Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Loopty Loop

Hi Loves, 

Tis the season for giving and for that reason I would like to share this easy cross body bag pattern with you.  I know this post is not like any I've done before in terms of writing style but as we grow as individuals so I would like to grow as a blogger.

In this blog I am going to provide you with the full details of the written pattern which is quite easy for you to follow, also the yarn type etc.

I do hope you love this bag as much I did.  The yarn was one carried by Ice Yarns, though the colour I used is out of stock there are still a few colours you could choose from.  This bag is completely customizable so you could also use just about any yarn you like.  The size would then be different.

As promised here is the full written pattern.


Yarn Information:

Ice Yarn Woolfine in the colour Gold fnt2-58305



1 ball

Fiber Content: 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic

Weight: 50 gr. / 1.76 oz. per ball

Length: 350 m. / 382 yds. per ball

Yarn Thickness: 2 Fine: Sport, Baby


You will need to know how to do the loop stitch which is quite easy. There are also many easy to follow videos on YouTube. I used one skein but held 2 strands together for the bag. The pattern is done in one piece then folded and join in the side and base to make the bag.

Loop stitch – insert your hook as you would to sc, loop the yarn over your finger and stretch it to the length you desire. Put the hook under both strands of yarn and pull both through the stitch. Yarn over and pull through the loops on the hook. 


Abbreviation:

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet


The bag is 7′ without the loops and strap, 9′ with the loops, 30′ with strap un-stretched… 34; when strap is stretched (when loaded).


Pattern:

Chain 61.

row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in all stitch.

row 2: 1 loop stitch in all stitch 

Repeat rows 1-2  5 times for a total of 12 rows. 


Next step:

sc in each stitch for a total of 30 rows.


Construction:


Fold your piece in half with the right side on the inside. Ensure all your loops are inside. Start at the top of the bag slip stitch along the side and base. For re-enforcement sc from the base, along the side back to the top of the bag. Turn your bag back on the right side.


Strap... Option A:

Cut the yarn after you finish sewing the side and base.  Attached your yarn in any stitch on the side.. sc in 6 stitches ensuring you have 3 on either side.

ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (6 sc) - repeat for the length of your straps.


Or 


Option B: After sewing up your bag, do not fasten off.

Sc in 3 stitches from where the yarn is connected.. Ch 1 turn sc in the 3 stitches you just make, then hdc in the next 3 stitches (this will ensure it levels out) 

ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch (6 sc).  repeat for the length of your straps.

Once you have achieved your desired length, ensure the strap is not twisted. Connect to the other side of your bag using your desired method.


For closure I attached my yarn to the center of the opening on one side of the bag,  chain 15, sc in the 6th chain from the hook(button hole made) and in every chain back to the middle of the bag. Fasten off and hide yarn tail. Sew a button a few rows down from the opening on the other side of the bag.  Feel free to close your bag however you like.






If you do make this bag please tag me on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry and Twitter.   


Thanks love for taking a read.  Live, Love, Laugh... Until next time.

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