Puff Stitch Bag by Dana Hogan

Puff Stitch Bag

March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 2 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger hook
3.75 mm (F)
5.0 mm (H)
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
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Step by step tutorial with 56 high quality images that explains how to make this gorgeous cosmetic bag. I have scoured dozens of YouTube videos to glean various tools that I have brought into a simple way to add a zippered lining to your crocheted bag. Once you read my pattern, you should be able to apply the technique of adding the zippered lining to any crocheted bag you make. I have taken out the guess work by providing very detailed instructions. not assuming you know how to do something already (as I have found in frustration with many other patterns). You WILL however, need to know basic crochet terminology and basic sewing techniques. The pattern is written using US crochet terminology and measurements.

Supplies Needed:
-Approximately 100 yards of any worsted weight yarn of your choice of color, in either a size 4 or a size 5 bulky weight. (Note: the pattern does not change for size 5 bulky weight yarn because the bag size won’t alter a significant amount. You may just have to crochet the base round a little tighter when using the bulky yarn, but I don’t change my tension much if at all. The only thing it really alters is the sizes of the puffs to make them slightly “puffier”.)
-A size 5 mm (H) hook
-A size3.75 mm (F) hook
-1 Fat quarter of fabric (or a piece of fabric at least 7.5” X 9.5”)
-A 7” zipper of your color choice (see notes below)
-Embroidery thread in the color of your zipper
-Fabric pins
-Yarn needle
-Sharp ribbon needle (similar in size and appearance to a yarn needle, but much sharper)
-Measuring tape
-Matching sewing thread and needle, or a sewing machine if you prefer. (Incidentally, if you are using a sewing machine, you will need both a zipper foot and a regular foot)
-Embellishments (optional) I often use beads, both wooden and bracelet making beads. They add a little bling to the tassel, but they are not required.

Stitches used and their abbreviations:
Chain- ch
Single Crochet- sc
Yarn over- YO
Single Crochet two together- sc2tog
Double Crochet- dc (only used for gauge)
Special Stitches:
Puff stitch-explained in depth in my pattern