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Laica Market Bag

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I absolutely love designing market/tote bags as I love using them myself. Not just because it’s eco-friendly but it looks super cute too! So enjoy my newest design, I hope you’ll find it as useful as me.

This pattern and photographs are the property of K.A.M.E. Crochet by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer and are for personal and non-commercial use. You may not alter or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished products, but please credit K.A.M.E. Crochet if you can. Thank you!

Difficulty:          

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Size:

The body of the bag: 12”/30.5 cm wide ans 14,5”/37 cm tall

Handles: 18”/46 cm long and 1,25”/3 cm wide

Materials needed:

  • 5 mm (H) Hook
  • Color 1: 211 yards / 194 meters (125 grams)

and

Color 2: 118 yards / 109 meters (70 grams) of worsted/aran weight 100% cotton yarn {I used Paintbox Yarns 100% Recycled Cotton Worsted in Meadow Green (Color 1) and Peachy (Color 2)}

or alternatively you can use any other aran/worsted 100% cotton yarn

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

ST/STS = stitch/stitches

SM = stitch marker

SP = space

SK = skip

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

HDC3LO = half double crochet 3rd loop only

FPHDC = front post half double crochet

DC = double crochet

2 DCCL = 2 double crochet cluster

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

Special Stitches:

Stitches in the HDC 3rd loop only (HDC3LO):

Look at the top of the stitch and locate the sideways ”V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another ”V”. You will be working into the back loop of that ”V”. This creates a nice, braided look.

Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPHDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from front to back around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your half double crochet as usual.

2 Double Crochet Cluster (2 DCCL):

Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch/space, from right to left, yarn over, pull through 2 loops and leave the stitch unfinished. Yarn over hook again, insert hook in indicated stitch/space, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 3 loops.

Gauge:

4 SC and 4 Rows = 1” (2.5 cm)

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1, it is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • CH 2 or CH 3 always count as DC
  • US terms used throughout
  • Notes are written in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • When you’re about to work in a stitch with a stitch marker in it, just simply take it out, I won’t include a separate note for that J

Instructions

To start:

With Color 1 (Meadow Green) CH 33

Round 1:

1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, 1 SC in next 30 chains, 3 SC in next CH, 1 SC on the other side in the next 30 chains, 2 SC in the last CH (this has the 1st SC already), join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                                                                                                                      

(66 SC)

Round 2:

CH 1, 2 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 30 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 30 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST, 1 SC in the first ST with the first 2 SC in it, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                                

(74 SC)

Round 3:

CH 1, 2 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 32 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 32 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 1 SC in the first ST with the first 2 SC in it, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                       

(82 SC)

Round 4:

CH 1, 2 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 34 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 5 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 34 STS, 3 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 5 STS, 1 SC in the first ST with the first 2 SC in it, join with a SLST to first SC                                                                                      

(90 SC)

Round 5:

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (put a SM in the 3rd loop of this ST), 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 6:

CH 1, 1 HDC3LO in same ST, 1 HDC3LO in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 7:

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 8-9:

Same as Round 7

(90 HDC)

Round 10:

{CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC (CH 2 + DC counts as first 2 DCCL), CH 2, 2 DCCL} in same ST (this creates cluster V STS), SK 2 STS, *{2 DCCL, CH 2, 2 DCCL} in next ST, SK 2 STS*repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first 2 DCCL

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 11:

In this round, you will only work in the CH 2 spaces.

SLST to CH 2 SP, {CH 2 (counts as DC), 1 DC (CH 2 + DC counts as first 2 DCCL), CH 2, 2 DCCL} in same SP (this creates cluster V STS), *{2 DCCL, CH 2, 2 DCCL} in next CH 2 SP*repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first 2 DCCL

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 12-13:

Same as Round 11

Fasten off.

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 14:

Join Color 2 (Peachy) to the first CH 2 SP from previous round.

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the first CH 2 SP from last round

CH 1, 1 HDC in CH 2 SP (put a SM in the 3rd loop of this ST), 1 FPHDC around next 2 DCCL twice, *1 HDC in next CH 2 SP, 1 FPHDC around next 2 DCCL twice* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(30 HDC, 60 FPHDC)

Round 15:

Same as Round 6

(90 HDC)

Round 16:

CH 4 (counts as DC+CH 1), SK next ST, *1 DC in next ST, CH 1, SK next ST* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to 3rd CH of CH 4

(45 DC, 45 x CH 1 SP)

Round 17:

CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 DC in each ST and CH 1 SP around, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(90 DC)

Round 18:

Same as Round 16

(45 DC, 45 x CH 1 SP)

Round 19:

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (put a SM in the 3rd loop of this ST), 1 HDC in each ST and CH 1 SP around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 20:

Same as Round 6 (put a SM in the 3rd ST of this round)

Fasten off.

(90 HDC)

Round 21:

Join Color 1 (Meadow Green) to the 3rd ST of last round (marked with a SM)

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the 3rd of last round (marked with a SM)

Same as Round 10

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 22:

Same as Round 11

Fasten off.

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 23-29:

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the first CH 2 SP from last round

Same as Round 14-20

Fasten off.

(90 HDC)

Round 30-32:

Join Color 1 (Meadow Green) to the 3rd ST of last round (marked with a SM)

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the 3rd of last round (marked with a SM)

Same as Round 10-12

Fasten off.

(30 Cluster V STS)

Round 33-34:

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the first CH 2 SP from last round

Same as Round 14-15 (In Round 34 put a SM in the 4thST of the round)

Fasten off.

(90 HDC)

Round 35:

Join Color 1 (Meadow Green) to the 4th ST of last round (marked with a SM)

Hint: If you are not changing color, SLST to the 4th of last round (marked with a SM)

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 36:

CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS, CH 50, SK next 25 STS, 1 SC in next 20 STS, CH 50, SK next 25 STS, 1 SC in next 10 STS, join with a SLST to first SC

(40 SC, 100 CH)

Round 37:

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 9 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 CH, 1 HDC in next 20 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 CH, 1 HDC in next 10 STS, join with a SLST to first HDC

(140 HDC)

Round 38-39:

CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(140 HDC)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.


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