Friday, July 5, 2013

Rafia Beach Summer Bag Free Pattern

Raffia Beach Summer Bag Free Pattern.

By AnnooCrochet Design



I Have so Much Raffia left from the Holiday Season Present wrapping, in all Colors Imaginable, Up-cycling it into a Beach Bag is easy and Stylish. Here is a How to step by step for you, It is not as flexible to Crochet as Regular Yarn, but the result is well worth the work.... It makes your Beach Bag Sturdy at the base, and the Raffia lets the Sand pass by, therefor leaving it where it belongs...at the Beach and not in your home!

You will need:

Crochet Hook 6.00 mm, 3.75 mm and 3.25 mm
Green Rafia

Cascade Yarn Cotton DK In Light Sage Green
Berroco Weekend DK In Yellow
Berroco Weekend DK In Cream
2 Bamboo Rings for Handles
Tapestry Needle
2 Bamboo Beeds





Stitches used
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double Crochet
dc: double crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
fpsc: front post single crochet  (same as below but with single crochet)
fpdc: front post double crochet See Tutorial
fphdc: front post half double crochet (same as above but with half double crochet)

Raffia Base of your Bag:

Round 1: With Rafia and 6.00 mm Hook, in a magic circle, , ch, 6sc, (6sc)


Round 2: 2sc in each st, (12sc) put a little strap of other Color Yarn at the beginning of your round, it will help you figure out where your round begins, as it might get harder later ;-)




Round 3: [sc, 2sc in next st] all around (18sc)






Round 4: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)



Round 5: [3sc, 2sc in next st] all around (30sc)


Round 6: [4sc, 2sc in next st] all around (36sc)

Round 7:  [5sc, 2sc in next st] all around (42sc)


Round 8: [6sc, 2sc in next st] all around (48sc)

Round 9: [7sc, 2sc in next st] all around (54sc)
Round 10: [8sc, 2sc in next st] all around (60sc)
Round 11: [9sc, 2sc in next st] all around (66sc)
Round 12: [10sc, 2sc in next st] all around (72sc)
Round 13: [11sc, 2sc in next st] all around (80sc)
Round 14: [12sc, 2sc in next st] all around (88sc)


Round 15: in Back Loop only, sc all around (88sc)



Fasten off

Body Of your Bag:

 With Yellow Yarn and 3.25mm Hook, ch 118

Row1:, sc in second ch from hook and all along, turn (118sc)


Row2: ch,fpsc all along turn (118st)




Row 3: ch,With Cream Yarn, sc all along, turn


Row 4: ch,fpsc all along, turn



Row 5: ch, With Sage Yarn, sc all along, turn


Row 6: 3ch, fpdc all along,turn











Row 7: ch,with Cream Yarn, sc all along

Row 8:  fpdc all along





Row 9: with Yellow sc all along

Row 10: fpsc all along


Row 11:  with Sage sc all along

Row 12: fpsc all along

Row 13: with Yellow sc all along

Row 14: fpsc all along

Row 15: with Cream sc all along

Row 16: fphdc all along

Row 17: with Green sc all along

Row 18: fphdc all along

Row 19: with Yellow sc all along

Row 20: fphdc all along

You can Repeat Row 1 to 20  from this point on ....times, or play with the three Colors randomly, using the stitches above as you wish, as I did.
Here is the rest of the Pattern, if you wish to reproduce My exact design.


Row 21:  with Cream sc all along
Row 22:  fpdc all along
Row 23: with Sage sc all along
Row 24:  fpdc all along
Row 25: with Cream sc all along
Row 26: fpdc all along


Row 27: with Yellow sc all along

Row 28: fpdc all along

Row 29: with Cream sc all along
Row 30: fpsc all along

Row 31: with Sage sc all along
Row 32:  fpsc all along

Row 33: with Yellow sc all along

Row 34: fpscc all along

Row 35: with Sage sc all along
Row 36:  fphdc all along

Row 37: with Cream sc all along

Row 38: fpdc all along

Row 39: with Yellow sc all along

Row 40: fpsc all along

Row 41: with Cream sc all along

Row 42: fpsc all along

Row 43: with Sage sc all along

Row 44: fpsc all along
Row 45: with Yellow sc all along

Row 46: fpsc all along

Row 47: with Cream sc all along

Row 48: fphdc all along

Row 49: with Sage sc all along


Row 50: fpdc all along

Repeat Rows 1-50 , twice, then repeat row 1- 40.


You will be done with the Rectangle body part, when you can wrap the long side of your work around your circular Rafia Base


With your Cream Yarn, sc on each row along one of the long side of your rectangle.










You will have about 160 sc, Fasten off





Repeat on the other long side of your Rectangle, Do not Fasten off!!!

With wrong side of your Raffia Base facing up as well as the wrong side of your rectangle, It is time to attach the Body to your Raffia Base. ( cat is optional..;-)

 You will sc crochet, 2 stitches from your Rectangle to each st of your Base



Do not Fasten off when you reach the first sc, join with a sl st


Attach the sides of your rectangle together by sc through both sides, all along
when you reach the top, do not Fasten off




Loop Border:

Flip your Bag inside out, so the right side is out.
Round 1: Continue with your Cream Yarn, Ch3,

 2dc, [sk2,ch2, 3dc] all around the top of your Beach Bag, join with a sl st to first ch3






Round 2-4:  ch, hsc all around











With Cream yarn, Chain 120

Make an Icord , Icord Tutorial pass it through, sew in all tails
Put Bamboo Rings at the two sides of your Bag for the Handle. See How to Tutorial




Add Bamboo Beeds to the end of your icord with your Tapestry Needle

Handle:


With your Raphia and your 6.00 mm Hook, Make a chain of 72,  sc all long Fasten off
With Cream Yarn and 3.75mm Hook, sl st at the begining of your Raphia Chain, and 2sc in each st


 When you reach the end of your row

4sc in last st
You will continue 2sc in each st on the other side of your handle


When you reach the End, 4sc in last st, join with first sc, fasten off Sew all loose tails in.

Sew the handles to the Bamboo Rings

You are DONE!!!!!!!!
Look at this Beautiful Beach Bag...one more thing left to do...Pack your sunscreen and bathing Soon and go Enjoy !!!!




Happy Crochet My fellow artists

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Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!! 




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5 comments:

  1. Wonderful work friend, congratulations, step by step was perfect, a big hug and have a great Friday and a great weekend.
    http://crochesartesanatosvanda.blogspot.com.br/

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  2. What a pretty bag, Annoo!! Thank you very much for sharing this fantastic tutorial. It looks easy to do! Regards.

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  3. Thank you for the tutorial!!!!! I love your bag!!!!!!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Amazing tutorial ! Thanks :)

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