The Attica Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

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***The PDF Ad Free Pattern can be found HERE.***

Hey Guy's!

Recently, I've found myself struggling to find inspiration. Sometimes, I try so hard to design amazing pieces that I end up completely failing. 

It's such a sucky feeling.

One way I am able to come out of that "funk" is by strolling the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby or Joanns and letting the yarn speak for itself. The different colors, textures, weights, all have something to say. 

Have you ever found a beautiful skein of yarn that just HAD to become a hat? or maybe a blanket? That's what I'm talking about!

So, as I was making my way down fiber heaven (the yarn aisle of Hobby Lobby) I came across a yarn with colors i've never seen used together before, and trust me it WORKED.

The yarn was I Love This Yarn! in the color Painted Canyon. 

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From this yarn I just knew I needed to make a bag. And that was how the Attica Bag came to be. I hope you all enjoy this pattern!

 

Materials: 

- 3.75mm Crochet Hook

- 2 Balls I Love This Yarn in Painted Canyon (Approx. 400 yards Medium 4 yarn) 

- Measuring Tape

- Stitch Marker

- Scissors

- Yarn Needle

 

Abbreviations: 

- Ch – Chain

- Sl St - Slip Stitch

-  SC - Single Crochet

-  HDC - Half Double Crochet

-  HDC BLO - Half Double Crochet in Back Loop Only

- SC BLO - Single Crochet in Back Loop Only

- SK - Skip

 

Pattern: 

 

Begin with magic ring

R1- Ch2, 10HDC into ring, SL ST to first HDC (10)

R2- Ch2, 2HDC into each stitch around, SL ST (20)

R3- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC, Repeat from * around, SL ST (30)

R4- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 2 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (40)

R5- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 3 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (50)

R6- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 4 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (60)

R7- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 5 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (70)

R8- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 6 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (80)

R9- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 7 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (90)

R10- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 8 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (100)

R11- Ch2, *2HDC, HDC into next 9 stitches, Repeat from * around, SL ST (110)

Place stitch marker

R12 - Ch2, HDC into each stitch around, continue until work measures up approx. 7” from stitch marker. DO NOT fasten off.

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Draw string Holes-

Once your work measures up 7” from stitch marker you will

Step 1- HDC into next 12 stitches, Ch2, SK2, *HDC into next 14 stitches, Ch2, SK2, Repeat from * around once.

Step2- HDC around, making sure to HDC twice around the previous rounds chain 2 space, fasten off, weave in ends.

Strap-
R1- Ch125, Turn, SC into 2nd ch from hook and across (124)

R2- Turn, Ch1, SC across (124) R3- Turn, Ch1, SC across (124)

Attach each side of the strap to opposite sides of the bag using
a slip stitch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Tassel -
Step 1- Cut 9 strands of yarn (using any color you would like)

that measure 32”
Step 2- Tie one end in a knot, leaving 3” above knot.

Step 3- Separate strands into 3 groups of 3 strands, Braid down until you are left with approximately 3”, Tie another knot.

Tassel Strap (optional) -
R1- Ch7, Sl ST to first Ch to create a ring (7)R2- SC around, SL ST (7)
R3- SC BLO around, SL ST (7) Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Pull tassel through strap to help keep bag tightened when
closed.

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