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Now you can make the new crochet bag by Molla Mills too – the Kaakeli tote bag! We’re going to talk you through each step, using charts and pictures of some of the more essential ones. A crochet bag, perfect for the summer with pale colours and moroccan tile inspired. Let it win you over, let it did to us!
24 dc x 13 rows / 10 cm x 10 cm
width 45 cm, height 50 cm
Stitches used and abbreviations
Dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
How to make a crochet bag
Work the bag in closed rounds with two-color tapestry technique in double crochet (dc) stitches. In two-color tapestry technique always change the color of the yarn in the last yarn over of the stitch (st).
Carry the other yarn inside the stitiches throughout the work. Start all rounds with three chain sts, this will form the first dc of the round. Close all rounds with a slip stitch (sl st) into the third chain.
Rnd 1: chain 87 sts with jade color yarn to begin, work the first dc in the fourth chain from the hook, carry the other yarn in the work. Work 1 dc the same st, continue working 1 dc in the next 6 sts, change to milk color yarn in the last yarn over. Work 12 dc, change to jade color yarn, work 18 dc, change to milk color yarn and work 12 dc. Follow the pattern from the chart, repeat the pattern 3 times (pattern repeat is 30 sts). Work 6 dc with jade color yarn in the last chain, turn and continue working in the other edge of the starting chain (see the chart). Close the round with a slip stitch into the third chain.
Rnd 2: chain 3 to start every round, carry the other yarn in the work. Work 8 dc with jade color yarn, change to milk color in the last yarn over. Work 2 dc with milk color yarn, change to jade color yarn, work 8 dc. Follow the pattern from the chart.
Rnd 3 – 48: follow the pattern from the chart.
Rnd 49: work a round of single crochet stitches.
Cut yarns and weave in ends.
Stitching up and finishing off
Turn the bag inside out.
Sew a zipper at the top of the bag, sew two cotton ribbons along the handles to prevent the bag from stretching (see the photo). Sew the handles on place using thick thread. Sew a cotton ribbon at the top edge of the bag to cover the zipper.
Fold the bottom corners and sew a seam by hand. The width of the seam is 12 cm.
The second project by Molla Mills for DHG is a Casablanca Pocket – a daytime clutch – and it’ll be on this blog real soon.