Wednesday, 22 September 2021

MAKE IT!!! The Round Bag !

 On my sketch book, this design started on the 2nd of July 2020 and I think it took just one day to be completed. I`ve tried to submit it a couple of times to crochet magazines, but it was completely ignored!

But I love it, because it`s simple and bold at the same time! My first version was made in blue, the new one is in hot pink : which one do you prefer most? 

The blue version (Turquoise/HH07) starts with a magic circle and you work 6 hDC in the first round. You need two balls in blue and one in steel. The final scallops are made with 7 chains each. The diameter of the bag is 36cm/14.2in . Even the bamboo handles are slightly different from the ones used for the pink bag with a width of 20cm/7.9in .

The given pattern is for the pink version !


  • knitcraft HUG IT OUT super chunky, 200g/100%acrylic/58m in the following shades : Hot Pink/HH08 , 1 ball and Steel/HH02 , 1 ball 

Be aware that both Hot Pink and Turquoise are discontinued. At the moment in the Hobbycraft stores you can find the following shades : Paprika, Steel, Shell, Duck Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Pink, Mustard and Ruby!

  • 15mm hook
  • scissors/yarn needle
  • bamboo handles, 18cm (W) x 12cm (H) [7.1 x 4.7 in]

Both bag panels reach a diameter of 32cm/12.6in.
Gauge is not important for this project.
Please remember I follow the US crochet terminology.
Skill level : confident beginner/intermediate
The initial 2ch of each round is never considered as a stitch!

Front Panel
Make a slip knot on your hook using the hot pink yarn. Chain 4 and sl st into first chain to form a ring
Round 1 : 2ch, 8hDC into the ring, sl st in top of 2ch [8sts]
Round 2 : 2ch, 2hDC in each stitch, sl st in top of 2ch [16sts]
Round 3 : 2ch, (1hDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 8 times, sl st in top of 2ch [24sts]
Round 4 : 2ch, (2hDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 8 times, sl st in top of 2ch [32sts]
Round 5 : 2ch, (3hDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 8 times, sl st in top of 2ch [40sts]
Round 6 : 2ch, (4hDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 8 times, sl st in top of 2ch [48sts]
Round 7 : 2ch, (5hDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 3 times

Now collect one bamboo handle and work 7DC around it (=5DC, 2DC in next stitch) : you work the first half of the double crochet stitch as usual, while to complete it you incorporate the bottom the handle before the last stitch draw

After the handle is all wrapped, continue the round as : (5HDC, 2hDC in next stitch) 4 times, sl st in top of 2ch [56sts] and fasten off. Weave in all ends.
N.B. : if you need a visualization on how to crochet around a bamboo handle, you can find useful video tutorials on YouTube!

Back Panel
Follow the instructions given for the front panel, but this time use the steel yarn!


Put the pink panel on the top of the steel one (so their WS are facing) and pair the handles on the top.
Using the steel yarn, make a slip knot on the hook and push it under two paired stitches, missing the first three pairs starting from the left of the handles (so you are in the fourth pair of stitches!).

Row 1 : work 43 sc around (you stop 3 couple of stitches before the handles, right side), turn
Row 2 : *5ch, miss two sts, sl st in next st; rep from * to the end, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

YOU HAVE A BAG !!!! may add a big flower to embellish it !!!

Hope to see some bags soon !!!! Remember you can find me on instagram, too !!! [here]

Text, Design and Photography : Alessandra Poggiagliolmi
All Rights Reserved. No part of this pattern may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.

Thank you, xxxx Alessandra

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