Strawberry Drawstring Crochet Bag
Finished Size: 3 x 4 x 12 inches
This pattern is using US crochet term.
If using DK yarns, you need 3 x 100g/155 yards of red (main color), 2 x 100g of turquoise and cream for base and leaves.
Make the bag larger or smaller by adding or reducing the pattern repeat. You could also make the straps shorter for a tote. Use your creativity with the color scheme as you like.
In this pattern I used two strands of yarn crocheted together to provide strength. But you can also use size 3 (light worsted yarn) 155 m each. You will need 6 balls minimum and I always suggest to get one extra to be safe.
The lower picture in red and green by LaPool uses about 8-9 balls of yarn of the same size since she made it bigger and the strap shorter.
The 3-page pattern is easy to follow complete with 11 colorful photographs to guide you in crocheting it round by round until you see it evolve into a pretty strawberry bag.
The strap is crocheted in such away to avoid stretching, and the bag is thick and strong enough without lining. The cord is made using simple slip stitches as clearly explained in the pattern. The strawberry dangles can be made in two ways, the quick and easy and a little more fancy in less then an hour using single crochet stitches. Patterns for both types of strawberry dangles is included.
Thanks to Marilyn Smith for editing this pattern.
And thanks to Deborah Donohue link text for testing it. Debbie suggested to add the number of stitches at the end of every rounds to round 12 which has been added in the revised pattern.
A picture of this bag was featured in Entwine December 2013 issue and Homespun Australia Magazine April 2014 issue.
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