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Bare Sand Dollar Motif Crochet Bag Free Pattern

Bare Sand Dollar Motif Crochet Bag Free Pattern

Bare Sand Dollar Motif Crochet Bag Free Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Joining motifs in a diamond formation adds visual interest and allows you to create shapes and dimensions you wouldn't have when joining them square. For example, the bottom of this bag is flat because of the placement of one motif in the center. Plus, the 4 motifs along top edge add greater depth and stability to the handles because of their pointed corners facing up.

The construction of this bag is so fun, and can easily be modified to create a wider or taller bag. The diamond construction method for motifs is so interesting to me, and is inspiring me to create garments with it, too!

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What you will need:
1 ball Be So Bare Yarn; 100% organic cotton, sport weight
F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

Gauge: one motif is 6" square

Finished size: 12" wide x 14" tall, 14" handle drop

Instructions:
First motif:
Round 1: ch4, slst to 4th ch from hook to form ring. Ch3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 16 sts

Round 2: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same st, *FPDC around post of next st, 3dc in next st. Rep from * around, FPDC around post of last st. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 32 sts

Round 3: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *FPDC around post of next FPDC, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st. Rep from * around, FPDC around post of last FPDC, slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. -- 48 sts

Round 4: ch1, sc in same st, ch5, skip 3 sts, sc in next st. Rep from * 10 times, ch2, dc in first sc at beg of round to join (ch2, dc) counts as last ch5 sp. -- 12 ch5 sps

Round 5: ch1, *(sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster in same sp, ch3 picot, ch3, sc) in ch5 sp, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, ch5. Rep from * around. slst to first sc at beg of round to join. -- 4 corners, 12 ch5 sps

Fasten off.

Motif with 1 sided joining:
Rounds 1 - 4: rep rounds 1 - 4 of first motif.

Round 5: ch1, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp, (ch2, slst in adjacent motif's ch5 sp, ch2, sc in next ch5 sp.)x2, ch5, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp, *(ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, ch5, (sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster in same sp, ch3 picot, ch3, sc) in ch5 sp. Rep from * once more, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, ch5. Slst to first sc at beg of round to join. -- 4 corners, 12 ch5 sps

Motif with 2-sided joining:
Rounds 1 - 4: rep rounds 1 - 4 of first motif.

Round 5: ch1, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp, *(ch2, slst in adjacent motif's ch5 sp, ch2, sc in next ch5 sp.)x2, ch5, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp. Rep from * once more, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, (sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster in same sp, ch3 picot, ch3, sc) in ch5 sp, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, ch5. Slst to first sc at beg of round to join. -- 4 corners, 12 ch5 sps

Continue adding motifs 5 - 8 per the photo tutorial, with one and two sided joining method:

Turn the work to the wrong side facing, and fold the three motifs in half (per photo) so that the right side is facing on half of the bottom and sides' motifs.

The next 3 motifs are joined with 3-sided joining method.

Motif with 3-sided joining:
Rounds 1 - 4: rep rounds 1 - 4 of first motif.

Round 5: ch1, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp, *(ch2, slst in adjacent motif's ch5 sp, ch2, sc in next ch5 sp.)x2, ch5, [sc, ch3, 3dc-cluster, ch1, slst in adjacent motif's picot, ch1, slst in 1st ch (picot made), ch3, sc] in ch5 sp. Rep from * two more times, (ch5, sc in next ch5 sp)x2, ch5. Slst to first sc at beg of round to join. -- 4 corners, 12 ch5 sps

The last two motifs are joined with two-sided joining method:

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Top of Bag:

Round 1: Join with slst in any picot corner, ch1, *3sc in picot. 3sc in next ch3 sp, (5sc in next ch5 sp)x3, 2sc in next ch3 sp, sc3tog in same ch3 sp, in corner join of motifs and next ch3 sps together, 2sc in ch3 sp, (5sc in next ch5 sp)x3, 3sc in next ch3 sp. Rep from * 3 more times. Slst in first st at beg of round to join.

Round 2: ch1, sc in same st, *3sc in next st, 1sc in ea of next 20 sts, sc3tog over next 3 sts, 1sc in ea of next 20 sts. Rep from * around. Slst in first st at beg of round to join.

Round 3: ch1, slst across to point, *ch5, skip top point stitch, slst across to next point. Rep from * around. Fasten off.

Straps:
Row 1: With right side facing of bag, join with slst to top ch5 sp on the right side of the bag, ch88, slst in next ch5 sp on the left.

Row 2: turn, sc in ea ch across and slst in ch5 sp on opposite side of strap.

Row 3: turn, sc in ea sc across and slst in ch5 sp on opposite side of strap.

Row 4: turn, slst in ea st across and in ch5 sp on opposite side of strap. Fasten off.

Repeat for second strap on wrong side of bag.

 


 

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