Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Simple Pineapple Top Bag



This small bag can be used as a pouch or drawstring bag or as a purse with a folded flap.

Finished Measurements:

5 inches wide x 7 inches tall
5 inches wide x 4 inches tall (excluding pineapple flap)

Yarn: Crochet cotton thread, size 8, beige

Hooks: Aluminum crochet hook 5/0 (3mm) or size to obtain gauge

Notions: Synthetic leather string or satin lace ribbon, 20 inches long (for tie)

If you wish to use the bag as a purse with a flap top, you will need a button and yarn needle for sewing the button

Gauge: 23 sts and 12 rows=4” in dc with yarn doubled and crochet hook size 5/0 (3mm)

Terminology: Pattern is written using US crochet terminology

Note: The bag is worked in one piece in the round starting from the base, using two strands of thread held together. Choose heavier weight yarn to substitute.

Instructions

Shell: 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp

Picot: ch 3, sl st in same base st/dc

Hdc (half double crochet): Yarn over hook, insert hook in the next stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (one half double crochet made).



With two strands of thread held together, ch 27.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 more dc in same ch, then dc in each ch across with 7 dc in last ch to turn to other side of ch; now working on other side of ch, dc in next ch and in each ch across with 3 dc in last ch; sl st in top of first dc to join. (64 dc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc all around, sl st in top of first dc to join.

Rnd 3-10: As in rnd 2.

Rnd 11: As in rnd 2 but work in back loops only of dc. (Note: Working in blo will make this rnd softer than the ones worked in both loops. The softer round is to make folding the flap of the bag over easier. You can work in both loops of the stitch if you want a stiffer bag).

Rnd 12: (Work in both loops here and throughout) Ch 3+1 (count as 1 dc, 1 ch), sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, rep from * all around ending with ch 1, sk 1 dc, sl st in top of first dc to join.



Rnd 13: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 3, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-1 sp, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk ch-1 sp, shell in next ch-1 sp, rep from * all around ending with 2 dc in first ch-2 sp in rnd 12, ch 1, hdc in top of first dc to join and bring hook to the middle of the sp just made.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in same dc, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, dc in same dc, ch 3, shell over shell, rep from * all around ending with 2 dc in first shell in rnd 13, ch 1, hdc in top of first dc to join and bring hook to the middle of the sp just made.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *ch 3, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3] 6 times, shell over shell, rep from * all around ending with 2 dc in first shell in rnd 14, ch 1, hdc in top of first dc to join and bring hook to the middle of the sp just made.

Rnd 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *ch 3, now working over ch-3 loops [sc in ch-3 loop, ch 3] 5 times, 6 dc in shell, rep from * ending with 3 dc in first shell of rnd 15, sl st in top of first dc to join.

Rnd 17: Ch 4 (count as 1 dc, 1 ch), dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, *now working over ch-3 loops [sc in ch-3 loop, ch 3] 4 times, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times ending last rep with ch 3, rep from * ending with ch 1, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 18: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, now working over ch-3 loops [sc in ch-3 loop, ch 3] 3 times, [2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 5 times, rep from * ending with ch 1, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 19: Ch 3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, *now working over ch-3 loops [sc in ch-3 loop, ch 3] 2 times, [2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times ending last rep with ch 3, rep from * ending with ch 1, sl st in top of first dc to join.

Rnd 20: Ch 3, dc in next dc, picot, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 dc, picot, dc in next dc, ch 3, *sc in ch-3 loop, ch 3, [dc in each of next 2 dc, picot, dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times ending last rep with ch 3, rep from * ending with ch 1, sl st in top of first dc to join. Fasten off.

Block and dry. Then weave leather string or ribbon through ch sps in rnd 12.



Optional: You can use the bag as a purse by sewing a button on the inside with the middle ch-1 sp in rnd 12 as the buttonhole (see photo above and below). The bag used as a hand purse or clutch with the flap folded over. Use stiffer thread material such as hemp for this purpose. You can also use different colors for the top and bottom sections of the bag.