Flower Market Bag

During these last few dark months I have spent a lot of time indoors, with my hook and a blanket. I almost feel like a couch potato πŸ₯” or a granny πŸ‘΅πŸΌ. The only outing is to the grocery store nowadays. This new lifestyle resulted in the need for more color to brighten up the days. The perfect crochet project is a market bag in bright colors, and of course a touch of granny style. Who is with me? Hoping this bag will also flower up your days, happy crocheting!

MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • Scheepjes Chunky Monkey, 1’0% virgin wool, 100% premium acrylic, 100g/116m/127yds:

Yarn A: #1829 Teal x 1 ball

Yarn B: #2012 Deep Turquoise x1 ball

  • Scheepjes Catona, 100% mercerized cotton, 25g/62Β½m/68Β½yds:

Yarn C: #146 Vivid Blue

  • Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, 100% cotton, 25g/140m/153yds:

Yarn D: #105 Bridal White

Yarn E: #254 Moon Rock

Yarn F: #212 Sage Green

  • 4.5mm for yarn A & B, 2.5mm for yarn C, & 1.25mm hooks for yarn D, E, and F.
  • Stitch markers
  • embroidery needle

TENSION

Tension is not important for this project.

MEASUREMENT

The bag measures 34x48cm/13Β½x19in.

SPECIAL STITCH PATTERNS

(BB) Back bump. The back bumb lies right behind the back of a stitch.

PATTERN NOTESΒ 

Use stitch marker to mark beginning of rnd.

Unless stated otherwise, work into both loops of stitch.

Pieces in the round are worked in a continuous spiral.

Change colour on last pull through of last stitch in previous colour.

BAG

With yarn A and 4.5mm hook, ch56.

Rnd 1: Starting in second ch from hook work *54sc, 1scinc, continue on other side of ch, rep from * – 112sc.

Rnd 2: [55sc, 3sc in next st] twice – 116sc.

Rnd 3: Hdc blo + bb around – 116hdc.

Rnds 4-6: Hdc around.

Rnds 7-20: Ch5, skip next 3st, 1dc, [ch3, skip next 3st, 1dc] 27 times, ch3, sc in 5ch-sp at the start of this rnd – 116sts.

Change to yarn B.

Rnds 21-30: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 31: [3hdc in 3ch-sp, 1hdc] 29 times – 116hdc.

Rnd 32: 19hdc, ch25, skip next 20st, 38hdc, ch25, skip next 20st, 19hdc – 126sts.

Rnd 33: 19sc, 45sc in 25ch-sp, 38sc, 45sc in 25ch-sp, 19dc – 166sc.

Rnd 34: 19sc, 45sc blo + bb, 38sc, 45sc blo + bb, 19sc.

LARGE FLOWER

For the petals, make an adjustable ring with yarn C, D, or E.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 8sc.

Rnd 2: scinc around – 16sc.

Rnd 3: [scinc, 1sc] eight times – 24sc.

Rnd 4: [scinc, 2sc] eight times – 32sc.

Rnd 5: [scinc, 3sc] eight times – 40sc.

Rnd 6: [scinc, 4sc] eight times – 48sc.

Fasten off, leaving end for sewing.

Sew end to ring, creating two corners. Sew two corners together.

Make another 4, sew the five petals together, weaving in ends.

For the flower heart, make a mr with same yarn colour.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 6sc.

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around – 12sc.

Fasten off, leaving end to sew to centre of petal arrangement.

SMALL FLOWER

For the petals, make a mr with yarn C, D, or E.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 8sc.

Rnd 2: scinc around – 16sc.

Rnd 3: [scinc, 1sc] eight times – 24sc.

Rnd 4: [scinc, 2sc] eight times – 32sc.

Rnd 5: [scinc, 3sc] eight times – 40sc.

Fasten off, leaving end for sewing.

Sew end to ring, creating two corners. Sew two corners together.

Make another 4, sew the five petals together, weaving in ends.

For the flower heart, make a mr with same yarn colour.

Rnd 1: 6sc in ring – 6sc.

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around – 12sc.

Fasten off, leaving end to sew to centre of petal arrangement.

For variety make petals working with hdc throughout.

LEAVES

With yarn F and 1.25mm hook, 17Ch.

Rnd 1: Starting in second ch from hook work *3dc, 3htr, 4tr, 3htr, 2dc, 2dc in next st, continue on other side of ch, rep from * – 34sts.

Rnd2: *2dc in next st, 3dc, 3htr, 2tr in next 2st, 3htr, 3dc, 2dc in each of next 2sts; rep from * once more – 44sts.

Fasten off, leaving end to sew.

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FINISHING

Arrange the flower as desired and stitch with corresponding color yarn