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Crochet Aurora Boreal Bag

Introducing the Crochet Aurora Boreal Bag, a stunning accessory that will add a touch of elegance and charm to any outfit. This exquisite bag is meticulously handcrafted using the art of crochet, ensuring that each stitch is perfectly executed to create a beautiful and durable piece. The design of the bag is inspired by the mesmerizing colors and patterns of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Just like the dancing lights in the night sky, this bag features a captivating blend of vibrant hues that seamlessly blend together, creating a truly enchanting effect. Whether you're a crochet enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of handmade craftsmanship, the Crochet Aurora Boreal Bag is a must-have accessory that will elevate your style and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

Materials:

Yarn~ 320 yards of self striping yarn- I used Premier Aurora in Anemone

Hook~ H

Scissors and yarn needle

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Dec Sc- Decrease Sc
  • Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet
  • Wrapped Trc Cluster – Make 3 trc in next sp, yo twice, insert hook around the 3 trc just made and draw up loop(loosely) *this will wrap around the 3 trc’s you just made), yo, draw through 2 loops three times (wrap trc made) *See Pic below Round 14 instructions

Size:

Bag – Height 15″ x Around 28″ Handles – 31″

Instructions:

Bottom Base~

Ch 41

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 40 sc

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 40 sc

Bag Base~

Now you will start working in the round.

Round 11: 2 sc in same st as last st in row 10, evenly sc 6 sts down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of begging row, sc in next 38 sts, 3 sc in last st of beginning row, sc 6 sts up the side of rows, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, Join with sl st to beginning. = 100 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, bl sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 bl sc

Round 13: Do not turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch3 sps.

Round 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *wrapped trc in next sp, trc in next sc*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in top of beginning ch 4. = 25 trc & 25 wrapped trc’sc

Round 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st trc, *ch 3, sk next 4 sts(this is the group of wrapped trc), sc in next trc* repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch 3 sps.

Rounds 16-31: Repeat rounds 14 & 15

Round 32: Ch 1, turn, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 33-34: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. = 100 sc

Round 35: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch 2 scs & 82 sc

Round 38: Ch 1, turn, rev sc around in each st and 2 in each ch 2 sp. Join with sl st. = 90 rev sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Handles:

Make 4 – 31″ I Cords. You will be twisting 2 together to make 2 handles.

Step 1 – Chain 3 with a 6″ tail , insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, pull up a loop(3 loops on hook).

Step 2 – Carefully remove 1st two loops from hook, being careful not to lose them(pinching them to hold helps).

Step 3 – With the remaining loop on hook, yo, ch 1, insert hook into next free loop(middle loop of beginning 3 loops), yarn over and pull up a loop(only through this loop), insert hook into last loop(3rd beginning loop), yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4 – Continue repeating steps 1 & 2 until the cord is as long as you’d like.

Step 5 – to finish off the cord, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

Fasten off leaving 6 ” tail and weave in all ends.

Take 2 – I Cords, tie off the top 2 tails and twist them togethers. Tie off both tails at the bottom

Fasten the handles ends with the tails to the ch 2 open spaces made in round 37, one end of the handle fastened on the right and one end fastened on the left of the front of the bag and repeating this on the back of the bag.

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