Hi Friends! The Crochet Mini Sunshine Bag is live! I used the leftover granny squares from my Sunburst Bag for this quick project!
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Each square is 5.5” and with the single crochet seams, the bag is approx 6.5x6.5 inches.
The straps from bag to top are approx 36".
Knit Picks City Tweed Aran
(A) Lemon Curd & (B) Orca (3 squares)
2.7oz/76.5 grams (approx. 12 yards)
US K 6.5mm - Tulip Size K
ch – Chain
st(s) – Stitch(es)
sl st – Slip Stitch
yo – Yarn Over
sc – Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
sp – Space
sk – Skip
rep – Repeat
beg – Beginning
rem – Remaining
Puff Stitch Pull up a tall loop (height of puff st), [yo, insert hook into indicated st/sp, yo, pull up a tall loop] 4 times, yo, pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch1 to secure. For the colors, round 2 is the contrasting color. You may use any combo you’d like.
SKILL LEVEL – Easy/Beginner
You can choose to make this in any color. For instructional purposes, I will start with A (Lemon Custard) as the main color & use B (Orca) as the contrasting color.
Instructions (Make 3)
Round 1: Start with a magic ring, work 8 puff sts (see special sts above) into the ring, sl st to top of first puff st. (8 puff sts)
Round 2: Sl st into the next sp (between puff sts), work 2 puff sts in every sp between previous puff sts, sl st to the first puff st. (16 puff sts)
Round 3: Sl st into the next sp (between puff sts), *work 2 puff sts, work 1 puff st in the next sp. Rep from * around. sl st to the first puff st. (24 puff sts)
Round 4: Sl st into the next sp (between puff sts), ch3, [2dc, ch2, 3dc] in same sp, ch1, *[dc, ch1] in next sp, [hdc, ch1] in next sp, [sc, ch1] in next sp, [hdc, ch1] in next sp, [dc, ch1] in next sp, [3dc, ch2, 3dc], ch1 in the next sp (corner). Rep from * omitting the last corner st. Join with a sl st to the ch3.
Weave in your ends before putting the bag together.
Assembling the Bag
Place 2 squares right sides out and fasten on in the corner ch2 sp working through both pieces.
Ch1, sc in the same ch2 sp. 2sc sts in the same ch2 sp, *1sc in every st across until the ch2 sp. 3sc in the ch2 sp. Rep from * twice working only 2sc in the last ch2 sp.
Note: make sure you only crocheted along 3 edges.
Place the 3rd square on the front with the right side out. The side (edge) you want to sew together is the top open side.
1sc in the ch2 sp through the back square & the new square. Work sc sts across the back square and new square, ending with just 1sc in the corner ch2 sp. Do not fasten off.
Straps Romanian Cord Video
Note: Work sts loosely.
1sc same ch2 sp. Ch1, 1sc back in the previous sc, turn clockwise, 1sc in the horizontal loop in the back of previous sc st, *turn clockwise, 1sc in the 2 horizontal loops in the back of the previous sc st. Rep from * until the desired length.
Complete the last sc st as follows: when inserting the hook into the 2 loops, insert the hook into the ch2 sp of another side, yo, pull through (including the 2 loops), complete the sc st.
Note: Turn your work back and forth to avoid tangles.
Attach a toggle button on the front using a tapestry needle and scrap yarn in the same color. The toggle will be inserted through the space between 2 puff sts on the flap piece.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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