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Crochet this unique handbag

Create an eye-catching handbag with various crochet stitches and colours

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DEUR: KAREN ADENDORFF
FOTO’S: ELMARIE KNAPTON

Materials

Vinnis Colours Nikkim cotton (50 g balls): 1 ball each Peach, Blue Canard, Raspberry and Natural and 2 balls Purple Pink

3.5 mm crochet hook

1 pair bamboo handles of 13 cm

52 pink seed beads with big holes

37 x 37 cm cotton material

general sewing kit

Measurements

Completed size: 28 cm x 33 cm (without handles)

Abbreviations

Bead – bead over a treble crochet beg – begin c/off – cast off ch – chain stitch dc– double crochet (single crochet US) FP – front post h tr – half treble lp – loop puff st – puff stitch rep – repeat RS – right side SC – spike cluster ss – slip stitch st(s) – stitch(es) tog – together tr –treble crochet (US) WS – wrong side

Instructions

Use the diagram as guideline. Colour code is as follows: A – Purple Pink B – Raspberry C – Natural D – Blue Canard E – Peach

Square 1 (crochet 2)

With 3.5 mm hook and A, crochet 72 ch.
Crochet information: FP (front post) – yarn over hook, place hook from front to back around stem of treble crochet from previous row and out at the front. Complete treble crochet.
1st row: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in every ch to end, turn.
2nd row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr *1 FP around next tr, rep from * to end, ending with 1 VS around 3 ch, turn.
3rd row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 65 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 68 tr.
4th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 63 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 66 tr.
5th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 61 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 64 tr.
6th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 59 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 62 tr.
7th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 57 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 60 tr.
8th row: 2 ch, skip 1ste tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 55 tr tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 58 tr.
9th ry: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 53 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 56 tr.
10th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 51 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 54 tr.
11th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 49 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 52 tr.
12th row: 2 ch, skip 1ste tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP around next 47 tr, 2 FP tog, turn = 50 tr.
13th row: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 FP tog, 1 FP in every tr to end, turn.
14-21: 2 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 h tr in every tr to end, turn. C/off.

Square 2 (crochet 2)

With A and 3.5 mm hook, crochet 31 ch.
Tip: Don’t cast off the yarn after every second row; carry it along the side of the work until you need it again.
Crochet information:
SC (spike cluster)
– insert hook to the right, 1 row down, 2 sts to right of next dc, yarn over hook and pull a loop, insert hook right under the spike that has just been made, yarn over hook and pull a loop, insert hook 1 row lower and 2 sts to the left, pull all sts to even them out, loop yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook.
1st row: with A, 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in every ks to end, turn.
2nd row: 1 ks, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in every dc to end, turn.
3rd to 4th row: as 2nd row, take up B in the last st, turn.
5th row: with B, 1 ks, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 kb, (1 ST in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc) 4 times, ending with 1 dc in 1 turn-ch, turn.
6th to 8th row: as 2nd row.
9th row: with A, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, *1 ST in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc, rep from * to end, ending by crocheting last 2 dc tog, turn = 29 dc.
10th row: as 2nd row.
11th row: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in every dc to end, ending by crocheting last 2 dc tog, turn = 28 dc.
12th row: as 2nd row.
13th row: with B, as 9th row. = 27 dc.
14th row as 2nd row.
15th row: as 11th row = 26 dc.
16th ry: as 2nd row.
17th row: with A, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 ST in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc) 3 times, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc tog, turn = 25 dc.
18th row: as 2nd row.
19th row: as 11th row = 24 dc.
20th row: as 2nd row.
21st row: with B, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 ST in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc) 3 times, 1 dc in next dc, turn.

22nd to 24th row: as 2nd row.
25th row: with A, as 21st row.
26th to 28th row: as 2nd row.
29th row: with B, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 SC in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc) 2 times, 1 SC in next dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc tog, turn = 23 dc.
30th–32nd row:
as row 2.
33rd row: with A, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (1 SC in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc) 3 times, 1 dc in next 5 dc, turn. 34th-35th row: as 2nd row. C/off.

Square 3 (crochet 2)

Crochet information: Puff st (Puff stitch):
4 loops pulled up to length of a half treble. With 3.5 mm hook and B, crochet 8 ch and end with ss in 1st ch to form ring.
1st rnd: 4 ch, (2 tr, 1 ch) 7 times in ring, 1 tr, 1 ss in 3rd ch from beg 4 ch. C/off.
2nd rnd: attach A, 3 ch, 1 puff st with 3 h tr in 1st ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 puff st in same ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st, 2 ch, 1 puff st) in next ch-sp, 2 ch*, rep from * to * to end, ending with ss at top of beg 3 h tr puff st = 16 puff sts. C/off.
3rd rnd: attach E, 3 ch, 3 h tr puff st in 1st 2 ch lp, 3 ch, *1 puff st in next 2 ch lp, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ending with ss at top of beg 3 h tr puff st. C/off.
4th rnd: attach D, 1 dc in 1st 3 ch lp, *(5 tr, 2 ch, 5 tr) in next 3 ch lp, 1 dc in next 3 ch lp, 5 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch lps, 5 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch lps*, rep from * to * to end, ending with ss in beg dc.
5th rnd: 3 ch, *1 tr in next 5 tr, (2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr) in next 2 ch lps, 1 tr in next 5 tr, 3 tr in next 5 ch lps, 3 tr in next 5 ch lps*, rep from * to * to end, ending with 2 tr in last 5 ch lps, ss at top into beg 3 ch. C/off.

Square 4 (crochet 2)

With 3.5 mm hook and C, crochet 33 ch.
1st row (WS): 1 tr in 6th ch from hook, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 tr in next ch, rep from * to end, turn.
2nd row: 3 ch, 1 tr in 1st dc, *skip 2 ch, 3 tr in next dc, rep from * to end, ending with 2 tr in last sp, turn.
3rd row: 3 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 tr in next tr (middle of 3 tr shell), *2 ch, skip 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr, rep from * to end, ending with 1 dc in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
4th row: as 2nd row.
5th row: as 3rd row.
6th row: as 2nd row.
7th row: as 3rd row.
8th row: as 2nd row.
9th row: as 3rd row.
10th row: 3 ch, *skip 2 ch, 3 tr in next dc, rep from * to end, ending with 2 tr in last sp, turn.
11th row: as 3rd row.
12th row: as 10th row.
13th row: as 3rde row.
14th row: as 10th row.
15th row: as 3rd row.
16th row: as 10th row. C/off.

Square 5 (crochet 2)

Thread 26 pink beads on yarn from ball.
Bead = bead over a treble crochet: yarn over hook, insert hook, yarn over hook and pull a loop, yarn over hook and pull through two loops, slip bead against work, yarn over hook so that bead lies at back (RS) and pull yarn through both loops on hook. With D and 3.5 mm hook, crochet 22 ch.
1st row: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in every ch to end, turn.
2nd row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr, (1 Bead in next tr, 1 tr in next 4 tr) 3 times, ending with last tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
3rd row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in every tr to end, ending with last tr in 3rd ch of 3 ch, turn.
4th row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next tr, (1 Bead in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr) 3 times, 1 Bead in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next tr, 1 tr in 3rd ch of 3 ch, turn.
5th row: As 3rd row.
6th row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next 2 tr, (1 Bead in next tr, 1 tr in next 4 tr) 3 times, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn = 21 tr.
7th row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next 18 tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn = 22 tr.
8th row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next 2 tr, (1 Bead in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr) 3 times, 1 Bead in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next tr, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
9th row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next 19 tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn = 23 tr.
10te row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 1 tr in next tr, (1 Bead in next tr, 1 tr in next 4 tr) 4 times, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
11th row: As 3rd row. C/off.

Square 6 (crochet 2)

Tip: Don’t cast off the yarn after every second row; carry it along the side of the work until you need it again. With C and 3.5 mm hook, crochet 41 ch.
1st row: (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr) in 5th ch form hook, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 3 ch, (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr) in next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, rep from * to end, take up E, turn.
2nd row: with E, 3 ch, skip 1st dc, 3 tr tog over next 3 tr, *7 ch, skip 1 ch (between groups of tr), 6 tr tog over next 6 tr (leave the 1 dc between groups unworked), rep from * to end, ending with 7 ch, 3 tr tog over last 3 tr, 1 tr in 1 ch, turn.
3rd row: 3 ch, skip 1st tr, 3 tr in top of 3 tr tog, *1 dc in 1 ch sp of shell 1 row down (this closes the middle of the 7 ch), (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr) in the top of the 6 tr tog, rep form * to end, ending with 3 tr at the top in 3 tr tog, 1 tr in 3rd of 3 ch, take up A, turn
4th row: with A, 4 ch, skip 1st tr, *6 tr tog over next 6 tr (leave the 1 dc between groups unworked), 7 ch, skip 1 ch, rep from * to end, ending with 3 ch, 1 dc in 3rd of 3 ch, turn.
5th row: 1 ch, skip (1st dc and 3 dc), *(3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr) in top of 6 tr tog, 1 dc in 1 ch sp of shell 1 row down (this closes the middle of the 7 ch), rep from * to end, ending with 1 dc in 1st of 4 ch, turn. Rep rows 2–5 to 16 rows with colour sequence C, E and A. C/off.

Square 7 (crochet 2)

With 3.5 mm hook and B, crochet 13 ch.
Wenk: Don’t cast off the yarn after every second row; carry it along the side of the work until you need it again.
1st row: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in every ch to end, attach E, turn.
2nd row: with E, 1 ch, *1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the base of the next dc of the previous row, rep from * to end, turn.
3rd row: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 1 dc in every dc to end, turn.
4th row: with B, 1 ch, skip 1st dc, *1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the base of the next dc of previous row, rep from * to end, turn.

5th row: 1 ch, skip 1st dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in every dc to end, dr = 13 tr.
6th row: with E, as 4th row.
7th row: as 3rd row = 14 dc.
8th row: with B, as 4th row.
9th row: as 3rd row = 15 dc.
10th row: with E, as 4th row.
11th row: as 3rd row = 16 dc.
12th row: with B, as 4th row.
13th row: as 2nd row.
14 row: with E, as 3rd row.
15th-37th row: rep 2nd–3rd row and alternate colours according to pattern. C/off.

Finishing off

Sew away all loose threads. Crochet all squares with A and double crochet stitches against each other according to the sequence A–F on the diagram. With right sides together sew the two panels together to the bottom of square 1. Turn inside out.
Cut the cotton material according to the crocheted bag’s shape, but leave an extra 1 cm for the seam around. Place the cotton panels with right sides together and sew according to the crocheted panels. Don’t turn inside out.
Place the cotton lining into the crocheted bag. Fold the unsewed cotton seams with an allowance of 1 cm against the crocheted panels and sew it onto the crocheted bag with small overhand stitches.
Place the handle in position and fold the outer crochet work over it and sew it to the inside with small stitches. Do the same with the other handle. (see photo)

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