Fractal Bloom Project Bag by Mel Harrison

Fractal Bloom Project Bag

June 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 repeats = 4 inches
in Rounds 1-4 = 10cm
4.0 mm (G)
361 yards (330 m)
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This pattern is available for AU$6.00 AUD buy it now

Now includes bonus square version of the motif, please note the square version is an annex and doesn’t contain the round by round photos. I recommend referring to the hexagon pdf to be familiar with the technique before attempting the square

The design:
Fractal Bloom Project Bag is a colourful interlocking floral design inspired by fractal art. Using 7 hexagons joined together this practical and stylish bag is perfect for every day use.

Instructions: Instructions are written in English, with round by round photos

Skill: Fractal Bloom is an intermediate level pattern.

Assumed knowledge:
It is assumed you have knowledge of basic crochet stitches in US terms and techniques including joining motifs.
The pattern works two colours concurrently

Materials needed:
Fractal Bloom was designed using 8ply/DK/weight 3 yarn. Meterage used was 360m/393yrds. 230m/251yrds/145yrds of the main colour and 130m/145yrds of contrast colour/s

The bag measures 38cm/14.9” across and 35cm/13.7” point to bottom edge (excluding handle) It could be made larger using 10ply/Aran/Worsted weight yarn (amount needed would vary)

4mm/G hook

Stitch markers x6

Wool/darning needle

A bag handle of your desired length with a claw hook either end

Gauge: rounds 1-9= 17cm
Recommended Hook size:
4-4.5 mm for 8ply
Or hook appropriate for your chosen yarn weight

Stitch abbreviations:
(American Terms)
MC: Main colour
CC: Contrast colour (you can have as many contrast colours are you like)
pm: Place marker
dc: Double crochet
sc: Single crochet
tr: Treble crochet
bl: Work the stitch in the back loop only e.g blsc
ch: chain
skp: Skip stitch
sl st: Slip stitch
ch-sp: Chain space
v st: dc1, ch1, dc1 in the same stitch

Can I line the bag? Yes you can, this isn’t my area of expertise so I have not included lining instructions but if I was lining I would do a patchwork hexagon lining using a finished crochet block as the template. This will allow the bag to expand better than if I just cut one large template after joining the bag

Can I make this in just one colour? Yes, but you will need to use two skeins of your chosen colour or work from each end of your skein

Can I use the block to make other things? Yes! You can use the block any which way you like. I have made a cushion with it as well for example

This particular pattern has been sent to testers, my test team are amazing, however we are all human and some errors may remain. I am extremely open to feedback so please do let me know if you find anything wrong.
If you have any problems at all following the pattern please do not hesitate to email me at

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