Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunrise Market Tote

I was shopping for yarn with my mom while she was visiting for spring break! It's one of our favorite things to do! I hadn't shopped for yarn in a while since I put myself on a yarn freeze until I use up some of my stash......but I made an exception of course.

 Hobby Lobby has a few colorways of what they call "Print" yarn. It's variegated but it flows better than most variegated I have worked with and I usually love the results of it so much more. 
I saw a new color way called Sunrise Sky. I was drawn to it because well it reminded me OKC Thunder Colors! It's is March Madness after all. Basketball is on my mind. 
I just love the combination of Orange and Blue. 

I didn't know what I was going to make with it, but I was going to make use of it right away. 
I really wanted to design something other than a hat or scarf since it's spring. 
When I think spring I think farmers markets so I decided to make a big ole bag! 
The stitch pattern is fun and it works up fairly quickly once you get the hang of it. 

I really love the way it turned out! Now time to go shopping or maybe just fill it with yarn as a project bag! Since I do have several projects I need to finish. 

Sunrise Market Tote

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Skill: Intermediate

Worsted Weight yarn (4): I used: I Love This Yarn - Sunrise Sky, 2 skeins approx. 375-400 yards

J-Hook - 6.00mm

Bag Measures about 14 inches across by 18 inches long (not including the handles) 

Terms and Stitches: 
ch: chain
st: stitch
sl: slip
sp: space
sk: skip
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet 
rep: repeat
YO: yarn over

Special Sts:

2-dc Cluster: To work 2-dc Cluster (uses one st or sp), * YO, insert hook in st or sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop,YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Shell : (2-dc Cluster, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2-dc Cluster)

*Ch st does not count as a stitch in stitch count at end of rounds. (#)
*Always join to the 1st st of the round or indicated stitch, not the ch.

Round 1: ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, join (12)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around, join (24)
Round 3: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st), rep from * around, join (36)
Round 4: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts), rep from * around, join (48)
Round 5: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts), rep from * around, join (60)
Round 6: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts), rep from * around, join (72)
Round 7: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts), rep from * around, join (84)
Round 8: ch 2, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts), rep from * around to last 7 sts, dc in last 7 sts, join (95)

Round 9: Ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2-dc cluster) in the 1st st, * skip next 4 sts, work (2-dc Cluster, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2-dc Cluster) in next st, rep from * around to last 4 sts, skip next 4 sts, join with a sl st to top of 1st dc, (not ch-2) 

Round 10: ch 1, turn, sc in sp between the 2-dc cluster, (see image below row) ch 3, * dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 2-dc Cluster, sc in sp before next 2-dc Cluster, ch 3; repeat from * around to last (Shell), dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, join with a sl st to 1st sc

Round 11: ch 1, turn, sl st in 1st ch-3 sp, work (2-dc Cluster, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2-dc Cluster) in next ch-1 sp * skip next 2 ch-3 sps, work (2-dc Cluster, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2-dc Cluster) in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, join with a sl st to 1st 2-dc Cluster. 

Round 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29: Rep Rounds 10-11
(if you want a shorter/longer bag feel free to omit/add rounds here)

Round 30: ch 1, do not turn, *(sc in the space between the 2-dc cluster, sk 2-dc cl, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in 2-dc cl) rep from * around, join 

Round 31-35: ch 1, sc in each st around. join 

Round 36: ch 1, sc in 1st 15 sts, ch 60, sk next 17 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 60, sk next 17 sts, sc in remaining sts, join 

Round 37: ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, join 

Round 38-41: ch 1, sc in each st around, join 
Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Enjoy your awesome new bag! 


Posh Pooch Designs said...

I Love how the yarn colors flow and I love the size!!!! It would also be a great project tote!

Ana Love Craft said...

Awesome bag! Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

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LitlBits said...

I LOVE this bag - and have added to my To Do NOW list! Don't you just love Hobby Lobby yarns? - so much better than the 'other' national brand in its class! Doesn't fuzz and is so much softer overall - and nicer to work with. Their "more expensive" yarns (like Diva) are also so very nice to work with.
Thank you for this lovely pattern. Gave up on plastic bags long ago...and I need to replace many of my 'reusable' bags...this one will do it nicely. and it looks rather quick to work up.

Unknown said...

Waouh super

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern! I too am on a "yarn freeze" until I use up some of my stash. I have used a lot of it on a floral afghan, but still have a ton to use up! I will be using some of it to make a couple of these bags - you can never have enough re-usable shopping bags! Thanks, again! I love the pattern!

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Orphan Annie said...

I have a rough time doing patterns wish their was a video of this!!

Anonymous said...

I made two of these bags for gifts! Easy and works up quickly. Thank you for the pattern! I made the bottom and top several rows a solid color. I thought I could post a picture but I see no way to do so.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

I'm so glad you love it. You can't post to the blog but you can share a pic on my Facebook page or email it to me Calleighclips @ att. net

Elisabeth Spivey said...

I'm slowly working on adding videos of my free patterns to YouTube. feel free to subscribe there and follow for updates.

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Anonymous said...

I have no idea where I am going wrong but this is getting tighter & looks nothing like the picture. I'm fairly new to crochet so all assistance is welcome

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