Sweet Summer Crochet Handbag Crochet Along: Week 4

Sweet Summer Crochet Handbag Crochet Along: Week 4

Sweet Summer Bag Week 4 Finishing
Sweet Summer Bag Week 4 Finishing

Designed for the spring 2016 AllFreeCrochet Crochet Along, the Sweet Summer Crochet Handbag uses three basic stitch patterns, custom seamless transitions and bright, light yarn to achieve the perfect summertime crochet tote. The chosen colors resemble a sandy shore and sweet tropical fruit, and its small size makes it the perfect summer companion. Best of all, this darling crochet bag is lined, so all your summertime essentials will be safe and sound. We're excited you're here and checking out all the fun, and we hope you'll join in. We love this summery bag already and we promise it will be worth the wait.
Catch up if you're just joining us:  Week 1: The Bottom  Week 2: The Sides  Week 3: The Trim and Handles 
-Post your project (works in progress AND finished project) right here.  -Open to anyone 18+ in the US or Canada.  -Photos must be posted by March 25 2016, 11:59pm EST.  -Please note that images take about up to 30 minutes appear live on the site. 


Week 4: Finishing

  1. Closure Tie: Using 2 strands color A, make a foundation chain of 25 ch sts, then work 1 sc (uk: dc) in 7ème ch and in each foll ch. Fasten off.

  2. To reinforce the bottom of bag, use template given in Diagram. Enlarge it to 200% and copy it onto sheet of rigid plastic. Cut outlines of template. To reinforce sides of bag, trace 2 rectangles measuring each 40 cm x 30 cm (15¾ in x 12 in) on sheet of rigid plastic. Cut those rectangles.

  3. Preparing the liner: To make it easier to sew pieces tog, punch evenly spaced holes ahead with a needle in the plastic liner.
    Place bottom liner inside bag and sew in place.
    Place a rectangle liner next to each side inside of bag, so that it is centered and located 2 cm (¾ in) under the handle opening. Sew in place.
    Attach the closure tie so that it is centered on lower edge of first opening (see picture).
    Attach button to other side of bag.

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Got mine finished. Once I figured out the number of stitches on the bottom the rest was easy. I lined it with plastic but it wouldn't show up in the photo. I used a bright pink button and have already got my current crochet project in it.

I don't like the way that you can see the canvas. I plan to carry mine as a purse and it just doesn't look "finished". Trip to the fabric store to cover the canvas before I can finish it up.

Yay I finished it!


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