Allons-y Bag

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Let’s go! This bag was inspired by floral granny squares, which are crocheted first and the rest of the stitches are picked up from them.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 16 ½” wide, 11” tall (not including handles), and 4” deep

Gauge: 16 sts and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc pat with larger hook

Granny squares = 3 ½” square with H hook after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (100% Acrylic; 269 yards [246 meters]/100 grams): 3950 Petunia (MC), 3 balls

Medium Weight Yarn Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): 4601 Off-White (CC), 1 ball

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0mm) and I/9 (5.5mm)

Notions: 1 yard 3/8” jute rope; one 1/2” wooden toggle button; tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as dc unless otherwise noted.

Pattern

Granny Square (Make 8)

With smaller hook and MC, ch 8, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, sc) in ring, ch 5; rep from * twice more, (sc, ch 3, dc 3, ch 3, sc) in ring, ch 2, dc in 1st sc. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join CC in last ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc around post of dc, *ch 2, (dc 3, ch 3, dc 3) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, hdc to top of t-ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc around post of hdc, *ch 2, dc 3 in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc 3, ch 3, dc 3) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 2, dc 3 in ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc 3 in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sl st to top of t-ch. Fasten off.

Block squares. Join at sides to form circle.

Body

With smaller hook and MC, join at any seam where 2 granny squares meet.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-sp around, join with sl st – 120 sts.
Rounds 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st.
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc 9, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st – 132 sts.

Change to larger hook.

Round 7: Ch 3, dc evenly around, join with sl st to top of t-ch.
Round 8: Ch 3, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * around to last st, fpdc, join with sl st.
Round 9: Ch 3, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * around to last st, bpdc, join with sl st.

Repeat Rows 8-9 until piece measures 6” from hook change.

Bottom

Sl st 5 (make sure you are directly under granny square join)

Row 1: Ch 3, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * for 46 sts, fpdc, turn – 50 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, *bpdc, fpdc; rep from * to last st, bpdc, turn.
Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1-2.
Row 7: Repeat Row 1. Fasten off.

Sk next 16 sts. With larger hook and MC, join yarn in next st.

Repeat Rows 1-7 for other side of bottom. Fasten off.

Top Edge

Using smaller hook and MC, join yarn to top right corner.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-sp around, join with sl st – 120 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st, join with sl st. Fasten off.

Handles (make 2)

Using smaller hook and MC, ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 19” from beg. Fasten off.

Place rope inside handle and sew long seam around rope. Sew ends shut. Sew handles inside to bottom of granny squares as seen in photo.

Sew button to top of bag in between handles.

Button Loop

Using smaller hook and MC, join yarn opposite button.

Row 1: Ch 8, sk 4 sts, sl st in next st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each ch, sc in join – 10 sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew bottom seam.  Fold corners and sew corner seams.

Weave in ends.yarn ball

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