Sunday, 28 May 2023

Crochet V Stitch Bag Pattern


Hello Everyone! 😉
Today I am here to share the V Stitch Bag crochet pattern with you. It's worked from the bottom up. The straps are made in two separate sides and sewn together.
This pattern is written for those with basic crochet knowledge.To make this tote bag, you should be familiar with basic crochet stitches and terminology. You should also know how to crochet in the round as well as how to work in back and forth turned rows.
I used DK weight (size 3 - light) YarnArt Macrame cord type polyester yarn and a 3,5 mm (E4) crochet hook.
You will find the written pattern and a video tutorial below.

Hope you enjoy!
Happy Crocheting! 😊



Disclosure: Please note that this post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links - at no extra cost to you.


Video Tutorial:



Written Pattern:

Finished Size: Height without handle straps: 25 cm (9,8'')
Height with handle straps: 61 cm (24'')
Width: 30 cm (11,8'')
Depth: 9 cm (3,5'')

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate (advanced beginner)

Materials Used:

  • DK weight cord type polyester yarn, size 3 - light. I used YarnArt Macrame - (90 grams / 130 meters) - 100% Polyester.                       Cord thickness - 2 mm.                                                                         3 skeins (approx 335 meters) needed for this pattern. 
  • 3,5 mm  (E4) crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 2 stitch markers.
  • Measuring tape.

Abbreviations (US terms):

st./sts - stitch / stitches
ch - chain
sl st. - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
V st. - V stitch - (1dc, ch1, 1dc) into indicated stitch

( )* - repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times indicated.






Instructions:


Foundation chain: ch42 (multiple of 3)

Round 1: 2dc into 4th ch from hook, 1dc into next 37 ch sts, 6dc into last ch st.,
1dc into next 37 ch sts on the other side of foundation chain, 3dc into last ch st.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch3.
(86 dc sts. including ch3 at the beginning of round)


Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same st., 2dc into each of next 2 sts,
1dc into next 37 sts, 2dc into each of next 6 sts, 1dc into next 37 sts, 2dc into each of last 3 sts.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch3.
(98 dc sts)

Round 3: ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same st., 2dc into each of next 3 sts, 1dc into next 41 sts, 2dc into each of next 8 sts, 1dc into next 41 sts, 2dc into each of last 4 sts.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch3.
(114 dc sts)

Round 4: ch3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each st. around.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch3.
(114 dc sts)




Round 5: ch4, 1dc into same st. (counts as first V st.),
(sk next 2 sts, V st. into next st.)* repeat 37 times around.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
(38 V sts)

Round 6: sl st. into center of first V st. of previous round, 
ch4, 1dc into same st. (counts as first V st.),
V st. into center of each V st. around.
Join with a sl st. into 3rd ch of beginning ch4.
(38 V sts)

Round 7 - 21: repeat Round 6






Fasten off, weave in the ends.


Bag Straps


Lay your bag on a flat surface, measure it across and mark the V stitch in the center. Repeat on the other side of the bag and make sure the V stitches you marked line up on both sides. 





Strap 1:

With the right side of bag facing, join the yarn to the left dc st. of the marked V stitch.



Row 1: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 16 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and first dc st. of next (marked) V st.
(1 dc st., 16 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 2: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next  14 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 14 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 3: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 12 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 12 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 4: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 10 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1 dc st., 10 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 5: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 8 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 8 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 6: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 6 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 6 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 7: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 4 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 4 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)

Row 8: ch3 (doesn't count as st.), turn, 1dc into center of next V st., 
V st. into center of next 2 V sts,
dc2tog over the center of next V st. and last dc st.
(1dc st., 2 V sts, 1 dc2tog st.)




Row 9: ch3 (counts as 1dc), turn, V st. into center of next 2 V sts, 1dc into last dc st.
(2 dc sts, 2 V sts)




Row 10: ch3 (counts as 1dc), turnV st. into center of next 2 V sts, 1dc on top of turning (last) ch3.
(2 dc sts, 2 V sts)


Row 11 - 21: repeat Row 10





Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.


Strap 2:

With the right side of bag facing, join the yarn to the left dc st. of the marked V stitch.

Row 1 - 21: repeat exactly the same as for the Strap 1!


Bring both ends of the straps together so they line up evenly. Sew them together using the seaming method of your choice.




Sew / weave in all ends.





The patterns on this website are my original designs created by me.
Please do not copy, rework, distribute, republish or sell my patterns and photos. 
Do not create video tutorials free or paid.

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©2023 KristinesCrochets




Monday, 15 May 2023

Boho Tote Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

                           

Hello Everyone! 😉

Today I am here to share the Boho Tote Bag crochet pattern with you. It's worked from the bottom up, in joined rounds using basic crochet stitches - chainslip stitchsingle crochet and double crochetThe handle strap is made as separate piece and attached to the bag after it's completed.

I used Worsted / Aran weight (#4) cord type yarn ( thickness - 3 mm) and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.

You will find the written pattern and a video tutorial below.

Hope you enjoy!
Happy Crocheting! 😊



Disclosure: Please note that this post may contain affiliate links, which means that I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links - at no extra cost to you.

                   Video Tutorial:
                                       


Written Pattern:

Finished Size: Height: 38 cm (15''); Width at widest point: 41 cm (16,1''); Depth: 22 cm (8,6'').

Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate (advanced beginner)

Materials Used:
  • Worsted - Aran weight cord type yarn, size 4 - medium. I used YarnArt Macrame Cotton - (250 grams / 225 meters) - 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester. 2 skeins (approx 415 metres) needed for this pattern.
  • 5 mm (H) crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 8 Stitch markers (optional).

Abbreviations (US terms):

st./sts - stitch / stitches
sk - skip
ch - chain
sl st. - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
3dc shell - 3 double crochet worked into same st.

( )* - repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times indicated.


Instructions:


Start with ch5, sl st. into first ch to form a ring. Or, you can make a magic (adjustable) ring.

Round 1: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 12dc into ring.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (12 dc sts)

Round 2: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 2dc into same st., 2dc into each st. around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (24 dc sts)

Round 3: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 1dc into same st., 2dc into next st., 
(1dc into next st., 2dc into next st.)* repeat 11 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (36 dc sts)

Round 4: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 1dc into same st., 1dc into next st., 2dc into next st.,
(1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st.)* repeat 11 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (48dc  sts)

Round 5: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 1dc into same st., 1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st.,
(1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st.)* repeat 11 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (60 dc sts)

Round 6: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 1dc into same st., 1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st.,
(1dc into next 4 sts, 2dc into next st.)* repeat 11 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc.   (72 dc sts)

Round 7: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 3dc shell into same st.,
(sk next st., 3dc shell into next st.)* repeat 35 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc st.  (36 3dc shells)

The bag will look like a circle at this point. It will start to curl up and form the shape of the bag as you continue working the further rounds!

Round 8 - 24: ch2 (doesn't count as st.), 3dc shell into same st.,
(sk next 2 sts, 3dc shell into next st.)* repeat 35 times around.
Join with a sl st. into first dc st.  (36 3dc shells)


Round 25 - 26: ch1 (doesn't count as a st.), 1sc into same st., 1sc into each st. around.
Join with a sl st. into first sc st.  (108 sc sts)

Round 27: ch1 (doesn't count as a st.), sl st. into same st., sl st. into each st. around.  (108 sl sts)
Cut the yarn, thread the end into the yarn needle. Join the round by sewing through the first st. of the round, then through the last st. of the round and then again through the first st. Fasten off. Sew in all ends.


The handle strap: 

Ch 3, 

Row 1: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into last ch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Row 2: Drop 2 loops off the hook (1 loop left on hook). 
Hold the dropped loops with your non-hook hand firmly to stop them from coming undone. 
Yarn over and pull through remaining loop on hook. 
Insert hook into first dropped loop, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into last dropped loop, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook).

Repeat Row 2 until your handle strap is approx 140 cm (55'') long. 
To finish off, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing (approx 20 cm (7 - 8'')).



Attach the strap.

The bag strap will be inserted through the gaps between 3dc shells of Round 24!

  1. Insert the strap into one of the gaps between 3dc shells from the outside of the bag to the inside.
  2. Skip 4 gaps, insert the strap from the inside to the outside through the 5th gap.
  3. Skip 1 gap, insert the strap from the outside of the bag to the inside through the 2nd gap.
  4. Skip 4 gaps, insert the strap from the inside to the outside through the 5th gap.
  5. Skip 5 gaps, insert the strap from the outside to the inside through the 6th gap.
  6. Skip 4 gaps, insert the strap from the inside to the outside through the 5th gap.
  7. Skip 1 gap, insert the strap from the outside of the bag to the inside through the 2nd gap.
  8. Skip 4 gaps, insert the strap from the inside to the outside through the 5th gap.

You can also place stitch markers to mark the gaps where you want your strap to be inserted. I layed my bag on a flat surface and placed stitch markers as shown in the picture below.









Sew the both ends of the strap together, fasten off.



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The patterns on this website are my original designs created by me.
Please do not copy, rework, distribute, republish or sell my patterns and photos. 
Do not create video tutorials free or paid.

Thank you!





©2023 KristinesCrochets



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