Cute Crochet Bag Tutorial

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the summer and the sunny weather!  I have made this super cute crochet bag in the style of a camera.

Find the Youtube tutorial here

For your bag you will need

  • 4 colours of DK yarn (including black and white)
  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • A Button
  • A pair of scissors
  • A darning/tapestry needle

This pattern is written in UK TERMS

Main Bag, make 2

Chain 31

Round 1: Start from the second chain from the hook. 1 half treble crochet (htc) in each stitch to the end of the round (30 stitches)

Round 2 – 18: Chain 1, turn, 1htc in each stitch (30 stitches). Fasten off yarn at the end of round 18 and cut.

Round 19: Attach contrasting colour yarn, chain 1, 1htc in the same stitch, 1 htc in remaining 29 stitches.

Round 20 – 24: Chain 1, turn, 1htc in each stitch (30 stitches). Fasten off yarn at the end of round 24 and cut.

Join your 2 panels together using slip stitches.

For the Camera Lens

Start with a magic ring (or ch4 and join with a slip stitch).

Round 1: 3ch, 5htr into ring. Join to third ch of initial 3ch with a slip stitch, pull the magic ring to close. [6st]

Round 2: 3ch, 1 htr into same stitch, 2 htr into each stitch, join to third ch of initial 3 ch with a slip stitch. [12st]

Round 3: 3ch, 1htr in same st, 1 htr in next st, *2 htr in next stitch, 1 htr in next; rep from * around. [24st]

Round 4: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 2st, *2htr in next st, 1 htr in next 2st; rep from * around. [36st]

Round 5: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 3st, *2 htr in next st, 1 htr in next 3st; rep from * around. [48st]. Fasten off yarn and cut.

Round 6: Attach white yarn, 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 4st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next 4st; rep from * around. [48st]

Round 7: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 4st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next 4st; rep from * around. [60st]. Fasten off and cut yarn.

For The Flash

Using the black yarn, chain 7, 1 htc in the second chain from the hook and 1 htc in each chain space (6 stitches). Chain 1 turn. 1 htc in each stitch (6 stitches). Chain 1 turn. 1 htc in each stitch (6 stitches). Fasten off and cut yarn.

For The View Finder

Crochet 2 squares (one smaller then the other), one in black and one in white, sew the white on top of the black using white yarn.

Stitch all your appliqué pieces onto your bag.

For the handle, using three colours of yarn, chain a strap to the required length and attach to your bag.

 

 

Congratulations, you have made your bag!

Until next time, happy crocheting!!

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No Fuss Fish Pattern

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Hello Everyone and welcome to my No Fuss Fish Pattern!

This easy crochet amigurumi fish works up really easily and you can use your scraps of leftover yarn to make him.  If you’re not very confident at following patterns, find my YouTube tutorial here –

 

To make this little chap you will need –

  • 2 contrasting colours of DK Yarn (I used cotton DK but acrylic is fine)
  • A 3mm Crochet Hook
  • Toy Stuffing (or yarn scraps)
  • Safety Eyes or black yarn
  • A stitch marker
  • A darning needle
  • Scissors

This pattern is written in UK TERMS, do not turn your work between rounds.

Start with a Magic Circle, if you’re not sure how to do the magic circle, find a video here –

Round 1 – 6 dc into the magic circle, pull your magic circle closed,slip stitch to join to your first dc.

Round 2 – Ch1, *1dc into the first stitch, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (9 Stitches).

Round 3 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 2 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (12 Stitches).

Round 4 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 3 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (15 Stitches).

Round 5 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 4 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (18 Stitches).

Round 6 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 5 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (21 Stitches).

Round 7 -Ch1, *1dc into the first 6 stitches, 2dc into the next* Continue * – * until the end of the round (24 Stitches). Fasten off yarn.

Round 8  – Attach contrasting yarn colour, 24 dc around. Fasten off yarn.

Round 9 – 17 –  Attach original yarn colour, *24 dc around, slip stitch into the 1st stitch of the round, chain 1*. Repeat * – * for each round.

Its now time to stuff your fish and attach his safety eyes (see video above for best placement of eyes).

Round 18 – Skip 8 stitches, slip stitch into 9th stitch. Slip Stitch through both sides of your fish to close the gap (see video above if you need help). When you have closed the space fully, chain 4, skip the first chain and dc into the next 3 chain spaces, slip stitch into the next stitch (on the main body of the fish). Fasten off and cut your yarn.

Round 19 – Attach your yarn, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches, dc2tog. Ch1 and turn. 1dc in each stitch around, slip stitch through both sides of your work to close (see video). Fasten off and cut your yarn.

Fins (Make 2) – Start with a magic circle. 1dc into the middle of the circle, 1htc, 1tc, 1htc, 1dc. Fasten off and pull your circle closed.

Tail – With main colour yarn, chain 7. 1dc in each stitch starting from the second chain from the hook. Tie off and cut your yarn.  Attach your contrast colour, 1dc2tog, 1dc in the next 2 stitches, 1dc2tog in last 2 stitches, ch1, turn. 1dc in each stitch (4 stitches), ch1, turn, 1dc2tog, 1dc2tog (2 stitches), ch1, turn, 1dc in each to the 2 stitches, fasten off and secure your yarn.

Now sew all your parts together and you have made your fish!

Fill a large jar with gravel and decorate as you wish.  Attach some thread to the top of your fish and glue the thread to the inside of the lid.  When the glue is dry, pop the lid on and your fish will be ready to swim in his new home!!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial

Happy Crocheting

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