DIY // Red, White & Bae Bag

As Canadians, we always look forward to the July 1st long weekend.. Anything to get out of work, right? However, with this year’s Canada Day falling on a Wednesday, we get to celebrate the 4th of July with our southern neighbors. And what better way to celebrate than to share a new Americana inspired pattern with y’all?

MATERIALS:

  • 3 skeins of cotton yarn (1 blue, 1 red, 1 off white). We used DROPS Design Muskat (50g/100m per ball) 
  • 3.75 mm hook 
  • Sewing needle & blue thread 

TERMS & TECHNIQUES (US):

You’ll need to know how to crochet in the round and change colors.
The entire bag used made using a single crochet stitch.
If you’re new to crochet, Wool and the Gang has great tutorials for beginners.

STEP 1: Chain 75 in red, joining the ring with a sc. This is the foundation row for the bag.


STEP 2: Work 9 rows in sc using the red colored yarn. TIP: You can tell the start of the next row by the bottom of the entire chain.


STEP 3: BAE pattern begins
Rows 10 – 16 you’ll be alternating between red and white
Rows 17 -19 you’ll be alternating between blue and white

PATTERN:

Row 10: sc 9 in red, 4 white, 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 2 red, 4 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 11: sc 9 in red, 4 white, 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 1 red, 5 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 12: sc 11 in red, 2 white, 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 1 red, 2 white, 1 red, 2 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 13: sc 11 in red, 2 white, 1 red, 6 white, 1 red, 5 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 14: sc 9 in red, 4 white, 1 red, 6 white, 2 red, 4 white, continue in red unitl the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 15: sc 9 in red, 4 white, 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 2 red, 4 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 16: sc 11 red, 2 white, 1 red, 2 white, 2 red, 2 white, 1 red, 5 white, continue in red until the end of the row (49 sc).

STEP 4: Change from red to blue yarn.
Row 17: sc 11 in blue, 2 white, 1 blue, 2 white, 2 blue, 2 white, 1 blue, 2 white, 1 blue, 2 white, continue in blue until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 18: sc 9 in blue, 4 white, 2 blue, 4 white, 2 blue, 5 white, continue in blue until the end of the row (49 sc).
Row 19: sc 9 in blue, 4 white, 3 blue, 2 white, 4 blue, 4 white, continue in blue until the end of the row (8 sc).

STEP 5: Work 7 rows in sc using the blue colored yarn, until you’ve reached the first stitch in the 8th row. Here is where you’ll be making a chain space for the purse handle [*sc 1 sts, chain 2, sc 1 stitch*, sc 35 sts, repeat between * *

Continue with the sc across to the first chain space. Once you’ve reached the chain 2 space, sc 2 stitches in the chain space made to reinforce the stitch. Crochet around to the end of the row, and finish with a slip stitch.

STEP 6: Turn the bag inside out, keeping track of where the two chain spaces are situated on both sides. Sew in the bottom using an off white colored yarn.

TADA! 

Now pair your new bag with cute shades, a sexy pair of low rises and ROCK your bae!

Happy crafting,

 

Anna

P.S. don’t forget to share your pics with us & tag them #genYcrochets!

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