Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Circular handbag


I've had this bag finished for awhile, but I haven't posted it. It is made from two circles in 2 colors. The circles are concentric- and closed at the end of each round. The ch stitches at beginning of each round do not count as a stitch. Then the circles are stitched together starting with just a single crochet seam, and increasing to about 5 stitches wide for the sides and handle and then decreasing back to the single crochet seam. To do the side seams, just sc into the side of the circle, and turn. Don't do a turning chain. Here's the recipe/pattern for this bag.
Gauge: not really important since it doesn't have to fit. But the first 4 rounds of this bag measured about 2.5 " in diameter.
Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors about 100 yds each will be sufficient.
Hook to match yarn used. I used an H hook for this.
Stitch markers- 4.
Needle for weaving in ends.
Circles- Make 2. Make them any size you'd like. Just make them the same size! Do the increases evenly so that the circle stays flat.
Round 1: With green, chain 3, dc 10 in 3rd chain from hook. Close w/ slip stitch in top of 1st dc.
Round 2: Join black w/ sl stitch. Ch1, make 2 sc in each dc around. Close w/ sl stitch, and change to green.
Round 3: (green) Ch 2, Dc in same stitch as sl st; 2 dc in next stitch. *(1dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat from * around. Close with sl stitch in top of 1st dc.
Round 4: With black, ch 1, sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. *(1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. Close w/ sl st in 1st sc.
Round 5: With green, ch 2, dc in same stitch. 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next st. *(1 dc in each of next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.) Repeat from * around. Close w/ sl stitch in top of 1st dc.
Round 6: With black, ch 1, sc in same stitch. 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st. *(1 sc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. Close w/ sl st in 1st sc.
Round 7: With green, ch 2, dc in same stitch. 1 dc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next st. *(1 dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.) Repeat from * around. Close w/ sl stitch in top of 1st dc.
Round 8: With black, ch 1, sc in same stitch. 1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st. *(1 sc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * around. Close w/ sl st in 1st sc.
Round 9: With green, ch 2, dc in same stitch. 1 dc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 dc in next st. *(1 dc in each of next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.) Repeat from * around. Close w/ sl stitch in top of 1st dc.
Round 10: With black, ch 1, sc in same st. Sc in each stitch around, close w/ sl stitch.
Fasten off black and green yarns. Make 2nd circle as the first. Fasten off green only.
Joining and Handle
With wrong sides together, line up circles. Place markers symmetrically about bag at 10 st on either side of center bottom, where yarn is still attached, and at 15 stitches past each marker 1st placed. Put another way, the markers should be placed at 2, 4, 8, and 10 o'clock. (Note you can adjust where the markers are placed to suit the opening you want for the top of the bag. Just be sure to place them symmetrically about the vertical axis (12-6 o'clock) of the bag.
Row 1: Ch1. Sc through both circles in each stitch up to 1st marker.
Row 2: Sc in stitch on front circle, sc in corresponding stitch on 2nd circle. Turn.
Row 3: Sc in last stitch made. Sc in next stitch. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 4: Sc in last stitch made. Sc in next 2 stitches. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 5: Sc in last stitch made. Sc in next 3 stitches. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 6: Sc in last stitch made. Sc in next 4 stitches. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 7: Sc in next 5 stitches. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Repeat row 7 until you reach marker at 10 o'clock position.
Row 8: Ch1 and sc in each stitch across. Turn.
Repeat Row 8 until handle is approximately 2" longer than arc of bag if you were to hold handle snug against bag to measure.
Row 9: At next marker (2 o'clock position) Sc in next stitch on bag, sc in each stitch across. Sc in next stitch on bag. Turn
Row 10: Sc in next 5 stitches, sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Repeat row 10 until you reach 5 stitches before next marker (4 o'clock position).
Row 11: Sc in next 2 stitches, sc 2 together, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 12: Sc in next stitch, sc 2 together, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 13: Sc in next stitch, sc 2 together, sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 14: Sc 2 together, sc in next stitch on bag. Turn.
Row 15: Sc in next stitch on bag on each side of bag.
Row 16: Through both sides, sc in next stitch on bag until you reach center bottom, close w/ sl stitch in 1st sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
copyright 2008 Karla McCalmont.

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edit: wrong thread,