Summer Bag CAL – Part 4, round 38-51

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This pattern is made in collaboration with Järbo Garn


Suddenly it’s time for part 4 of the Summer Bag CAL, the last part! In this part we will finish the top section of our bag, add handles and join the hole in the bottom of the bag.

Informations and previous pattern parts:

Material information

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


1443963717_Sweden For pattern in Swedish please visit Järbo Garns blog.


Abbreviations (US Terms)

st/sts – Stitch/stitches
ch – Chain
sl st – Slip stitch
sc – Single crochet
hdc – Half double crochet
dc – Double crochet
spike –  Spike stitch (description below)
blo – Back loop only
3lo – Third loop only (description below)

Spike stitch (spike) – A spike stitch is nothing else than a longer single crochet spikmaska.  I.e. the single crochet is not done in the usual stitch on the last round but instead in a stitch on a previous round.

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Spike stitch

Third loop only (3lo) – Crocheting in the third loop only means that the stitch being made shiuld be made in the third loop instead of the ordinary loops. The image below show where to find the third loop.
When crocheting in the third loop you will get a lovely chain texture on the front of your work.

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Third loop

Standing stitcheslink to description.

Invisible join –  link to description.

Symbols

** – Repeat instructions between asterisks the amount of times specified.

General

  • The first ch on each round does not count as a stitch.
  • Join the round with a sl st in the first st of the round if nothing else is described.
  • Crochet through both loops of a stitch if nothing else is described.
  • The stitch count for each round is written in the parenthesis to the right below each round description.

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Description

(Diagram below)

Change to color E!

Round 38:

Crochet in blo.

Start in first st of previous round.
Ch 1 and make 1 hdc in the same st or make a standing hdc.

Make 1 hdc in each st around.

(120 sts : 120 hdc )

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Round 38

Change to color D!

Round 39:

Repeat round 38 but crochet in 3lo.

(120 sts : 120 hdc )

Change to color C!

Round 40:

Repeat round 38 but crochet in 3lo.

(120 sts : 120 hdc )

Change to color B!

Round 41:

Crochet in 3lo.

Start in first st of previous round.
Ch 1 and make 1 sc in the same st or make a standing sc.

Make 1 sc in each st around.

(120 sts : 120 sc )

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Round 41

Change to color A!

Round 42:

Repeat round 41 but crochet in blo.

(120 sts : 120 sc )

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Round 42

Change to color B!

Round 43:

Crochet in blo.

Start in first st of previous round.
Ch 1 and make 1 sc in the same st or make a standing sc.

Make 1 sc in next st.

*Skip 1 st, 1 spike in st right below on round 40, 1 sc each in next 2 sts*  repeat *-*until end of round.

(120 sts : 80 sc and 40 spikes)

Tip: Look at the front loops of the stitches of round 40 to see that the spikes end up in the right place. There should be 2 empty front loops in between each spike stitch.

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Round 43

Change to color C!

Round 44:

Crochet in blo.

Start in first st of previous round.
Ch 1 and make 1 hdc in the same st or make a standing hdc.

Make 1 hdc in each st around.

(120 sts : 120 hdc)

Change to color  D!

Round 45:

Repeat round 44 but crochet in 3lo.

(120 sts : 120 hdc )

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Round 45

 

Tip: To make the handles end up right it is important to start round 46 in a stitch that is straight above one of the peaks from round 18, see image below.

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Place the first stitch of round 46 straight above one of the peaks o round 18!

Change to color E!

Round 46:

Repeat round 44 but crochet in 3lo.

(120 sts : 120 hdc )

Round 47:

Crochet in 3lo.

Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st around.

(120 sts : 120 sc )

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Round 47

The amount of sts in the chain on round 48 will decide the length on the handles/straps for your bag. If you want shorter/longer handles you’ll just need to decrease or increase the amount of sts in the chain.

Round 48:

Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc each in next 14 sts, ch 100, skip 30 sts, 1 sc each in next 30 sts, ch 100, skip 30 sts, 1 sc each in next 15 sts.

(260 sts : 60 sc and 200 ch )

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Round 48

 

Round 49-51:

Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st around.

(260 sts : 260 sc)

Fasten off and weave in all ends if you have not done it before 😉

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After round 51

 

Joining the bottom of the bag

Now we only have one detail left before the bag is finished. Sew the bottom hole together!

Turn your work inside out. Flatten the bag so that the handles and  side folds are correctly placed. Put markers along the seam to prevent it from moving. Sew with whip stitches or crochet the bottom hole together. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Sew the bottom hole together

 

If you don’t want your bag to have such pointy corners you could ,before you turn your bag back, sew across the bottom corners.

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Sew across the bottom corners if you don’t want them so pointy

Turn your work again so that the right side is outside. Now your summer bag is finished and ready for adventures! 🙂

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The summer bag is finished 🙂

Diagram

 

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The diagram show the 2 first pattern repeats on each round. The first ch on each round is not visible in the diagram.

Happy crocheting!


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Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited without permission from In the Yarn Garden. You are though very welcome to link to this site. You can sell items made from this pattern, please credit In the Yarn Garden as designer. You can not use my patterns or pictures for any kind of advertising without permisson.

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