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Friday, April 10, 2009

Crochet Bingo Bag or Craft Bag



Written by Teresa Richardson

This bag can be used for a child to carry their toys in, as a bingo bag or a craft bag. Please share your comments for additional ways the bag can be used.

Video Tutorial: Crochet Bingo Bag or Craft Bag

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Bingo Bag or Craft Bag Left Hand Version 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
EA - Each
SK - Skip
ST - Stitch
ST's - Stitches

Materials
Size H Crochet Hook
4 Ply Yarn - 728 yards

Bag
Chain 5, join.
Round 1: 12 HDC through the loop, do not join. (12 Half Double Crochet total) The remainder of the project will be worked in a continual round. You will want a yarn marker to mark the beginning of each round.
Round 2:
The first stitch will be done in the top of the previous stitch without joining, Work 2 HDC in each stitch around. (24 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 3: Work 2 HDC in each stitch around. (48 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 4-5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. (48 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 6: *1 HDC in ea of the next 3 St's. 2 HDC in the next ST. Continue around from *. There will be a total of 12 increases. (60 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 7-24: 1 HDC in ea stitch around. (60 Half Double Crochet total)
When this round is complete you will want to end with an even edge. Skip 1 HDC and slip stitch in the next stitch.
Drawstring Round: CH 3, skip 1 stitch, *HDC in the next stitch, CH 1, continue around from *. You will end with a total of 30 HDC, CH 1 stitches. (30 Half Double Crochet, CH 1, total)

Edging: *CH 3, in the next HDC, work a shell of 1 DC, CH 1, 1DC, CH 1, 1 DC, CH 3, SL ST in the next HDC, repeat from * for a total of 15 shells.

Pocket
Chain 40, join
Round 1: CH 1, work 50 HDC through the loop, do not join. The rest of the pocket will be worked as a continual round. (50 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 2: The first stitch will be done in the top of the previous stitch without joining, work 1 HDC in ea HDC around. Get yarn marker and mark the first stitch. (50 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 3: *work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. Repeat around from * There will be 25 increases for a total of 75 HDC. (75 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 4: *work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. Repeat around from * There will be 37 increases for a total of 112 HDC. (112 Half Double Crochet total)
Round 5-14: 1 HDC in ea HDC around (112 Half Double Crochet total)
When this round is complete you will want to end with an even edge. Skip 1 HDC and slip stitch in the next stitch. Secure the yarn and cut. Pull the tail through the loop.
Sew the pocket to the bottom of the bag at approximately round 4 or 5. Knot well and sew in the tails. Divide the top portion of the pocket every 14 stitches. This will create 8 sections. Sew each section, creating a divider, starting at approximately the 7th round from the top of the bag. Knot and sew in the tail when you are finished.

Pull Strap
Chain 80, Slip stitch through each chain.
Weave the pull strap through the drawstring round. Knot and sew the ends together. Weave and hide the tails through the drawstring.

Carrying Handle
This round will be worked with 2 strands of yarn, crocheting over the second strand.
CH 12, join
Round 1: CH 1, Work 12 SC through the loop, crocheting over the second strand of yarn.
Round 2-50:
The first stitch will be done in the top of the previous stitch without joining, Work 1 SC in ea stitch around.




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