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Aliz Bag

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I created this beautiful bag for my friend’s birthday and named it after her. Also, I made the bag in her favourite colors too which added a nice personal touch to the gift.

I absolutely love designing bags as they’re not just useful but cute, practical on the go, environmental friendly and work up super quick!

Please enjoy my newest design, the Aliz Bag which is as cute as the person I made it for! 🙂

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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:     12.5”/32 cm wide

                                                                                  14”/35 cm tall

                                               Handles:                     18”/46 cm long

                                                                                  1, 5”/4 cm wide

Materials needed:

  • 5 mm (H) Hook (You can buy some great ones HERE)
  • Color 1: 344 yards / 314.5 meters (185 grams)

and

 Color 2: 74.5 yards / 68 meters (40 grams) of worsted/aran weight 100% cotton yarn {I used Drops Love You 8 in Dark Heather (Color 1) and Heather (Color 2)}

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

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

DC = double crochet

Puff ST = puff Stitch

Crab ST = crab stitch

{} =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[] = used to repeat a medium length set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Additional terms/ 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.

Puff Stitch (Puff ST):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a long loop through that stitch (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over hook again, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) twice more. You should have 7 loops on your hook. (Picture 1.)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, (2 loops remain on your hook) (Picture 2.)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops. (Picture 3-4.)

(This way, you will only have 1 loop on top of the puff stitches, instead of 2)

1.                                                                                                        

2.

3.                                                                                                       

4.

Crab Stitch (Crab ST):

Crab stitch, also known as reverse single crochet is worked as a single crochet but in the opposite direction as normal which creates a nice corded appearance.

Insert hook from front to back in the next stitch on the right (if you are left handed, insert hook into the next stitch on the left). Yarn over, pull up a loop (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops (one loop left on hook). That completes the first crab stitch. As you add more, the corded appearance starts to show.

Gauge: 4 SC and 4 Rows = 1” (2.5 cm)

Additional notes:

  • If a round starts with a chain 1, that’s not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color, in bold.
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!

Instructions

To start: With Color 1 (Dark Heather) 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 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS, [1 SC in next ST, SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next ST, SK 2 STS] 14 times, join with a SLST to first SC

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 11: CH 1, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in same ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of Shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS, [{1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of Shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS] 14 times, join with a SLST to first Puff ST

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 12: SLST to CH 2 SP between Puff STS, CH 1, 7 DC in same SP, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST, [7 DC in next CH 2 SP between Puff STS, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST] 14 times, join with a SLST to first DC

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 13: SLST to the 4th ST of Shell, CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, [1 SC in next ST (4th DC of Shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS] 14 times, join with a SLST to first SC

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 14: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST, 7 DC in next CH 2 SP between Puff STS, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP, [1 SC in next ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST, 7 DC in next CH 2 SP between Puff STS, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP] 14 times, join with a SLST to first SC

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 15: Same as Round 11

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 16: Same as Round 12 (Note: Put a SM in the 4th DC of first shell)

Fasten off.

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 17: Join Color 2 (Heather) to the ST marked with a SM (4th DC of Shell)

then work as Round 13

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 18: Same as Round 14

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 19: Same as Round 11

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 20: Same as Round 12

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 21: Sameas Round 13

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 22: Same as Round 14 (Note: Put a SM in the first SC of the round)

Fasten off.

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 23: Join Color 1 (Dark Heather) to the first SC of last round, makerd with a SM

then work as Round 11

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 24: Same as Round 12

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 25: Sameas Round 13

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 26: Same as Round 14

 (15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 27: Same as Round 11

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 28: Same as Round 12

(15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 29: Sameas Round 13

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 30: Same as Round 14

 (15 SC, 15 Shells)

Round 31: Same as Round 11

(15 SC, 15 Puff groups, 30 x CH 1 SP)

Round 32: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (Puff ST), 1 HDC in next CH 2 SP (between Puffs), 1 HDC in next ST (Puff ST), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (SC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, {1 HDC in next ST (Puff ST), 1 HDC in next CH 2 SP (between Puffs), 1 HDC in next ST (Puff ST), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP, 1 HDC in next ST (SC), 1 HDC in next CH 1 SP} 14 times, join with a SLST to first HDC

(90 HDC)

Round 33: CH 1, 1 HDC3LO in same ST, 1 HDC3LO in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC3LO

(90 HDC3LO)

Round 34: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in each ST around (Note: put a SM in the 5th SC of the round), join with a SLST to first SC

(90 SC)

Round 35: SLST to the ST marked with a SM, 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 36: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 CH, 1 SC in next 20 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 CH, 1 SC in next 10 STS, join with a SLST to first SC

(40 SC, 100 HDC)

Round 37: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 STS, 1 SC in next 20 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 STS, 1 SC in next 10 STS, join with a SLST to first SC

(40 SC, 100 HDC)

Round 38: CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 STS, 1 SC in next 20 STS, 1 HDC in next 50 STS, 1 SC in next 10 STS, join with a SLST to first SC

(40 SC, 100 HDC)

Round 39: CH 1, Crab ST in each ST around, join with a SLST to first Crab ST

(140 Crab ST)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.


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