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Crochet Dainty Envelope Bag

Leyla
Leyla
Apr 01, 2024 04:15 AM
Crochet Dainty Envelope Bag

Create your own elegant envelope bag with delicate crochet work. This project allows you to showcase your skills in a stylish and practical way. By using a dainty yarn and intricate stitches, you can achieve a unique and sophisticated look for your bag. The envelope design adds a touch of charm and versatility, making it perfect for both casual outings and special occasions. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this project is a great way to hone your craft and create a beautiful accessory that you can be proud of. Consider lining the inside of the bag for added durability and a polished finish. With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can turn a simple crochet project into a fashionable statement piece that will turn heads wherever you go. So grab your crochet hook and yarn, and get ready to make a stunning dainty envelope bag that reflects your unique style and creativity.

Level: Easy

Notes

I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets).

Gauge

4” (10 cm): 16 stitches

4” (10 cm): 12 rows

Size of finished bag

6” (15 cm) x 8” (20,5 cm)

Materials

2 skeins of Drops Muskat in shade Desert Rose

A 4 mm crochet hook

45”/114 cm of rope for the strap (or you can create your own by following my guide in this pattern)

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

3 little ribbon flower buds (1/4”)

Darning thread and needle

Sewing pins (optional)

Abbreviations

Ch: chain

Sk: skip

Sp: space

Sl st: Slip stitch

HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

EOR: End of row/end of round

General notes concerning this pattern

For this project, we will be crocheting 2 different pieces to create bag.

First we will be crocheting a long rectangle that will be the front and back panels (once folded and sewed); then we will be making the half circle front flap.

Once all these items have been made, they will be assembled and sewed as explained below. Then the simple flower buds will be stitched to this project (explained in pattern step by step).

Pattern begins here

Create rectangle that will be the front and back panels once folded over and sewed

Make a slip knot, ch 35.

1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook (first ch 2 counts as a HDC), HDC into each ch until eor.

2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into 2nd HDC from previous row, and into each HDC until eor (including ch 2 from previous row).

3-35: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing in seam.

The front and back panels

Flap

To begin, make a slip knot.

Ch 4, sl st through first ch to form a ring.

1: Ch 3 (=DC), 6 DC into ring (=7 DC in total).

2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into 1st DC from previous row (=2 DC in same stitch), 2 DC into each DC from previous row.

3: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into 1st DC from previous row (=2 DC in same stitch), [DC into next DC, 2 DC into next DC] until eor.

5: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into 1st DC from previous row (=2 DC in same stitch), [DC into next 3 DC, 2 DC into next DC] until eor.

6: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into 1st DC from previous row (=2 DC in same stitch), [DC into next 4 DC, 2 DC into next DC] until eor.

7: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, place a DC into 1st DC from previous row (=2 DC in same stitch), [DC into next 5 DC, 2 DC into next DC] until eor.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Strap (If you are not using rope)

Ch 202

HDC into 3rd ch from hook and into each ch until eor, fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing into project.

Sewing project together

Place your rectangle on a flat surface, and fold one side over so as to create the front and back panels as seen in photograph below:

Fold project over

You will now be sewing the two sides of the project so as to create bag shape.

Firstly, using long tail and tapestry needle, start sewing one side up using the mattress stitch. Once you have reached the top of the project, tie a knot and fasten off, sewing in all loose ends.

Next, repeat the same thing on the other side (attach a loose piece of yarn for seaming as there is no long tail on that side of project).

Sew on the flap to the back panel

Secure your flap onto the back panel with sewing pins (optional). Sew the flap onto back panel, fasten off and tidy up loose ends.

Sew flap onto the project

Now turn your project inside out as we will now be sewing the strap onto the inside of the project (and you will want the right side facing to do this).

Place strap into bag, inside the side of each side of the project, making sure you have 4 cm (=1,5 inches) of strap inside the bag.

Sew into project with darning needle and thread (or yarn if you have crocheted your own strap), making sure you do not twist strap when sewing it onto both sides of project.

Sew straps onto the project

Make sure you sew the strap very securely onto project.

Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

Sew your flowers onto the project

Now you will be sewing your flowers onto the front panel of the project with the darning thread and needle.

Place your three flowers as seen in photograph below, making sure you are happy with their placements.

With darning thread and needle, secure each flower one by one onto the flap of the bag.

Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

Sew flowers onto the project

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