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Friday, September 22, 2023

Swirly Bottom Drawstring Bag- A Splash of Color and Bohemian Charm for Your Everyday Adventures!



Introducing my Swirly Bottom Drawstring Bag - A Splash of Color and Bohemian Charm for Your Everyday Adventures! 🌞🌻 

If you are in search of a stylish, eco-friendly accessory that effortlessly complements your relaxed, bohemian style...Look no further! My Swirly Bottom Drawstring Bag combines the artistry of crochet with a two-color swirled bottom, making it a must-have for the free-spirited and environmentally conscious.

 πŸŒˆ Scrap Yarn Magic: Dive into your yarn stash and let your creativity flow. This enchanting bag pattern transforms leftover yarn scraps into a vibrant, colorful masterpiece. Mix and match your favorite hues to achieve that uniquely boho look.

🧢 Yarn Variety: Choose between soft and breathable cotton or the vivid color possibilities of acrylic yarn. Craft your bag according to your preference and style, creating a piece that's both practical and beautiful.

 πŸ‘œ Three Size Options: The premium pattern offers versatility with three sizes: small, medium, and large. (The link to purchase the premium pattern is below.) Whether you're heading to the beach, a festival, the park, or campus, there's a perfect-sized bag for you. They easily fit into backpacks, and work up quickly, making them the ultimate go-to accessory.

  Free Medium Size: Start your crochet adventure with the free medium-sized bag pattern, available here on my blog. It's a great introduction to the swirled bottom technique and the boho chic style.



πŸŽ₯ Free Video Tutorial: Prefer learning through visuals? I've got you covered with my step-by-step video tutorial on YouTube.  

LINK to the VIDEO TUTORIAL 

Whether you're a market vendor looking to captivate customers with unique pieces or someone seeking to elevate your wardrobe with a touch of boho charm, my Boho Chic Crochet Drawstring Bags are the perfect choice. πŸ›️

 Join the boho revolution! Embrace relaxed style, eco-conscious living, and the joy of creating your own stunning accessories. 🌿✌️

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Materials List:

Worsted Weight #4 Cotton or Acrylic

Brand used in the Samples: I Love This Cotton, 100% Cotton, (3.5oz/100g, 180yd/165m)

And I Love This Yarn, 100% Acrylic, (7oz/199g, 355yd/325m)

3 oz/87g of Main Color (Includes about ¾ of an oz for handles as well)

1 oz/29g of Color 1

1 oz/29g of Color 2

1 oz/29g of Accent Color 


Finished Size: 9-1/4” W x 11” H

Hook: #7/4.5mm

Large Eye Needle

Scissors

4 Stitch markers/holders


Swirly Bottom Instructions:

Starting with Color 1

Round 1: MR, ch1, (sc, hdc, 4dc) in ring, put loop on a stitch holder,

join color 2 in the MR and repeat as for color 1, put loop on a stitch holder. (2 sc, 2 hdc, 8 dc)

-          There will be 6 stitches of each color. Pull both tails to snug up the center a bit.

Round 2: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the sc from color 2, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each of the stitches to the next stitch holder, drop color 1, place a stitch holder in the loop,

pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (24 dc)

Round 3: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the next dc, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same dc and next dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in next) repeat to the next marker, drop color 1, place a stitch holder on the loop,

Pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (36 dc)

Round 4: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the next dc, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same dc and next 2 dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in 2) repeat to the next marker, drop color 1, place a stitch holder on the loop,

Pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (48 dc)

Round 5: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the next dc, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same dc and next 3 dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in 3) repeat to the next marker, drop color 1, place a stitch holder on the loop,

Pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (60 dc)

Round 6: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the next dc, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same dc and next 4 dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in 4) repeat to the next marker, drop color 1, place a stitch holder on the loop,

Pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (72 dc)

Round 7: Pick up the loop from color 1, put a dc in the next dc, place marker in dc, put another dc in the same dc and next 5 dc, (2dc in next, 1dc in 5) repeat to the next marker, drop color 1, place a stitch holder on the loop,

Pick up the loop from color 2 and repeat the instructions for color 1- placing your stitch markers in the color 2 stitches and loops. (84 dc)

STOP HERE- finishing instructions for each color, dc in 2dc, hdc in 2dc, sc in 2dc, sl st in 2dc, cut colors and weave ends. Continue with Side Instructions.

Round 8: join w/ch2 (does not count as a st) in any open stitch from the previous round, dc in the join st and each st around the base. (84 dc)

Place loop on a stitch holder.

-          In the space between the bottom and the first round of the side- sl st a decorative row using your Accent Color. (The blue row in the picture.)

Place loop back on the hook.

Round 9: ch3 (cts as hdc + ch1), sk1, hdc in next st, (ch1, sk1, hdc in next) around. (42 hdc, 42 ch-1 sp)

Round 10: ch2, dc in join, dc in each ch-1 sp and hdc around. (84 dc)

Round 11: ch2, dc in join, dc in each dc around. (84 dc)

Place loop on a stitch holder.

-          Sl st between the last two rounds.

Place loop back on the hook.

Round 12: ch2, dc in join, dc in each dc around. (84 dc)

Place loop on a stitch holder.

-          Sl st between the last two rounds.

Place loop back on the hook.

Rounds 13-15: repeat Rounds 9-11

Round 16: ch2, dc in join and next 4, dc dec, (dc in 5, dc dec) around. (72 dc)

Place loop on a stitch holder.

-          Sl st between the last two rounds.

Place loop back on the hook.

Rounds 17 & 18: Repeat Rounds 9 & 10 (Rd 17- 36 hdc, 36 ch-1 sp/ Rd 18- 72 dc)

Round 19: ch2, dc in join and next 3, dc dec, (dc in 4, dc dec) around. (60 dc)

Round 20: ch2, dc in join and each dc around. (60 dc)

Round 21: ch5 (cts as tr + ch1), sk1, tr in next, (ch1, sk1, tr in next) around. (30 tr, 30 ch-1 sp)

Round 22: ch2, dc in join, dc in each ch-1 sp and tr around. (60 dc)

Round 23: ch1, rev sc in each dc around.

Cut yarn and weave ends.

Make 2 straps with 80 “bars”. Weave each handle in Round 21 separately and sew ends together to secure.

Handle Instructions:

Ch3, sc in second loop from hook and next ch, do not ch1, turn and work in the side loops of the 1st sc.

Do not chain, turn and work in the side loops of the previous sc until you reach desired length.

Watch YouTube Tutorial here.  

Optional Flower Pattern:

With Center Color, MR, 10 sc in ring. (10 sc) join and cut color

With Petal Color, join in any sc, [(ch2, dc, tr) in sc, (tr, dc, ch2, join) in next sc] repeat until you have 5 petals. Join and cut leaving a long end for attaching. 


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