Monday, February 18, 2008

Crochet Dress Bag



I have seen dress pot holders and a dress purse made in crochet, I just loved the look of them and decided I wanted a dress bag. So I came up with this one.

Crochet Dress Bag


















































Crochet Dress Bag
Materials
2 Handles I made mine from a length of skipping rope, I cut two pieces about 13 inches long (33 cm) and sewed the ends together.
Size 4.00m hook (US G/6)
8 ply yarn (US light worsted)
Dress Bag measure’s about 15 inches long (38cm) and at it’s widest point 16 inches across (40.5cm)
Special stitches
Shell= (2dc, 1ch, 2dc) all in stitch indicated
Lge shell=(3dc, 1ch, 3dc) all in st indicated
fpdc = work dc around the front post of the st indicated
bpdc = work dc around the post of the st indicated
Abbreviations
Dc = yo over hook, insert hook into st, yo hook, pull through a loop, yo hook, pull through 2 loops, yo hook, pull through 2 loops again (AU trbl)
Tension not required.
Make 2
Begin with the handles colour 1
Hdc all around the handles until the handles are completely covered, sl st to join
1. ch 3, work 1 dc in each of next 49 hdc, ch 3 turn (50dc)
2. dc in each dc to end, working 1 dc in ch 3, ch 3 turn (50dc)
3. repeat row 2, do not ch 3, break off yarn
Make 2
Dress Part colour 2
Working from opposite end that you just finished on, attach yarn to the 15th dc (includes ch 3)
1. ch 3, work shell st in next dc,* fpdc around next dc, shell in next dc,* repeat from * to * 8 more times, ending with fpdc around next dc, ch 3 turn
2. shell in ch 1 space of previous shell, skip next 2 dc of shell, bpdc around next dc, *shell in ch 1 space, skip next 2 dc of shell, bpdc around next dc, * repeat from * to * 8 more times, ending with bpdc around ch 3, ch 3 turn
3. *shell in ch 1 space, skip next 2 dc of shell, fpdc around next dc,* repeat 9 more times ending with dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 turn
4. repeat rows 2 and 3 5 more times (total of 10 more rows) and row 2, 1 more time (14 rows of pattern)
Alternate colours as per the picture
15. repeat row 2, using the large shell stitch, ch 3 turn
16. repeat row 3, using the large shell stitch, ch 1, turn
17. work 1 sc in each dc and ch 1 space to end, ch 1, turn
18. work 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.
Sew in all loose ends.
With wrong side facing, sew sides of bag together, beginning at the top of the first patterned row, sew down the side, along the bottom and up along the other side, using a back stitch sew all 3 sides firmly.
Sleeve Frills
With right side facing
(Please note you may have to wing it a bit here, making sure to keep your work as even as possible.)
Using colour 2, attach yarn to the shoulder part of the sleeve in the side of the dc, closest to the handle, sc across evenly across the shoulder, make a large shell in the corner of the shoulder and the sleeve (1 sc in next 2 dc, large shell in next dc) 1 sc in the next 2 dc, large shell in the next, work this way all around the sleeve, (1 sc in next 2 dc, large shell in next dc)
but when you come to the lower centre of the sleeves, work sc, across this part, continue pattern along the other side of the sleeve , work sc across the shoulder as before, then work 1 sc in every second sc around the handle to the opposite shoulder and repeat the directions from above.
Embellish with a nice flower, ribbon, belt, button or something else of your choice.
Line the bag for the perfect finish.
Feel free to use this pattern, but do not sell this pattern.
Cats-Rockin-Crochet
Cathy Wood. 17.02.08
To make a smaller bag alter beginning with 44 dc in row 1 for the handles and make 7 groups of small shell for dress.
Reduce the length to match.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This bag rocks!

olivia said...

This bag is a good idea. I will try to do it later. Visit my blog
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Anonymous said...

I bought a pattern just like this awhile back. The only difference between yours and the other is the handle was a plastic ring and no flower.

Valerie said...

I love crochet patterns and have far more than I will ever use. Rarely do I run across a pattern that screams "MAKE ME NOW" but this one did. I can't wait to get started.

Valerie

crochet_carol said...

OH YES! As Valerie says this pattern yells "MAKE ME NOW!" Thanks Cat I'm making it now.

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unique said...

One of the things that make Christmas special is the spirit of giving. As children we can’t wait for Christmas morning to open presents. We thought in terms of receiving. As adults we think in terms of giving. And hopefully, our unique Christmas gift ideas are gifts of love. Men look for just the right gifts for women. Women usually shop for men, their own children as well as others, and for family and friends. Here are some suggestions to get you started. http://unique-christmas-gift-ideas-tips.blogspot.com .

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the Angel Wing Pinafore for babies. I think I will make one of the pinafpores for Christmas using yout pattern as a resoursce.

Thanks!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Cheers you are welcome. Cat.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Cheers you are welcome. Cat.

Lisa said...

Hi.

I love this pattern, its great, easy and has lots of possibilities.

I already made one dress bag, and look forward to try my creativity with a couple more.

I am from Denmark and have just started translating patterns i think other Danes would love and this pattern is definitely one i would love to post on my blog in danish, if you will allow me.
I will of course link you if you want???

best regards and many thanks
Lisa

cats-rockin-crochet said...

HI Lisa, I have no problem with you using the pattern on your blog, I love to share my work around, the link would be great too.
Thank you! Cat.

Molly said...

I adore this! I hope you don't mind but I wrote a post about your tutorial and of course posted your link and a photo. Please go by and make sure it is okay with you, if it isn't I have no problem changing it. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Crocheting My Best With My Worsted
http://crochetingmyworsted.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Just made this. Its really cute. Thank you for the pattern.