- 100 g of blue yarn (100% cotton)
- 50g of beige one (100% cotton)
- sequins of three colours: yellow, green, purple
- cut of a fabric with the original pattern
- 2 buttons of 2.5 cm
- hook #4
The basic pattern (British abridgement): dc., each row is turned with an additional ch. (pic.1 pic.2)
The base of the bag: crochet 55 ch. with blue thread + 1 turning ch. and crochet 106 rows with the basic pattern.
On row 107, it is necessary to make holes for buttons. Knit 14 dc., then a chain of 5 ch., leaving 5 dc. of row 106 uncrocheted, crochet 17 dc.
Make a hole for the second button: 5 ch., leave 5 dc. of row 106 uncrocheted, crochet 14 dc. up to the end of the row.
Crochet 5 more rows of dc., and the base of the bag is ready (pic.3).
Sides: crochet a chain of 13 ch. with the beige thread + 1 turninf ch. and crochet 50 rows йшер the basic pattern. Crochet the second side the same way.
Then, fold the finished side in half along row 13 and crochet a row with sc. (pic.4). Make the same with the second side.
Handles: crochet a chain of 8 ch. with the beige thread + 1 turning ch. and crochet 180 rows with the basic pattern. Crochet the second handle the same way (pic.5 ).
To make a handle steady and oversized, fold it in half, and join thу edges of the hendle starting with row 50 (pic.6). Thus 80 rows are crocheted. Make the same with the second handle.
After all elements of the bag are ready, start decorating.
Take the base of the bag and find the centre on its right side. The right side is the one on which the holes for the buttons were made.
Cut out any pattern you like from the piece of fabric and sew it to the bag. Then, embroider it along the perimeter with the sequins of two colours (pic.7).
Sewn sequins to the parts of the handles which will be sewn to the bag.
Now assemble all the pieces of the bag together. First, sew the handles. Then, crochet the sides to the base of the bag with sc. (pic.8), slip as if to knit. Sew on the buttons (pic.9).
The bag is ready! =)