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doily into bag – part 1

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if you like to make shopping bags, then i have an idea and a tutorial for you.
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
for the bottom i used a pattern for a doily and the rest of the bag is my own design. the blue bag has a slightly different size than the white one.
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
materials

– white bag: cotton 8, 4 skeins, hook size 3 mm
– blue bag: phildar phil crochet, 4 skeins, hook size 2.5 mm

white and blue: the straps of my bags are thin but if you want to make them wider and stronger you need 5 skeins

stitches (american terms)

ch, ss, dc, tr, dtr

sizes

– white bag: bottom about 21 cm, height without the handles about 30 cm, handles height about 11 cm, width at its widest point about 42 cm
– blue bag: bottom about 28 cm, height without the handles about 30 cm, handles height about 18 cm, width at its widest point about 52 cm

download and notes

first thing you need to do is download the pattern for the doily to make the bottom of your bag, just click on the link for the pdf document.
http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/amikomo3/13.pdf

note 1. 

crochet the pattern without the edge, row 12 is your last row, you have 48 3 dc groups and 48 1 ch spaces.

note 2.

what you see in the green circle is how to begin and end each row. i’ve done it slightly different, each row i started with 2 ch instead of 3 and i attached the last stitch of a row to the 2nd dc of the previous row (just skip the beginning ch). then ss to the next 1 ch space. i think the result looks neater this way.

important is that you do attach the last stitch of row 12 with a ss in the top of the starting chain, because you need that stitch for the rest of the pattern.

doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
doily into bag by elisabeth andrée
note 3.

the blue bag is wider so therefore you need to increase the bottom by repeating row 7 and 8, row 9 – three times, row 11 and 12. you have 96 3 dc groups and 96 1 ch spaces.

it looks like a wobbly pancake, but don’t worry just continue with part 2 of the pattern.

how to make the rest of the shopping bag?

see the tutorial – part 2:

doily-into-bag-part-2 

10 thoughts on “doily into bag – part 1

  1. You are a genius

  2. You make me shy.

  3. The doily bag looks great, but I am unable to download the pattern. How can I get this great bag pattern?

  4. To Pat Schreffler: Thanks for stopping by! I just clicked on the link to the doily and the pattern is downloaded, so it works. I hope you want to try it again!

  5. I’ve just found your work and I really love your patterns especially the spider bag and the spider blanket. I LOVE the cascade of colors. I’m making one for my daughters 21st b-day.THANK YOU for the inspirations!!

  6. Just found your site and want to do the bag–but cannot download the pattern. POOH ! !

  7. Hi elisabeth–I have tried several times to download—http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/amikomo3/13.pdf—
    and it keeps sending me to adobe flash reader.
    POOH ! ! is sort of saying DARN ! ! or that is really dissapointing ! !
    Thank you so much for all your beautiful items, the colors are exquisite and the ideas you come up with are great. I hope you don’t mind,but most I have found on your sit will become Birthday and Christmas gifts.