Crochet Bag with Appliques
100g of orange 100% wool yarn (120m/50g);
150g of the same yarn, but in purple color;
Crochet hook 4,5;
Frame fastener for bag;
Chain handle with 2 hanks 100 cm long.
Main pattern: work with straight and reversed rows of single crochets around. Start every row with 2 chain sts increase instead of the 1st single crochet. Circle every row with 1 slip st in the upper chain st increase. Make 1 double crochet in every single crochet of the previous row, make 3 single crochets in the central corner single crochet of the previous row in the corners of bottom.
Stripes order: 2 orange rows, 2 purple rows.
Stitches control: 16 sts x 17 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: work in 2 threads of yarn.
For bottom, make 37 chain sts + 2 chain sts increase with crochet hook 4,5 and purple yarn and fasten it with both sides: 37 single crochets along one side, make 2 single crochets in the 1st chain st, make 36 single crochets along the second side = 76 single crochets (= 37 single crochets along each long side and 1 single crochet along both short sides, then, make 3 single crochets in the 1st and last chain sts). Make 3 single crochets in the next single crochet of the previous row after 2 chain sts in the 2nd row, 35 single crochets, then, make 3 single crochets in the next single crochet, 1 single crochet, 3 single crochets in the next single crochet, 35 single crochets, 3 single crochets in the next single crochet, circle the row with 1 slip st. After that, make 6 rows of single crochets around, make 3 single crochets in the central of 3 single crochets of the previous row in the corners (= 8 single crochets more every row) = 132 single crochets. Cuttheyarn, stretchthebottom. For the 1st extentional side, work with single crochets in straight and reversed order due to the stripes order. Make 49 single crochets in the 1st row with orange yarn through back loops of the previous row, leave corner sts without fastening. Continue work with stripes pattern and decrease 1 st in the 3rd row from both sides, the first 2 single crochets and the last 2 single crochets make together = 47 single crochets. Repeat these decreases x 6 times in every 4th row = 35 single crochets. Then, crochet without decreases. The first extentional side is finished. Make the second side in the same way.
For the 1st short side, work with straight and reversed direction with stripes pattern on 17 sts, make the 1st row of single crochets with orange yarn through back loops of the previous row. Decrease 1 st in the 3rd row from both sides = 15 single crochets. Repeat these decreases x 5 times in every 4th row = 5 single crochets. After that, work without decreases. The first short side is finished after the 27th row. Make the 2nd short side in the same way.
Make side seams. Sew frame fastener to the extentional sides. Fasten the side seams with 1 row of single crochets in 2 threads of yarn (= 1 thread of both colors). Weave in the ends. Join chain handle. Decorate bag with appliques.