Monday, March 19, 2012

Oval Bottom Shell Bag

Oval Bottom Shell Bag

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For personal use, gifting, and donation only. If you are involved in an animal charity, please contact me with details of the charity and event for permission to sell for fund-raising. Please do not sell or duplicate this pattern in whole or in part, claim any part of this pattern to be your own or ever use items made from this pattern for personal gain.

Thanks to Mackena and Rhonda for their help on the pattern corrections.

Skill level:
Easy

Size:
Approximately 9x11inches

Gauge:
Not important

Materials:
6oz cotton worsted yarn
F hook
Tapestry Needle
2 stitch markers
Stabilizing material (cardboard, plastic canvas, etc.)
Button (1 1/4" or larger)

Optional lining materials:
Small amount of matching cotton or blend material
Matching thread
Sewing needle
Pins
Iron (optional)

Stitches Used:
ch = Chain
sl st  = Slip Stitch
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet

Pattern:

Please let me know if you find any errors in this pattern. 


Oval Bottom (Make 2) Corrections made 4/26/12

Round 1: Chain 7. 2hdc in 3rd chain from hook (Ch2 count as hdc here and throughout). 1hdc in each of the next 3 chains. 5hdc in the last chain. Rotate to stitch on the underside of the chain. 1hdc in each of the next 3 chains. 2 hdc in the beginning chain space. Join with a sl st. (16hdc)

Round 2: Ch2. Hdc in same stitch. 2hdc in next hdc. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. (2hdc in the next stitch) 3 times. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (22hdc)

Round 3: Ch2. 2hdc in the next stitch. Hdc in the next. 2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in each of the next 6 stitches. 2hdc in the next stitch. (Hdc in the next, 2hdc in the next) twice. 1hdc in each of the next 6. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (28hdc)

Round 4: Ch2. Hdc in the same stitch. *1hdc in each of the next 4 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 2 stitches. 1hdc in each of the next 6 stitches.** 2hdc in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * to **. 2hdc in the last stitch, Join with a sl st. (36hdc)

Round 5: Ch2. Hdc in the same stitch. *2hdc in the next stitch. 1hdc in each of the next 5 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 3 stitches. 1hdc in each of the next 7 stitches. 2hdc in the next 2 stitches.** Repeat from * to **. 2hdc in the last stitch. Join with a sl st. (48hdc)

Round 6:  Ch2. Hc in the same stitch. 2hdc in each of next stitch. (1hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2hdc in each of the next 4 stitches.) 3times. 1hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. 2hdc in each of the last 2 stitches. Join with a sl st. (64hdc)


Bottom Stabilizer Trace shape of bottom onto stabilizing material. Cut out, trimming 1/8" smaller all around.

Round 7: Join yarn with a sl st at center of either end. Sl st through both layers, sandwiching stabilizer between. (64sl st)

Round 8: Ch1. Without turning (inside of bag facing), sc in each sl st around. Join with a sl st. (64sc)

Round 9: Turn. (Outside of bag now facing). (Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same stitch. Beginning shell made. Skip 3 sc. (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in the next stitch. Shell made. (Skip 3 stitches, shell) around. Join with a sl st to beginning chain 3. (16 shells)

Round 10: Sl st over to ch2 space. Beginning shell in same space. Shell in chain space of each shell around. Join with a sl st to beginning ch3.(16 shells)

Rounds 11-15: Repeat round 10.

Round 16: Sl st over to ch2 space. Ch3. 5dc in same space. 6dc in chain space of each shell around. Join with a sl st to beginning ch3. (96 dc)

Round 17: Sl in next st. Place stitch marker. Ch1, sc in next stitch. Sc in next 3 stitches. (Skip 2 d, sc in next 4 dc) around. Skip last two dc. Do not join. Crochet in the round from this point. (64sc)

Round 18-21: Sc evenly around, moving stitch marker to the end of each round

Marking for Handles  Fold top of bag flat and move stitch marker to exact left side if needed. Count 8 stitches over and place 2nd marker.

Round 22: Sc around to second marker. Chain 16. Skip next 16 stitches. Sc in the next 16. Chain 16. Skip next 16 stitches. Sc around to first marker. (32 sc, 32 chains)

Round 23: Sc in each sc and chain around (64sc)

Round 24-27: Sc in each sc around. Sl st in last stitch. FO.


Button Loop

Leaving long beginning and ending tails, chain 8. FO. Using tails, sew each end to the center of back side on edge under handle. (Add more chain length for larger buttons)

Place button and sew securely.

Sew in all yarn ends securely.


Optional Bag Lining
Tips for Lining Purse (optional)

Piece #1: Measure oval shape using bottom of bag for template, adding 1/4" selvage for seaming.

Piece #2: Measure rectangular piece of fabric:
Legnth= double the width of bag plus 1inch
Height= total height of bag

Assembly: Seam piece #2 along narrow ends. Sew to bag bottom, gathering or pleating at rounded corners to make it fit. Zig zag, surge, or blanket stitch neatly (if sewing by hand) to prevent raveled edges. Turn with finished seam inward. Double fold top edge and press or pin to hold. Pin along the bottom rounds of single crochet, gathering or pleating along the sides to make fit. Pin and stitch into place.

Note: Liner will be roomy enough to compensate for natural stretch of bag when filled.

7 comments:

  1. I love this bag! I hope to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  2. This is one cute bag - can you tell me what the dimensions of your finished product is? Just need some ideas I know gauge isn't of much importance.

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  3. Just loved, made for me and my sister, she loved too!!

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  4. Hi could please tell me if the crochet stitches are in American or English? Thanks

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    1. These are American terms. There is no 'half double crochet' in British crochet terms. :)

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  5. I would love to get this pattern,,, my granddaughter would love it,,, how do I get it?

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  6. I'd love to make this for my granddaughter,, looking forward to getting the pattern.

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