an estimate I think I used 190 grams, I just weighted what I had left and it was about 210 grams. 1076 meters in a 400 gram ball so I would make sure you had at least 550 meters of yarn to be safe.

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    1. Thank you so much for that info. It was a huge help factoring that last missing piece of "how much yarn?" Already have an eye on a beautiful navy that I've been wanting to try. Excited now that I can!

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  5. LOVE this bag! You have GOT to put a pin button on this post. It would so totally get pinned like a million times. Really :) I pinned it anyway lol.

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  6. Hello! does the pattern count the "ch2" as part of the total number of hdc for the row?

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    1. Hello, yes it does count the ch 2 as part of the total hdc

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    2. THANK YOU!!! I cannot wait to finish the bag :) I really appreciate your reply.

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  7. Love this pattern. I have a question about rows 20 and 21. You used the row numbers twice. Row 22 is actually row 24. Is it 32 rows before I start to decrease or should I continue to row 34? Thanks for your help.

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    1. Sorry, I will go and fix that but you should start decreasing on row 33. If you added in the other two rows it would only make the bag a little longer.

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  8. Love this bag pattern and thanks for the liner instructions too!

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    Lee Ann
    Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  9. If one keeps increasing on rows 24-32, at the end oaf row 32 there will be 90 stitches. Then on row 33 you decrease 4 stitches, you should have 86 stitches, yet your instructions indicate 70 stitches. Are rows 24-32 supposed to be rows without increasing? You instructions don't indicate that. Your instruction is to repeat rows 20-21, which show increases. Thank you.

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for picking up on that. It should be rows 22-23 that you alternate.

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  10. Hello!

    The pattern says to start with 31 and do hdcs from the third chain from the hook (chain 29) AND the following nine chains. That brings us to chain 19 but then there are twenty more stitches to make. I can't make the math work.

    Also when we start doing the crossed hdcs, there are 34 hdcs to work from. That would give us an even number, so 17 crossed hdcs. How do we get 16 crosses and then one hdc at the end? Are we supposed to count the first chain 2 as an hdc and actually SKIP the first hdc on the previous row completely?

    Thanks!

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