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QP May 2021 Rainbow Inspired Dishcloths

Rainbow Inspired Dishcloths

May 2021 QuickProjects

Skill Level: Easy-Intermediate | Hook: Size H or 5mm | Gauge: N/A | Dimensions: N/A

This month’s feature project is inspired by rainbows! We all need a little brightness in our lives so this is perfect for brightening up your kitchen. There are seven colors in the rainbow but this box only contains five colors (close enough!) to keep the pattern easy enough to manage. The final dimensions are up to you as well since you can continue the base pattern to make the dishcloths larger if desired or you can make multiple smaller ones! Happy Crocheting! ~Lauren

In this box, there is: 

  • Five skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream The Original in 5 colors- $15
  • Collectible and exclusively designed for QuickProjects Boxes monthly sticker- $4
  • Exclusive Pattern and Support- $10

Note about hook– there is no hook included in the box since it is a very common hook size AND you can make the dishcloth tension as desired with a smaller or larger hook. This means, if you want a TIGHTER fabric, use a smaller hook than recommended size below. If you want your dishcloth to be looser, use a larger hook. 

Crochet rainbow inspired dishcloths

Spiral Rainbow

Skill Level: Easy-Intermediate | Hook: Size H or 5mm | Gauge: N/A | Dimensions: N/A

Work in the following color order to be in the correct rainbow order: Yellow, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green. 

 

The pattern is worked continuously so keeping track of the rounds are a little harder but here are some suggestions:

  • Use stitch markers so that your work is not undone with the other 4 colors while you’re working with the color of the moment. 
  • The next round for that color starts when the number of stitches between 2-hdc clusters increases by 1. 
  • For each color, the same number of stitches between clusters increases repeats twice- meaning you would complete (1 hdc in next x spaces, 2 hdc in same sp) twice before adding one more to x. 
  • Each round total stitches always increases by 10. 
  • The yarn WILL get tangled with the turning of the work, every few rows, untangle the strands to make it easier to pull yarn from skeins. 

 

Round 1: 

  1. With the Yellow yarn, make a magic ring. Ch 2 and complete 2 hdc in ring. Drop loop from hook.
  2. With the Pink yarn, sl st into ring next to the yellow sts, ch 2 and complete 2 hdc in ring. Drop loop from hook.
  3. With Purple yarn, sl st into ring next to the pink sts, ch 2 and complete 2 hdc in ring. Drop loop from hook.
  4. With Blue yarn, sl st into ring next to purple sts, ch 2 and complete 2 hdc in ring. Drop loop from hook.
  5. WIth Green yarn, sl st into ring next to blue sts, ch 2 and complete 2 hdc in ring. Drop loop from hook.

Stitches count: 10 hdc in magic ring, 2 of each color

 

Round 2: 

  1. With the Yellow yarn, 2 hdc in next 2 sp (pink yarn hdc sps). Drop loop from hook.
  2. With the Pink yarn, 2 hdc in next 2 sp (purple yarn hdc sps). Drop loop from hook.
  3. With Purple yarn, 2 hdc in next 2 sp (blue yarn hdc sps). Drop loop from hook.
  4. With Blue yarn, 2 hdc in next 2 sp (green yarn hdc sps). Drop loop from hook.
  5. With Green yarn, 2 hdc in next 2 sp (yellow yarn hdc sps). Drop loop from hook.

Stitches count: 20 hdc, 4 of each color

 

Round 3: 

  1. With the Yellow yarn, (1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  2. With the Pink yarn, (1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  3. With Purple yarn, (1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  4. With Blue yarn, (1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  5. With Green yarn, (1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.

Stitches count: 30 hdc, 6 of each color

 

Round 4: 

  1. With the Yellow yarn, (1 hdc in next 2 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  2. With the Pink yarn, (1 hdc in next 2 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  3. With Purple yarn, (1 hdc in next 2 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  4. With Blue yarn, (1 hdc in next 2 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  5. With Green yarn, (1 hdc in next 2 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.

Stitches count: 40 hdc, 8 of each color

 

Round 5: 

  1. With the Yellow yarn, (1 hdc in next 3 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  2. With the Pink yarn, (1 hdc in next 3 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  3. With Purple yarn, (1 hdc in next 3 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  4. With Blue yarn, (1 hdc in next 3 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.
  5. With Green yarn, (1 hdc in next 3 sp, 2 hdc in next sp) twice. Drop loop from hook.

Stitches count: 50 hdc, 10 of each color

 

Continue with the pattern until the desired size is reached, increasing the number of stitches prior to a 2 hdc sp by 1 each round. Note– If warping occurs, do a round with NO increases prior to the warp occurring. 

 

Finishing:

After you complete the last round, complete the following for each color: 

  1. sc in next sp
  2. sl st in next sp
  3. Fasten off
  4. Weave in end securely.

 

Make as many as desired until the yarn runs out! 

Additional Spiral Pattern Notes

The great thing about the above pattern is it’s VERY modifiable to accommodate variations on the spiral for MANY other projects like wall hanging, coasters, pillow covers, blankets, and more! 

 

The main thing with adding or removing color with different yarns is testing out the first couple rounds for warping. The pattern above can be modified to either sc or dc as needed to maintain flatness. Below are some general guidelines

  • You can make spirals with 3 to many colors (8-12 is probably the maximum dependent on yarn, tension, and stitch of choice). The number of stitches at the center will need to be adjusted for the number of colors.
    • 3 colors: start with 3 or 4 sts of each color at center (9 or 12 sts)
    • 4 colors: start with 3 sts of each color at center (12 sts)
    • 5 colors: start with 2 sts of each color at center (10 sts)
    • 6 colors: start with 2 sts of each color at center (12 sts)
    • 7-12 colors- 1 st of each color at center 
  • Test out stitch needed (sc, hdc, or dc) prior to getting too far into the work. 
  • The center is setting up the colors in the order desired
  • With sc and hdc work, round two is started easily by just starting work in the following color sp. With dc, you may need to do stitches in the beg ch THEN the top of the st. For example: 2 dc around beg ch column, then 2 dc in first sp. In this case, the beg ch stitches count as the first round. 
  • To make a thicker spiral with thinner ones next to it, have two strands of the same color next to each other and work as normal.

Pattern Declaimer

This is a paid pattern originally designed for a Yarn Bits Shop subscription box. 

You have permission to sell any item made from this pattern. However, you are not allowed to resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern or downloads in any printed or digital form (in full), or to claim the pattern as your own original design. If you want to sell or share a picture of your work from this pattern, please clearly credit the design to me: Lauren Samar of Yarn Bits Shop (with link to the website when applicable). 

Occasionally a mistake or typo falls through, please report them via email (help@yarnbitsshop.com) and the pattern will be updated accordingly.

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QP May 2021 Rainbow Inspired Dishc

Rainbow Inspired Dishcloths

May 2021 QuickProjects

Skill Level: Intermediate
Hook Size: H/5mm

This month’s feature project is inspired by rainbows! We all need a little brightness in our lives so this is perfect for brightening up your kitchen. There are seven colors in the rainbow but this box only contains five colors (close enough!) to keep the pattern easy enough to manage. The final dimensions are up to you as well since you can continue the base pattern to make the dishcloths larger if desired or you can make multiple smaller ones! Happy Crocheting! ~Lauren  

In this box, there is: 

  • Five skeins of Lily Sugar’n Cream The Original in 5 colors- $15
  • Collectible and exclusively designed for QuickProjects Boxes monthly sticker- $4
  • Exclusive Pattern and Support- $10

Plus all Yarn Bits Shop Subscribers Perks!

Note about hook– there is no hook included in the box since it is a very common hook size AND you can make the dishcloth tension as desired with a smaller or larger hook. This means, if you want a TIGHTER fabric, use a smaller hook than recommended size below. If you want your dishcloth to be looser, use a larger hook.

Stitches/Abbreviation Guide:

Yarn Over (yo); Space (sp); Stitch (st); Skip (sk); Loop (lp)

Chain (ch): with one lp on hook, yo and pull through the lp on hook

Slip Stitch (sl st): insert hook into target sp, yo and pull through sp AND lp on hook

Single Crochet (sc): insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through both loops on hook

Half Double Crochet (hdc): yo, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through all loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc): yo, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through st, [yo and pull through 2 loops] two times.

Falling Leaf Stitch (leaf stitch):

  1. [yo, insert hook from right to left under designated column below, yo, draw up a long loop to the height of the current row] twice,
  2. yo and pull through 4 loops on hook,
  3. yo and pull through last two loops

Double Crochet 2 Together Cluster (dc2tog cluster):

  1. yo, insert hook into designated sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook,
  2. yo, insert hook into same sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
  3. yo and pull through all loops on hook

Yarn and Pattern Notes

Ra-Ra Raffia yarn does get twisted a bit as you pull it from the center or from the outside. It’s your choice whether you untwist it or not as you go along. The fabric looks good either way!

The pattern is worked from base to body to the straps. The base is more “solid” fabric with an straightforward circular increase. The body features a mix of mesh and a fun stitch called “Falling Leaves” that gives it texture.

One skein gets the entire base and most of the first section of the body completed. The 2nd skein is for the remaining body and the straps.

Base

Dimensions: 13.5 inches diameter, including non-increasing rounds 22-29

Round 1:

  • With size H hook, ch 2.
  • 10 sc in 3rd ch from hook.
  • Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 10 sc

Round 2: 

  • Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp
  • 2 sc in each sp around
  • Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 20 sc

Round 3: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, 2 sc in next sp
  • Repeat [1 sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 30 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc. Stitches Count: 30 sc

Round 5: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp,
  • Repeat [1 sc in next 2 sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 40 sc

Round 6:Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 40 sc

Round 7: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 2 sp, 2 sc in next sp,
  • Repeat [1 sc in next 3 sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 50 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc.

Stitches Count: 50 sc

Round 9: continue pattern with 4 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 60 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 60 sc

Round 11: continue pattern with 5 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 70 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 70 sc

Round 13: continue pattern with 6 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 80 sc

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 80 sc

Round 15: continue pattern with 7 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 90 sc

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 90 sc

Round 17: continue pattern with 8 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 100 sc

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 100 sc

Round 19: continue pattern with 9 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 110 sc

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 110 sc

Round 21: continue pattern with 10 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 120 sc

Round 22-29: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 120 sc

Body

Dimensions: Each set of Body Round 1-11 is ~6 inches tall

Body Round 1: (Mesh round)

  • Ch 7,
  • Repeat [sk next 3 sp, dc in next, ch 4] around to last 3 sp
  • Skip last 3 sp, sl st to 3rd ch on beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 dc with ch 4 between each

Body Round 2: (sc round)

  • Turn (to keep work straight).
  • Ch 1, sc in same sp,
  • Repeat [3 sc in each ch-4 sp, 1 sc in dc sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc

Stitches Count: 120 sc

Body Round 3: (Leaves Round)

  • Turn
  • Sl st into next 2 sp (to middle sp of 3 sc cluster)
  • Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), sk next 2 sp
  • *Leaf Stitch around next column from Body Round 1
  • Ch 2**, sk first sp of next 3 sc cluster, dc in next sp, ch 2
  • Repeat from * around, working the leaf stitch around all columns from Body Round 1 and a dc between each
  • Ending at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 Leaf Stitches, 30 dc, and ch 2 sps between all.

Body Round 4:  (sc round)

  • Turn (to keep work straight).
  • Ch 1, sc in same sp,
  • Repeat [1 sc in each ch-2 sp, 1 sc in dc or falling leaf st sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc

Stitches Count: 120 sc

Body Round 5: (Leaves Round)

  • Turn
  • Sl st into next 2 sp (to sp above Leaf Stitch completed)
  • Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), sk next 2 sp
  • *Leaf Stitch around next column from Body Round 1
  • Ch 2**, sk first sp of next 3 sc cluster, dc in next sp, ch 2
  • Repeat from * around, working the leaf stitch around all columns from Body Round 1 and a dc between each
  • Ending at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 Leaf Stitches, 30 dc, and ch 2 sps between all.

Body Round 6: Repeat Body Round 4

Body Round 7: Repeat Body Round 5

Body Round 8: Repeat Body Round 4

NOTE: The next section is optional! You can continue with repeats of Body round 4 and 5 until your desired height for the body is reached OR if you want more “solid sections” between mesh sections, complete Body Round 9-10.

Body Round 9: (dc2tog cluster round)

  • Ch 2, dc in same sp (count as dc2tog cluster)
  • dc2tog cluster in each sp around
  • Sl st to first st

Stitches Count: 120 dc2tog cluster

Body Round 10: Repeat Body Round 9

Body Round 11: Repeat Body Round 4

Repeat Body Round 1-11 with the last repeat ending at Body Round 8 until you reach your desired height OR when the yarn is MOSTLY used up. Not a lot is needed for the straps so just evaluate how much is left after each section.

Straps

After completing the last section of the body and ending on Body Round 8, the straps rounds can be completed.

Straps Round 1: 

  • Turn, ch 1, sc in same sp
  • Sc in each of next 39 sp,
  • Ch 60 (or add more stitches if you want the straps to be longer)
  • Sk next 20 sp,
  • Sc in next 40 sp,
  • Ch same number of stitches as other side
  • Sk next 20
  • Sl st to first sc

Straps Round 2: 

  • Sl st into next sp,
  • ch 1, sc2tog in same sp and next
  • *Sc in each sp until last 3 sp on bag body prior to strap start
  • sc2tog over next 2 sp,
  • Sc2tog over next sp and 1st ch on strap,
  • Sc2tog over next 2 ch,
  • Sc in each ch to last 3 ch sp,
  • Sc2tog over next 2 ch**,
  • Sc2tog over next ch and 1st sp on second body section,
  • sc2tog over next 2 sp,
  • Repeat from * to **
  • Sc2tog over next ch and last sc on 1st body section
  • Sl st to first st

Straps Round 3: 

  • Sl st into next sp,
  • Ch 2, dc in same sp (count as dc2tog cluster)
  • *dc2tog cluster in each sp to next sc2tog sp from previous round
  • Keeping all loops on hook, complete the below for each of the next 3 sp
    • yo, insert hook into designated sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook,
    • yo, insert hook into same sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
  • There should be 6 total loops on the hook. yo and pull through all loops on hook- completed the 3 sets of dc2tog clusters into one sp
  • Repeat from * around, the 3 dc3tog cluster decreases are completed at each “corner”
  • Sl st to first st

Straps Round 4: 

  • ch 1, sc in same sp
  • Sc in each sp around
  • Sl st to first sc,
  • Fasten off and weave in ends!

Pattern Declaimer

This is a paid pattern originally designed for a Yarn Bits Shop subscription box.

You have permission to sell any item made from this pattern. However, you are not allowed to resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern or downloads in any printed or digital form (in full), or to claim the pattern as your own original design. If you want to sell or share a picture of your work from this pattern, please clearly credit the design to me: Lauren Samar of Yarn Bits Shop (with link to the website when applicable).

Occasionally a mistake or typo falls through, please report them via email (help@yarnbitsshop.com) and the pattern will be updated accordingly.

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CM May 2021 Ra-Ra Raffia Market Bag

Ra-Ra Raffia Market Bag

May 2021 CrochetMastery
Skill Level: Intermediate
Hook Size: H/5mm

Ra-Ra Raffia yarn is an interesting yarn to work with. It is a wood fiber yarn that is water repellant. It can’t be washed but because it’s water repellant, it is easy to wipe down as needed. This yarn is ideal for a market bag for your veggies and other farmer market goodies… but to be safe, don’t use it for heavy items. It’s also perfect for carrying your crochet project if your smaller items are secured in a zip bag!

In this box, there is: 

  • 2 skeins of Wool and the Gang Ra-Ra Raffia – $40
  • Handmade by Lauren Stitch Markers – $6 
  • Size H/5mm Crochet Hook OR extra Stitch Marker- $3
  • Exclusive Pattern and Support- $10

Plus all the subscribers perks! 

Note about pictures of finished project- 

They will be available on the website and FB group mid-second week of May! 

Crochet market bag

Stitches/Abbreviation Guide:

Yarn Over (yo); Space (sp); Stitch (st); Skip (sk); Loop (lp)

Chain (ch): with one lp on hook, yo and pull through the lp on hook

Slip Stitch (sl st): insert hook into target sp, yo and pull through sp AND lp on hook

Single Crochet (sc): insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through both loops on hook

Half Double Crochet (hdc): yo, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through sp, yo and pull through all loops on hook

Double Crochet (dc): yo, insert hook in target sp, yo and pull through st, [yo and pull through 2 loops] two times. 

 

Falling Leaf Stitch (leaf stitch): 

  1. [yo, insert hook from right to left under designated column below, yo, draw up a long loop to the height of the current row] twice, 
  2. yo and pull through 4 loops on hook, 
  3. yo and pull through last two loops

Double Crochet 2 Together Cluster (dc2tog cluster): 

  1. yo, insert hook into designated sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, 
  2. yo, insert hook into same sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
  3. yo and pull through all loops on hook

Yarn and Pattern Notes

Ra-Ra Raffia yarn does get twisted a bit as you pull it from the center or from the outside. It’s your choice whether you untwist it or not as you go along. The fabric looks good either way! 

The pattern is worked from base to body to the straps. The base is more “solid” fabric with an straightforward circular increase. The body features a mix of mesh and a fun stitch called “Falling Leaves” that gives it texture.

One skein gets the entire base and most of the first section of the body completed. The 2nd skein is for the remaining body and the straps. 

Base

Dimensions: 13.5 inches diameter, including non-increasing rounds 22-29

Round 1: 

  • With size H hook, ch 2. 
  • 10 sc in 3rd ch from hook. 
  • Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 10 sc 

Round 2: 

  • Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp
  • 2 sc in each sp around
  • Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 20 sc 

Round 3: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, 2 sc in next sp
  • Repeat [1 sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 30 sc 

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc. Stitches Count: 30 sc 

Round 5: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next sp, 2 sc in next sp, 
  • Repeat [1 sc in next 2 sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 40 sc 

Round 6:Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 40 sc 

Round 7: 

  • Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 2 sp, 2 sc in next sp, 
  • Repeat [1 sc in next 3 sp, 2 sc in next sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 50 sc 

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc. 

Stitches Count: 50 sc

Round 9: continue pattern with 4 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 60 sc 

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 60 sc 

Round 11: continue pattern with 5 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 70 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 70 sc 

Round 13: continue pattern with 6 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 80 sc

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 80 sc 

Round 15: continue pattern with 7 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 90 sc

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 90 sc 

Round 17: continue pattern with 8 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 100 sc

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 100 sc 

Round 19: continue pattern with 9 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 110 sc

Round 20: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 110 sc 

Round 21: continue pattern with 10 sc between 2-sc clusters; Stitches Count: 120 sc

Round 22-29: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each sp around. Sl st to first sc; Stitches Count: 120 sc 

Body

Dimensions: Each set of Body Round 1-11 is ~6 inches tall

Body Round 1: (Mesh round)

  • Ch 7,
  • Repeat [sk next 3 sp, dc in next, ch 4] around to last 3 sp
  • Skip last 3 sp, sl st to 3rd ch on beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 dc with ch 4 between each

 

Body Round 2: (sc round)

  • Turn (to keep work straight).
  • Ch 1, sc in same sp,
  • Repeat [3 sc in each ch-4 sp, 1 sc in dc sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc

Stitches Count: 120 sc

 

Body Round 3: (Leaves Round)

  • Turn
  • Sl st into next 2 sp (to middle sp of 3 sc cluster)
  • Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), sk next 2 sp
  • *Leaf Stitch around next column from Body Round 1
  • Ch 2**, sk first sp of next 3 sc cluster, dc in next sp, ch 2
  • Repeat from * around, working the leaf stitch around all columns from Body Round 1 and a dc between each
  • Ending at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 Leaf Stitches, 30 dc, and ch 2 sps between all. 

 

Body Round 4:  (sc round)

  • Turn (to keep work straight).
  • Ch 1, sc in same sp,
  • Repeat [1 sc in each ch-2 sp, 1 sc in dc or falling leaf st sp] around
  • Sl st to first sc

Stitches Count: 120 sc

 

Body Round 5: (Leaves Round)

  • Turn
  • Sl st into next 2 sp (to sp above Leaf Stitch completed)
  • Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), sk next 2 sp
  • *Leaf Stitch around next column from Body Round 1
  • Ch 2**, sk first sp of next 3 sc cluster, dc in next sp, ch 2
  • Repeat from * around, working the leaf stitch around all columns from Body Round 1 and a dc between each
  • Ending at **, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch

Stitches Count: 30 Leaf Stitches, 30 dc, and ch 2 sps between all. 

 

Body Round 6: Repeat Body Round 4

Body Round 7: Repeat Body Round 5

Body Round 8: Repeat Body Round 4

 

NOTE: The next section is optional! You can continue with repeats of Body round 4 and 5 until your desired height for the body is reached OR if you want more “solid sections” between mesh sections, complete Body Round 9-10.

 

Body Round 9: (dc2tog cluster round)

  • Ch 2, dc in same sp (count as dc2tog cluster)
  • dc2tog cluster in each sp around
  • Sl st to first st

Stitches Count: 120 dc2tog cluster

 

Body Round 10: Repeat Body Round 9

Body Round 11: Repeat Body Round 4


Repeat Body Round 1-11 with the last repeat ending at Body Round 8 until you reach your desired height OR when the yarn is MOSTLY used up. Not a lot is needed for the straps so just evaluate how much is left after each section. 

Straps

After completing the last section of the body and ending on Body Round 8, the straps rounds can be completed.

Straps Round 1: 

  • Turn, ch 1, sc in same sp
  • Sc in each of next 39 sp, 
  • Ch 60 (or add more stitches if you want the straps to be longer)
  • Sk next 20 sp, 
  • Sc in next 40 sp, 
  • Ch same number of stitches as other side
  • Sk next 20
  • Sl st to first sc

 

Straps Round 2: 

  • Sl st into next sp, 
  • ch 1, sc2tog in same sp and next
  • *Sc in each sp until last 3 sp on bag body prior to strap start
  • sc2tog over next 2 sp, 
  • Sc2tog over next sp and 1st ch on strap, 
  • Sc2tog over next 2 ch,
  • Sc in each ch to last 3 ch sp, 
  • Sc2tog over next 2 ch**,
  • Sc2tog over next ch and 1st sp on second body section, 
  • sc2tog over next 2 sp,
  • Repeat from * to **
  • Sc2tog over next ch and last sc on 1st body section
  • Sl st to first st

 

Straps Round 3: 

  • Sl st into next sp, 
  • Ch 2, dc in same sp (count as dc2tog cluster)
  • *dc2tog cluster in each sp to next sc2tog sp from previous round
  • Keeping all loops on hook, complete the below for each of the next 3 sp
    • yo, insert hook into designated sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, 
    • yo, insert hook into same sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
  • There should be 6 total loops on the hook. yo and pull through all loops on hook- completed the 3 sets of dc2tog clusters into one sp
  • Repeat from * around, the 3 dc3tog cluster decreases are completed at each “corner”
  • Sl st to first st

 

Straps Round 4: 

  • ch 1, sc in same sp
  • Sc in each sp around
  • Sl st to first sc, 
  • Fasten off and weave in ends!

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