Monday, December 5, 2011

Crochet Bobble Bag

The other day I shared a sneak peek of my bobble bag.  This was made from a pattern printed on a skein wrapper.  However, unlike Red Heart brand, I can't find a link to this pattern.  I don't think I'm infringing on any copyrights to share it.  This is NOT an original design by me, it is from Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn".
The bobbles create an interlocking diamond pattern.
 

Bobble Bag
Skill Level:  Easy
Finished size:  15" x 15" without strap

Materials:
4 skeins worsted weight yarn (roughly 12 ounces of each color if using two colors)
(I used "I Love This Yarn" in Greybeard and Elements.)
size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge:  10 sts and 11 rows = 4" in pattern

Double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog):  (Yo, insert hook in st and pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Notes:  Use 2 strands of yarn held together for pattern.
Sc row is RS of piece.  Push dc3tog bobbles to back as formed.

INSTRUCTIONS
(Make 2 bag sections.)
With 2 strands held together, ch 38, turn.
Row 1-3:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn - 37 sts.
Row 4:  Ch 1, 2 sc, *dc3tog, sc, rep from * across, ending sc in last st, turn - 17 dc3tog.
Row 5 and all odd rows:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 6:  Ch 1, 3 sc, *dc3tog, sc, rep from * across, ending 2 sc - 16 dc3tog.
Row 8:  Ch 1, 2 sc, (dc3tog, sc) 2 times, *2sc, (dc3tog, sc), rep from * ending 2 sc, (dc3tog, sc) 2 times, sc - 13 dc3tog.
Row 10:  Ch 1, 3 sc, *dc3tog, 5 sc, dc3tog, sc, rep from * ending 2 sc - 8 dc3tog.
Row 12:  Ch 1, 2 sc, *dc3tog, 7 sc, rep from * across ending dc3tog, 2 sc - 5 dc3tog.
Row 14:  Ch 1, 6 sc, *dc3tog, 7 sc, rep from * across ending dc3tog, 6 sc - 4 dc3tog.
Row 16:  Ch 1, 5 sc, *dc3tog, sc, dc3tog, 5 sc, rep from * across - 8 dc3tog.
Row 18:  Ch 1, 2 sc, *2sc, (dc3tog, sc) 3 times, rep from * ending 3 sc - 12 dc3tog.
Row 20:  Ch 1, 3 sc, *dc3tog, sc, rep from * across ending 2 sc - 16 dc3tog.
Row 22:  Ch 1, 2 sc, *dc3tog, sc, rep from * across ending sc in last st - 17 dc3tog.
Row 24:  Rep Row 20.
Row 26:  Rep Row 18.
Row 28:  Rep Row 16.
Row 30:  Rep Row 14.
Row 32:  Rep Row 12.
Row 34:  Rep Row 10.
Row 36:  Rep Row 8.
Row 38:  Rep Row 6.
Row 40:  Rep Row 4.
Row 42:  Rep Row 1.

Finishing
With RS together, sew sides and bottom seams together.

Strap
With 2 strands held together, ch 6, turn.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 5 sts.
Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rep Row 2 until strap measurres 64" or desired length.

Fold strap in half and sew ends to top sides of bag.  With 1 strand of yarn, sc straps together along both sides - single 32" strap.

Abbreviations:  ch = chain, dc3tog = double crochet 3 together, rep = repeat, RS = right side, sc = single crochet, st(s) = stitch(es), yo = yarn over

- I haven't completely decided if the variegated yarn takes away from the bobble design or if it works.  The original pattern uses 4 skeins of the same, solid colored yarn.
- The suggested handle size works for a cross-body strap or a long shoulder strap.
- If you want a boxier bag, you could extend the size of the handle, sew it into a loop and then sew the front and back bag sections to the handle along the sides and bottom.
-  I added a row of single strand single crochet along the top edge of each bag section.

Please let me know if you find any problems with the pattern as these are probably due to typing errors on my part. :)  Leave me a comment if you decide to make one, I'd love to see it.

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2 comments:

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

this turned out great! I need to learn how to do this :) Maybe I can have my Nana make me one!

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

How much does it typically cost to create items like this? I can't crochet but think this is simply beautiful! It would be great for a book-bag to the library.