Lily® Sugar’N Cream® Crochet Reusable Grocery Bag
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Lily® Sugar’N Cream® Crochet Reusable Grocery Bag

Crocheted in Lily® Sugar’N Cream®, this reusable market bag is simple to make using two granny squares as the bag’s sides and a dc’s as the gusset and base.
 

Designed by Lily® Sugar’N Cream® Design Centre

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lily® Sugar’N Cream® Confectionary Colors (Ombres 340 g / 12 oz)- MC: Fruit Cake - 1 Ball
  • Lily® Sugar’N Cream® Confectionary Colors (Solids 400 g / 14 oz)- A: Pistachio - 1 Ball
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) Crochet Hook or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
 

Project Instructions

Bag measures approx 13 x 11 x 7 ins [33 x 28 x 18 cm].
 

Gauge
12 sc and 13 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Front and Back (make 2 pieces alike)
Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd or row counts as dc.
With MC, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in ring. (Ch 3. 3 dc in ring) 3 times. Ch 3. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

2nd rnd: Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.** 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

3rd rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc.** Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

4th rnd: Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.** (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) twice. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

5th rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in nextch-3 sp.** (1 dc in center dc of next3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc)3 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

6th rnd: Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. (Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc) twice. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.** (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 4 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) twice. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

7th rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) twice. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.** (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 5 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) twice. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

8th rnd: Sl st in next dc. Ch 3. (Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc) 3 times. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp.** (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 6 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 3 times. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.
 

Top Edging
***1st row: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in top right corner. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 7 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp. Fasten off.

 

2nd row: With RS facing, join MC with sl st in top of beg ch 3 of 1st row. Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. Miss next dc.
3 dc in next dc. (1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. Miss next dc. 3 dc in next dc) 7 times. 1 dc in center dc of next 3 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Fasten off.***

Bottom Edging
Work from *** to *** as given for Top Edging across bottom of Motif.

Outer Edging
Join MC with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc around outer edge of Front and Back, having 3 sc in each corner. Join in first sc. Fasten off.

Gusset and Base
With A, ch 27.
1st row: 1 dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1, dc). *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. 25 sts. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from *, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 37 ins [94 cm]. Fasten off. Place markers on side edges 13 ins [33 cm] and 24 ins [61 cm] down from foundation row.

Handles (make 2)
With A, ch 13.
1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each of next 9 ch. 11 dc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until Handle measures 20 ins [51 cm]. Do not fasten off. Fold Handle in half lengthwise and work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses down length of Handle to join sides. Fasten off.

Finishing
Pin Front and Back pieces to Gusset and Base matching markers to corners. With WS tog and A, work 1 rnd of sc around Front and Back to join Gusset and Base. Sew Handles in position.

 
 
 
 
 


 

Tips

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