Darling Ruffle Bag
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Yorganza fabric is incorporated into this crochet bag pattern to create this one-of-a-kind Darling Ruffle Bag. Yorganza is a lightweight fashion scarf fabric that is commonly used to create ruffled scarves, but can easily be used to add ruffles to countless other crochet patterns such as this unique crocheted bag. Measuring 12.5 inches tall and 25 inches around, this roomy crochet tote is big enough to hold a variety of items. Two different prints of Yorganza is used (Tan Script for the body and Blue Roses for the handles), and just one skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn is used for the bag.
NotesIf you look at the Yorganza yarn very closely you can see that there is a front and a back. Be sure to use the yarn from whichever end places the front of the yarn on the outside of your work. In my case I found that to be the inside end of the yarn.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge13 sts x 8 rows in hdc with Super Saver
Finished Size12 ½” tall and 25” around
- Yorganza Fashion Scarf Fabric, 1 ½ skeins Tan Script (B), ½ Skein Blue Rose (C)
- Red Heart Super Saver, 1 skein Grey Heather (A)
- US 9/I/5.50 mm
fhdc: foundation half double crochet (optional) Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook (this is the first chain you made), yo, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook (first fhdc made) *yo, insert hook in both loops of the ch made in last st, pull through ch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook, repeat from * to desired length
rdc (ruffle double crochet): insert hook in the next hole in yarn B or C, yo with yarn A, insert hook into the next st, yo with A, pull through 2 loops, yo with A, pull through all remaining loops.
Round 1: With yarn A, fhdc 18
Ch 19, hdc in the bottom loop of the second ch from hook, and each remaining ch (18 hdc)
**To make a larger bag, start with more sts.
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as first hdc here or throughout), 4 hdc in the side of the last fhdc made, hdc in each of the bottom chains of round 1, 4 hdc in the side of round 1, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (44 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, * 2 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, repeat from * one more time, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (52 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, * (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) 4 times, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, repeat from * one more time, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (60 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, * (2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 4 times, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, repeat from * one more time, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (68 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, * (2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, repeat from * one more time, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (76 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, * (2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 4 times, hdc in each of the next 18 sts, repeat from * one more time, join with a sl st to the top of first hdc made. (84 sts)
Round 8: Turn, with the bottom side facing, sl st in each st around, sl st to first sl st made. (84 sts)
Round 9: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as first dc here or throughout), dc in each sl st made in round 8, join with a sl st to the top of first dc made. (84 sts)
Round 10: Turn, ch 1, rdc in first st, dc in next st, *rdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * to end of round, join with a sl st to the top of first rdc made. (84 sts)
Repeat Round 10: to desired height.
Top Round: With just yarn A, ch 1, sc in each st around, flip yarn B in between the last sc made and the starting ch 1 so that it is now inside the bag, sl st to the top of the first sc made, over top of yarn B. Clip A and end off.
Border: For this round, use yarn b as you would a “regular” yarn, ignoring the holes. Insert hook in the first st made of the last round 10 repeat, pull through a loop of yarn B, slip st LOOSLY in every other st of this round, around bag top, clip yarn and pull the end through to the inside of the bag. Weave in end or sew it down with needle and thread.
Straps: Cut 1 piece of yarn B and 2 pieces of yarn C all 8’ long. Fold the pieces in half and braid them all together. Repeat. Pin straps in place and sew them to the inside of the bag.
Flower: Insert hook in 4th hole, and in each of next 4 holes, pull last loop through the rest, * insert hook in next 4 holes, pull last loop through the rest, repeat from * 8 more times, cut yarn, leaving a 3” tail, pull the tail through the loop on the hook. Thread the end of the tail through a yarn needle and weave it through the loops of every other st back to the first st. Tie ends together to form a flower.
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