Wednesday, May 7, 2008

V-Stitch Shopping Bag Pattern - FO



The above picture is new and is clickable. It's much better because it's with a "real" digital camera instead of my cell phone (which was so-so).


V-St Shopping Bag

6 oz worsted weight yarn (cotton or any type you prefer to use--cotton does stretch as well as acrylic)
Size H hook


SPECIAL STITCHES
Beg V-St : ch 4, dc in st or space
V-St: dc, ch 1, dc in st or space


NOTE: Do not fasten off at anytime until you finish the first handle.

Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Round 1 - Ch 3, work 11 dc in ring, join with a sl st to the beg ch 3.
Round 2 – Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in ea dc around, join with a sl st to the beg ch 3. (24 sts).
Round 3 - Ch 3, dc in same st, *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, 1 dc in last dc. Join as before.
Round 4 – Ch 3, dc in same st, *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, 1 dc in last 2 dc. Join.
Round 5 – Ch 3, dc in same st, *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * around, 1 dc in last 3 dc. Join.
Do not fasten off.


MESH STYLE SIDES
Round 6 – Beg V-St, *skip one dc, V-st in next dc, rep from * around, skip last dc, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. 30 v-sts (including beg v-st).
Round 7-18 – Sl st to first ch space in beg v-st, Beg v-st, *v-st in ea v-st around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.
Do not fasten off.
Top boarder: Ch 1, sc in ea st around.
Do not fasten off.


HANDLES
First Handle:
Row 1 - Ch 1, sc in sc and next 3 sts, turn. (4 sc)
Row 2-16 – Ch 1, sc in 4 sc, turn.
FASTEN OFF leaving a long end for sewing.
Skip 6 sc, sew handle to next 4 without twisting (note: I whipstitched through it twice to secure the handle).
Second Handle:
Skip 31 sc, join with a sl st in next sc.
Row 1 - Ch 1, sc in sc next 3 sts, turn. (4 sc)
Row 2-16 – Ch 1, sc in 4 sc, turn.
FASTEN OFF leaving a long end for sewing.
Skip 6 sc, sew handle to next 4 without twisting (note: I whipstitched through it twice to secure the handle).
Weave in ends.

Close up:



SMALL MESH BAG: I did mine in blue cotton, Peaches & Cream, and a size H hook.
Follow pattern above, except omit Row 5.
This bag is great for carrying all your other bags in!
Close up of handles:
You'll notice the first picture is full of items, it's after I went shopping! I wanted to make sure it worked and it works nicely.

Pink Camo Shopping Bag- link to the one I did in pink camo.  This one I put a pair of shoes in, so you can see you can use these for more then just shopping bags.




Here's another one that I stuffed (It has 2 16 oz diet cokes, box of tissues, 1 Weight Watchers frozen meal, 2 5x8 notebooks, a container of disinfectant wipes, 7 oz skien of yarn, little bag with crochet items (hook, scissors, measuring tape, etc) and a few other small things...):



1 comment:

Snappish said...

Cool! Thank you for posting this. I have been looking for a shopping bag pattern to do, and yours looks great!