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Crochet Shell Stitch Flowered Bag

Leyla
Leyla
Mar 27, 2024 10:21 AM
Crochet Shell Stitch Flowered Bag

Create a charming bag adorned with delicate crochet shell stitches and beautiful flower motifs. This handmade accessory is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit, whether you're heading out for a casual day or a special occasion. The shell stitch adds texture and dimension to the bag, while the flower embellishments give it a whimsical and feminine touch. This crochet shell stitch flowered bag is a versatile accessory that can be customized to suit your personal style. Choose your favorite yarn colors to create a unique color combination that reflects your personality. The flower motifs can be made in different sizes and colors to add visual interest to the bag. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a fun project, this bag is a great way to showcase your skills and create a one-of-a-kind accessory that you'll love to carry around.


MATERIALS:

Worsted weight yarn 3.5 oz for bag
Small amounts of green, yellow and color of your choice for flower and drawstrings
CD for base of bag
H (5.0mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving ends

GAUGE: 4 dc = 1 inch
SIZE: 6 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall

INSTRUCTIONS:

INSIDE BASE:

Round 1: Ch 3, (do not count as first dc) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 sts)Round 2: Ch 2 (do not count as first dc from now on), 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 sts)Round 3: Ch 2, (dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 sts)Round 4: Ch 2, (dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)
Fasten off, weave ends into back of work.

OUTSIDE BASE:

Round 1-4: Rep rounds 1 - 4 of inside base but DO NOT fasten off. Ch1.
Round 5: Put both pieces together, wrong sides facing each other. Working through both layers, insert hook through same st as slipstitch and through any sc on the other layer. Work a *sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around. Insert CD before closing. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (60 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in join. *Skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st* repeat around, endind skip 2, 5 dc in next st. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (10 shells)
Round 7: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as join. *Sc in 3rd dc, 5 dc in next sc*, repeat around, ending with sc in 3rd dc. Join with a slipstitch in top of ch 3. (10 shells)
Round 8: Slipstitch in 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, *5 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd dc* repeat around, ending with 5 dc in next sc. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (10 shells)
Rounds 9-20: Repeat rounds 7 and 8.
Round 21 (eyelet round): Ch 3, [ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, trc in next st] repeat around, ending with slipstitch in third chain of ch 3.
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *skip ch, 5 dc in next st, skip ch, sc in next st* repeat around, ending with skip ch, 5 dc in next st. Join with slipstitch in first sc. (15 shells)

DRAWSTRINGS:Make 2

Note: Leaves are different sizes.
Ch 12, dc in 4th from hook, dc in next 4 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, slipstitch in last ch, ch 1, working in unused loops of beginning ch, slipstitch in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, ch 2 and slipstitch in base.

Ch 90, slipstitch in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch 2, slipstitch in same st, ch 2, dc in same st and next 3 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, slipstitch in last st.

Attach yarn with a slipstitch in join at base of leaf just completed, slipstitch in each ch to other leaf and slipstitch in join at base.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave drawstrings in and out of eyelet round starting on opposite sides. Tie the ends of drawstrings in an overhand knot about an inch from the leaves.

FLOWERS AND LEAVES: Make any number of flowers and leaves that pleases you.

SIMPLE FLOWER:Round 1: Ch 3, working all sts in 3rd ch from hook 1 dc, ch 2, slipstitch, (ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, slipstitch) 4 times. (5 petals). Fasten off leaving a 8 inch tail for sewing flower to bag.

FLOWER CENTER:
Ch 2, 3 sc in in 2nd ch from hook, slipstitch in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing to flower. Sew flower center to center of flower.

LEAF LARGE:
Ch 7, slipstitch in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of last 3 ch, ch 3, slipstitch in same ch as last dc, working on opposite side ch 3, dc in same ch and next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slipstitch in last ch. Fasten off leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing to bag.

LEAF SMALL:
Ch 5, slipstitch in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, ch 2, slipstitch in same ch as last dc, working on opposite side ch 2, dc in same ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, slipstitch in last ch. Fasten off leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing to bag.


FINISHING:

Sew flowers and leaves to bag.

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