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Sky and Sunshine Bag ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

Do you have balls of leftover yarn from used skeins rolling around? Are they overtaking bins around your home? Are you shoving them into a drawer for a rainy day? It’s always a struggle to find a use for them. They’re too little for those larger projects, but still enough to feel guilty throwing them away (at least for me). It’s time to find a use for those little babies! Though there are many stash-busting projects out there, this Sky and Sunshine Bag pattern is the perfect little bag for so many things… including a place to store more of those scrap yarn balls! Hopefully though, this pattern will give you a project to use up some of those. Or just use full skeins. Either way, this is a quick and fun project that is great for gifting!

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This pattern was designed for the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016. You can find the CAL Facebook Group here and the CAL Ravelry Group here to follow along the entire year of free patterns!

Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 Designers

Sky and Sunshine Bag Pattern

Materials needed:Sky and Sunshine Bag

  • Yarn: I Love this Cotton in Buttercup and Stonewash is used in photos; approximately 280 yards used for entire bag
  • Hook: I/9-5.50mm
    G/6-4.25mm
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge: (Not Critical but will alter yardage if not correct gauge) I hook = 14 hhdc by 11 rows to make a 12″ by 21″ circumference bag

Pattern Key

  • Ch(s): Chain(s)
  • Hhdc: Herringbone half double crochet (see specialty stitching)
  • YO: Yarn over
  • St(s): Stitch(es)

Special Pattern Notes: Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. Always work the first stitch into joining stitch unless noted. Join to first stitch of each round unless noted.

Each color section within the pattern also lists how many estimated yards are needed. Need help figuring out yardage? No problem! Here’s a post on Calculating Yardage. Yardage is rounded up when calculated but gauge may change amounted needed.

Specialty Stitching:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc):
YO and insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop and through one loop on hook, YO and pull through last 2 loops on hook
Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hhdc2tog): YO and insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop and pull through two loops on hook, YO and pull through last 2 loops on hook

Pattern Instructions

With I hook, ch 26 with Color A (104yds)

Round 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hhdc, hhdc next 23 chs, 5 hhdc in last turn, turn chain to work down opposite side, hhdc next 23 chs, 3 hhdc in last ch (should already have 2 hhdc in it), join – 56 sts

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hhdc in same and next, hhdc next 23, 2 hhdc next 2, hhdc next, 2 hhdc next 2, hhdc next 23, 2 hhdc next 2, hhdc next, join – 64 sts

Round 3: Ch 1, hhdc in same, 2 hhdc next 3, hhdc next 23, 2 hhdc next 3, hhdc next 3, 2 hhdc next 3, hhdc next 23, 2 hhdc next 3, hhdc next 2, join – 76 sts

Round 4-11: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color B (8yds)

Round 12: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color A (31yds)

Round 13-16: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to color B (16yds)

Round 17-18: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color A (23yds)

Round 19-21: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color B (23yds)

Round 22-24: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color A (16yds)

Round 25-26: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Change to Color B (62yds) Finish off color A and weave in ends.

Round 27-28: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 76 sts

Round 29: Ch 1, hhdc in same and next 10, ch 35, skip 20, hhdc next 18, ch 35, skip 20, hhdc last 7, join – 36 hhdc & 70 chs

Round 30: Ch 1, hhdc in same, hhdc2tog, hhdc next 8, hhdc next 35 chs in back loop, hhdc next 8, hhdc2tog, hhdc next 8, hhdc next 35 chs in back loop, hhdc next 7, join – 104 sts

Round 31: Ch 1, hhdc in same, hhdc2tog, hhdc next 50, hhdc2tog hhdc next 49, join – 102 sts

Round 32: Ch 1, hhdc in same, hhdc2tog, hhdc next 49, hhdc2tog, hhdc next 48, join – 100 sts

Switch to a G hook

Round 33: Ch 1, hhdc in same and each st around, join – 100 sts

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Hope you enjoyed this pattern. Please feel free to post pictures in the groups listed at the top of this post as well as Crystalized Designs Facebook Page and/or Crystalized Designs Crochet Group.hug tell smile

3 comments on “Sky and Sunshine Bag ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Barbara Pelc

    How do I receive a pattern for each project or how do I get notice a new CAL is out. Here is my email silvering_ladie@yahoo.com

  2. luisa

    I need this bag shine in video, please

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